Thursday, November 20, 2008

I *heart* Crafting!

I know, I know! Sorry I've been AWOL for a while. School/crafting/life has happened in surplus lately. But that does mean that I have LOTS to share.

First, I've been working diligently on my Long Distance Quilt. I've sent several pieces in the last few weeks, but alas... I forgot to take pictures of a few of them. Here are the ones I didn't forget.
First, a leaf on iridescent purple! (FYI: Taking pictures of iridescent fabric is hard!)

(Haha! You can see the marks from the hoop.)

This one is kind of strange, I know. If you've ever watched Buffy, or Angel or Firefly, this is no stranger to you. It is the logo of Joss Whedon's production company, Mutant Enemy that comes across the screen at the end of every episode. We (Whedon fans) call him the "Grr Arg Monster."

Here's what he looks like in action. This is a compilation of all the variations at the end of Buffy episodes. There's regular monster, graduating from High School, Christmas, the musical episode, from a very sad episode, and then regular again. Hope that clears things up... or makes you think I'm crazy. It's cool either way.

The next thing I made was this little felt needle book to hold my embroidery needles. This was done in about an hour while having a crafting date with Lydia.

Next: Lydia and I had a craft date last night and made these pins
(for which we stole the idea from one of our favorite art/craft blogs.)

Doesn't it look fantastic on my jacket? I know. I'm especially proud of these.

And finally, more crocheting! YAY!

A hat and scarf set. I loooove this yarn. It's acrylic, but it's still so soft. And look at the pretty colors!

And this is my Georgia Southern hat, including a very nice "floof ball." Why yes, it is in blue and white (fight, fight!) I made it to wear to the Furman game last weekend (that we won, btw) but it ended up being much too warm. Oh well, there's always next season.

I think that concludes Katie's Craft Roundup '08. I have several projects in the works, including a scarf to match my GSU hat, a scarf made with pretty hot pink and navy blue cotton yarn, a plaid purse that will hopefully get done sometime this century, and whatever I end up making friends and family for Christmas gifts (though I'm hesitant to post those since some people would end up spoiling their surprises).

Jessica is coming to spend tomorrow night with me, so I'm cleaning my apartment like crazy. I'm even vacuuming! (Thanks, Mom for letting me borrow the Dyson.) Also, Chris' (and my future) sister Emily is coming this weekend to stay a few days. Even though I am now officially on Thanksgiving break, I'll be busy busy busy!

I love this time of year.


Rischa said...

Holy craft!! You've been busy! I love it all! I can't even choose one favorite of all of them, so I'll choose two. The felt needle book....I love the look of stitched felt! And that floof ball hat is SOOOOO cool! Florida weather doesn't really call for much in the Winter clothing department or I might have to come steal it! LOL

I'm glad you got to see Shamu! Isn't that so fun! There's a baby in there swimming along with Mommy some times during the day. I guess they let them in and out? Dunno how that works.

Rischa said...

PS. The Grr Arg Monster is hilarious! I watched it twice. It doesn't take much to entertain me.

Stacey said...

I love the needle book! Very crafty! Well I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving! Tell your mom I said HI!! :)

Shelby said...

You HAVE been busy.. good work.. loved all this. cheers!