Category Archives: RL (“Real Life”)

Update…

Status

Well, let’s see –

  • I’m a bit nervous about it, but I’ve signed up for September’s NaBloPoMo.  I didn’t make it last time – hopefully this one will go better. ;P
  • I’ve updated my about page a bit – it was in drastic need of help.  Hopefully more changes on the way, “as we go”…..
  • I’m hoping the sewing machine will be done this week….
  • I am utterly exhausted today.  Gotta keep on truckin, though…..

Bits and Bobs

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School is ramping up, so there’s not a lot of time to post.  Been working on plain things, basics.  Have some cotton kitchen washcloths done, and a test hat on a basic pattern.  Will post pics soon.  Been working on my photography lately.  Really want to learn to do that.  Debating on a photo blog, or sticking to deviantart and or Flickr.

Be well, my lovelies….

I’m Still Out Here….

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… just feeling a bit frazzled.  As I’m sure is the case for many, we’ve been working hard to stay above water, so niceties like blogging got put aside for a while. 😛  Still more or less in the same position (thanks, BP! -.-), but we’ll get there, and in the meantime, I’ve decided to come back to blogging and pursuing creative outlets in an effort to stay sane. o.O Anyway, so – to bring things back to all things creative and crafty – here’s a new (to me!) concept I’m looking at trying out – crocheting with poptabs from soda cans.  Check out these great links (links pulled from (and adapted from) a fab thread on Ravelry):

Pop Tab Wrap

  • Tutorial for making a large crocheted pop tab purse.
  • Here you can find has instructions for making pop tab flowers (which you can use as motifs for larger items).
  • This one is in Portugese, but the pictures are pretty self-explanitory and could be used as a guide for designing your own (she does rows instead of flowers).”
  • This ebook has patterns for making purses, baskets, vests, bracelets, skirts, and dresses. I don’t know if it uses crochet, though.”

I also found:

Posts and Projects

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Well, losing the game, so to speak, with NaBloPoMo kinda put me off blogging feed.  I decided to get focused on other things for a while – got some projects done, recentered myself.  Probably good, in the long run.

SO – here’s what I’ve been up to:

I’m still working on exploring the Newbie Level of crochet.  I’ve gotten a few projects done  (Please forgive the photo layout – I’m struggling with this template and may chuck it soon. 😛 ) –

Solomon Models THE HATFirstly is this LAMB inspired hat.  You can find info on the pattern here at Ravelry, and see more pics at my project page here.  This one turned out pretty well – da kiddo is pleased – it’s for his girlfriend.  He was a bit reluctant to model it for me, tho. ^_-

Headband Attempt No. 1

I also worked up a headband last night.  For some reason it gave me fits – frogged it a kajillion times before I really figured out the pattern.  Go figure.  Anyhoo, while it’s far from perfect, it’s done and I like it.  I figure I’ll do more soon.

The pattern (Trebel Crochet Headband)  uses just a very little yarn.  I can see using project scraps to make more of these.  In this case, I used some left over Peaches & Creme from a Christmas present project.  (No more information on *that* one right now. Ahem.)

Headband Attempt No. 1

I also frogged a hat I was working on for the other half.  He’s finicky. 😛 So, as he likes the yarn I am using, but didn’t like the way the hat was shaping up, I frogged the whole thing.  Blech.  No fun, frogging an almost done project.  Ah well, I have some ideas for creating a Fabulous Hat for the man.  We shall see.

I’ve been contemplating picking up knitting needles again.  I’ve just been a little intimidated – the last few times I’ve tried, I’ve come away with aching hands and wrists.  Guess we’ll see, huh?  o.O  I’m also working on a few small projects for Christmas.

Oh, I also discovered the most awesome vegan peanut butter chocolate chip cookie recipe, but I believe I’ll leave that for the next post. 😉

Be well, y’all!