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.