Thursday, April 28, 2011

Future Project

I am at the point in my current project where I am ready to move on to the next one. Which I am obviously already planning out in my head. Actually I am usually planning three or four projects ahead. I just end up getting scatter brained and starting half of them and then realizing later I haven't finished them.

Here is my current object of affection:

Cute right? Would probably look even cuter on a cute baby instead of that ball of hemp.

Hopefully, I will get to start on this soon!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Owl Hats

Most of you have seen this hat before, this is just a slightly larger version. Which is awesome because it fit baby Sammie. Who clearly is going to be a fabulous knitter when she's get older. She already tried to help anytime I have yarn out.

So I figured I would snap up some pictures with her while she was in a good mood. I figure she is cute and would make a great model. I went into Tyra mode and got her ready for her shoot.

She was too enthralled with the yarn to get the job done.

Come on Sammie don't let the hat wear you girl, wear the hat.

We all want to see that gorgeous face!

C'mon connect with the camera!

And we got the shot. That's a wrap.

I watch too much ANTM.

And I need to make hats for kids that will smile and say cheese.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Not Enough Knitting

Wow, I just was looking at all my recent posts and they are in fact, yarn less. How horribly disappointing. Ironically, I am working on something completely fun and fabulous.

Right now it looks like a mess. A bunch of random limbs and no head. Awesome, if my name was Sid Phillips. However, my name is Katie and if you didn't catch the reference to Toy Story above maybe this will jog your memory.

This little dude isn't going to turn around and say, "Who are you callin' busted, Buster? That's right, I am talking to you Sid Phillips."

Well if you haven't figured it out yet, I am creating my own little Woody. So much fun right!? It will go so great with the Bullseye. He was obviously lonely and needed his friend. So I felt compelled to create him.

There will definitely be more to come with this!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Dry Erase Board

So this is my desk, with the all the reasons I have been so inconsistent with my posts lately. But it sure is cute isn't it?

Best part? It cost me $1. Can't get much better than that. Well maybe if my to-do list wasn't quuuuite so long. This is what happens at the end of a quarter. Long lists and long work days. That's what happens when you are a grown-up. Or should I say a "grown-up."

Anyways, you want to hear how to get this for the amazing price of $1?! Here it is. I went to my favorite dollar store (the Dollar Tree) and got a wood frame. They had different ones that were all different sizes making it even easier to custom design you dry erase board. The only important thing is there has to be a glass front or this will not be a dry erase board. Whatever you write on it would not come off, even with some SHOUT!

I had the paint, scraps of fabric, and Elmer's glue on hand. So I gathered those supplies up and got to work. First I took the cardboard back off the picture frame. Then I loosely measured the fabric so that it would easily wrap around the cardboard with room to spare.

Then I created a little bit of modge podge- my own version is not measuring- just pouring a little water till it becomes runny. Then I took a brush and applied it to the cardboard then laid the fabric on top of it and wrapped it around the back. I trimmed the corners so that it wouldn't be bulky looking.

Put that piece down flat and let it dry. While you are waiting for it to dry, grab your paint and a sponge brush and get working on the frame! This is the fun part! I painted the wooden frame a solid color first. I let that dry then took my sponge brush and very lightly sponged on the second color to give it that cool effect. I bet even mixing in a third color would be awesome!

After everything is dry, then put the whole frame back together and you are ready to go! And I mean that literally as these fill up fast with things to do!