Thursday, August 30, 2007

Mission: Baby Blanket

So tonight my mom brings me a bag of Caron Simply Soft and tells me she needs a baby afghan for a baby shower. OK. By the way, she needs it by the 8th. Holy crap! What is today? The 30th. That gives me 8 days (did I mention I'm working double shifts almost every day?) I can do this.
Ravelry has already been a huge help to me. I haven't filled in a ton of stuff in the notebook section, but after my mom left, Ravelry was the first place I looked for a pattern that would be super quick. Bingo! The Bubbles Baby Blanket. For anyone who still can't get into Ravelry, you can find the pattern here. This should be quick enough to finish on time and a gorgeous blanket to boot. Wish me luck.

Saturday, August 18, 2007

I'm Almost In!

There are only 309 people left ahead of me in the Ravelry invitation queue. Only 309! I can't wait to get in, everyone is buzzing about Ravelry, and so far everything I've heard is good. I can't wait to see what it looks like and play with all the great features I keep hearing about. The Notebook previews look the most interesting to me, and the whole thing looks like one big community resource and place to show off. Love it, and can't wait for that invite!

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

What's Up Y'All?!

Wow, is it good to be connected to the Internet again. I've missed the online craft community while I was computer-less for the last two months or so. A lot has happened around here that I've missed sharing with you, too. The big news is, we finally moved! Out of our crappy housing apartment to a crappy trailer, but hey, it's a step up, right? I think so. The Munchkins, Boyfriend and I have really enjoyed living here thus far, and I think we are finally good and settled in. I'm sure there will be plenty to share about the new place later on.

After we got everything moved I had to have new wiring ran for the cable DSL, and then the computer took a visit to the fix-it guy. It is in SOOOO much better shape now. And I'm back! I'm so excited to be able to see what everyone has been up to. Drop by and let me know what you've been up to for the last two months, I'd love to catch up with everyone!

Here's a little something I thought was interesting:

Your Career Type: Artistic

You are expressive, original, and independent.

Your talents lie in your artistic abilities: creative writing, drama, crafts, music, or art.

You would make an excellent:

Actor - Art Teacher - Book Editor

Clothes Designer - Comedian - Composer

Dancer - DJ - Graphic Designer

Illustrator - Musician - Sculptor

The worst career options for your are conventional careers, like bank teller or secretary.

I'll be back tomorrow with more of what I've been up to while I was gone.

Monday, June 18, 2007

Yay Me!

I won a prize! How cool is that? Know what's even better? It's exactly the prize I had my eye on, a beautiful knitting journal by Lain. I won it from Holly as part of Cyrano's Creature Comforts Drive. So awesome.

I was never able to post pics of the blankies that I sent, but Holly took great pictures of them and posted them here. Check 'em out. Thanks so much, Holly, for running a great pet drive and for the awesome prize!

Sunday, June 17, 2007


Here's what I have planned for the rest of the day:

The couch, some crafty stuff, and hanging out with my dad for a little while. Happy Father's Day, Daddy, and to all the daddy's out there!

Friday, June 15, 2007

I've Gone Scan Crazy!

The Fire Blanket (almost done!):

The doll afghan:

My latest bracelet, which isn't done but I already sold today:

And the Munchkins' Ratatouille artwork:

Monday, June 11, 2007

(Sort of) A Picture, Yay!

I've rediscovered a craft that I dabbled in while in high school, and spent lots of time over the weekend practicing. I forgot how much fun (and addicting) making hemp jewelry can be. Since I'm just practicing, and I'm notoriously cheap, I'm using some stash Size 10 crochet thread as "hemp" and seed beeds. The bracelets I've started so far look decent, and the latest is perfect for Project Spectrum.

That's it on the left. It's for the boyfriend, and I like how it's turning out. The one on the right is another one for practice, and it matches a pair of earrings that I made myself last week.

The next bracelet I have planned will work well for Project Spectrum, too. Black with shiny colored beads, and maybe some earrings to match that one as well. After the computer goes to the computer doctor and comes back, I'll scan that bracelet.

I'm so excited that I figured out a way to add some visual interest around here. I had forgotten all about my scanner. Yay for (sort-of) pictures!