Friday, June 10, 2011


Congratulations to Sarah!! My number generator chose you! I will be in contact with you to find out what colors you would prefer for your coffee wraps!

Thank you so much to all that participated... I will be doing another contest in a few weeks!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

A Quick Birthday Present

MONKEYS!  Okay, so it's two days before your nephew's birthday... thankfully you remembered in time... want to make something handmade, but still cool to a five year old (and something that will hopefully be semi-useful, and something that won't last for 15 seconds before he outgrows it...

MOCHI MOCHI to the rescue!!  I got this book a while ago and have been wanting to try nearly everything in it for a long time... this gave me the perfect excuse!  While I didn't use the Cascade, I used Berocco's ReMix (I like the nubby quality, and I thought that it would be appropriate for a little boy) instead, the patterns was simple and easy to follow.  Not to mention, AWESOME!!  Who doesn't like monsters that look like they are eating feet?!?!?

Here's how they came out! And while I think I put the little ears a little too far back, I DO like the buttons instead of the embroidered eyes... :O)

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Giveaway, schmivaway...

As of late, I've noticed that a lot of my Bloggy/Twitter pals have been doing some giveaway action.  I sponsored one through a client, however, I think I'm going to branch out and offer something through here... This leaves me in a quandary though... what to give away?  Something I've already made?  Something custom?  Usually, I will do something custom, but at this point I have SO many projects already lined up that I'm not sure...

That being said... what would you like to win?  I'm going to post THREE options and the rules are going to be as follows... 1) In the comments, pick one of the three items 2) why you chose that item 3) a random fact about yourself.

Here are the options:
1) A cute little crocheted sunglasses case with a fun button closure in cream organic cotton
2) A mini market tote in random bright colors
3) A set of two reusable coffee wraps in lime green and purple cotton (also with fun button detail!)

I will be closing the giveaway at the end of this weekend - June 5th, and will be drawing the winner using on Monday the 6th.  Good luck and I can't wait to learn fun random things about all of you!!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

I love my metal DPNs... well, I used to...

For a long time (well, it seems like a long time) I would only use metal DPNs... granted, part of this is due to the fact that they are, well, cheap.  Okay, perhaps inexpensive would be a better word.  Then, one afternoon, I came across a set of Sox Stix on clearance while browsing at Twisted.  Now, clearance for said Lantern Moon Sox Stix was still $16.00.  That's about $10 more than what I would usually pay. 

I tried them, I really liked them.  I liked that they weren't as slippery as the metal needles, and they were nice and short, which meant less laddering on my finished project.  While I still wish that the larger sizes had a sharper point on them, I am in the process of replacing the DPNs that I currently have with wooden or bamboo versions.  I would LOVE to buy all of them from Lantern Moon, I think they have a fabulous thing going on over there, however, they are a little out of my price range, unless I can find them on sale.  I have found that I also like the ones from Crystal Palace, and I've also gotten a set of the Hiya-Hiyas.
A selection of needles from Lantern Moon

I still have my metal ones, just in case I need an extra set, but I think I've been converted!  :)