Hello? Hello? Have you guys given up on me 🙂 i tried to post last night with a flickr badge cause i had lots of pics to share-well after messing around for over an hour i realized it’s just not going to work on WordPress 😦 And then i didn’t want to post anymore.
But here i am and i have lots of pictures! I have been busy the past couple days.
Over the weekend we went to the Michigan Renaissance Festival. It was loads of fun! I love those festivals and seeing everybody dressed up. Little Man really liked the Knights and horses. Hubby was overwhelmed by the whole experience, it was his first time, so i am not sure what his favorite was. I loved the stands, costumes, and just general festival-ness of it all. I got a henna tattoo-Moons and Stars on my arm-i really would have liked a palm one but middle of the day and carrying lots of things and caring for a toddler just don’t mix for a henna tattoo on your palm. But they last longer and are more vibrant on the palm. I have plans to do one myself instead. i also got some curly horns 🙂 They are so cute and fun. I’ll have to get a picture with them on.
I also rearranged my craft room slightly ad managed to move my sewing machine in sooo on Monday the sewing bug nipped me in the bum.
I have been wanting to make this Double-Point Needle Case for a long time and i have had all the things i needed since like the day after i read the post/tutorial on Grumperina’s Blog. (psst she has a tutorials for straight and circ. needlestoo-i want to make the circ one next)
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Anyway, here it is rolled up:
I have been knitting on and off but it’s been a bit slow.
My progress on hubby’s socks:
(yes, that is still the first sock)
Monday was also a big mail day 🙂 I love mail.
A Knitting Sock Pouch from Messie Craftie-i love the fabric and it’s really well-made. Check her out if your looking for one-she also has some totes and zipper pouches.
I got some sock blockers and a one of those sock blocker keychains from The Loopy Ewe
Saturday I played with Shrinky Dinks-i printed out this image and traced it. Going on my key-chain. We didn’t have any permanent markers(besides a couple blacks) in the house (a 3-year old lives here) so i used colored pencils and it worked fine but in the shrinking process the colored pencil ends up leaving a residue that rubs off on you. So i am going to try permanent marker next time.
Today-More Sewing. in case your wondering i come across these when i am bored and blog hopping and bookmark them for a future date. Future can mean next week or a year. Like i mentioned earlier-Sewing Bug. It comes and goes.
So-today i made a Chapstick Cozy from this tutorial. I am addicted to chapstick-i have them by me, in my bags, extras in case i lose one. So this is great for me!! will make at least one more! You could even put this on your key-chain with some rolled up money or other small items.
Chapstick Cozy Open with Burt’s Bees peeking out.
I also tried to sew my own Pouch-Let’s just say Good thing i bought one. it’s not bad but not as nicely assembled as Messie’s.
AND that’s all for today. i cut up some fabric for a purse i found on-line-will have pics and links next time. Link for sure-pics if they pass the “Looks Okay” test.
Now off to do some knitting. I am pretty close to the toe on hubby’s first sock 🙂 yay!
Since it is heating back up here my cardigan has been put on hold just for a few days.
Little Man and I are going to have a picnic tomorrow 🙂 I love doing those with him!! we are going to his favorite park that has water, a bridge, steps and the “Spooky Forest with Friendly Bears” in it that like to chase us 🙂
Have a great night and Happy Wednesday!