Posts tagged ‘projects’

December 12th, 2010

The littlest bashful starfish…

The littlest Bashful Starfish blushes

There’s a LOT of crochet star patterns out there, and several great free ones at that. Inspired by friends (*hugs to Amy & Q*), Christmas and the Knitting Nancy Dives In exhibition that I’m participating in in next year’s fringe, this is my take on the the crochet star adapted to be one of the cutest of the little sea creatures…

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August 20th, 2010

Artistic Teal Deer, anyone? :D

d.i.y. project: recycled crayon shapes « HAUTE NATURE. Oh man do I ever want to do this a whole mess. Especially for a certain aspect of a certain major life event that may or may not be coming up for myself and Greg next year…

*waggles eyebrows meaningfully in Jenji’s direction*


SO CUTE! And so fun :D

March 2nd, 2010

Three Days Late: Tiramisu!

Tiramisu: Daring Baker's Challenge, February 2010
I’m three days late on posting the Daring Baker’s Challenge for February – so its MARCH LAWLS! But I’m hoping its okay because a) this challenge was DELICIOUS and b) Uh, I can bat my eyelashes really impressively? :D :D

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August 18th, 2009

Protein will fill you, and keep your needles safe…

Adorable Egg Pincushion tutorial by Christina Lane, The Sometimes Crafter

Adorable Egg Pincushion tutorial by Christina Lane, The Sometimes Crafter

So its not exactlythe most MINDBLOWING tutorial on the planet, its a few simple steps to create a really sweetly end result for something that is crazy useful when sewing – and would make super cute gifts. WHAT’S NOT TO LOVE?! The colours and patterns and mixes are great, useful for other colour combos and come on?! As if this doesn’t fill you with nostalgia for mornings eating dippy eggs and soldiers?

I feel I may go eat some now…

August 17th, 2009

A bag for a layout… Aka talent swaps are NERVE WRACKING

An excerpt of a layout project for Esther

An excerpt of a layout project for Esther

Not too long ago, my delicious friend Esther of penelope waits fame asked if the two of us could do a trade. I’d make her a livejournal layout for her icon journal, Oh Darling, and she’d make me a handbag. I agreed, even though I’m swamped with other things – I LOVE doing things for Essie and the fact that she dangled an Es-brand handbag in front of me was a no brainer on saying yes. xD

BUT GODDAMN! Seriously, if she was paying me real monies I think I would’ve had a much easier time of this project. This is a little of the second layout I presented her – though i made MANY MORE in between. Because it was a project where we were both making something, and I KNOW how time consuming bag making can be, nothing seemed.. Good enough. How odd that if she’d paid me for the time spent I would’ve felt better about the other ideas I’d had, but making a bag for me meant that suddenly the anti was upped and I felt inept to reach the challenge. HOPE YOU LOVE IT ESSIEFACE!