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Friday, October 30, 2009

Craft Bazaar on November 7th

I will be hosting a table at the Craft Bazaar in Poquoson on 7 November from 9-3.  This is my first time doing a craft show and I am going to be working on several small projects for placement on the table.  Stand by for some pictures of a bunch of small and fun projects!

I will post the address to the Bazaar shortly in case anyone would like to come out and say hello or do some early Christmas shopping!

Trinity United Methodist Church
1294 Poquoson Ave
Poquoson VA

Come out and say hi!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Walter's Afghan

I finished a full-size afghan for a customer.  His name is Walter.  The project got started long before I started this blog so I don't have any works in progress photos to share however I can share the finished product photos.  Walter absolutely loves his new afghan and is already using it in his living room on the sofa!

This afghan took me about 100 hours to finish.  The project was modified from the original pattern design to be larger and as you can see ended up fitting a queen size bed.  This was unintentional but a bonus for Walter!

The photos were taken at 1am so the lighting was not the best.  I do apologize for that but I had to deliver the afghan that day so not a whole lot of photo opportunity.  The color is a warm brown color and the photos didn't pick up the pretty brown as well as I would have liked but they did pick up the details of the pattern.


Friday, October 23, 2009

Amara The Unicorn - $20

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23 Oct 09 - Here is "Amara The Unicorn" in pink for an Etsy customer.  This unicorn takes me about 8 hours total to make start to finish.  I made all the pieces last night (22 Oct 09) and will assemble the unicorn tonight for shipment tomorrow.  I still need to cut the mane and tail but I will do that after I get the pieces sewn together.

This first picture are all the pieces prior to assembly.  The individual pieces are the head, horn, ears, neck, body, and legs.  Just need to sew them all together!

23 Oct 09 - Assembly & Finishing

The first thing I assemble is the head by sewing on the horn, ears, and attaching the head to the neck


Next we attach the neck to the body


Now we need to sew on each of the legs and make sure that the unicorn can stand on its own as well as the legs ability to move.


Next we weave in all the ends and then attach the mane and tail


Next we attach eyes, nostrils, ribbon accents and roses.  Then lastly, she gets a haircut!!



Snowman Baby Sweater & Hat - $30 - boy or girl

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The set in the pictures is available for sale. It fits 0-3 months. It can be for boy or girl. I will need to know when you order which option you prefer as it requires an update to the scarf ;-)

I took a small break from the customer orders and decided to try a pattern that I have that I have been anxious to make!  It is the snowman baby sweater & hat set.  It is absolutely adorable!  The outfit can be made for 0-3 month or 3-6 month baby boys or girls! If you would like to order a larger size, let me know and we can work that.

The set was finished on 22 October.  Here are the completed project photos.  This set is available for sale in size 0-3 month.  If you would like to order the set, let me know if you would like boy or girl so that I can adjust the scarf color accordingly before shipping!  This set takes me about 1 week to make if you would like to order the larger size.

Friday, October 16, 2009

4 Piece Pram Set - 0-3 Month Baby Girl - $30

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This set can be custom ordered for $30 FREE Shipping. I have in stock the one pink set in the following pictures for Preemie / newborn.

This beautiful 4 Piece Pram Set comes complete with booties, bonnet, sweater, and bloomers!  I can make this set in any color.  The set in the picture is baby pink accented with darker pink roses and burgundy ribbon.  It is absolutely beautiful!  To see pictures of this set in white, click White Pram Set






Friday, October 9, 2009

Happy Holidays wreath - Finished

13 October 2009 -  Second wreath finished!


9 October 2009 - This second wreath is a "Seasons Greetings" type wreath.  It will be adorned with Santa, stockings, and presents and have a ribbon accent.  This second wreath sells for $30 and is made with regular holiday sparkle yarn.


12 October 2009 - Finished assembling all the pieces

Santa Heads are finished!!!


Stockings are finished!!

 Presents are finished!!!  Ran out of time tonight to assemble.  Will assemble the wreath in the morning.

13 October 2009 -  Got up early to finish the wreath so I can deliver to customer today!



Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Christmas Bells Wreath - Finished

9 Oct 2009 - Finished Product Pictures

9 Oct 2009 - Finished the Christmas Bells wreath.  Here are the photos to go along with it.  I will create a new blog post for the Santa wreath.  It should be finished this weekend.

The first step to assembly is installing the wire and gold bead for the bell assembly and attaching the holly leaves into clusters of three.

The next step is to attach the bells in clusters of three to one of the holly leaf clusters:

Next attach the ribbon to the bell clusters.  I prefer to use wire edged ribbon so that the bows can be shaped:

Next, attach the clusters to the wreath and attach a bow.  You can use a pre-made bow or make your own.  I like to make my own as it is cheaper to the customer that way.  I also use fresh grapevine wreaths from a vineyard instead of buying them at the craft store.  Much cheaper that way and they smell fresh!!!  I also adorn the open areas of the wreath with pinecones that I collect from around the neighborhood.

7 Oct 09 -   I have a local customer that ordered two Christmas wreaths.  I have finished all the pieces to both wreaths but need to get them assembled.  Here are the Work in Progress photos!  Will post more as I begin assembly!

This first wreath is a "Christmas Bells" wreath.  This first wreath sells for $40 as it is made with LionBrand Glitter Spun yarn for the sparkle affect.  I can change out yarn for a cheaper wreath by request.  The bells will be outfitted with a gold assembly that makes them look like they are ringing and adorned with ribbon.  I also attach some pinecones as well.  I finished one already for another customer with silver bells and blue ribbon.  Came out beautiful!  I will attach the pictures of that wreath with the final pictures of this one.