Nov 27, 2010

Shhhh ... it's a secret!!

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving!  I was blessed to spend lots of time with my family and extended family.  I even got to teach one of my nieces how to crochet!

I have been making so many projects lately but most of them are presents for Christmas!! So obviously I can't post them yet because I don't want any of my friends or family to know what they are getting.  On another project I have been asked to not post pics yet because of the high secrecy of the project! I feel a little like a knitting spy!!!!

BUT I figured I can show a little sneaky pic of some of the projects and I just won't tell you what they are! You can wait in anticipation for Christmas!!

I'm also excited because I got another order for more hats!!! I'm very blessed to asked to make things for other people.

Nov 18, 2010

Shelf Preview

At my previous job we had a little part of the office that was dedicated to showing off the different artfullness of coworkers in an area called Art City.  My friend Sarah and I had volunteered to display some of our knitted/crocheted things for November.  I decided to still participate with Sarah even though I don't work there anymore.

I was a little sad that I wouldn't get to see the display.  I decided yesterday to make a little trip over to my old office to say hi to people and to see the display.  I was so excited to see how cool it looked!

All I had was my cell and it took very bad pictures.  This was the only one that came out good enough.  I'll post more after Sarah sends them to me.  There is another shelf and there are 2 scarves that Sarah made that are hanging up too.

It is also cool to see how excited other people were and how much everyone loved our work! Sarah has been getting lots of requests so we might have a lot of knitting and crocheting to do! We might have to plan a craft day together so we can see each other again!!!
I had to include my favorite picture of Sarah and I from the AIDS walk a few years ago.  Yes, we were Big Damn Heroes. =)

Nov 16, 2010

Ornament Swap!

Strumpet's Ornament Swap

I just signed up for Strumpet's Christmas Ornament Swap!! 
Anyone can join in! 
You just have to make an ornament and you get to send it to a new friend and then get a new one in return!! 
Deadline to sing up is Nov 19th!!! 
Join in on the fun!!!!

Nov 14, 2010

Let's Be Bad Guys!

I finally finished up my Jayne inspired coffee sleeve!
I'm so excited at how well it turned out! 

I've been finished with the embroidery for about a month and just needed to sew it all together to make the sleeve.  
It was just added it to my Etsy Shop, so feel free to snag it for yourself or another browncoat you love!

Nov 13, 2010

Wish List

My kids have already started on making their Christmas lists and I thought I could join in!
Thankfully Etsy makes it easy to make a wish list!

My love for coffee, dragons, crochet and embroidery all in one gift!!!

This print is just so cute! I love fairies!!!

These green cabled arm warmers are PERFECT!

Could this necklace be any sweeter??

Keep me warm and show off my love UT! YES!

I love everything pilli pilli makes and this clutch is just adorable!!

OK! So now you know what I want for Christmas, so get shopping! ;)

Nov 12, 2010

Friday I'm in Love - To Write Love on Her Arms

 According to Facebook, today is To Write Love on Her Arms day.  

It is a day to spread
for those who are without any

For me, its a day to remember where I was 4 years ago.  
A day to remember how hopeless I was. A day to look and see how far I have come.  
Love was the movement that brought me back.  
Love from my husband, family friends and most importantly, my Savior.

I hope that today you can remember that you are loved
You were created to be loved
You are worth fighting for

Nov 7, 2010

Birthday Present

One of my nieces just turned 12 and I had to make her something cute for her Birthday.

I was inspired by this purse from Seni with love
I came up with this crocheted purse for her

 It was hard to get the picture to capture the blue just right, but its a dark turquoise blue.  I crocheted the brown and blue together to make the body of the bag and then used the blue alone for the flower and brown for the strap.
And added a cute button for the middle of the flower!!!
She loved it and I was super excited to give it to her!  
Making presents for my sweet family is the best!

Nov 3, 2010

Etsy is a GO!

Its official, I have opened up my Etsy shop, Geek Inspired!!!! 
It has taken a lot of time to set it up, but I think I've got it all together so far!

There are headbands of all sizes

Armwarmers and wristers

and all kinds of coffee cozys!

I've got plans to add more things as I get them together. 
If you have any feedback or words of wisdom to share with a new Etsy Gal, I'd love to get it!

A special thanks to my twitter friends who have already been giving me encouragement! You guys are the best!!