Sunday, January 27, 2013

My First Ever Paint By Number

I had ordered an afghan kit through Herrshner's, and to get free shipping, I only needed to spend a little less than $10, or I'd end up spending that much in shipping.  I'd been wanting to try a Paint By Number kit for a while, so I settled on one, and it turned out great! It took me about 4 hours or so  over several days to complete it, but I'm so happy with it. I'm going to frame it and display it in my living room.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Winter Scarf Swap

I am doing the Winter Scarf  Swap on Craftster, and I have sent, and Rhymesworange has received her scarf. I have sent her a lovely 3 shaded purple crocheted scarf. It's done in the "rope stitch" which looks a lot like the "v" stitch to me.

It's the rope stitch:
Foundation: multiple of 3 chains plus 3 (make as many as needed)
row 1: 1 dc in 4th ch from hook, ch 1, 1 dc in next ch, *skip 1 ch, 1 dc in next ch, ch 1, 1 dc in next ch; repeat from * to last ch, 1 dc in last ch,  turn.
Row 2: ch 3, skip first 2 dc, * [1 dc, ch, 1 dc] in 1-ch-sp, skip 2 dc; repeat from * ending skip last dc, 1 dc in 3rd of 3-ch, turn.
Repeat row 2. (as  many as needed)
Fasten off yarn.

I received this lovely infinity scarf and wrist warmer set from RhymeswithOrange! I love the colors and the stitching!  She also sent me some hand spun yarn! :) I was spoiled!

4x6 Art Swap Rd 6

Yes! The new year has started, and my newest edition to the 4x6 Art Swap is on it's way to it's new owner. I will udpate my art, and what I receive as it happens.

I received from Belladune!
This is such a different technique from anything I have received in a swap to date.  The clouds are sheep wool. Some of the yarns are her own hand spun, and other is commercial yarn.

And the piece I made for Belladune....from my most favorite show...Big Bang Theory....Sing Me Soft Kitty!

Triple Versus Swap: kbrison

Kbrison and I have swapped before in the Falling For Autumn Swap I organized last Fall. She is so wonderful, and she's stepped in to be my co-organizer! Win!

She's received her hoop---

I knew this would be the perfect hoop for her when I saw this quote on her Pinterest. She's become a good Craftster friend, since we were partnered in the Falling for Autumn Swap. 

Triple Versus: mama24boyz

I sent to mama24boyz.   She had this quote on her Pinterest and knew I had to stitch this up.

I'd been eying this cute owl purse on Pinterest for quite some time. She made that, and this adorable phone cozy to go with it!

Triple Versus: Mrs. Awesome_Pants

I sent to Mrs. Awesome _Pants. She wanted  something from the book/tv series Game of Thrones. I made her the house of Targaryean symbol:

She is a yarn partner :)  It's still early so she hasn't sent yet.

Triple Versus: Calabaza

I sent to Calabaza.....which means pumpkin....and she's a language lover as I am, so  I gave her a pumpkin patch, and the Russian word for  pumpkin, Tikva. Come to find out, she uses tikva as a screen name in other sites!

She's a sewing partner...can't wait to see what she comes up with!

And she really delivered! OMG I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!   Prepared to get your pinning fingers ready because I know own the most amazing Big Bang Theory inspired Soft Kitty apron! It rocks!

Triple Versus Swap

I'm organizing a Triple Versus Swap on Craftster. That means, you get paired with two other people. You send one  craft  to each partner, and they send a different type of craft to you.

This Triple Versus Swap is sewing vs yarn (crochet/knit) vs hoopla (embroider/x-stitch).

I am doing embroidery, and since I was short one hoopla maker, I am in two groups...sending and receiving from 4 people.

I have sent out all 4 of my hoops, and two have been received.  To make this much easier, I am going to create a new post for each partner.