Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Week 12

Last week I made a little something for me!

A pretty and simple leafy headband. I love it so much and have already worn it quite a few times!

This is such a simple project that I think some of you out there could make this yourself!
Here's the pattern:
  • Chain 103
  • Turn, single crochet in 2nd chain from hook and in next 11 chains
  • Now go back to making chains. Chain 79 (by this time you will be equal with end of the first row of chains you made)
  • 1 single crochet in each of the next chains (from the first row of chain you completed). The single crochets are made to tie the headband around your head.
  • Fasten off and weave in ends
  • Chain 9
  • 1 single crochet in 2nd chain from hook, 1 double crochet in next 3 chain, 1 sc in next ch, 1 slip stitch in next ch, 3 slip stitches in last chain
  • flip to the opposite side of the foundation chain and work the following stitches: 1 slip stitch, 1 sc in next 2 ch, 1 dc in next 3 ch, 1 sc in next ch.
  • Fasten off
Now attach your leaves to the headband!
This pattern can be made with just about any type of yarn and hook. :)

Tuesday, March 23, 2010


Brad realllly wants to have some kind of chalkboard in our new apartment, in the kitchen.

There are so many awesome chalkboard ideas on etsy!


turning a vintage frame into a chalkboard...so cute!!!

or an old cabinet door

Chalkboard wall decals! How awesome is that?!


How will we ever choose??

Monday, March 22, 2010

Week 11

If I could sum up the last week in just 1 word I think it would be....


and more hats!

I think I'll try for something different this week ;)

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Week 10

In preparation for moving, I am getting in the spirit of making decorations. Inspired by this blog post, I crocheted a banner to hang up in our new apartment! I can't wait to hang it up in our new living room, and may even add some embellishments to it :)

I also ordered felted wool beads from Etsy:
So I can make these:

I'm loving the spring weather we are having here in Chicago, and am definitely gravitating toward BRIGHT spring COLORS!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Week 9

Despite a week that I can only describe as emotionally trying, I still managed to get a bit of work done. In between marathons of Friday Night Lights and searching for a new apartment (yes, we have decided to move 2 months before our wedding....yes, we are crazy), I crocheted, snapped pictures (because it was actually SUNNY and WARM a few days last week), and picked up my knitting needles.

My results: a new hat for the shop and a pair of wristwarmers (actually I made these last week but wasn't able to take pictures due to the dreariness outside)

Although I'm quite stressed out and nervous about the impending move, there is a really bright, shiny, lining! This new apartment has an office! Which means, I will finally get a crafting room/space! I'm already dreaming of ways to decorate it.
I just have to get through the next month and a half of craziness and lots of things to do...but at least I have my motivation now ;)

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Week 8 (two months yes!!)

Another busy week behind me, and another hat in the shop. This one is similar to one I made before in a different color. I'm trying to make more of an effort to make "collections" for my Etsy shop, to create a more cohesive look, rather than have just a bunch of random stuff in there.
We'll see how it works out.

I also made a pair of wristwarmers similar to these:
But unfortunately it has been dark and gloomy for the past week, and I haven't been able to take any pictures. Today is the first sunny day we've had in almost a week!!
I know it's only the beginning of March, and am sure that winter isn't over yet, but I can't help but long for sunny warm days that come in spring.
I think my computer desktop is making me think spring as well ;)

(Photo Credit)

But for now, time to get back to work. I'll have to settle for daydreaming about bike riding, going to the park, and taking long walks for no reason ;)