Friday, December 26, 2008

a 45 doily

Isn't this the cutest thing? I had seen mention of it's likeness on a blog i read once. One day i was inspired to crochet my own only i used wool so i could felt it. I'd like to use it more as a trivet of sorts for hot mugs of coffee or veggies.

This one i made for my WW leader. I made it a little frillier for her because she likes all that frilles! :O) I love how even though it's felted you still get the effect of the hole that would fit onto the post in the stereo. Love Love Love it! I think now that it is felted, it would be cool to go back over the top with her favorite song or singer. I'll think about doing that before i give it to her.

I think when i make mine, i'll make it less frilly and i'll stitch RCA or Victorola on it.

It certainly was an experiment, because i had never crocheted in the round before and i had never felted before! Turned out pretty good for a novice, don't you think?

No, it's not the revival of the Elvis capes...

It's the Superkids! I finally got one of the Superkids capes done. Ever since my daughter and her friend had heard the Tickle Typhoon's rendition of "Superkids", it's been on my dockit to make them capes. Then when i saw this pattern in Vickie Howell's knitting book, New Knits on the Block, i had to knit it for them.

Super cute!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Not Too Bad

Well, i did pretty good considering that the fair at Cookie Monster's school wasn't really well attended. Me and one other lady were the only people there with original items, every thing else was Pampered Chef or Partylite or the like.

I sold all of my bowls for "movie lovers" (they are made out of the ticket rolls and filled with candy and popcorn.) And i sold a pack of firefighter cards and some chocolate coated candy canes. Not too bad, but definitely would try another venue before throwing in the towel to this idea ever again.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Christmas Craftiness

Every year when we visit markets or craft fairs and i peruse through people's wares i always have this tugging in my heart that says, "Psst, excuse me, but you could be doing this!" (My heart is a very kind organ indeed, who oddly enough sounds like the Geico gecko.) :o)

So this year, i decided to try and start small with Cookie Monster's school fair. And her wonderful ballet teacher was nice enough to let me bring a few photos to her so she could leave them out at the fair she is working this wkend.

We'll see how it goes...i really hope the photo cards do well, cause that's really i have time for right now. The peppermint soap turned out all wrong (Martha needs to tweak her instructions in her holiday mag or i just need to come to the realisation that i could never work for Martha-hee hee), so i ended up melting most of it back down and shaping it into heart molds. "Lumps of Love" i call them, as an alternative to "Lumps of coal". ;o)

The movie bowls are really what i hope will sell well! I saw this idea once...basically it's a bowl made of "admit one" tickets and i've filled them with a couple candy bars and popcorn and the cute paper popcorn sacks. All someone would need to add is a gift card to the local movie rental store or moive theatre, or a DVD or two. I stuffed one with train videos for my dear dad one Christmas and he is the one who got me thinking that i could profit off my craftiness. :o)

The "berry medley" is the labels that Mom embroidered for my jam. They look super cute that way! Thanks Mom!

Wish me luck!