Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween!

Sooo . . . . Not dressing up today. Nowhere to go to get dressed up for. :( But, went to a party last Saturday. We weren't sure if we were going at first, so the costume was kind of last minute. I'll improve on it before next year when we'll get to have a zombie movie marathon again! (Prom themed zombie party, it'll be great! 1st annual Prombie next year guys, be ready ;) Anyway, here I am as a zombie prom queen:

I didn't get a chance to destroy the dress and sash as much as I wanted to. I was too busy trying to make the sash in the first place and alter the dress to fit me. The make-up was also supposed to be a lot better, but I didn't have the best things to work with.

As I did my make-up, I had a real "You know you're a theatre geek when . . . " kind of moment.

You know you're a theatre geek when being forced by the state of the economy to go from Estee Lauder to Cover Girl in your every day make-up isn't as traumatizing as having to go from Ben Nye to Wal-Mart make-up for Halloween!

It was very sad. I wanted to have great big hole in my cheek made up to look like it went all the way to the bone, but cheap scar wax is terrible. It was so soft I couldn't get it to cooperate at all. I was very disappointed.

I still looked pretty good though. If I do say so myself. Not bad for a $15 dress that was three sizes too small ;)

Happy Halloween, everyone!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Goslings ready to fly . . .

Hooray! Sold the first set of Juggling Geese! Relisted them because there's another set all finished. I'll have to get to work finishing the third set now. It's nice to stay a step ahead sometimes. Not that I manage to very often.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Happy Hooking

I realized there's a distinct lack of crochet in my shop lately! Time to get out the hooks and get to work. So . . . . . .

New scarf!

And new hairclips! Off to work on more!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008


I sold my first pattern today! I've had a few original patterns up in my shop for a while now and I finally sold one today! I was starting to doubt that it would happen. I'd dropped and raised the prices a few times. So excited! Can't wait to tell hubby when he gets home!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Winnifred Choker

Her life was very ordinary. She looked after her house and family, went calling on friends, and did her various handiwork projects. But Winnifred carried a secret. While many of her friends wore a cameo or other token at their throat, Winnifred wore a small bottle with a few drops of water. It was her reminder of a long-ago summer filled with enchantment and the warmth of a family who had taken her in. She carried the drops of enchanted water to remind her of the importance of life and its twists, turns, and eventual end.

One of my favorite books as a child was Natalie Babbit's "Tuck Everlasting." If you have never read it, I highly recommend you do. It was the inspiration for this charming lace choker. After working with the little bottles for other projects, this one popped into my head begging to be made. I had no idea that the trickiest part would be finding the ribbon! Picot-edged ribbon seems to be a dying commodity around here. Perhaps it's going to go the way of coronation braid. I hope not! Anyway, there was no picot-edged ribbon at Hobby Lobby so I had to go allllll the way to Michael's in Greensboro to find some. (Don't worry, I bought lots of colors and I'm pretty well stocked now!)

This project has been in my head for a while, but the nudge to finally make it came when I decided it would be perfect for the latest contest on The theme was children's stories, so this just seemed right. I can't believe I did it, but I got this done in about 3 days, including all the false starts where I made mistakes and had to start all over. I really can't believe I finished it on time given the fact that I spent Saturday night being sick to my stomach. But here it is! Isn't it pretty?! I must say I'm fairly proud of myself on this one, folks! ;) If you want more information about this piece, here's it's listing in my store:

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Frogs and Flies

My newest hat. Well, I suppose it's not that new. I made one for myself 2 or 3 years ago, but this is the first time I've made one since then. And it's done in entirely new yarn! Mine's made with wool and is a pain in the butt to care for, so this one is acrylic. The first has already sold! I relisted and hopefully someone else will love it!

It features fair isle style frogs along the bottom and little knit "flies" instead of tassels on the ends. Check my shop for more pics of this adorable little hat. So much fun to wear!