Saturday, August 23, 2014

Tilda's Friends - Cute Froggy

My dad collects cute frogs, mostly figurines.  A few days I received my Tilda's Friends book and I decided to surprise him with a stuffed frog from the book.  It was incredibly easy to make.  I hand sewed everything.  The I added the stuffing and some uncooked rice (for stability when it sits down).  My favorite part is the dungarees.  They're so cute!  The doll is supposed to have tiny dots for the eyes, but I prefer the googly eyes for a frog.







Friday, August 22, 2014

Knitted Slouch Hat

Good morning poodles!  I have been on a knitting spree lately!  I want to make myself a cardigan for the winter.  But it takes a long time to do (at least for me...lol)  So at times I stop and make something else.  This time it was a hat.  A slouch hat, to be precise.  I used some pretty, homespun yarn and a couple of looms.  I also doubled up the yarn, thinking that it was a little too thin to use only one strand.  Well, it turned it into a VERY warm and toasty hat...lol  Not sure how often I'll be able to use it because I live in Miami.  But I don't care, I'll use it even if its just once a year hahaha.  I used several different stitches for this project.  Of course, the basic Knit and Purl stitches,  plus a half knit, the figure 8 and a 4 step stitch.  Now its back to the cardigan.


Nice Marfa


 Naughty Marfa

Hee hee hee

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Stitch Markers For My Looms

Good morning, Pikachus!  A week or so ago I decided to knit myself a cardigan.  It might be ready for the winter of 2015 though lol.  I also knitted myself a slouchy hat, which I will show you in another post, after I take some nice photos.  So last night I made myself some stitch marker for my looms.  They are really easy to make and they were a quick craft gratification.  Sort of like having a crave for something sweet but eating just a few hard candies instead of a huge piece of cake...hahaha.  

I used some scrap wire, a few inexpensive beads and...voila...instant stitch markers.  I plan on knitting myself some more items of clothes so these markers are going to come in very handy.  








Friday, August 15, 2014

Mixed Media/Steampunk Wings Birdhouse

Happy Friday pretty people.  I hope that ya'll are having a great week and looking forward to your weekend!  I'm in the mood to take some awesome nature photography!

Today I'm bringing you a tutorial for a Steampunk birdhouse.  Over at Miriam's Crafting Supplies there's a Fantasy Challenge this month.  So I encourage you to go and enter to win some cool prizes.  In the meantime, this is what I'm going to show you how to make today.  Scroll down for the video.










Thursday, August 7, 2014

Thrift Shop Treasures

I had not been to a thrift shop in over a year.  But the other day I decided to buy a few props for my photography.  So I decided to go to Goodwill and see what I could find.  Well, for goodness sake, I can't believe how quickly I filled my shopping cart!  I had to stop and edit myself because I was ready to buy the entire shop!  LOL   I got a tea pot, little bowls, big vases, little vases, adorable colors.  Pure, yummy treasures!  I can't wait to go back :-D  






Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Alice In Wonderland Jewelry Set

Wow, this is turning out to be quite a hot summer down here in heat-land, aka Miami.  I was melting out there taking these photos!  But I  wanted to show off this jewelry, so I little bit of sweat was not that big a deal ;-)  Over at Miriam's Crafting Supplies we are having a Fantasy challenge going on this month.  So I made an Alice In Wonderland necklace!  Fun, isn't it?  I love Alice, with the Mad Hatter tea party and the funny looking Cheshire cat.

I used an Alice In Wonderland charm and two domino beads from Miriam's Crafting Supplies.  I also used jump rings from Miriam's Crafting Supplies, which have a much better price that the online store from where I used to buy them before!  The other beads are vintage, from my stash.  I love how this necklace turned out!




Stay tuned for the dish on the awesome haul of stuff that I got yesterday at a thrift shop!  It is pure yumminess!