Sunday, September 25, 2011

Another one bites the dust.....

Another UFO, that is.

I had started this scarf a long time ago. And I do mean long. I was using plastic circular knitting needles to do it and because I stitch so tightly, I broke one of the needles, so I just left the scarf sitting. And sitting. And sitting.

Last weekend I was looking for something else when I stumbled upon it again.

After looking at it for a bit and wondering why the pattern wasn't still with it, I decided that it really was long enough just like it was.

Since I was in the middle of a row when my needle broke, I just pulled those stitches off. Then I finished off that edge, added some fringe, and called it done.

Now I just need for it to get cold enough to be able to wear it. It's made with a cotton yarn and is super soft. And, of course, all three girls are arguing over who gets it and the answer is Me. lol

It always feels so good to get something finished that has been sitting there waiting for so long. Although, I also feel foolish for letting sit there for so long when I could have just finished it way back when. Oh well, it's done, right?

Friday, September 23, 2011

Quick Refasion

When I was just looking through Craft Gossip (which I often do) I came across a great tutorial for turning a hoodie into a cardigan. Of course I clicked over to check it out.

The tutorial for it is at Coca Cola Island (you can go directly to it here) and it really is super easy.

I asked the girls for one of their hoodies that they didn't wear too much anymore and Abigail was the only one willing to take the chance.

I didn't think to take a before picture, but it was just a hoodie. :0)

I also didn't print out the tutorial and my computer at home is sick with a nasty virus so I can't use it. I had read through the tutorial and had to go by memory and I still managed to do alright.

 (I couln't get her to put down the popsicle or change out of her pajamas for the photo shoot. LOL)
She's pretty happy with it. At least that's what I'm assuming since she's already worn it to school. That makes me happy. And really, it doesn't take long at all. 

I think the only thing I really did differently than the tutorial said was that I didn't 'cut' the zipper out, I used my seam ripper and took it out to keep the nice edge that was already in place and to save the zipper. Win - win!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Penny Mat 2

I finished my second penny mat from my mat of the month club (yes, that means I'm usual) from Homestead Hearth.

I'm glad I got this one finished in time for fall!!

I'm really loving these because they work up so quickly. And honestly, it's nice repetative work that doesn't require too terribly much thought. Sometimes I just need that. *grin*

Monday, September 19, 2011

What next?

I posted before that I was going to participate in the stitch-along for Halloween at Feeling  Stitchy and I've actually done it.


I decided to use the crayon technique again and then just outlined it with 2 strands of black thread.

I thought it came out pretty cute. And, certainly, using the crayons to fill in makes it a super fast project.

Now I don't know what else to do with it. I can't decided on framing, adding a fabric border to make a quilted wall hanging, or even using it as a table decoration or maybe even a pillow. See? Too many options.

What do you think?

Saturday, September 17, 2011

How cute are these?

I was browsing through some of the things on Etsy (I just love that place) and came across these.

Are those the cutest things ever, or what?

They are sold in this shop.

I don't even know how much they cost, what else she has in her shop, or anything else. lol I just saw them, thought they were adorable, and had to share.

I only wish I knew anyone that was still having babies!!

Friday, September 16, 2011

It's the little things.....

Do you find that sometimes the silliest little things can make you just giddy?

That's what happened when I saw this cute little whisk.

Can you see the little hearts?

And it's small.....maybe 6 inches long? I just think it's adorable.

Of course all three of my girls think it's super cute too. It's my son and my husband that think I'm nuts. LOL

But, hey, if a $1 purchase can thrill me then that should make every one's life easier, right? How about you? Do you get giddy over silly little things like this?

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Quick finish

I promise that I really am working on things, even if it has been a little slow here on the blog.

I had a few orders from whoopdwhoop that I had to get done. One of them was for felt bow-tie pasta and the other was for the name shirts that I make.

Here's a picture of the shirt.

She was hoping for a dark purple shirt but would be happy with white if I couldn't find one. Obviously I couldn't find one. And I would have thought that would be easy since the local high school's colors are purple and white. I was clearly wrong!! I went to just about every store in town and couldn't find a dark purple shirt. I'm sure the one store I didn't go to has an overstock of them and has marked them down to clearance prices. lol

Monday, September 12, 2011

For the love of cookies

...and easy cookies are even better!!

I bake cookies every morning to put in my children's lunches. They each get two cookies so one batch of dough will last for the week.

If I made all of the cookies at once, there wouldn't be any left by day 2!!

I know I've posted about the recipe using a cake mix before (one box cake mix, 1/2 cup oil, and 2 eggs--that's it!!) but they're sooooo versatile that I couldn't help bring it up again.

For these I used a red velvet cake mix and white chocolate chips.

Talk about good!!

Monday, September 5, 2011

New bracelet

I made this cute bracelet in a jiffy to wear at Addison's soccer tournament this weekend.

It's made from a strip of fabric cut from an old t-shirt and some pony beads. And when I say quick, I mean it. It took longer to string the beads than it did to crochet the bracelet. lol

You can see the tute for it over at The Stuff of Success.

She knotted hers together at the ends but I just left mine so that I could tie it in a bow when I wear it.

And, although it did look super cute and I got lots of complements, it didn't bring Addison's team any luck on the field. They lost all three games. As a matter of fact, they didn't even manage to score once over the weekend. *sigh*

Friday, September 2, 2011

Something else....

I've decided to participate in a stitch along over at Feeling Stitchy (like I need something else on my 'to do' list.)

But I can't help myself!! Look how cute this pattern is:

Click on over to her site and download the free pattern and join in!!