Saturday, June 27, 2009

Afternoon Walk

Some photos from a walk today to Prospect Park and back. It was a pleasant walk there but the walk back really drilled in that 85 degree weather. I miss Spring already but I did get to poke around a few stoop sales at least.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Dracula's Blog by Chris

This is the first in what will hopefully be a long running comic by my very talented husband.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Buffy/Twilight Mashup - Maybe the best thing ever...

First Crochet Sale!

I sold my first ever knit/crochet item!

It's the little pirate that I first made for my nephew. I was so excited about the sale that I didn't take any photos of the new pirate or the little card that Chris illustrated for it. This is my photo of my nephew's pirate. They were nearly identical so the new photo would look exactly like this one anyway. The buyer left positive feedback and I hope that the friend she gave it to enjoys it.

I have to admit that I feel a little stalkerish tendency from this. I wish that I could badger the crap out of the poor girl and find out what her friend thought and did she like it and what did she say and did she like the card that Chris drew and did she maybe give the little pirate a name, etc...Crazy stalker tendency. I'm just so used to making things as gifts for family where I can totally badger the crap out of them because they're family and that's part of the deal. But even without excruciating details I know that the buyer was happy and I'm happy so yay etsy!

Baby Nephew!

I got to meet my adorable, new, baby nephew for the first time a month or so ago.

Isn't he the most photogenic baby ever?

I also tried out a few TTV photos on him.

And while he was here I finished knitting him a little penguin toy. I actually made three for some other friend/family new babies. They were part of my very productive jury duty experience. I think that together they look pretty rascally though. Almost like a little penguin rat pack.

Mother's Day Presents

I had a lot of fun with Mother's Day presents this year. I actually ended up stuck in jury duty for about a week and a half just before Mother's day so I was able to get all of my knitting done during the waiting and waiting and some more waiting that's involved with jury duty.

I went with two patterns.

The first pattern is the winged heart tatoo. I LOVED this pattern! I don't know if I can stress that enough. LOVED! These were so cute when they were done. I made two of these. They knitted up pretty quickly and the seaming was fast and easy. I wasn't sure that I would be able to pull off the cute font for "Mom" on the banner but it wasn't difficult. I embroidered the words on with a darning needle and black embroidery thread.

The second pattern is the basic rose. I crocheted little hand bouquets with four colorful roses in each bouquet. The pattern is super simple and the roses come out looking very pretty.