Sunday, December 5, 2010

The good the bad and the adorable.

This has been such a busy fall! I've been working really hard trying to raise as much money as I can for my son's 8th Spanish class trip to Spain in June. The class is going to spend 2 weeks there with host families and take spanish classes. Plus they get to go on tours of the area and visit some really nice looking beaches. I'm really excited for him! He worked very hard on his application. Only 18 of the students will be picked to go so we are anxiously awaiting the final pick.
In other news.. My husband is out of a job. The crappy economy forced Hollywood video to bankrupt! My husband worked at it's corporate office. So now he's on unemployment and there are just no jobs available in his field (real estate lease administration). I think I'm going to have to go back to work after being a stay at home mom for almost 9 years! It's scary!! I have absolutely no idea what I want to do. The last job I had was working as a R-Zone (electronics/video games) department manager for Toys R Us and before that I worked in a department store for almost 5 years. I'm not sure if I really want to go back into retail.
Anyhow here are a few projects that I've worked on lately.
Sitārā the blue elephant. The pattern was Padma by Dawn Toussaint.

Yet to be named purple monkey. The pattern was Manuel the Monkey by Dawn Toussaint.

Sea buddies. The pattern was 27-3K Whale, Frog & Seagull Amigurumi
by Pierrot. A Japanese pattern.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Neat craft forum

I found a really neat craft forum. It's in Chinese but it translates pretty well with google translate. They have sections for knitting/crochet, beading, embroidery, sewing, paper crafts and more.
Check it out! DIY CLUB

Friday, April 23, 2010

Better late than never..

It's been a long time since I've blogged! There's a lot to update...
My husband and I have been playing Final Fantasy XI again. We had taken a short break. On our 13th wedding anniversary we finally got married in the game. Pretty silly right? But it was fun and cute!

Last month a did another Ravelry $10 amigurumi swap. The theme was Hybrid Animals. So I made a Bunny/Seal using the Mimi Seal pattern from Amigurumi Collection Vol. 8. I used some Bernat Glow in the Dark yarn. I LOVE that yarn. It's so fun to work with. Bernat discontinued it though. I have about 10 skeins left of it.

I also made a chick for my swap partner. I winged this one (haha). I should have written down a pattern as I made it.

I made this last amigurumi for Easter but it is still available for purchase in my shop. I also winged this one also... next time I promise to take notes for a pattern.. This was the first time I've used chenille yarn and I was very happy with the results.

I have so many project I want to do... but I have too many half finished projects started. I'm working on a Hexagon blanket, lacey gloves, a tonberry amigurumi & a frog amigurumi. Plus I have a whale & a bird amigurumi finished just waiting to have their photos taken. So much to do and so little time!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

So much fun!

I was sick and tired of having messy lopsided balls of left over yarn.. tired of trying to roll them up.. sooooooo I bought myself a yarn winder!
I didn't want to pay Jo-Ann's $33.99 + sh so I went over to trusty eBay and found one for only $10.51. They sold it as "vintage" but it looks like the exact model from Jo-Ann's and it is like new!
I've had so much fun today making neat little skins of left over yarn. Now my stash will be neat and tidy, making yarn so much easier to pick out!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Busy oh so busy!

Wow it's been a long time since i've blogged! I've been just way too busy... I haven't had much time to craft... but here's what I have been able to work on..
My youngest son wanted a brown tiger.. so I had to try out a pattern from Amigurumi Collection Vol.7.

I had some scraps of wool that were just too narrow for cozies so I used them to make a couple cupcake pincushions.