Friday, December 12, 2008

Handmade Christmas...

I've decided to only make stuff for christmas, due to lack of funds and a general scroogness that I possess concerning this holiday. I think its mostly my age that has me in such a bad mood. Its two weeks to Christmas and it doesn't feel like it at all! I go downtown and look at the trees and wreaths, I take in all the lights and Santas, it just doesn't feel right anymore.

I've decided it probably won't feel right again until I have my own kids and has new meaning. Thats still a long way off though so I'll have to stick to scrooging it up....there always has to be One right?

Anyway, the point of this post is sharing the items I'm making. I've already made my sister some pedicure socks that look kinda like these...but are two shades of gray.

I'm currently working on this hat for my brother. I think it will work for a guy too right? Plus he has dreads and needs to reign them in somehow??


Monday, December 1, 2008

Twilight swap....what I got...

Right now I only have pictures of what I got in this swap. Will be posting what I made later....if I can get my slow home computer to work. I have so many photos at home that everytime I open iphotos to upload more from my camera it takes forever on my ancient for now what I got from my awesome partner Cullenshield.

A bookmark with each book cover. This was great cause I usually use whatever is around for a bookmark and now I'll actually have one:

An awesome clutch/purse:
inside purse

Twilight short sleeve shirt:
Twilight tee

Team Edward long sleeve tee:
Team edward

The red ribbon came wrapped with each item. It was pretty, but I jumped right into opening and didn't take a picture.

More to come when I get what I made pics uploaded!!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Twilight review and swap ... with pics to come

So I got back into crafts here recently after returning from Culinary school. I joined the Twighlight movie swap. I first started reading the book series this summer, three years after the first book came out, and right after the last in the series came out. Here are the books out so far, as I like to think that Stephenie Meyers is still working on new installments"

Come to find out about halfway through the series that there will be a movie coming out in Novemeber. So now I'm truly sucked in. I do hate when people people make movies out of my favorite books, cause they usually screw them up. Its still exciting though and I of course go opening night.

This was no exception. Thus, I joined the twililight movie swap on It was fun, and yet I remember how stressful swaps can be, mostly when you're a procrastinator like I am and the deadline sneaks up on you quick. Needless to say, I sent a little late. But I recieved from my partner exactly on time. the monday before the moview premiere.

Will be posting pictures of what I got and gave here:

And then I headed out to the movie for a Friday Premiere the 7PM showing. Bless my BF that went with me and nearly had a cardiac arrest when he saw the line and how it was filled 15 year old girls. We got there a little after 6:30PM and it was already packed. As we were standing in line a guy walked by and asked "What is this line for?" to no one in particular. There was a group of older girls (Prolly 20-22) and they all said in unison "Twilight!" and then one said "Except for these two probably." I guess we didn't look like a pair that would go to this movie??

Oh well, we finally got in the theatre and got some decent seats. We sat through 30 mins of commercials and previews. One of which was for the new Harry Potter, and it looks fabulous!! As soon as the movie started and the cheers and yelps from all the girls stopped I knew I was in trouble. I knew it was a low budget film, but was not expecting a Lifetime movie. It was about that quality of acting and editing. Don't get me wrong I love lifetime movies as much as the next, but was just expecting a little more.

As for the rest...I didn't like the changes in the story that they made. In the book it takes place over months of school and they make it seem more like a month and a half. They messed up some of my favorite scenes in the book too, bummer. The special effects they did use were a bit corny. I guess they worked, but I'm spoiled and expected more from a major motion picture. I heard from a lot of reviewers before I went that the "baseball" scene was very corny, but I thought it was the best part honestly.

Overall I didn't like the interpretation from director, Catherine Hardwicke. I think most people enjoyed it though and thats why it was so popular and they are already making sequel "New Moon" , which I will also go see I'm sure, in hopes that they get a bigger budget. Sorry for going on about it, but I had been anticipating this for a while now.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

I'm Baaaaack!

OK, back into craft mode....just finished a scarf for a Fall Scarf Swap on Craftster. Next working on stuff for the Twilight The Movie Swap due in a couple of weeks. Have some ideas going but don't want to post in case she checks my blog. Will post swap pictures as they arrive at their owner's house!

PS....yes I did Vote!

Thursday, May 10, 2007

1st spinning endeavors...

I bought a kit online to start spnning cause I loved all the beautiful yarn I saw all the time on, so when it came I started right up. Except it wouldn't work....I just couldn't do it.

Fortunately that weekend was the Fiber Festival that I planned on going to and they had a class for spinning with a drop for $18 I got another spindle some fiber to practice with and finnally learned how to are my creation thus far...
This is the 1st yarn I spun knitted up....its just a tiny bit....
Next I spun this bunch from the roving in the kit....

This was a little extra roving I purchased.

This is my first plied project. I think it tured out ok but who knows?

Sunday, May 6, 2007

Swaps I sent out....

xI don't think my partner has received yet, but hopefully she won't cheat and look at my blog....she's all the way in Canada so its taking a while:

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

HP swap and more...

So my Harry Potter swap is due in a week....I'm getting stuff done, although I'd rather be further along....but the main item I'm making is probably 3/4th done.

Also I finally started spinning....I'm not that good at it yet, but I'm practicing!!!