Monday, March 28, 2011

Shopping Trip!

Last Thursday I had a little too much fun. The sale section at Michael's is always a little dangerous for me. Here are a few of the things I found and picked up:

I'm pretty excited about these. Stretched canvas with awesome designs already around the edge. Could easily stitch something in the center, and most of the work is done for you! The designs are the fuzzy felt/velvet similar to what you find on the posters I used to color as a kid. They had a couple different colors and designs, though I'm told these have been here for a while and may not be available anymore. $2 each

Pretty scented soap!

This will be the perfect addition to those washcloths I knitted not too long ago, though I'll probably change the paper to something that matches a little better. $1

Also going in the washcloths will be:

A monogram towel/whatever hook!
The one on the left is the one that actually has the hook and hanging parts already attached, but I like the look of the one on the right so much better. They were only $1 each so I got them both and I'll just move the hanging equipment and hook to the other wooden letter and wrap it in some pretty yarn.

There were countless other cute sale items but I had to show some restraint. Plus I had a baking experiment to work on over the weekend, so I didn't want to get too distracted. Once I get those photos added I'll be detailing my experience with these tasty noms:

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Introducing Alabaster Farnsworth

No St. Patty's Day crafts for me this year. After working on that dang zombie I never want to see the color green again. Instead, I'll be showing you something so terrible, so gruesome that words can't even decribe!

My what big teeth you have! Actually, they're quite small. I had a lot of fun making this guy at our last CCC night.

One of the ladies got the template from online somewhere, and several of us got caught up in the cuteness and neglected our other projects for our own little felt monster. It was quick and easy too, with good results- my favorite kind of craft. I'm thinking of making another one for the cat with a little surprise nip inside, but maybe I'll make hers a fish.

I'm hard at work on a snarky sampler with a 30 Rock theme- look for some progress photos sometime next week!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

What are YOU doing at work today?

Lately I've traded in my teeny tiny stitches for some slightly bigger ones:

I am IN LOVE with this yarn color. Blues and yellows and greens, its the definition of spring! I know New England is still getting snow and a variety of winter mixes weather wise, but down south things are warming up and the pollen is in full force.

Seriously these pictures don't do it justice. The colors are so bright! It's Lily Sugar N Cream- Summer Prints
Work is unusually slow so far this week, and so I'm taking the opportunity to get caught up on some reading (this series is addictive!) and do some knitting/crafting. A friend made us all wash clothes which she gifted with quite possible the most amazing smelling soap I've ever owned as a Christmas gift, and since then I've been itching to give them a go. Then last week another friend showed me ones that she'd been working on, then my swap partner (more about this later) on Craftster said she was making them too, and I simply couldn't take it any more.

I'm not much for following a pattern when knitting, but I decided as long as I stayed in my familiar square or rectangle format I might make it through. I found this pattern on Ravelry (an amazing site, BTW) and so far I can't believe how simple it is! Not to mention I LOVE the practicality of this project. I have a feeling I'll be addicted to these babies for quite some time.