Saturday, June 28, 2008

First of two...

...using fabric from Anna Maria Horner's extremely popular "Chocolate Lollipop" fabric collection. This is called "Nouveau Flowers and Scrolls".

This is a large bag, with the standard measurements.

As always, fully reversible. In this case, to a milk-chocolate cotton.

The large, metal button has an antique-look, but was a recent purchase that went perfectly with the fabric design.



Cherries in the snow

This was a custom piece done in cherry-print corduroy with a heavy cherry-red reverse. The recipient is the beautiful girl in the photo, Malia.

Aly (her mother) gave Malia this bag as a gift. :)

(Aly also gets 15% off her next purchase!)

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Change of pace

This entry is to prove that I actually do knit/crochet on occasion, and sometimes it's more substantial than a gauge swatch.

My friend Toby once mentioned a few winters ago how bitterly cold it was outside, and I got this brilliant idea to knit him a scarf....not just any scarf, but something nice and dorky that showed his love for Transformers. When I casually asked if he preferred the good guys or bad- he mentioned an Autobot preference, so I set to work.

Looking back- I would have used bigger needles (I thought my fingers were going to snap off before I was even halfway there), but making the insignia was surprisingly simple, and intarsia is not as scary as it looks. I am *shocked* that I finished it, knowing how spaced out I get with projects. Rhiannon has since requested that a black scarf with the Decepticon insignia come to fruition.

(thanks for the pics, Toby!)