Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Learning the wave!

I am still on a crochet kick. So I'm trying to keep up with this learning phase.

I bought 200 Crochet Tips, Techniques & Trade Secrets by Jan Eaton. I've always loved the chevron pattern, but never knew how to make it. So, I'm learning. It is a challenge, but I'm having fun!

Also, working on a mock-up of a bodice for my Halloween costume. It's not gonna be great, since I'm trying to dress up like someone that is a size 4, I think. I'll post pics of the process when I get them.

Hope everyone is living crafty!!!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Finished swap package

So here is the finished swap package I sent out today for my partner.

She really didn't have a specific Halloween/Samhain wish, but she liked faerie things and outdoorsy crafts.

I sent:
  • An amigurumi acorn purse from her wist
  • A crocheted vine necklace she wisted
  • A portable fairy door ATC
  • A fairy flower (said to attract faeries)
  • And her Halloween candy of choice, Pixie Sticks.
It didn't feel really Halloween-y to me, but it's what she wanted. I just hope she likes it all.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Vine wrap-y thing!

So I made this item off of a picture I saw. Obviously, it was not as easy "guesstimating" how to make it, but it looks okay, I think!

Frankly, I've been stalling working on the quilt for the Grove. It is a LOT of work and a pretty huge undertaking. Now that I have my swap items made for the Halloween Swap, I can focus on this quilt. Wish me luck and I will be trying to post teaser pics soon for the quilt!

And who knows, maybe soon I'll make something that I can actually SELL!

Monday, October 5, 2009

My first traded ATC's

Okay, so ATC's (if you don't know) are Artists Trading Cards.

They are usually 2 ½ X 3 ½ cards that are decorated to the fancy of the artist or to fit into a theme.

These cards were for a Twilight theme and were larger than normal ATC's. They are 3x5 in "Skinnies"

Sorry about the crappy pictures from my cell, it was all I had before I sent them.