Friday, May 14, 2010

My New Passion....CROCHETING!!

So recently I have taken up crocheting. I tried for a year (or more) to figure out how to crochet to no avail until about a month and a half ago I decided to try yet again. I really didn't expect to figure it out, but it was like something finally clicked and I just "got it". Since then I have been going crazy with the crocheting. I am driving James insane actually. He keeps trying to get me to slow down and just relax with him. lol. I have mostly managed to make a lot of hats and joke that Cordi Lou will have at least 10 hats by the end of this winter. I am doing so well that I have actually managed to make a couple of hat sales even. :)

Thursday, April 22, 2010

ATC's 7 and 8.

I am hosting a vampire ATC swap for a group on Swap-bot and I chose to do Interview with a Vampire but then I went to my partners page and that was not her favorite. So I made her a True Blood ATC as well. It was senders choice, but I thought I'd be nice and throw in the True Blood one too so that she would have one that she might like a lot more. I was pretty excited about how well these turned out, although I still need more practice. I just hope that my partners in these swaps are okay with my early things and I do hope I get better.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Some new projects I just finished.

I thought I'd share some of my new things I just made for some of my swap partners.

The flower pincushion jar was made for a partner who enjoys quilting, but since I have yet to send it off I will not reveal the lucky one who will receive it.

This box was sent off to mware from swap bot along with a journal. I decorated the box to liven it up some. It is a baby food container. I have so many of these containers and can't get my self to just toss them so I decorate them and send goodies in them. They are good for storing little things like beads and such.

This pincushion jar was made for WhoHistorynHomeMadeObsessed on swap-bot. She had on her profile that she did a little sewing and I was supposed to send her some things she collected so this was her skull thing and I also made her a owl and one of the baby food containers with an owl on it.

I really do enjoy making things for people and I hope that the things I make are enjoyed by the ones who receive them.

Friday, April 9, 2010

My Newest ATC's

It's official. I am addicted. I might not be that good at them, but I love doing ATC's. Here's #'s 3, 4, 5, 6.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

I got my crinkle blankets back in my Etsy Store!

I figured out that if I made them without the loops that I could make them again. I was so excited! So I have them back up and will be making more soon. I am also trying to decided if I want to make them customizable. That could be cool to do, but I will need to invest in some new materials to give people more choices.
Oh and the other day I sold one of my little dress crinkle toys to a guy that my husband works with. He was pleasantly surprised about how well it turned out. He was a biker guy so I made it from some material with tattoo like images that still looked girly. It did turn out cute and I should have taken a pic, but I didn't think about it. But in making that sale it made me very excited and makes me want to make more. Now I just need them to sale in my esty store. lol.

Friday, April 2, 2010

I got a great swap in today.

Boy did I need that to give me a smile on my face. I woke up and got an email saying that I couldn't sale some of my items in my etsy store. I was heart broken and am now trying to figure out how I can possibly get away with changing these items so that I can still sale them. I was so excited about these items and really looked forward to making more to sale. So to get a great swap in really helped my mood. So thanks you to Barbie Darbie at Swap Bot for my wonderful swap. She sent me 5 very cool tags. 10 postcards, a bunch of used stamps, 2 cards, and 1 very cute and unique notebook. I love it all!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

The Inbetween- My Etsy Store

Last week I made my 7 month old a crinkle blanket and it was so easy to make that I decided to make more. I decided shapes would be fun to do so I made a couple in the shape of a dress and one in the shape of a moon. I even made one with a quilting block I had made for a quilt but didn't end up needing it. they turned out very cute so I am now selling them in my store.
I have also been making pincushion jars out of baby food jars. I was so excited to find something to do with the jars other than just tossing them.

You can find my etsy store at this link

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

My 2nd atc for a swap I am hosting.....

I was very excited at how well this atc turned out. I am almost tempted to keep it, but I won't I will pass it on to it's new home. I just hope that the person I made it for will like it. I am almost scared to go and look at her profile for fear that she might have something about how she hates Alice In Wonderland. But then again, who can hate it. It's a classic and everyone knows the story. So it would be hard to believe someone could hate it.
I am just worrying too much. I had done another swap here lately that I was so proud of the outcome and I got rated okay but the person was not that happy with it. But oh well you live and you learn.