Archive for November 2011

multi-colored scarf

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I listed a new scarf today. It is made of two kinds of fibers, one is bamboo and the other is a mystery. I love searching through the odds 'n' ends bins at craft stores and the mystery fiber is the one that I came out with. It is a small gauge, so I twisted three of them together to be roughly the same thickness as the bamboo (grey) fibers. Check out the listing here.

What do you like to make your scarves out of?

(Please note that I do not and am not endorsed by CB. It just happened to be what I was wearing!)

amigurumi giraffe: progress post 2

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The horns, ears and one arm are attached. I have three more limbs and a face to attach, as well as tuck in all of the loose ends. I am so excited that I can finally read a crochet pattern!

black friday is coming

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It has been a couple of years since I have gone anywhere for Thanksgiving. This year, we are going to NYC. This will be my first time in NYC and my mind is getting dizzy with what I should pack to take on the trip (dressy? casual? leave space for shopping? do I take food?). Part of my preparation is to change over all of my items at the shop to a Black Friday Sale. With the code BLCY30, you can save thirty percent off the purchase price. Click the image below to be taken to the shop. Below are a few of the items available at our shop.

Support handmade, local goods and small business! If you search Etsy's site for "Black Friday Etsy" and "Cyber Monday Etsy", you will find more good deals across the site.

arrr, matey! pirate-inspired wreath


After watching a video on how to make your own wreath with re-purposing an old book (which I have a hard time doing even though I like the idea because I love books too much to do that to them), I decided to do the same with fabric. I had two old shirts that I was going to throw away but I decided to save them for fabric scraps after I cut out the unusable parts. The flowers turned out really well. I wrapped the body in the rest of the shirt fabric and then a silver snowflake ribbon. I still want to buy some pirate trinkets to add to it, but for now it is finished.

making larger jars

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Last weekend I worked on making larger images on larger jars. It went pretty well I think.

new listing: wedding centerpieces!


While testing image transfers on some items (mostly recycled glass and tealight candle holders) and talking with one of my friends, I decided that I would transfer some wedding images onto glass for a wedding reception. Here are the results:

I am pretty pleased with the results and will be using the method on larger objects in the near future. To see the listing on Etsy, click here.

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