Tuesday, April 28, 2009

an Update

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarhhhhhhhhh....

My brain needs a break. These past two weeks have been very sewing intensive in my head. But yesterday I finally finished up the last few items to put in the Etsy store, and I put the sewing machine away.

I was getting a little burnt out on it, and needed to focus on something else.

Besides, nothing has sold yet, so I don't want to create a mountain of merchandise that I'm just sitting on, you know?


SO it is now spring, although around here it's feeling like summer because it's been in the 90's for the past three days! ugh!

And yet, even though it's hot, I've started a sweater. :)

I'm going with the Aqua Aloha pineapple sweater from Caron. I saw a finished one from Grenouille78 on Craftster and knew I had to try one for me.


My mom requested another cowl! She wanted a summer one, and supplied me with a ball of yellow variegated Peaches & Cream. So I've made her another one of the Super Simple V-stitch variety, but I'm going to try and do another design with the rest of the ball.


I leave you now with a pretty flower....


Wednesday, April 22, 2009

ok...

I'm home now, I can show you the fruits of my efforts. :)
So that pile of fabric became this pile of stuff!!




There are a few things in there for the shop, and some things for the house, and some presents! The pink is pillowcases, but they did not get their own picture like everything else...

Present: A dragon pouch


Lined with T-shirt fabric



Present: Repurposed T-shirt into pillow of Hapkido power!



And a D-Ring Belt - mostly an experiment, but also a present for me.



The other two things will be up in the store tomorrow!

Nothing like a couple hours of bad tv in the background to keep you company on a sewing binge...

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Well...

What did I do this weekend?

I'll give you a hint, it involved this pile of fabric:




Pictures forthcoming after my run work....

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Diving in,,,

So I've spent a little time and jumped in - my Etsy store is now stocked!

The link is on the sidebar to the right, but if you're getting RSS, you can go to CraftyKix Creations on Etsy.


There are only a few items up there for now. I still have a bunch more photos to crop and resize of a few more items, and hey, I probably need to make more stuff, right? That's always useful. :)


Like I said, this is mainly just an experiment. If I find I'm wasting my time, I'll stop, but it can't hurt to try, right?

And if you've got any feedback about the store (photo tips, wording, etc.), feel free to leave me a comment, or message me through Etsy.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Sometimes you have to scratch the itch.

The other night I sat down with yarn and just started working.

(To be fair, I had made this bottom earlier, but hadn't decided how to keep going.) So I started working on it. And kept going, and going.

I decided it was time for bed, so I stopped.





Then the next day, I decided to go ahead and finish.

So I did.

The result?






I still need to block it a little bit, but I think I'm going to sell it. I've set up an Etsy store, but haven't stocked it yet. This will probably be one of the first items.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

This...and that...and that one....

I'm getting start-itis again.

I haven't even had a chance to work on the sock, but I'm knee deep in patterns I want to start. There's a bag, and a thong.
(yes, an underwear thong....but it's a pineapple pattern, and I'm becoming a sucker for pineapples...not sure why.)


So really, I'm still here, just sort of treading water lately. I'll get back to productive soon, I'm sure.