Friday, July 10, 2009

Still Alive and Crafting

Rumors of my departure have been greatly exagerated! I'm still here, just busier than ever. I haven't had a lot of free time to post here so now you get a big crafty update.

Since the last time I posted, I did finish the hat, but I don't really like it, so I think I'm going to rip out some of it and redo it. Haven't done it yet though. Maybe someday.

This was the spring and early summer of babies. I made 3 baby blankets. The first was for my dear friend Heather and her precious little one, Reese. The pattern is a simple fan and feather that I got from a magazine. So simple and it looks so hard!

This is the second blanket I made for a coworker. Same pattern as above, just a different color.

The third blanket was for a new little cousin. Same pattern, dark blue. Sorry, I didn't even think about taking a picture of it.

I also painted and decoupaged a wooden box for another friend from a web community I belong to. It's simple, but I think it turned out pretty nice.

But this is quite possibly the coolest thing I've done in the past little while.

Who would have ever thought that this wool yarn

plus a pot full of water mixed with Iced Blue Raspberry Lemonaid Koolaid

would make this beautiful shade when all mixed together?

I love it and can't wait to find something to do with it.
My only recommendation would be to wear gloves when dying yarn. I've sported a lovely blue hand all week. Michael thinks I might be turning into a Smurf.
I also am starting to work on a project for Christmas painting plates. Keep your fingers crossed that it works out.