Handmade & A Contest

Oh so many beautiful items! I absolutely love etsy and the handmade pledge. Ikea is all well and good, but it lacks the beauty and personal touch of handmade items. It gets me all excited just thinking about it. Visit oh, hello friend to enter!

I do have my own etsy shop, but it needs work. I love making things, and my goal is to eventually sell arts and crafts and designs for a living. I really want my own design studio where I do graphic design as well as fashion, furniture, product, you name it! I’m working on it all the time; learning to do new things, and trying to surround myself with beautiful designs.

Right now I’m in the process of refurbishing my old dresser and adding a plexiglass door to the bookshelves Alex and I made about a month ago. Once I have those done I’ll post pics! (It’s all very exciting). Take care!

Valentine Plushies

Ok, so I know this was last month, but I see my fiance’s and am still amazed by its cuteness. I have the sudden urge to make 23 of them and arrange them happily on our living room wall. What do you think?

I know: really bad picture, but it’s the only one I have with all three (one for my sister, one for Alex, and one for my friend Jimmie…the one for Alex’s sister is not pictured).

Would that I had a photo of the amazing valentine I sent to my girlfriend in New York…

Knitted Grass Creature

I finally finished my first knitting project! I had to learn a lot of new things, since all I knew was how to knit and purl. Now I can slip slip knit, knit front and back, reattach yarn, and felt (sort of…). I must have messed up somewhere, because the two sides didn’t fit wrong sides together, but facing the same way. As such stitching them together was a little difficult. But he still turned out really cute!

Anyway! This adorable little guy is thanks to the pattern by Mochimochi, an amazingly talented knitter. I also tried to use her mattress stitch tutorial to sew the two sides of the creature together.

I checked off every line on the pattern so I wouldn’t get lost.

Here’s the first side finished!

Felted, stitched, stuffed, and now with eyes!

Standing tall like this beautiful little grass creature should:

I’d like to make at least two more. I had an inspiration the other night: I’m going to put them in a window box (like for putting flowers in your window)! I’m very excited about it. Then maybe I’ll knit some flowers (like these calla lilies from Knitty) and snails to go along with them… I can’t wait to see it all together!