Thursday, December 31, 2009

Lest you think I've not been busy...

My new love: crocheting. Here you have my crochet projects 1, 2, and 3. 


Yes, I do believe I'll be having a warm rest of the winter =]

More to come once my camera batteries recharge! Have a happy new year all!

- EDIT -

I just came across a scarf that I made a while ago from finger knitting leftover bits of yarn and then roping them together:

Monday, December 21, 2009

X-mas is Coming!

With Christmas just around the bend, I thought I'd share some more gifts I made my friends:

Sorry for the bad pic, but what you see is: a candy cane hot chocolate stirrer, chocolate dipped marshmallows, and a tea sweetener, along with simple instructions on how to use all of them =]

And whenever candy canes are involved, you always somehow end up with a few broken ones....

Show your love this season!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Jack Skellington

I've been working on this present since October, if you can believe it, and I'm finally done!

Jack Skellington, from The Nightmare Before Christmas =]

Credits for the template go to Chamoo232!

Paper Ornaments

In celebration of the first real snowfall of the year, I bring you this:

It's a super easy technique I learned in elementary school! Here's instructions to make your own:

  • 8" x 11" white paper
  • Tape
  • Scissors
  • Round pencil or marker
  1. Cut out strips about 1" wide from the paper
  2. Wrap each strip around your pencil / marker to make a spiral, and tape the end in place. Don't worry if the tape's showing-- you won't be able to see it once you stick all of your spirals together!
  3. For the teardrop shaped ones: do the same as above, except after you remove them from the pencil, pinch one place together and crease
  4. For the heart shaped ones, fold your strip of paper in half first, then curl each half like #2, making sure to keep both sides the same size. Then put a piece of tape between the two curls so it keeps its heart shape
  5. Use small pieces of double sided tape to attach your spirals in your desired shape
Have fun with this and feel free to change it up!


What to do when you're broke, but still want something pretty?

Plastic clear heart and faux-pearls with mini ribbon rosettes =]

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Repurposed Jewelry

I saw this on clearance at a local Pier 1 Imports as a napkin ring and totally fell in love with it. 5 minutes and two pairs of pliers later, it became a bracelet =]

This one came from an old bow from a pair of long-outgrown dress shoes, and the covering of a snapped headband. Snazzy recycled bowtie? I think so.

T-shirt Dress

So I somehow got landed with an adult size XXL t-shirt (I'm normally an adult size xs-s, haha)

Wouldn't it be a shame to let a perfectly good article of clothing go unloved in the back of a closet? My thinking exactly. So I made a dress!

It's not perfect, but I'm very satisfied with it, all things considered =]