Saturday, September 12, 2009

Now up in my etsy store.

Spinners!  Look what's up for sale in my etsy store!

Clockwise from left to right:

Falkland Wool Top/Roving, Australian Merino Wool Top/Roving, Faux Cashmere Nylon Top and Real Mongolian Cashmere Clouds!

All are perfect for spinning and/or dyeing and the wools are particularly nice for felting.

Friday, September 11, 2009

New Jewelry

An afternoon of making jewelry resulted in these today:
Have a great weekend!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Actual knitting!

The Quidditch Sweater is progressing nicely.  See?

I've begun the back and have about 10% or so done on that.  So there ya go, I have been knitting despite the kitchen renovation and children distractions!  It's a good thing too, the temperature is starting to drop daily.  The Eldest is going to want this very soon and I better have it finished in time.

In other news, I've been fighting with my new cell phone (lg cf360). I wanted to download an app that would read ebooks.  I've had zero luck on this one.  Anyone have any recommendations?

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

This is a knitting blog, right?

I've been feeling awfully artsy/craftsy lately.  For instance, over the past couple of days I've been working on more counter tops.  Specifically, the counters that are on either side of my stove.  I'm having to take the counters on in tiny little steps due to lack of time and dealing with children, but it's getting done!

But alas, it's been digging into my knitting time.  I'm not saying that I haven't been knitting, ya know, but I'll show you a report on that tomorrow.  It's hard to get crafty people to be completely monogamous with their hobbies, isn't it?

Back to the counters.  Here's a couple of in progress shots:

Once again, I almost forgot the before and after.  The one on the left has the first base coat of paint, the right is the original counter.

Both with a base coat.

Faux finish applied, but no resin
And this is how it looked a few minutes ago with the resin and paint touchups!

Please ignore the crap shoved into the cabinet on the left.  Having cabinets open has allowed all sorts of things to land there, like coupons and other misc. paper.  I couldn't get the stove shoved all the way back in by myself today.  It's stuck on something.  When the hubby gets in today, that'll be his job.

There's only one more counter to go, but it's a doozy.  It's easily the size of the other two combined and we are going to have to pull the sink out of it to do it right.  That's also the spouse's job since that's not something that I'm qualified to do!

I'm very pleased with how all of this is turning out.  Oh, and by the way, the new resin (EX74) is working out beautifully.  I've gone out and purchased a resin mold to make jewelry with it as well as using it on the counters.  It's way too much fun to let it just sit in bottles. 

Monday, September 07, 2009

Eek! A Mouse!

I saw a vinyl decal on a website last week (and for the life of me I can't remember where) that had a mouse hole and a clothes line on it with tiny little clothes on it.  I thought it would be perfect for the boys' room.  I kept it in black except for some tiny little flames on the mouse's shirt to mimic the flames that we have going on the roman shades and the light switch.

Here's a pic with the light switch included:
If you'll notice, this is as wide as this piece of wall gets.  There is molding to both sides and on the left is the boys' closet.  The mouse hole fits perfectly here.    It's a small, but fun detail.

And here's a close up of the mouse hole:

The color is a bit faded thanks to the camera flash, it's a bit darker in real life.  And yes, for the record, mice have a real problem making their mouse holes stand up straight and not lean to the right.

Edited: because I forgot to mention the supplies used.  These are just basic acrylic craft paints.  I also used a black sharpie to clean up the lines a little bit.