Wednesday, November 26, 2008
They are sized to fit a 3-6 month old and have the most darling little roses and leaves adorning the tops.
And here are some baby items from my fellow Etsyknitters Team members...
From BabbidgePatch, a pink earflap hat with a cute little flower:
From Bubblegirlknits, a super cute strawberry hat with tassels:
NaturalStar has this very adorable Vintage Inspired Organic Merino Sweater:
And don't forget to look at all the other Team Finds!
Sunday, November 23, 2008
A friend of mine approached me about making a custom scarf as a Christmas gift for one of her friends. She said "something purple-y and black" and here was the result:
It is SO soft and luxurious I almost don't want to give it to her, I just want to keep it for myself and use it as a pillow all day every day.
I've been working on some new things for my shop as well, so keep your eyes open for new arrivals :)
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
I have knit up a small pouch in which to hold said gadget and not to boast, but it is awesome! In dusty pink and deep black yarn, this cozy is perfect the edgy punk lady in your life or your girly girl. And who doesn't love argyle prints?
Monday, November 17, 2008
I recently completed this pair of knucks for a custom order. A friend's sister wanted a pair in a soft pink and black mixture and this is what I made.
Knucks are basically gloves whose fingers stop at the first KNUCKle. A mitten flap is attached to the back of the hand so that it can be closed over top the finger tips to keep warm, or pulled back to allow the wearer to use their fingers to type, or find change, or flip someone off more effectively, its all up to the user ;)
I am currently finishing up a pair of these in a much larger size that are lined on the insides to provide even more warmth for a male friend with hands twice the size of mine, I'll post pictures when they are complete. Can you tell these are being knit in a green color? Hehe
Monday, November 10, 2008
So what should we do about it? Well thats easy! Just Say "NO!" to plastic bags at the supermarket, and at the mall, and everywhere else they give you random plastic bags!
Instead, be fashionable, functional, and eco-friendly with any of these, and more! There are tons of shops out there that provide an alternative to the plastic. These are simply a few I think are awesome.
Keep it simple and chic with this set from InitialThisBags:
For the Music Lover in your life, from QuietDoing:
Add a Pop to your Shop(ing trip), from siikhiao:
Keep the goal in mind with this tote, fresh fruit and veggies, from majkatree:
To find more super awesome alternatives, search for things like "Grocery Tote", "Grocery Bag", and "Produce Bag"
And please please spread the word so we can help stop all these atrocities that are happening to our planet and our wildlife.
Saturday, November 8, 2008
My latest order (after the masses of slippers) was a simple pair of fingerless for my little cousin via my Grandma. She's nine years old and has an entire outfit ready for these mitts. She wanted them in hot pink and chocolate brown stripes with a button clasp like the others found in my store.
They were a fairly quick knit, a good in-between project. They look tiny in these photos, but they stretch very well and fit around my adult hands (granted, I do have small hands, but still bigger than a nine year old's).
The mask in the photo is a vintage Barong mask from Indonesia. I purchased it from the very cool GudusSurpriseShop on Etsy.
Friday, November 7, 2008
So, a while back I made some slippers for a friend’s mum who had been sick for over a year with various illnesses. I wasn’t charging either of them, I just want the mum to get well and figured a pair of slippers would do the trick. When I sent them to her, she loved them so much she ordered 5 pairs for Christmas presents for her family! I was stunned, needless to say.
So I got all the information on sizes and colors and set to work making the slippers. After all the pairs had been knit up, I felted them to shrink them down to size and keep them warmer and sturdier. Also, to keep the wearer from falling on her face, I applied “sticky stuff” to the bottom of each slipper.
Here is what all the slippers looked like when complete!
*this is also the reason there hasn’t been too much new stuff in my shop lately*
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Sunday, November 2, 2008
How could you say no to this face?!
Well, obviously, this weekend was Halloween. So, in keeping with tradition, I dressed up. Granted, I had no idea what I wanted to dress up as, and unlike my brother I had not been planning my outfit for the past three months (he was a hobbit by the way). But, I did come up with a very convincing, authentic character in about an hour's time. My beau was a cowboy. And he didn't even need to buy anything special, which surprised me beyond all reason. I had no idea he had acquired Ostrich Skin Cockroach Stompers (aka cowboy boots of one of the most expensive varieties), or the super tight, ass-flattening cowboy Wranglers, or even the very authentic western pearl snap shirt complete with mustangs embroidered in complimenting colors. And of course, the hat.
He did not want to be the only one of us going to my brother's party dressed up so shooed his mother and I away to search through her closet for acceptable costume materials. We found an old old OLD shirt that had been made in Mexico 50 or 60 years ago that had been her mother's, and turquoise necklace and a plethora of other necklaces in varying materials and lengths to layer. Also, a scarf in colors complimenting the blouse to wear on my head and my boyfriend had the perfect "I Am The Walrus" glasses to top off the outfit! I must say, I wish I could dress like that every day. But, sadly, I can't, and I will still try to get away with what I can, it helps that his very wonderful mom said that I could keep the blouse :) She really is a wonderful lady!
So I suppose this is a lot to read through, and I will keep the excitement of the ski swap for another post, hopefully tomorrows......
I hope you all had a wonderful Halloween!