Monday, July 25, 2011

Anthro Inspired Double Plait Bobbies

Here is something else that I knew I wanted from Anthropologie that I was going to refuse to pay $18 for- Double Plait Bobbies. I love the idea of cute little bobby pins that have a little bit of sass of glam to dress them up. So after seeing these I knew I needed to try some myself.

Want some of your own? Here's how:

What you need: hot glue gun, skinny ribbon, bobby pin, hair pin (as pictures above you can see the hair pin in wider than a bobby pin and doesn't pop out at the end as a bobby pin does) I haven't tried this with using two bobby pins so I don't know what the end result would look like.

After you get your supplies together you take the hair pin and your ribbon and slide it through as I did above.

Fold the outside edge into the middle and use a dot of glue to put it in place.

Flip the pin over so you cannot see where you glued it in the back. If there is ribbon sticking off the edge just trim it down with some scissors.

Here you need to take the ribbon and pull it up towards you and over top of the right bar of the pin and slide it back through the middle. Kind of like you are braiding it in with the hair pin. Then continue by pulling the ribbon over top of the left bar and slide it back through the middle so it pops out on the bottom side of the right bar.

Continue to "braid" the ribbon through the hair pin until you reach the bottom. There you take another dab of glue to hold the ribbon in place and wrap the ribbon around the whole pin at the bottom and glue into place again.

Here is another one I made in blue with slightly thinner ribbon. Try different colors and patterns and see what creative things you can think of!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Bailey Bear's Bear

I must say I really do think that this bear turned out quite adorable. That most certainly doesn't mean it was glitch free and easy. I also would change a the way I knit this. If anyone is considering making this bear, do it in the round! It was a ton of seaming! About halfway through the seaming process, I broke my last needle at a Fourth of July party. That to say the least, added immensely to the irritation at the seaming.

I also added the bow to the bear to give it an extra little punch of cuteness. If you are interested in adding the bow, you can find it here. If you want the whole package, the bear was made by Debbie Bliss.

Overall, this bear is adorable and squishy and perfect for a new baby boy or girl. Also, with enough preparation, it would make a great shower gift!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Reveling in Ravelry- Harry Potter

All good things must come to an end...

Wait wrong series- I think I just gave myself away as a Star Trek nerd. Anyways, with the end of the Harry Potter series coming to a close I wanted to pay tribute. I was looking for unique patterns this week- not just your run of the mill scarf. So I hope you enjoy my picks as we say goodbye to Harry, Ron and my boy Draco oh well maybe I am the only one that's a fan of him. I have always been a sucker for the villains

Puppet Pals: Here is a your opportunity to get some of your favorite characters on your fingertips. Most HP fans have at least heard of or seen the puppet pals videos. Now you can create your own with six different characters! Here are Harry and Co and Snape, Voldy and Dumbledore are here.

By time the 7th movie is out everyone has taken a quiz to find out which house they would be in. I, obviously, would be in Slytherin. But if you really want to know for sure, you will have to knit up your own Sorting Hat.

Dressing up for the premiere? Whip up this Mad Eye Moody patch to complete the look. Or save this one for Halloween. HP will still be cool.

Broomstick Bookmark: Since the movies are based upon books, I knew I need to include this bookmark. This would be a great addition if you gave someone these books as a gift!

But remember, no knitting during the movie!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Owl Hat Pictures

Many of you remember my owl hat I posted about here. I made these hats for someone that has their own photography business. I had gotten some pictures from her of the hats. Her pictures are obviously leagues better than mine.

Seriously how adorable?! I am still drafting up the pattern for this hat. It will come eventually!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Reveling in Ravelry- Gather 'Round the Campfire

Welcome to my online bonfire! Who doesn't love to sit around a fire on a cool summer's night!

Check out some of the great things you can knit or crochet to go along with it!

Campy and the Mallows: Well to start this party, we definitely need to start with a fire. This one comes with a bonus of mallows on a stick. Sadly, one of them is looking a little burnt.

Hot Dog: Perfect dinner for those looking for something over a fire. Although I must say I prefer some ketchup on top of mine...

Amigurumi S'more: What is a better treat while gathering around the fire? I love this little guy!

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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

What's in my Queue?

In case you haven't noticed, I really enjoy my Star Wars. Imagine my excitement when I found this cute little guy in my queue.

Who doesn't love a little furry Ewok? Little, furry and quick to make. Check our Ravelry or Etsy to find many other Star Wars amigurumi as well. I am definitely making it a priority to make this little critter soon.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Reveling in Ravelry- Fourth of July

I know, it's so cliche, but it was bound to happen. Right? Well hopefully everyone will find plenty of time to whip up a project or two while you're out about about this weekend. Here are some fabulous ones to incorporate into your party this year!

4th of July Toilet Paper Topper: Having people over? Keep extra toilet paper available in your bathroom without simply having it sitting out. Plus it stays with the theme!

Checkerboard Picnic Blanket: If you're going to see some fireworks then check this out! This project will do double duty! Keep the kids occupied while your waiting for the fireworks to start and provide them with something to sit on. Who doesn't like to kill two birds with one stone?

4th of July Beach Bag: Spend the day at the beach with your new beach bag. This things will hold a ton. No matter where you end up on Independence Day, you will have a great bag to lug around.

Beverage Can Holder: Perfect holder for your drink of choice this weekend. Although, I must say, I agree with the picture. Coke is definitely the best choice!

Hope everyone has a safe, wonderful, RELAXING holiday weekend! I know I plan on it!

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