Sunday, March 29, 2009

Lazy Sunday

Today I finished a scarf I'd been working on for about a week. Last night I had the apartment to myself so I watched some old tv shows online and worked and ate m&ms. :) I cherish my alone time and usually fill it with such things.

Anyways, here is the finished product:

I had seen this color combination in a blanket and couldn't get it out of my mind I guess. I would probably never have thought to put these colors together on my own, which I think is why I was so interested in making this. Also it has a wave pattern and is really thick, which is something different.
I'm happy with how it turned out :)

Monday, March 23, 2009

To Do List...

As a result of constantly searching the internet for inspiration and ideas for new things to create, I have pictures and patterns saved in various places on my computer. I'll often come up with ideas for the next thing I want to make while I am still working on my current project, and by the time I'm ready for a new project, I have forgotten the ideas that seemed so brilliant and urgent at the time. In an effort to not let this happen anymore, I want to start posting my ideas and to do's here so I can refer back to one place rather than having to search through all of my bookmarked Internet sites and folders filled with pictures every time I'm ready to start something new.

Here are some stitches/motifs that I need to learn and incorporate into future projects:

Catherine Wheel Stitch

These pretty flowers

Hexagons! I've made plenty of squares and circles, but never hexagons.

Flower circles




There are so many many more but these are the ones that most interest me right now.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

New blog!!

So I've decided to create a blog detailing my creative and crafty endeavors, mostly for my own purposes, but also to show others what I am up to. This will be my place to post inspirations, ideas, wishes, and document my progress with certain projects that I am working on.
Perhaps I will occasionally write about other things as well...we'll see how things go!

So to start things off...I just finished this pretty and flowery scarf.
(based on a pattern I found

I'm hoping to buy a dress form or mannequin sometime soon so I can take better pictures of scarves and things. I think something like this would enable me to show off my creations in a better way:
If there is one thing I struggle with in terms of running my Etsy is definitely taking the pictures. I've seen some online tutorials for making a light box, so I may look into doing that some day as well.

Anyways, here is what I'm currently working on:

I just need to sew in a lining and attach handles and this will a really cute purse!
More updates to come....