I wanted to post a pic of the progress on the woven bottom purse for everyone to see, I think it's coming out great. I'm planning on the top and have a new idea for the cord and straps. I think I may be able to finish it this weekend and sew a lining for it. I'll take some photos and have a pattern after that.
Monday, February 19, 2007
It's 42F today, I know most of the country is freezing, but since we don't get cold often it's really cold for us beach bunnies. Yes, most of you are laughing, but when you deal with 80-85 F in January for a week then 30-40F the next week, you get some confusion, if not with the inevitable question of "what should I wear", but "where the heck did I put that ONE turtle neck I own don't ever use and now desprately need". Yeah, Yeah laugh all you want, but geesh, the temps are all over the place. I think someone should wake up that groundhog and make sure just one more time!!
I went to Kansas's blog which is listed on my blog list and saw that she made a mesh bag for her daughter this past summer using plastic grocery bags, well, that was super creative, I loved it and that got my creative juices flowing and thought wow I've never woven on the rounds, I weave on the Triloom, but in the round..... So off I went, I started the bottom of a purse with the cotton twine like crochet yarn , which was left over from the summer purse I made last year and of course didn't count the number of rolls I had, and this stuff is from my mom's stash that came from Spain, needless to say I don't have enough, but I have a solution, I will make the body of the purse in Peaches and Cream and the bottom of this twine, its similar in color so the difference won't be that noticeable. Here are pics of the bottom, I'm almost finished weaving it.
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
Friday, February 09, 2007
Small Gauge - Wood Base with Cotter Pin- Adult size Loom, this is a DA loom I used it twice. Knitted two hats with one strand of LB homespun. Comes with instructions, and hook. Price $ 23.00/includes shipping to anywhere in the US payment must be in form of Money Order. If interested please email me at Betyantonio4@yahoo.com. First person to email gets the Loom!! Good Luck.
Tuesday, February 06, 2007
That's the current question on everyone's group list. Well I've been busy with some hairnets, yes I said hairnets. Why??? you might ask, well my niece's are all in ballet, ages 10,10,7 (yes twins) and my SIL asked if I would knit the girls these pouches to keep thier hair out of their faces as they danced, so I did. I remembered back in the dark ages when I danced ballet, my mom crocheted some of these thingys for my hair, so I went from memory of what they looked liked and I think I accomplished it. So when the girls went to dance class the next week the other moms asked my SIL if I sold them, well my SIL is a business woman and doesn't like to miss an opportunity to grab some cash so, she said "oh of course". So I wound up making several for sale I usually don't sell any of my craft items so pricing these are really up in the air. My SIL thinks she can actually get $10.00/ea. for the fuzzy yarn and $7.00/ea. for the acrylic yarn, I don't know, what I so know is I wouldn't pay that, but I guess if you don't knit, crochet or loom, you do. I'll keep you posted on this little venture.
Friday, February 02, 2007
LOOK MA SNOW!!We went to Field of the Woods Bible park and this place was impressive. http://fieldsofthewoodbiblepark.com/ There are the ten commandments on the side of the mountain, the Psalms on the other side of the mountain totally huge, we tried walking up the 322 steps to get to the top but it was 23degrees and very windy we could only stay at the bottom and kept walking into the building to warm up .
Well I'm back from my trip to N.C. and I must say what a difference it makes to go to another state, I felt as if I'd left the country. The folks up there are sooooo nice, we got a "good morning" "thank you" and "your welcome" everywhere we when. It was truly refreshing, I can't remember the last time I walk into a place in Miami where people were actually happy to serve you? I know for some of you this may be strange but for me it was great. We went to Gatlinburg TN, Cherokee, Bryson City and Murphy NC. The trip to Gatlinburg was through the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, what a great experience and ride. We saw snow!! yes!! Finally my hubby saw it for the first time!! That was exciting he was just like a little kid, made a snowman, snow angle and opened his mouth so that it fell on his tongue, I got a real kick out of seeing him enjoy it so much.