I did a lot of this.....
I did a lot of this.....
I made this awhile ago, and am just now getting around to sharing it with you...I've been really bad like that lately!
My Mom had actually been creating a hat from this pattern when she ran into an issue, so I grabbed this awesome yarn, picked up my hook & got going so I could trouble shoot it. I was planning on just frogging it (ripping it out) after I was done, but I really like how it turned out so it's now a keeper!
You probably can't tell from the photo of the finished hat, but I used the "Starlight" Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick yarn for this...LOVE it! It has just the perfect amount of shimmery gold strands running through it's creamy softness.
Here's some other angled shots I took with my cell phone when I was trying to decide if I would frog it or not.
While I may not be posting a lot right now, it doesn't mean I haven't been creating a lot. I've been working on a lot of surface designs for my Altered Art Attire online workshop (aka: using mixed media on fabric to make accessories & other fun stuff) and also I've been crocheting up a storm at night when I can.
So here are some quick headbands I made using the Jenna Headband pattern.
I love that there's room for a button at the end...in fact, on the green one I ended up making it a wee bit too long because I was too lazy to get up and grab a ruler and so I added two buttons, and now it's adjustable!
Happy New Year! (insert the sound of one of those crazy, loud party horns here)
I hope you had a fantastic holiday time with your family and friends. We had a great time, busy, but not too busy to celebrate the true meaning of Christmas....Jesus' birth, our salvation, the love of our family and friends.
I've been crafting and baking away over the holidays, and since I'm a firm believer in taking time for my family, I've held off on blogging about every little detail here. And frankly, I just needed a little break! If you follow me on Facebook, Twitter, Instgram, etc you probably have a pretty good idea of a lot of the things I've been up to anyway LOL.
I've also been crocheting a lot at night when we're just relaxing, or watching a movie...like Elf (one of my faves!!!) I hope to get photos edited of those projects sooner or later and I'll post all about them here on my blog...and to tide you over here's a photo of my niece wearing her new hat I made her. :) She's adorable!
Here's the pattern I went off of for it. I'm loving how it turned out and that I had the perfect button in my stash to add to the flower's center!
And here's how the hat looks off her precious little head.
Lastly, before I go I wanted to share with you a few things I want you to know.
1. I'm so blessed to have you all in my life! It's truly fun to chat with you online and I always love whenever we meet up in person! (So if you see me out and about say hi!!)
2. Just a reminder that the True Scrap 4 classes are now available individually! So treat yourself!! Speaking of classes, I'll be teaching a workshop at CHA this year, and also at 21 Secrets of Art Journaling 2013 online this next year! So excited!!
3. If you letterpress...Lifestyle Crafts is having a 50% off sale!! Use coupon code "ERIN" for an additional 20% off your order of anything on their site (even non-letterpress stuff)!!
With Christmas coming up I've been working on some crochet projects in "my spare time" (which is basically any time I'm not working on CHA & other projects LOL).
Since this is a gift I can't reveal it all yet, but here's a little peek that I shared on my Instagram feed:
Speaking of crocheting....how do you store your left over yarn?
If there's not much left I re-roll my ball and then tag it with the type and color like this:
Also, we have a winner for the Adobe Photoshop Elements 11 random giveaway!
Congrats Debby, you're going to have so much fun! Check out the photo of her grandson that she submitted: