Monday, October 31, 2016

Another Swap Finished! - Crochet

Since my October wasn't crazy enough, I also signed up for a crochet swap!  This one was 'warm' items, so I made my partner an Ava Cowl and a fast headband.  It's hard to tell, but the dark pink yarn actually has sparkle to it!
Not a bikini top - it's a headband!  Or a bikini top for a small child...

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

WIP Wednesday - I'm Almost Prepared For Halloween....Almost

This is probably among the earliest I've ever been prepared for Halloween...and by prepared I mean the costumes are finished except for a few tweaks, the class party bags are ready to be assembled (almost - just need to stitch one more sheet of Pikachu bookmarks and cut until my hands cramp up!), candy hasn't all been eaten already, ...oh yeah, I still need a costume...hmmm.  So...not actually that prepared after all.  *sigh*  Back to it then...
Sorcerer's T-shirt...I think of it as his favorite type of poison or maybe a band he loves.  ;)

Monday, October 24, 2016

Clematis by Blue Calla - An Adorable Clutch!

I love when pattern designers offer a free pattern, it helps me get a feel for their style of writing and also lets me try out a new pattern!  One of the free patterns (She has several!!) on the Blue Calla website is the Clematis clutch.  I've already made a few of her paid patterns (Boronia Bowler and Freesia Foldover) so I already know how good they are, but this time there was a swap in the FaceBook group and I couldn't resist! 
Tula Pink Octogarden fit perfectly on the outside panels!

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

WIP Wednesday - Things Are Getting Done!!

I'm trying not to jinx myself, but I'm actually almost on track to have everything done that I need to get done this month!  Now there are a million other things I WANT to get done, but we'll see if I can keep up the pace!

Halloween dress for Lapis Lazuli is done and has passed inspection, just needs a few extra touches...better pics will be coming soon!
She's happy with it!

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

WIP Wednesday Again, Already.

I'd really appreciate if time would slow down, just a smidge...  I did finally get the Hosta done (see yesterday's post!) and I've started cutting on the next purse in line...A wine tote using some Springs Creative fabrics!  I bet if I got off the computer I could get it all cut out right now...or not.

The glitter throws my camera out of looks so pretty in person!

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Hosta Hobo Camera Bag by Blue Calla

Sometimes when a new pattern comes out, I think "Oooh, that's sweet!" but I have no real reason to buy it right away...unless I share it on my FaceBook page and someone comments with an "I need it!" so then I obviously have to get the pattern!  The Hosta Hobo was one of those patterns, so awesome but I didn't NEED it.  But I wanted it...
Love the fabric, reminds me of night in the jungle!

Give Away winner!

Congrats to LueAnna, the winner of the Freesia Foldover Purse + goodies!  Thanks to everyone that participated in my very first giveaway, I'm considering it a success!  I can't wait to have more things to give away, it's pretty fun!

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

WIP Wednesday - Sleep is for the Weak.

I keep telling myself that I can function on less and less sleep since I have too much that keeps getting added to my list to waste time 'sleeping.'  Soon I'll move from giant cups of coffee straight to the caffeine patches.  I wonder if they come in flavors?  Perhaps this is a sign I'm already sleep deprived?  I do get a bit loopy around 4 am...
I'm Batman.  And also a little crazy, but we knew that.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Yarn Pooling Pattern - Free for this week only!

While yarn pooling is highly addictive (when it works), you are stuck with a rectangle of awesomeness when you finish. could make a scarf.  Or a cowl.  Or a longer scarf if you can join on more yarn without losing the pattern...and that seems to be about all you can do, unless you are creative, then there are tons of things you can do with your awesome new rectangle of crochet goodness!  I've seen it turned into cute purses, towels (cotton yarn) and now there is even a hat pattern!  I haven't made the hat yet myself, but I did snag the pattern since it's free right now on Ravelry!  Just click 'add to cart' and it will automatically make the pattern free, but just for the next 7 days! Sideways Slouch pattern by Kathalena Avendano

I'd love to see pictures on the Facebook Fan page, and hear how it worked for you since I don't know when I'll have a chance to try it out!

Do you have any other fun patterns? I'd love to check them out!

Giveaway Time!! Win the Freesia Fold Over Purse!

Part of the fun of being a Springs Creative Ambassador means that I get to give away the finished projects!  If you'd like a chance to win the Freesia, Tulip and fan that I made for the first project, enter using the Rafflecopter link below!

Unfortunately, I can't afford to ship international, so unless you are willing to pay for shipping, it is limited to US residents only.

a Rafflecopter giveaway Good luck!