Webpage layout shuffle and Bunnies!

For those of you who actually read this blog consistently you will have noticed that I change the layout every couple of weeks…. I apologize for this.  I am still trying to find a layout that I Love. While surfing around on DA I fell across this cute little picture and just loved the yarn effect on this bunny! Along with the stitched mountain in the background it’s really fired up my brain and given me a better focus for how I would like the header and layout to look. By no means will it look like this but I will consider this picture my crafting muse!

Picture by Lilibz of Deviantart.

This picture is done by the very talented Ms. Lilibz of Deviantart. Her website is full of very cute drawings and amazing colors. She very graciously gave me permission to post this picture so please go give her website some love.

I just love the feel of this cute picture I’m not a huge fan of pink but this gives the artist friends an idea of what I’m sort of looking for. I’m trying to incorporate so many different crafts into the header that it was nice to just browse around Deviantart and find something so simple and cute. Hopefully in a month or two I will have a layout I love roll out and this constant every couple of weeks changing the background stuff will stop. 🙂

Speaking of bunnies

Since I am making this post about a cute bunny picture this is a perfect time to introduce “The Queen”.  So my little cousin just turned the whopping 3 years old and for her birthday I made a cute little bunny this pattern was created by the talented Ms. Stephanie Jessica Lau. It was a super quick super easy pattern to follow, along with a great walk through chart for embroidering the nose on the bunny. I would highly recommend this for someone who is an advanced beginner and has some patience for the hand stitching. The bunny took me about 3 hrs. to make so maybe 5-6 hrs for a beginner. And if your curious the bunny was a hit with the birthday queen. 😉 I’m even contemplating making one in purple for me.

On another note the walk through video of diamond ridges is at the chopping up and assembling stage I bought a better webcam and recorded in one sitting and am now editing it. For those who are really patiently waiting I thank you.

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My poor poor baby :(

Oh my poor little bloggypoo.  I’m sorry you have been so ignored lately I promise it won’t happen ever again……or maybe in a couple of weeks I can keep that promise.  For those of you patiently waiting for a video walkthrough I apologize for this really long wait.   If it’s been one thing it’s another right now.  I’m in the midst of traveling and won’t be settled down till next week, but I won’t have access to my laptop till mid February along with the awesome luck I have we had to reformat my laptop and my external backup driver deleted everything I had on my laptop so can you say goodbye video I had in the works along with all of my photo’s.  The worst part was the 400+ crochet patterns I lost I think that made me wince more.  As soon as stuff calms down I will be back to regularly posting and video making till then I really am sorry.

Busy busy bee is me

So the lack of post’s or photo’s is not from lack of crafting. It would be from the large quantity of home made gifts hence I can’t post them up on the blog till after christmas. Bummer I know but I’d rather surprise someone on christmas than ruin it by posting early on the blog and have them see it to soon. I am in the middle of crocheting a test pattern and as soon as I finish it I will post it up with links and photo’s. Till then I’m going to try to give myself enough time to make a video tutorial on that awful diamond ridges hat. >.> ugh.

Otherwise hope everyone’s holiday is fantastic.

A pretty shawl and an observation of I think I’m a bit masochistic…….

Ok maybe I don’t think but know I am. XD So after completing a beautiful shawlette test pattern and wrapping up a few odd ball Wips I’ve had laying around because of said shawlette I’ve decided instead of starting christmas presents I’m going to take on more “other” projects…..I’m insane I know.  I realized that I have about oooohhhh three weeks to start and finish all of my christmas gifts which amount to 6 crochet objects, about 20 homemade cards, homemade chapsticks, painted mugs, with some homemade cooking. Now I know a lot of you are going good GOSH!!! woman what are you thinking being online and doing your blog instead of getting to those gifts! To be honest it doesn’t stop there. 😀 I have signed up for another pattern test, signed up for a amigurumi swap, and I volunteered to help my mom with some projects. Oh yeah glutton for punishment am I!

 

So this is the shawlette test that I finished for DesiLoop and oh my it is heavenly! It is about 4 1/2ft long at the top, the bottom is about 10 1/2ft from tip to tip, and it’s about 2ft deep. This shawl works up beautifully quick and is really pretty with minimal pattern headaches.  The pattern is a combination of written and charted. It is written for the first few steps of each chart so that you can get an idea of how it will flow. Once you get the gist of the chart the written ends and you just follow the chart. I love love love how clean this designers chart was! There was no squinting trying to figure out what any of the stitches where along with a nice key. I would recommend her pattern to anyone who has a love of shawlette’s or doilies! This pattern can be done easily by an adventurous beginner who isn’t afraid of charts.

Dang no good bottle of wine to break over this ships hull.

Oh well I guess I will have to make do with a good glass of Hawaiian punch!

So to start out this first blog post I would like to just say hello and welcome to the expanded online version of my craft closet.  For anyone who knows me you all understand that first sentence especially if you helped me move a week ago.  I owe those individuals big time for the multiple trips up and down the stairs carting box after box of crafting supplies.  For those of you who don’t know me welcome to rarely contained mess’s and lots of explicative’s when I get frustrated with one of the projects.

Most of the time though this blog will be showing what project I am starting or have finished along with any observations about said project (i.e. headaches with pattern or ease of pattern). To list a few crafts anyone will be seeing on this page it goes as follows: crochet, scrap booking, paper craft, photography, Polymer clay work, and if my life depends on it maybe a knitting project once a decade. 🙂

For the next week or so I will be posting completed projects to slowly catch up to the current ones I am working. Once I have caught up I would like to in theory be able to track a start and finish for my projects so that I can get a good idea of how many I actually finish and not just start. 🙂 The only other warning I can give is that if you don’t mind atrocious writing skills I hope you enjoy what is about to explode onto this blog.

Stay tuned!