Something Different

Because I never have enough things I’m doing, right? Recently, we had an outbreak of monsters and bad dreams around here. So I made some “emergency” dream catchers for the littles out of supplies I had laying around. I cut the ends off a circluar box and covered it in electrical tape, then used some leftover yarn to weave it.

Turns out, dream catchers are super addicting to make. So I’ve started making proper ones with metal rings and suede string. I like to make felt feathers, though, because real feathers get too messy and they get messed up easily.

Look for these to be hitting the shop soon!


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Mitts Week 3: Sunny Hearts

Well, I kept my promise to myself to make a pair of mitts each week leading up to Christmas from Halloween (mostly). I just got lazy on writing about them. As I tend to do. So now I am going to catch myself up. This is my third week’s design:

I’ve called it the “Heart in Hand” mitt because there is a heart on each side of each hand. I wanted something simple but also decorative, so I just made up a heart pattern of purl stitches as I worked the hand.

As always, these are now available on my Etsy Shop.

I May Have Gone A Little Overboard

So I saw a tweet the other night from someone who found 90s Nickelodeon fabric at their local JoAnns. “Cool,” I thought, “I’ll look it up tomorrow.” Fast forward to yesterday and me trying to find that tweet again to be sure it really said JoAnns, because I couldn’t find anything other than Ninja Turtles and Paw Patrol.

I decided to just do a regular search and found that there were at least three different shops on Etsy offering it for about $7 a yard. I’m assuming this is probably better than I will be able to find it if it really does exist inside a JoAnns store anyway, so I bought five yards. There’s at least going to be a dress out of it. As well as some other things, I’m sure. I’ll get the whole outfit going.

Bottlecap Magnets

Previously meant to be necklaces, as evidenced by this four-year-old post. Like I mentioned a couple weeks ago, these were started for that shared shop. But I didn’t know about making things with resin back then, and couldn’t figure out what it was I didn’t exactly like about them.

Recently, I decided I would like them much better as magnets than necklaces. I also decided to fill them in with resin, which made them look more like I originally wanted.

I also redid the pictures for the centers. Originally, I had cut out the picture with an X-acto knife, but the pictures got a bit lost against the background color. So this time I decided to leave the white background.

I’ve put them into these sets, which you can find on my Etsy shop. The April20 coupon code is still good through April 30, 2016, for 20% off.

Another Try

I make things. I think we’ve established that here, right? While a lot of times I make things for a certain purpose, I often want to make more things but don’t have a need for them. Enter Etsy. I had a shop back in high school, and another with my mom around five years ago, but those got put to the side for either school or just lack of interest/direction.

This time, though, I have a better idea about how I want to do this. There are a few things I already have in the works, and I’ve currently got two things available. One is this pair of fingerless mitts I made for that shared shop I mentioned. The other is the amethyst and silver necklaces that I originally designed for my grandmother’s birthdays (and apparently forgot to ever write about anywhere…) and liked so much I decided to make more.

Two things isn’t much to open a store for, so think of this as the soft open (chosen to coincide with the unveiling of Etsy’s new layout and not much other reason). I want to officially open (with ten listings) on May 1. Looking at that, I just had a mild panic. But I’m sticking to it. In the meantime, as things start popping up, you can use the code April20 to get 20% off this month.

Shades of Purple

There’s a purple theme going on here lately. That’s perfectly fine by me.

Remember my Self-Striped Heart Gloves? I found another skein of the yarn I used, this time in purple.

There’s the same yarn-over heart on top and bottom.

These kind of gloves are really good for tasks that require the use of your fingers. Like using a smartphone, or typing.

You can buy this purple version by clicking here. They are made from 100% Microfiber Dralon and you can machine wash and dry them.

Flowers In Your Hair

I made a bunch of flowers at one point last year, intending to use them in headbands. Considering the giant plastic bag of them in the yarn basket, I never got beyond the first step.

The good news is that I had a ton of coordinating ones on hand when I decided to make barrettes.

The actual barrette (space for hair) is 2 inches, while the edge-to-edge measurements of the flower part is 4 inches long by 2.5 inches wide and measures about half an inch thick. There are two blue flowers side-by-side with the purple flower on top. I attached the flowers by wrapping purple embroidery floss around the flat edge of the barrette and sewing the flowers on with it.

Want one for your own hair? Buy Here at my Etsy shop. Only $3 apiece.