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Sunday, September 21, 2008

i'm a bee

ok ok, so it's not 100% done, but it's in the bin of things to be finished. i've still got some pretty good sized skeins left after making this one, so i may be able to do more than 4 before january. i'm planning on putting some pom poms on the front bottoms of these, but i'm not sure... i don't want it to be way bulky, but i do think they'd look nice.

i have been being quite productive. curlin up on the couch and watching....
the SCI FI channel!!!
i've been bitten i guess. there's something about larger than life, eating humans alive sized rats that makes a gal's hook fly.
not to mention the hotties on stargate atlantis!

I did finish the zippered coin purse last week or so. i've given it to my mom. she's asked me to make more for her to give as christmas gifts at work. i should get on that because those holidays tend to sneak and bite!

i had a little trouble with the zipper. i don't remember having put in one before this. or at least i didn't when it came time to sit at the machine. i was having porblems with the fabric getting caught in the zipper. i think i sewed it in upside down or backwards, maybe on the wrong side or something.
it's ok, cause, well, this is only a test!

Did i tell you all about a Christmas in july contest that i entered into in a crochet group i'm a member of? this cuff isn't my own pattern, but it did win me first prize. way cool!

out of this came that..
i know i've been a really bad girl, but i had to do it. i got each of these yarns at bargain prices.
so far, i've made that hat and a couple of pairs of arm wamrers out of the fuzzy pink. next i plan to do a purse out of the silver.
the only thing with purses is that i don't have the fabric on hand to finish them, and the only store near me that has fabric is way out of my budget. so, i've got a pile of purses waiting to be done.
maybe i'll hold off on the silver one until i get at least one of the others completed.

hmm... what else?
i know i have more, but i want to get on to another subject...

what to be when i grow up?

that's a tough enough question with out throwing halloween into the mix.
i've never really dressed up for halloween other than for school days, and i've never been to a halloween party, so, this year is the year!

my friend always throws a party which is right around the corner, but i've never gone. i think we got dominic a costume last year, but we wound up going to my brother's instead.
last year it was spider man, this year, it will be spiderman again.. only the black one.
his old costume[that he never wore] is in storage, so, i guess i'll be springing for a new one. this year, he saw that spiderman costumes come with muscles, so of course, he wants that one.

me on the other hand, i want to be something funny.
at first i thought - I WANNA BE A LOBSTER!

but then i researched prices and well, 200 bucks for a lobster that i can't even eat is a bit much,

so then i said, well, maybe i'll just be a banana.

now, of course i'd wear tights with it instead of slacks, and i would paint my face yellow(i don't want to be a bad banana [one with a big brown spot on it lol!])

then i wanted to be storm

then i woke up.

Now, i'm thinking of being a bumble bee.
i didn't want a cute costume at first, but if you know me, you know that i think that bees are pretty effin scary.
so i'd go around going RAAAHH!
in this lol =-)

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

what's up wit it?

here's what i'm doing right now.
trying to stay productive, while watching tv, lol

i'm almost done with my first special olympics scarf. i've decided to make this one in the rounds and i'll probably put some pom poms on each end. - well, one on each end, since it'll be a long oval

and these are coin purses i'm working on. i'm going to line them with light yellow cotton fabric and hopefully put zippers in them.
a fellow etsian, and etsymom passed on some zippers to me, so i can practice with out losing money. i'm hoping that including zippers on my pouches will help them move
it's like going high tech! lol
maybe one day, i'll even be able to crochet a hoodie and add a zipper to it!

Check out WylesStyle's shop! she has lovely hand sewn pouches of all kinds!

Monday, September 08, 2008

dish cloths for renewing

I finally got around to re-doing the photos of my dish cloths for renewing. hopefully the new photos will help them move. they're crisper and closer than the previous ones. we'll see.

I've found a charity that i want to donate too, and i'm even on my way to actually doing it. i went and purchased some delft blue and white yarn to make scarves with for the Special Olympics World Winter Games (pdf). I'll be tracking my progress to the right. My goal is to make 4, one for each month that's left before the dead line of January 15th. i figure that i can do that using only 4 skeins of yarn.
i'm still working on the foundation of the first one, which i'm doing in verticle stripes, each one after this one should be a breeze.

Saturday, September 06, 2008

i have to admit, i've been slackin a bit

i have to admit, i've been slackin a bit. but hopefully, i'll be able to make up for that today.

on thursday, we had some running around to do, so we thought we'd start our day early and go bowling. it was a struggle getting the kid dressed and out the door, but once he got there and strapped on his bowling shoes, he was ready to go. watching him bowl is kind of funny. the ball is too heavy for him and you can tell. they give you a kiddie ball which weights six lbs, but for a string bean kid who barely weighs over 30... picking that sucker up by the finger holes seems to be like a weeks worth of work out.
i had never been bowling with my mom and she did pretty well. i guess she used to go all the time when she was younger.
she won
then dominic
then me.

but let me say this for myself! (dominic used bumpers!)

it was so nice. after bowling, we went to sonic, dominc ordered the grilled chicken wrap, but hey brought him a sandwich instead and he did not care. he ate nearly the whole thing and some onion rings. that kid can eat. he just doesn't do it very often.

yesterday was a lazy day, but torwards the end of it, i got to working on kelly's bag again. i have teh straps attatched and now i just have the flap to do. oh yeah, and covering the strap attatchments. i got lazy and sewed them on using the machine, so now i'm paying for it by having to make a not so obvious cover up for that. it shouldn't be too hard, i think i'll sew some squares and then hand sew them on just a little.
i'm also thinking of crocheting in some wooden beads to the flap. just to give it something extra.

i started on a small hat, i was hoping for it to be sized for about a 2 year old, but, with my and my bad yarn estimates, i ran out and now i'm trying to figure my way out of that one.
you'd think i'm the kind of person who loves challenges, but i'm not!
i'm just a really poor planner of my projects.

i'm also just about done with a white and black fedora. it's growin on me. i can't wait to put it in my shop, i'm sure it'll go fast.

i've redone some pictures so i can renew a few things in my shop, as well as taken some of a set of dish cloths which i'll be offering in pairs, the first pair will be pick 2, the other will be what's left-unless i crank out some more any time soon.

dominic is still sleeping and ireally wish i had some decaf coffee to sip on right now. i feel like i haven't had coffee in ages, but with as busy as i've been lately, i'm missing snuggling up on the couch with a cup while watching something on tv land or the hallmark channel.