Tuesday, September 08, 2009


Well, I want to learn to crochet, so maybe I'll try this out. That panda is awfully cute.

CRAFT: Crochet-Along

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Dishcloth....sort of.

Well, I started to crochet this dishcloth (found here), but I ran out of orange yarn before I could make it dishcloth size, so instead I finished what I could and then folded it in half and with some white yarn I whip stitched it together to make like a sponge thing. Then I just used a chain stitch to make a handle. Really easy, but I'm happy with it. I want to eventually make amigurumis, but things like this will help me actually learn to crochet before I try one of those. (:

Monday, May 04, 2009

Japanese Knot Bag

So, while browsing around online today, I found this cool tutorial for a Japanese Knot Bag. The pattern and instructions seemed easy enough, so I gave it a whirl. I love it! It's fully reversible too.

The Outside

Reversed-this is what I will use for lining.


Here is the original pattern: Show Your Workings
I also used this site because it has step by step with pictures that explain the original design: Curiosities 808

Sunday, May 03, 2009

Super Simple Cupcake

I drew up a cupcake design and face while I was at work the other day. Today I made it into a stuffy (kind of flat though) for a pen pal for her birthday.

I think I did a lot better than usual on the embroidery features.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Easter Bunnies

I made these to send to a couple of pen pals. I know that by the time they get them, it will really be too late, but I think that is ok. They are cute little guys.

Monday, March 02, 2009

Easy Scrap Coaster

I made this out of the scraps leftover from the netbook case. Just a stitch up the middle and around the outside, then I ladder stitched the hole. Wah-lah-coaster.

Netbook Bag Complete (without button)

So, I have finally managed to finish the bag for my Dell Mini 9. It's still just a touch too big, but I'm ok with that. I added some batting to the inside to make it a little more protective of the netbook.

The only thing I have left to do is to add a button or some other type of closure.

Thanks to this tutorial for lots of help with the lining.

Netbook Bag Cloth Prototypes

Well, the paperbag idea didn't work out. I just couldn't figure out how to make the sides work. So, I decided just on an envelope style.
The first one came out ok, but it leaves the seams on the inside showing and if I add padding, that would be showing on the inside as well. Not a big deal, but not as neat as I wanted. It was also too small.
The second one I based on this tutorial at Craftster, only I'm not using a zipper, so I just left that out. It came out with the smooth lining on the inside that I was looking for, but It didn't have a flap lid like I wanted. It also came a little small.
Next, I used the same tutorial and I stuck a flap where one side of a zipper would go (according to the tutorial). I need to make the flap a little bit smaller so it fits nicer on the inside, but I think this way will work out nicely. I also made it a lot bigger-it is actually a little too big now, but that is easier to fix.
The first one is on tope-the flap is hard to see. The 2nd one is under that and the 3rd one is on the very bottom of the pile. I only used a strip as the flap lid just to see if it would work, now that I know it would work, I would make a full sized flap next time.

Sunday, March 01, 2009

Netbook Bag Prototype

So, I have a Dell Mini 9 and I want to make a bag for it, but I'm not quite sure how to do it. I have made up a paperbag prototype of what I want the bag to look like, but I want to make it padded, so I'm a little confused as to how to go about doing that.

Plus, I hurt my hand the other day and cutting is a bitch. ):