Friday, July 24, 2009

I am so entranced by this:

I've longed for a Blythe doll for many years now...just could never justify a doll and clothing collection in my ummm...*later* years... but now, well I must give in to the need! She is on her way to me and I should have her in my hands this next week! Possibly crazy/silly of me, I know, but exciting!

I had to have her though, and now I have my sweet granddaughter to share her with...she'll be very well dressed and much loved I'm sure.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

A little trial from BigHugeLabs...mosaic maker...Image hosted @

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Wednesday's update on my current work, a custom Snippet Bloom:

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Bloom in progress:

A better evening last night, making up some Snippet Blooms for my Etsy shop...I (hooray!) sold a custom bloom a couple days ago and am making up a few for my customer to choose from. I'm having some trouble sending out messages via etsy with clickable pics though...very frustrating, but I've inquired on a few etsy forums so I'm sure it'll be figured out one way or another...In the meantime, I'm posting the two Snippet Blooms here...

Monday, July 20, 2009

Hectic, stressful past few days. I came home from work today and the house was quiet but I really needed to de-stress a headed up to my spinning wheel and did a quick little spin. I love the state of being I can get into when I'm not overly concerned about fiber thickness...just kinda let my hands do the work and let my mind recover from the past few days...
This is about 60 yds, and I have more of the roving to spin...but I needed to spin and ply, just needed the end result to calm my soul.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Time just goes by so quickly in the summertime doesn't it? I think it's been only a few days since I've posted, and wham! Days and days have gone by!
Here's a sneak peek at a project I start tomorrow! The Milkweed Shawl KAL is beginning July 15...and I bought some lovely yarn from Stef at The Backwards Loop...take a look:

I am planning on the extensive use of lifelongs along the way...I just cannot "unknit" lace way, no how...I'd have to rip the whole thing, luckily I found a fab way for using lifelines...a fellow Ravelers hint...

So for now I'm off to wind the yarn for this, get my needles out and ready to cast on. I'm about half done with a little shrug for my granddaughter, pics to come of that soon.

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

My "miraculous" Mara shawl is all but done! And I love it...I have a few ends to weave in and then I'll do a nice blocking this weekend...but I do love soft and squishy! I only call it miraculous because I think if I would've been doing this alone I would have given up in frustration and frogged it long ago. I don't know why, just had a lot of issues with the yarn-overs...I think maybe because of course being a shawl, the triangular nature of the pattern, along with the yarn-overs maybe compounded the problem. But because I did this via a knit-a-long on Ravelry, well, that saved nice to have the online knitting community to bounce questions off of, what a difference it makes! Ah well, all is good now, I'm so happy to have the shawl off the without further ado here is my Mara shawl...

now I'm awaiting my yarn for the next KAL I've joined...this time the Milkweed Shawl by Laura Chau...can't wait!

Friday, July 03, 2009

What an awesome mail day today!!! The mailman brought a large box to the door...and I thought, no, not my basket already! But, yes!!! Indeed it was my package from Jennie (sosorosey)! I had to do a quick photo shoot of it since the presentation was just so cute! Tied up with fabric strips from my basket...and her card on top tied with a darling little silver heart that says "made with love". I didn't even open the project keeper til just now to see the other little crochet bowl I had ordered and it is darling! Pics of that to follow tomorrow :-) Jennie also included a little magnet and a sweet little gift...Thanks so very much Jennie, you are awesome Etsy seller! The very best to work with...I am just thrilled and will be back for more!