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.


Kate said...

Love the blankets...and the box is awesome!

Squishypig said...

I was confused when I first saw the picture of Heather thinking that you had a crafting day and I didn't even know Heather knitted! lol

Those blankets a beautiful and I agree with Kate, that box turned out gorgeous!

Carrie Penny said...

YAY! You are alive! I was getting ready to see if other blogers would get together and hire a PI! I love your feather and fans blankets! The box does rock!

PigeonChld said...

Love the yarn! (and I agree on the gloves... I had red hands for a while!) Beautiful blankets, and the box turned out great.

Rosa said...

That is such a cool color! Kool-Aid? Who knew!

Heather Grandits said...

I am sooooooo slow but there is Reese's beautiful blanket! I probably should get a photocopy of the pattern so I can hand it out when the 2348597346987th person asks me what pattern it is and what type of yarn was used. Uh.... It's a knitting pattern. The yarn is lavender colored (duh) and I'm guessing it's an acrylic blend or something cause it washes really, really well! I honestly can't thank you enough for making it. Fortunately Reese doesn't have a clue yet because purple is Dylan's favorite color and I often find the blanket in HIS bed instead of in Reese's diaper bag. Le sigh.