Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Big Lil' Ducky

I got a custom order to recreate the ducky hat I made for the hospital back in October 2007, but in a larger size. This little guy turned out even cuter than the origonal!

He's made out of Caron's Simply Soft Yarn. I must admit, this is one of my favorite yarns to use. It's acrylic, machine washable (we all know that with kids, you don't have time to hand wash everything they get dirty). Plus its very durable, this hat should last her friend's little girl for years. The absolute best part about this yarn though. The reason I use it so much, is it's actually very soft. I'm very picky when it comes to what touches my skin. I can't stand hats, scarfs, blankets, etc. made of itchy scratchy yarn. *cough* Red Heart *cough* ;)

Monday, July 28, 2008

Custom Orders Galore!

Boy has it been a while since I posted... been pretty busy lately. Anyway it was my birthday about a week ago. Yaay I'm 20!
The other big news is that I got some custom orders for my shop: Two hats and a pendant! One of the hats is finished (I just need to take pics of it) the other hat is still in progress. The pendant is fully completed. The woman wanted a piece of lace (that she supplied) to be enclosed between two pieces of glass with a pearl hanging from the bottom. I'm quite pleased with it :)

Monday, June 9, 2008

Foster Kitty

If you've read previous posts, you know my sister's girlfriend works at a no-kill cat shelter called Simply Cats. Unfortunately they don't have the resources to care for the very young kittens because they need so much attention, so they foster the kittens out. My mom brought home 5 kittens over the weekend, unfortunately we had to ask the shelter to find another foster home for the litter of 4 because it was a little more then we could handle (never having fostered kittens before). We did however keep one of the kittens. They named her Mindy, but mom didn't like this and re-named her to something else (I don't remember what though, she changes her mind like every other day).

Thursday, June 5, 2008

BellasCandles Soy Whipped Body Butters

I bought three of BellasCandles 1 oz. body butters and they just got here last night. I have to admit at first I was a little skeptical when I read that they don't leave that nasty greasy feeling most lotions do, and $2.00 for 1 oz, I thought that was a little steep. It ended up working out to $2.00 because I also bought the third jar was only $0.20, the listing cost on Etsy. But I thought, "What the hell, why not? I need something to keep my hands from drying out..."

Anyways, they’re here now. They really don't leave that nasty greasy feeling! As for the price, 1 oz turns out to be a lot. You only need to use a tiny little bit every time you use it. It was definitely worth the $2.00 a jar.

These are the scents I got and what I think of them:

Romantic Roses: I like this one. It doesn't smell perfumey at all, it actually smells like roses. Its very subtle and not sickeningly sweet. Its kinda like carrying a rose around with you, only minus the bees ;)

Wild Honeysuckle: This one smells perfumey to me; its a little strong. This could just be me however; my aunt loves it and instantly recognized it as honeysuckle. Once on your hands its a bit strong for awhile, but tones itself down a bit and then smells absolutely lovely.

Coconut Milk and Peaches: Oh My God! This one is amazing! I had to stop myself from eating it when it came out of the jar, it smells so much like real peaches and coconut. This is definitely my favorite of the three I tried.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Mohair Arm Warmers

These are some arm warmers I just finished making out of some absolutely goreous mohair. ^-^ Unfortunately the scalloped edging sort of got lost in the yarn, but they still look really neat. At first the mohair felt itchy to me, but after working with it for a bit it doens't feel itchy at all. The part that covers your fingers only goes up to about the knuckles and the thumb hole is wider then most. This should provide as little restriction as possible when wearing them :)


Sold in etsy store on 6/10/2008

Monday, May 19, 2008

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Sunday, May 18, 2008

Vintage Banner

This is a banner I created after reading a request on alchemy. Its now for sale in my etsy shop :)