Monday, September 7, 2009

Chicken Little

Finally - I have figured out how in the world to post my PDFs on here. Enjoy the free pattern for my baby hat - Chicken Little! (clicking the link is going to take you to my scribd site - dont worry - head over there to print it!
Chicken Little

Guessing Game

Ok lets play a game - guess what these are for...

A DRESSER! Pics to come soon...Happy Labor Day!

Simple Sewing

If you know me well, you know that I have the patience of a 2 year old. God's working on me with it but in the meantime I just go with it! Sewing is one of those things that I have to find simple projects in order to finish them...And as my purple craze continues I found this cheap little girl's dress at Walmart. Of course, I had lots of fun embellishing it. Take a look!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Sorry for the delay - its a purple summer!

Well, a long 11 days later, I am finally blogging again! And as you can see, Bekah finished my branding! I love it so much! I think it captures me and my crafting perfectly. 

Carol, my boss at Simply Fibers is out of town at the beach in Florida. So, I have been running the store along with another girl Kelle. It has been fun, but yesterday was about to be the death of me. I am just saying, one of my least favorite things in the world might be pushy people. I was giving a knitting lesson and this woman who just happens to teach knitting at some other store, butted in and started giving the poor lady the WORST knitting advise I have ever heard. I wont go into details but lets just say that if you are having to use a different size needle on each row - you might want to perfect your tension instead. 

Clearly that last paragraph sounds ridiculous to anyone who doesn't knit. I can picture my mom right now reading it and just rolling her eyes at her knitting daughter - lovingly of course.... 

Ok here are my current projects. The purple sweater is out of Rowan Cashsoft DK for a one year old little girl. I am so excited to see her in it. The pattern and link will be on etsy and ravelry within a week! I promise! The scarf is out of beautiful merino and cashmere yarn from Punta Del Este...its my weak attempt at lace knitting. 

Enjoy - I am going to watch Race to Witch Mountain because I secretly love to act like a thirteen year old! 

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Lazy Saturday

So I know this is ridiculous to have two new posts like five minutes apart but I have the day to myself to be crafty and sing songs. Those sound like they don't go hand in hand but they totally do. My song of choice today is on Kari Jobe's album, we are singing to Jesus together she and I! 
My friend Ash that was in town is a blog crazy lady. She introduced me to lots of crafting goodness. Check out
I love it - and I got inspired to make some greeting cards. While raising support, I feel like I write a new ten thank you cards every week. So I love having some fresh things to do when I am making them!  Also, here is Ashley being spontaneous with a old table we had. It looks perfect in our dining room!

Graduation Weekend

We graduated! It was a busy week leading up to this though for sure. For Josh's 25th our friend Travis came in town to surprise him! It was a blast! In the meantime Ash (my creative cohort) and I planned for the party. We decorated on our 30 dollar budget - and found little baking pans at a thrift store that we used for all of our flower arrangements. If that is not thrifty I don't know what is. We had such a great time with Josh's family and my family! It was a blast and I think our grandmas are best friends now too! 

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Everyone loves a lamb!

Well it is official - I am a knitting dork. I usually steer clear of all things wooly (aka sheep). I have just never been that attracted to knitting them or ohhhing and awwwing over them. That has all changed with my most recent creation. Meet Cozy the Lamb. 

He is absolutely precious! I knit him to go with the green polka-dot hat for my friend Bekah. I think the hat-animal combo will be a hit at the dallas baby shower she is going to! 

In the meantime I finished the hat... it is great and I will be posting the patterns for sale on Ravelry within the next few weeks. I will probably hit up etsy with my patterns too! 

For today, I am finishing up my last paper for college and going to Branson with some great friends. We are visiting Deb and hopefully having some heart to hearts too - we are pretty good at that. 

Josh's birthday is tomorrow - 25 years young! Any ideas for making his birthday extra special? 

Happy Knitting!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Oops - we may have slept in

Well we had really good intentions of getting up and going to early service today. Oops, we woke up at 10:07. There was not a chance. BUT Trish stayed the night so Josh, Trish, and I had lemon-ricotta crepes with strawberries on top! So good! 

Yesterday was another creative-productive day. Josh and I are both trying to get our final projects done to graduate (me - undergrad, and him- masters). Before we hit up Kaldis, we stopped by a junky antique store and I found these old posts that we couldn't resist. All 3 for 8 bucks! I have plans for two of them to become dining room table candle holders. The third one made the perfect entryway piece! I got great knobs at Hobby Lobby and made the frames from cheap canvas. When you are raising support to be missionaries, your budget consists of all things free and under ten bucks : )


Friday, July 24, 2009

My new hat projects...and a cheeseburger

I knit almost all day today. It was one of those days that knitting just takes the place of every important thing you really need to do. But the accomplishment of each row makes you feel like the most productive woman in the world. Ok maybe that was just me today, but it made me happy. 

While Josh was at work I got the two hats I am designing almost finished. The green and tan one is for a friend to take to a baby shower. Bek helped me pick classy colors for this classy mom-to-be. The polka dots are each knit separate and sewn on. I am really into texture so I like the dimension it adds to the hat. I am going to make striped booties to match. 

The other hat is my own creation out of Nashua DK cotton. I like chickens and bright colors. I did the same thing with embellishments and dimension. The i-cords on the top were fun to make instead of a normal beanie finish. Both patterns will be for sale on ravelry soon!

Finally, one of my best friends Deb came in town tonight. And we took the visit as a chance to eat out. Mark (our roommate), Josh, Deb, and I took advantage of Flame 4 dollar burgers. It was a blast. Great Friday night for sure. Hope everyone (if anyone reads this) has a great weekend. 

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Is it possible to be addicted to blogging already?

Today, I woke up and spent some time outside with the Lord....sipping on my coffee and reading Romans. Two things happened with that 1.)I loved Romans 5:17 so I wrote in on a canvas 2.)I got super motivated to be productive in my life today so I sewed pillows and redecorated our house. hahaha

Now I am talking to my best friend in Uganda. Ahhh it makes me so happy. She is selflessly serving the little kiddos there and it makes me so proud to know this woman. 

As far as the pillows I made today go - I have had this wool of Tammy's forever and just not known what to do with it. Well, i figured it out! I made these pillows for Josh and Mark's office. I think they are cute but still man-ish! 
Check out Tammy's great blog 

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

I'm Seriously Dying Right Now

enough said - hurry and go. 
personally I don't think I can live without the sugar buttons on my next cupcakes 

I love cupcakes so much. Here is a picture of my last cupcake adventure for my sister-in-laws baby shower

Here goes my first post...

I am finally adjusting into home life - we have been hoping around living situations but we are finally in our new house so that is great! Josh (my husband) is having some fun with his Wii finally being connected to wifi. So that leaves me having fun with time to knit. I am in the midst of writing two new hat patterns with some DK summer yarn. Pictures soon to come!

As for finished projects - AHHH I am so excited. I have this new niece Adelyn who is 1.) precious 2. )little and 3.) looks GREAT in my knits! Here is a picture of her in a summer halter I knit for her. I am writing the pattern now and waiting to post these to ravelry until my friend finishes my logo she is working on!