Friday, October 10, 2008
Sunday, August 17, 2008
Well, here is the final project:
Monday, July 28, 2008
- How many bills I need to pay
- How I am going to stretch the paycheck to cover all the bills and living expenses
- How I need to downsize our living expenses budget
- and most importantly how many yummy craft stuff I wish I had the money to purchase
I then started thinking that I really do have a lot of "things" now that I haven't even used. Why would I purchase more "stuff" to add to my growing collection. Especially if I don't truly have any space in my budget to purchase it. You know the ol addage "Rob Peter to pay Paul".
So I have decided to challenge myself. My challenge is to complete all my WIPs and any new projects I start, the materials must come from my stash. If I don't have enough "stash" for the project, I need to find a different project to meet the stash I have on hand.
So here goes. This is a list of my WIPs:
- Danish tie shawl
- Quilt for daughter's bed
- Quilt for my bed (I won't ever tell how long ago I started this project"
- Ocean landscape wall quilt
- knitted curtains
- knitted sweater
- Turtle pillow
If anyone would like to join me in this challenge, please leave a comment and we can work through our stash and WIPs together.
If I get enough interest, we can even start a group in Ravelry. It is always easier with support and friendship.
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Sunday, July 20, 2008
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Sunday, July 13, 2008
I am going to purchase some more fiber at the Lambtown festival this weekend.
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
Here is a picture of the dyed romney. This was my first attempt at dyeing fiber. I did not have a clue as to what I was doing. I used Jacquard acid dye. It looks a bit like Bozo's wig is having a bad day.
Thursday, June 26, 2008
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Sunday, June 22, 2008
Here is a picture of my cleaned Romney
Friday, June 20, 2008
Saturday, June 14, 2008
The first project I made was a Kniddy Knoddy. I purchases 3 pieces of PVC and 2 "t" connectors.
I then cut one of the pieces of PVC to measure 16". I then cut the other PVC into 4 pieces each measuring 6". I sanded the cut ends, placed the "T" connectors on each end, placed a 6" piece in each end of the "T" connectors and there you go. Your own Kniddy Knoddy. And it is water proof.
Friday, June 13, 2008
Well, my little guy ended up going to grandma's house for the weekend so I have the whole day to myself (besides the plummer). What do I do... I spend the entire day cleaning my Alpaca fleece.
I spent the whole day cleaning and getting no where. At least that is how is feels. So thanks to many helpful folks on my favorite website, Ravelry, I hopped into the car and drove to the pet store. Pet store you say. Why go there? Well, I found some great dog combs (more like rakes) that I can you like fiber combs. Just a LOT cheaper. I researched on the web and found that a pair of combs for combing fiber cost a minimum of about $90. Well, I purchased my combs for $7 each. Much better.
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Well here is a picture of the fiber I will be cleaning.
Thursday, June 5, 2008
Monday, May 26, 2008
I am getting much better. My yarn is much more consistent and it is not breaking very often. This is a huge thing for me. However, it think I may have gone from not enough twist to too much twist. But at least it is not breaking (grin).
I am also trying not to spin as thin as I was. I think that was also contributing to some of my breakage.
Well here it is:
Saturday, May 24, 2008
My son was the total highlight of the day. He decided that he wanted to try and climb the rock wall. He must have tried more than 8 times. He made it to the last 2 rocks before he decided that it was too high up and decended to the bottom only to try again and again. I sure wish I had my camera and especially a camcorder so I could tape this.
Well, when I came home from the fair, I was inspired to sit at my wheel as see if I can put all the information I gained from today to good use.
Here is a picture of my first attempt at spinning. This is a single ply of wool. We are required to bring two full bobbins to our last spinning class so that we can learn to ply.
Friday, May 23, 2008
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Here isa picture of my beautiful spinning wheel. It is a Louet S51.
Saturday, May 17, 2008
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Here is a picture of what I spun on my Spindolyn.
Monday, May 12, 2008
Saturday, May 3, 2008
Inside of the card
I thought an acetate card would be really fun as it would really show off the bubbles. I stamped the bubbles and colored the larger bubbles using silver paintstik.
I colored the mouse and bathtub using colored pencils and gamsol. I added Crystal Effect to the bubbles to give them a nice shiny 3D watery look.
I then added a sheer curtain for a bit of whimsy.
I can't wait to give this to her. She is going to love it. hehe
I got the free pattern from Knit Picks. Click here for the free pattern.
The best part about this, once I got the hang of the pattern, it is actually pretty fun and easy.