Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Another lovely crafternoon!

So in the holiday vacation, I was lazing around the house, when my mother called and asked me to go spend our well-earned JoAnn's gift certificates. I was, of course willing to oblige.

We had a lovely lunch and spent lots of time pouring over wonderful craft supplies. After using up the gift cards, I headed home. But not before calling Bohemiangrrl and inviting her over for hangouts, dinner, movies and crafting.

We crafted, devoured burritos and watched Thirst (totally gory/R-rated vampire movie, btw) and since it was so messed up, we watched The Neverending Story. I found out that the movie I loved when I was little is still pretty awesome!

In the middle we did some crafting, mostly me trying to pick a pattern for a new project while Bohemiangrrl did some actual crocheting and Joe was fashioning some awesome costume parts.

I have to say, it was pretty great!! Now I have to make tons of stuff tomorrow!

Happy crafting all!

<3 ~Magpie

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Post-Holiday post!

WHEW! I survived!!! I made a lot of things this year and feel really good about them, but I'm gonna show off my newest sculpt, since I haven't really sculpted in a while.

He is a baby red dragon I made for a friend who collects them.

I'm not gonna lie, I wanted to keep him!!!

I loved making him, and I miss him already!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Mitzi Scarf

You may notice a new (free) pattern to the right of the blog. The Mitzi Scarf is something I whipped up yesterday when looking for a cute, fast crochet project for gift giving.

I hope you like it!! I'd LOVE to see pictures of Mitzi Scarves people have made so feel free to sent them in!!!!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010


So J found a deal for a dozen cupcakes for half price.

So he placed an order and we popped in. The shop, (Bakery Gingham) was tiny but adorable. Definitely something I'd love to own! They had our order ready and we were out the door in three minutes.

We had to run errands and forgot we even HAD them until about midnight thirty!! So, being the responsible adults we are, we busted into the box and nommed!

I had a "Snowball - coconut cake with coconut buttercream icing" and J had a "Ultra-violet White - white cake with pale purple vanilla buttercream icing". They were DELICIOUS!

I think we're going to go back and see about them making our wedding cake!

I would highly recommend this shop!

Monday, December 6, 2010

YAY! I did it!

So I kinda just threw this together, but I'm pretty pleased with it all in all!


I've seen this kind of necklace on several websites and in magazines, but was too anxious to try it.

But I decided to give it a go today. Mostly it involves making rings of various lengths of chains then sc or dc around in a ring then weaving them together. I'll post more when the project is done.


November and December are the busiest months of the year.

Preparing for holidays, traveling and making gifts. On top of it all, we had to move back our wedding date 5 months! So we just lost 5 months of planning!! EEK!

So I'm just trying to make it through the holidays. In the meantime, I have been making more necklaces and Mary Jane Slippers for gifts.

You might also notice a new crochet pattern on the right hand side of the blog. I painstakingly re-created a pattern from a 30 year old stocking, who's designer was long lost. I really loved the process though despite it taking several months, and I am interested in making some of my very own designs. Please feel free to support my site and download the pdf for your own holiday creations!

And keep coming back, and I promise to try to keep up with the posts!