Friday, September 30, 2011

Fun shirt and new hat

So I picked this shirt up at a thrift store on base...btw, the thrift stores here suck....so anyways, I picked a plain blue shirt at a thrift store. I cut the neck, and am debating on cutting it out more. And I painted this design on with fabric paint using a paintbrush and a sponge brush (I think that's what they are called).
(Oh my god, what a dirty mirror!)
I saw this hat and it looked so comfortable I had to make it. It was quick, easy, and also a good stash buster. Very warm too...I just got out of the shower and it's keeping my head warm :)
Here's the link for the pattern: http://www.caron.com/vickiehowell/patterns/urban_jungle/urban_jungle.html
I also had finished the sweater I mentioned, but took it out because it fit poorly. I think I will modify the half double crochet portion and I am going to make it smaller to fit better. However, it will probably be a while until I try the pattern again.


Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Sweaters, Sweaters Everywhere!


A couple weeks ago the thrift store had a special on women's tops.....each was $1. So I stumbled onto a couple sweaters...that would make excellent yarn. So here is what I got out of them.


There is still a little piece of a sweater left because it had a zipper on the front so it made it a lot more difficult to get the yarn. Although the teal was practice since I son't like the silver sparkle. I could always take out the sparkle thread when I make whatever I make.

I also am in the process of making another sweater with yarn my mom sent me :) It is taking longer than expected, and I am COMPLETELY sick of half double crochets!!!

Monday, September 5, 2011

Sweater!!


This sweater should look familiar to those who follow my blog. I previously attempted this:
http://craftyelements.blogspot.com/2009/10/christmas-and-halloween-crafting.html

But I wasn't please with the outcome. I ended up giving it to a friend. So I tried it again because I really like the pattern. So I tweaked the pattern a little by making the sleeves way smaller and I made the size smaller as well. I like this one waaayyyyy better b/c of both the color and fit. It says it's an easy pattern, but I think I disagree because I was having difficulty the second time around. Not because the general concept was hard to grasp, but because some things just don't match up. Anyways, here is a link to the pattern again:

http://www.coatsandclark.com/crafts/crochet/projects/apparel/lw1526+weekend+crochet+top.htm