Thursday, February 17, 2011

Glee Inspired Quinn Fabray Crochet Hat!

Ok. So I finally watched the "Comeback" episode of Glee last night, and I was LOVING all the knit/crochet items that were featured: Quinn Fabray's super cute maroon pixie hat, Brittnay's fingerless gloves, the girls' unicorn sweaters, and the list goes on.

source of pic: here

Update! I got a better view of the Quinn hat
Source of pic here

After seeing Quinn's hat on the show, I wanted it...very badly. I proceeded to google like crazy, searching for every possible phrase that would lead me to this delicious Quinn Fabray hat: "Quinn Fabray's knit hat," "Quinn Fabray's Comeback hat," "Glee Comeback Quinn hat,""Quinn's super cute Comeback hat that I really really want." Nothing. Nadda. Zilch.

I did find this pattern on Etsy, which came close to the ribbing style + small nubbin at the top, but I already spent my "hobby" budget this month, but I have it bookmarked to purchase next month (heee). I decided to search my favorite crochet/knit sites: Raverly, Crafster,  and Crochet Pattern Central for a free pattern. I stumbled upon this great free pattern here. It wasn't exactly what I wanted because it didn't have the ribbing pattern I wanted, but it came close. I decided to MODIFY by using a different hook, added some different stitches, made a flower (of course) and viola! See my pics below. It's a quick pattern. I whipped it up in a couple hours. I think it came out alright. I think the next one I do will have a smaller nubbin at the top. Thank you Hermie for the fantastic pattern!! Now, for the fun part: figuring out how to make one for my mini me....

If you were inspired by the same episode, I'd love to see what you made. Leave me a link in my comment :)

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Finally!! There are items in my Etsy store

So as you can see, i've been a busy bee. Check out the products that I've listed in my Etsy store. I've put a mini Etsy store link to the left. Isn't that fancy! I will pop back in later on this week to write more about what I'm creating for my shop. I'll give you a hint. It has something to do with feathers!!

Ok. Off to bed!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Kung Hee Fat Choy!!! Welcome to my latest hobby ;)

This week we sort of celebrated Chinese New Year. What I mean by sort of, is that I thought about it, was bummed that I missed the festivities in Chinatown, told my kids that we missed the celebration, and now I plan to attend next year. I'm going to consider this year a lucky year for me because it's the year of the rabbit. I wasn't born in the year of the rabbit, but I like rabbits, so there you go. Maybe I'm already off to a bad start because I didn't attend any festivities. Does eating a Chinese Tea Cookie this week count as celebrating the new year? Probably not. I'm so sorry Chinese grandpa. I promise to be a better Chinese year.

I've been busy doing handmade crafts versus digital designs. Trust me, I will get back to digital designs, but at the moment, with little kids running around, it's much easier to chase them with a yarn ball and crochet hook in hand versus my laptop computer. A smarter person would just stop what they're doing to chase the kids, but sometimes, just sometimes, i'm not that bright.

Since I've been crafting more, I thought, what the hey, I should sell this stuff. I've given a bunch away to friends and sold a bunch of items at a craft fair, so I have high hopes. I hope to be better about posting pictures and updated of what I'm doing, craft wise. I hope to treat my poor neglected blog better than I did over the past year. With that said, I REALLY appreciate my 4 blog followers. You guys are loyal. You rock and you are totally awesome!! If you actually were following my blog, please email me cause I'd love to send you a handmade gift :) If you weren't, then you missed this message and there's no gift for you :(

This week, I will be adding more pics of the crafty goodies I've been working on. Here are a couple images of what I'll be posting in my shop. Unfortunately, my beautiful model tends to be moody, so I can't take pics as often as I want, so please bear with me if you see pictures of my products on the floor or the table or inappropriately placed on my son; it's the best I can do.

Right now, I've got a promotion going on my Facebook store page. For the first 15 people to "Like" my store, will receive a 15% discount off of their first purchase through my store and a chance to win a custom crochet hat for their little one.

So go ahead and "Like" my Facebook page. You can see the very nifty and easy to find "Like" button in the right column. You see it? It's right there. Go ahead. Click "Like"

Thank you!!! Oh and by the way, my store can be found here. There's nothing in the store at this moment, but give me a good night's worth of sleep and I promise to have at least one item posted by tomorrow :) But know that just because nothings in my shop, that doesn't mean I don't have items to sell. So email me if you have any inquiries.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

I am going to cry with excitement

There are two FANTASTIC looking craft fairs happening this weekend and I want to go to both SO BADLY. Even though I'm done with all my Christmas gifts, I want these goodies for ME ME ME!! God I LOVE living in California!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

It's not too late to get your Customized Holidays cards!!

Hope that you are on target with all of your holiday shopping and festivity planning. If you haven't had a chance to get your holiday cards, it's not too late. I've uploaded a ton more designs in my Etsy shop, so when you get the chance, check them out. I do my best to design unique custom cards to make your Holiday card stand out. If you are interested in getting custom work, feel free to email. I can easily customize your cards to COSTCO which allows you to easily upload your custom card and pick up your prints in an HOUR! Can you believe it! No more paying for shipping & handeling of customized cards. God I love the digital age!

Here are some of the latest cards from my shop:

Hope you are having as stress free of a time as you can possibly have this time of the year. Check back again soon, because I am a designing mad woman these days. My next plan is to roll out a bunch of Hawaii themed Holiday cards for all my 'ohana and peeps back home.

Monday, November 9, 2009

I've launched my Etsy Shop!!

I've been wanting to do this for a really, really, really long time. I finally have the motiviation, and am making the time, to get this off the ground. I am making customized birth announcements, holiday photo cards, invitations, and eventually much more.

I offer a varied selection of designs in hopes to capture a wider audience. Feel free to check out my designs here. In celebration of the opening of my shop, all week long, I will be posting more designs into my shops, doing a random drawing giveaway for a customized Christmas card, and posting a couple freebies to entice you to come back for more. Check back tomorrow for the first of many fun surprises to promote my new store!!

Here are some peeks at what I'll be adding to my etsy store in the coming weeks...

Thank you so much to my friend Jodie for allowing me to use her photos in my cards. You can check her out here. She is a photographer for Central and Northern California.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

ScrapMatters is having a blog train and I'm on it!!

Welcome fellow ScrapMatters fans. We are celebrating yet another wonderful year at the SM home. Yipee!! I'm so excited. Aren't you? We've come a long way baby.

It's so great to see here you. You've probably journeyed from afar to get here. Did you get the chance to pick up a bunch of goodies along the way? Can you believe how many different freebies we're giving away today?!? You must have come from Christine's site. Well, lucky for you, there is more to come...

But first, let's talk about me. Haha. Yes, I'm going to share my best picnic memory too. It would have to be my most recent trip with my family. My son asked if we could go on a picnic and we couldn't resist. So we went to the local lake, parked our butts near the lake's edge, and ate our wonderful meal. My son loved watching the ducks swim by and waved to the people on the canoes. Then, we spent the rest of the day riding bikes around the lake. Sigh. Don't you just love summer? I'm sure going to miss it when it's gone.

Here is the pic of my son and neice sitting by the lakeside.

So now, on to the fun part. As a token of gratitude for stopping by my blog, I am giving you this:

Download here
You not only get a fun element cluster from the Perfect Picnic kit, but you also get a wooden frame and flower stickers created by me. Woohoo!! So make sure to tell all of your friends to jump on the ScrapMatters blog train because you never know what goodies you will find! In case you forgot where the starting point is, it is at Andilynn Design's blog.
Your next stop will be the lovely Designer Mickey B. Make sure to tell her I said hello.
Don't forget to stop by the website for more fun, games, speed scraps and prizes. I hear they are doing giveaways like crazy. Well, it wouldn't be a party without a bunch of treats!
Have Fun!!