Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Cephalopod Swap

So I signed up for this swap cause well I kinda like Octopods. So here are a few things I made my partner in this 5 point swap.
First up an Octopus Clock
 Followed by a hand painted and han bound Journal
 Here is a quick look at the inside.

 Next is one of my Knitting to go bags, these are also used for crochetting and spinning.

 An octopus dish/face cloth that I designed. I think I might post the pattern on here at some point, so watch for it if you like octopods. Note to self - I think I should have blocked this...
Lastly I made an octopus fimo pedent which I forgot to take a picture of cause I made it last and threw in the bag, but that's ok cause it was destroyed during shipping : (

Anyways I hope you like, I had a blast crafting for this swap and I will probably do it again when the next round comes about.

Fingerless Gloves

Here are a lovely pair of gloves that I made for my mom's b-day. The pattern is called Veyla and can be found HERE. They were nice to knit and took me 4 days to knit the pair, and I'm a relative newbie to knitting. I modified the pattern to add in the half fingers.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Shawl - Second knit project

So for my Grandmothers b-day I thought I would make her a shawl. Being my second knit project it was 2 months late. A majour pain in the butt, but a great learning experience. And hey I learned how to read charts, block and remember to bind off first.

Glass Etchings

So about a month ago I made a set of Star Wars glasses for a friends b-day. He loves them so much he wants me to make him some more, so when I get the time I shall do just that for him.

So yeah I really just wanted to show off my glass etching skillz, lol. It was fun and easy the hardest part was cutting out the stencile. Hope you enjoy, lol.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

My Bento Wish list

 With Alex starting school next year I really want to start collecting supplies so that I can make her really awesome Bento style lunches next year. So I figured I would put together a list of desired items so that I could keep track of the items I want and them eventually have. Now all I need to do is find a really awesome hello kitty bento box set!Bento Wish List

Sunday, September 12, 2010


OK I hate it when I never have enough info or give enough infor when it comes to swaps. One of my current craft partners had a blog post similair to this one and I figured it was a great idea, so hey I copied it.

~ ABOUT ME:  I am a mom, a student and an entrepreneur. I am making my way threw university to become an Anthropologist. I love history and crafting these are my two loves that keep me sane, well what's left of my sanity. Life is too short so you might as well enjoy it while you can! My daughter is awesome and my world revolves around her. She loves getting gifts as much as I do, so if you feel like sending her a treat that would be great.


  • Themes: Cherry Blossoms, Dark or Warrior Angels, Fairies, Trees, Tentacles, Rockabelly, Punky, Dragon, Hello Kitty, Pheonix, Dark and cute, siloetts, Celtic, vampires, anime/manga
  • Colours: Black, Pink, Black, Purple, Red 
  • Animals: Cats, Wolves, Dolphins, Mythical, Butterflies
  • Fabrics: Modern, Black and white prints, Japanese, Flour de les, Plaids
  • Yarns: Cotton, Wool (merino and super wash are faves), Soft Acrylics, Bamboo, anything not harsh or itchy, the softer the better : )
  • Scents: Herbal, Poem by lancome, Not sweet or overly floral, cinnomon, clove, lemon, orange, Lavender, Chocolate, Mint, Coffee
  • Films: Star Trek (2009), Princess Bride, Hood winked, Lord of the rings, Alice In Wonderland (2009), Sweeney Tod, Serenity, Witches of Eastwick
  • Books: Karen Marie Monging Books, Gena Showalter Books, Kim Harrison Books, Enders Game, Southern Vampire Series, Wheel of time, Dragon Lance, Alice in Wonderland, LITTLE RED RIDDING HOOD, Forgotten Realms, Terry Goodkind, Dean Koontz, General Fantasy Books, Craft books/Mags
  • Manga: Sailor moon, Vampire Knigh, Clannad, Karen, Inuyasha,  
  • Music: Paramorn, Panic at the Disco!, NIN, Desturbed, The Tea Party, Metalica, Megadea
  • TV Shows: Dollhouse, Angel, Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Firefly, Castle, Doctor Who, Blood Ties, Bones, Nikita, Dexter, NCIS, Law and Order, Charmed, Eastwick, Forever Knight, Knidred: The Embraced, Lie to me, Moonlight, True Blood, The Vampire Diaries
  • Shirt: XL - XXL
  • Pants: 18 - 20
  • Shoes: 9.5
  • Neck lace: 19in
  • Ring: 7
~STYLE: I dress kinda nice (slacka and blouses), but I also love jeans and a tee. I have pierced ears and I love hair clips. I Love neclaces and I LOVE celtic jewelry. I Love rockabelly and punky. I am a sucker for hats, I love them to bits, give me a news boy hat and I'll drool, lol. I love dresses and skirts, and can never have enough shoes.

~CRAFTS I DO: Knit, Sew, paint, draw, chrochet, I also make bath and body products, glass etching.

~CRAFTS I ADMIRE: I just love handmade goods. Crafted glass is awesome and I would sincearly love a piece or two. Knit, Sew, paint, draw, chrochet, body products, leather work, jewelry, burned wood, or general wood crafts, Paintings or other wall art, resin items, poly clay items, Modified shirts and stenciling, glass etching, Alltered books, Embrodery, honestly anything would be awesome.

~CRAFTS I WANT TO LEARN: Wood burning, glass crafting, metal casting, chain mail, Poly Clay, leather working

~CRAFTS I DON'T DO: Wood burning, glass crafting, metal casting, chain mail, Jewelry making, Poly Clay, leather working, Embrodery, beading, Altered books, Carving, cross stich

  • A modified 7 day pill case
  • A quilt
  • A Bag
  • kniting bag
  • yarn
  • fabric
  • Jar of whimsies
  • Mini cupboard - doesn't have to be witch can be alchemist even
  • Pendents - glass or resin
  • Hand bound Journals
  • Wall art
  • Fairy door
  • Jar of buttons and other sewing accessories
  • Matching kitchengoodies
  • Matching bathroom accessories
  • Tea
  • modified nature, lol, (items made from wood, rocks, shells, feathers)
  • Tea pot or mug
  • Bento box items
  • books
~DISLIKES: I hate gore and zombies. I have a wheat intolerencey so no items made from wheat. No Clowns please I just don't find them appealing. I'm not fond of orange. Please no Catholic art like saints and/or Marry, I'm fine with crosses but I am more of a nature person.

  • I really hope that this helps, but all in all I'm easie so just have a blast

My first craft blog

I figured after all of these years of crafting I might start a blog about my projects and projects that I love made by others. What artist doesn't need a portfolio, lol.