Thursday, December 16, 2010
Thursday, December 09, 2010
I've already recieved a few orders for this purse in particular. It's selling so fast that I don't even have time to post it to my etsy! (Not that I'm complaining!) So, if you are interested in one, let me know and I'll make one for you! The cost is $30+shipping, if you live out of town. And YES, they are made from recycled tee shirts! The roses are tee material and powder pink tulle. They ARE lined, with a pocket on the inside. Right now, the purses are about 50% recycled material, but will soon be made from about 80% recycled material. (The purse handles are not recycled, unfortunately, so if anyone knows of a supplier who sells recycled wooden purse handles, let me know!)
So, enough of the shameless shop plug. The acctual purse that is pictured is the very first one of it's design and will be finding a new home with my mother on christmas day! I can't wait to give it to her. I've been hinting to her about her present for about a month now...she knows that it is a purse, and it's made from tees, and she's even seen the roses...but I don't think she has any clue as to what it acctually looks like! I really hope she doesn't read this before she gets it!
Monday, August 02, 2010
On another note...I started a blanket. My first blanket. I've been knitting and crocheting for close to a decade and this is my first blanket. No...I don't procrastinate...not me! I know, I know, it looks sort of christmas-ie and grandma-ish...but I didn't mean for it to look like that...I didn't go to the store with the intention of making a cheesy afghan that would go well in Mrs. Clause's sitting room...acctually...I'm trying to declutter my house...and I decided to get rid of some yarn. Then my crazy thrifty go-green mind yelled at me and said "It will be a waste to get rid of all that yarn..." So, why not make something useful? Who cares if it looks like Rudolf puked all over it? So! Here it is...my granny square, frosty jiz covered blanket:
Sunday, June 27, 2010
What you need...a sauce pan or skillet, a bag of cheep sliced almonds (off-brand is fine! I used spartan brand...you can find them in the baking isle with all the cake and goodie stuff..), a spatula, and a measuring cup...
Sunday, March 28, 2010
Saturday, March 27, 2010
The lining. Found the perfect plaid to match the purple and blue! :
And, finally, a few action shots! I can't decide which one to use in my etsy...I think my favorite is the first one on the fence. Leave me a message and vote for your favorite one!
Friday, March 26, 2010
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Here's a pic in action...you know, you get home, hang your purse on the back of the chair, and pour yourself a captain and diet..
I wanted to take a pic with a size reference, so I stuck my checkbook in the pick. The little tool on the right is a seam ripper.
Monday, March 01, 2010
So, fellow knitters, come over with your knitting and when we get frustrated (or even if we aren't), we'll have a shot and a pint! Bring on the Irish Car Bombs!!
Sunday, February 28, 2010
And enough with the plug. Part of the package was a free membership to Team Beach Body...an online fitness site with forums, exercise tips, recipes, etc. I got a wonderful recipe off of that site...with a few adjustments of course! Actually...I saw the recipe and thought...I want one...and the only thing my recipe and the one on team beach body have in common are the eggs...
So, here it is...My breakfast burrito...there are onions, yellow bell peppers, tomatoes, chili and paprika, and cheese...YUMMY The shell was a south beach low carb tortilla...don't recommend them...they are VERY crumbly.
So, I've been knitting a beautiful lace tank top out of the Caron Simply Soft in heather grey (I've been drawn to grey lately...it's basically the only color I wear...that or some shade like black or white or deep navy blue...some color palate..). Anyway, I don't usually have any problems with this particular brand..it happens to be my favorite. It's soft, warm, and beautiful. So, I'm knitting this intricate lace pattern, and I come across this:
really? are you f***ing kidding me??? I had to put it down for a minute and breath because I was so mad. It turned out to be an easy fix...I just gently pulled out the white stuff. But, this was only the first spot like that. There were at least three more (and I haven't finished the skein yet). I hope that it was just this skein and not the whole dye lot that is like this.