Thursday, September 23, 2010

The three year socks

About three years ago I decided to make a plain jane pair of socks. I thought a pair of socks with no pattern to concentrate on would just fly off of the needles. I thought wrong. I have never been so bored with a project in my knitting life. Now don't get me wrong, the yarn was nice enough and I love the way they turned out. I just don't see myself making another pair of plain socks again. I apparently need a pattern to keep me entertained.
So with out further ado, here are my Just Sucks (no that is not a typo).

That is all. I refuse to spend another second working on these in any way shape or form.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Fabric Stash and Plans

I've been stock piling my fabric here in California in preparation for my new Etsy shop and Christmas crafting. This post is more for my reference and that of my family (so they can make requests) so I apologize for the lack of content but perhaps you are a fabric collector and will enjoy the pretty pictures. On with it then..

This is my Etsy collection (this is what I plan to use for my shop and it was all purchased on Etsy). These fabrics were purchased from The Sprout Store . I also bought a few coordinating fabrics from Cotton Thread Fabrics but haven't taken pictures of those yet.

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Top center: Freebird by Momo for Moda - Garden in the sky ( I also have this print in geranium aka red)
Left column top to bottom: 1Woodland by Momo for Moda - Wonderland Tweedle Dee in Sugar, 2Woodland by Momo for Moda - Tweedle Dum in Tomato (I also have this print in sugar just not photoed), 3Woodland by Momo for Moda - Tweedle Dee in Tomato
Right column top to bottom: 1Freebird by Momo for Moda - balls in ivory, 2Freebird by Momo for Moda - Butterflies in Vanilla, 3 Freebird by Momo for Moda - Garden in Grass

These are intended for a couple of aprons. I honestly don't remember what the names or who the designer(s) are but I picked this set up at Joann's.

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I love this Japanese inspired print. I had intended to make a purse with it but I'm not sure about that anymore. Purchased at Joann's.

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These are intended to make a tutu petti skirt for my niece, Maya.

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These are scraps left over from other projects, a couple of random fat quarters, a few random pieces of fabric that don't really belong in any other group, and a couple of tea towels that I bought to make a tote bag with.

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These fabrics are also intended for my Etsy shop but will also be used for Christmas projects. All were purchased at Joann's.

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Last but not least is my Ikea big score. I was browsing through the "as is" section and found a bag of scraps for just $5!! If you're familiar with Ikea fabric it usually runs $7.99 a yard for the prints. There is about ten yards total here. The largest piece is 2 yards and the smallest is 1/4 yard, not what I would call "scraps" but definitely a bargain.

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The bottom right is actually grey but the sun was shining on it and washed out the color in the photo.
Ok that's my stash, minus the fabric mentioned at the beginning, a few yard of solid colors intended for lining, and a one other home decor print that just wouldn't photograph properly.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

As promised

Just a quick post to show my latest projects.

The first was supposed to be a small bag for me to use when I don't want to carry my big "mom bag" but it I'm just not feeling it. So I think this will be one of the first items to go up in my etsy shop (once I have enough items to make a decent inventory).

This is the pretty bag pattern from this etsy shop.

I chose this fabric because it was similar to the example on the pattern but in the end I just didn't dig it.

Maybe someone else will.

I made the inside pocket larger than the pattern called for and added a second section.

This is the half-moon handbag from this etsy shop.

I decided to use the main fabric for the inside pocket and I love the result. I think this bag will be going into my etsy shop too. I like it but I have another fabric in mind for my own. I'm making a small zipper pouch with this same fabric, also intended for my shop.

Alrighty, back to homework. Once my husband is done with his chief games I'll bring back "what to make Wednesday" but in the mean time I am working on photographing my fabric stash. At least the stash that I have here in San Diego with me. :)

Saturday, September 4, 2010


I'm still around. I have two new purses, curtains, and a pair of socks to share. Unfortunately, my camera needs new batteries and blogger isn't letting me post pictures at the moment anyways. So I guess a new post will just have to wait.

In the mean time here's what I'm planning to make next week. I just love Keyka Lou's patterns and Michelle has all kinds of helpful tips on the
Keyka Lou blog.