I bought these gorgeous handmade glass buttons from GillanBeads . I thought they'd add so much to my scarflettes and they really have. I made one yesterday and loved it so much that I had to make two more to see how they turned out. You can bet I'll be picking up more of these buttons.
My camera was about to shut down due to low batteries, so I had to work fast and furious just to get these pictures. I'll be taking more later to list them. Not sure if I should wait until the fall to list them though? When I do they'll be listed at $25US, each. I hope you like them since there will be more coming!
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
I was asked to join in on an anniversary celebration for a shop that's been around for a year. She's having a rainbow theme and asked if I could create 3 hats. One yellow, one blue, one purple. Here's what I did. The yellow hat is the same design as the other flapper hats I do. The purple hat has a fancier scalloped edge and the delft blue hat is a visor beanie. Too cute.
Friday, May 2, 2008
I've heard how addictive it is to make socks. It's something I just never did before. I prefer to crochet over knitting. But I took the plunge. I've been oogling over sock yarn for sometime now. The other day my Mom was in town and asked to go to the yarn store. While there I bought some fabulous yarn that's a mix of merino wool, alpaca & silk. Ooohhh so nice to work with. And I picked up some sock yarn.
Although I'm not even done my first sock I love making them! They take awhile to make, at least for me, but I really enjoy it. I also think socks will be something I keep for me & gifts for others. I'm holding back looking at other sock yarn now. Although I did just buy a beautiful set of stitch markers that will be perfect for socks! I can't wait to get them. I may have to buy more sock yarn just to try out the new stitch markers.
The one thing I did want was bamboo needles. The problem is they didn't have the size I needed. The one size that was sold out! Go figure. So perhaps when I finally get around to getting new bamboo needles I'll once again have to go buy some new sock yarn. It's a vicious circle really.