Thursday, January 24, 2013

Off the needles: UILI #1

Got my first FO in the Use It or Loose It Challenge:








Unfortunately, it doesn't fit me the greatest, but I still have a little prego weight left to loose. One project done, twelve more to go!!







Tuesday, January 22, 2013

In my studio: following instructions is sometimes best!

A few years ago Art Mind posted a tutorial for making a polymer brooch or ring. I thought that it would be very useful to make a mold for myself so that I could spend more time decorating my clay pieces an less time manufacturing them.



My brain was still recovering from the holidays when I decided to make a mold in a cardboard box. Yes,  I thought that it would be a good idea to have plaster dry in cardboard. 



Oh, and I also cooked the clay beforehand which did not help matters one bit!!




I couldn't pry them out of the plaster so the only thing to do with it was draw a face on it (before throwing it away). :-)




Thankfully, I learned my lesson and decided to follow the instructions.

  


Success!!









Thursday, January 17, 2013

I've got something on the needles!!

It seems like it has been ages since I have had a knitting project. (here is my last project)

The recent project by Purl Soho of the Sweater Shawl (Ravelry link) got me all excited to be knitting again. Unfortunately, I could not get gauge with my Cascade O-Wool. 



Since I really, really want to only knit from stash, I had to find another pattern.




A quick search of my Ravelry fav's brought me to Rosa's Sleeveless Cardi-Jumper pattern.



Super cute, right? It is a simple pattern, can be layered and gives me an excuse to have an Alias marathon on Netflix. What more could a girl ask for!!

I'm not sure if any of you are Stash and Burn fans, but I'm thinking of taking on their Use It or Loose It Challenge (here are the guidlines). I've already starting matching my stash with possible projects on Ravelry and would love to see anyone else's queue as well!!









Update: Finished project here!







Thursday, January 10, 2013

While I was away

I really did enjoy my time away from the computer, but that doesn't mean that I took a break from sketching!!



I drew a lot of thumbnail versions of larger sketches to see if they would work on Sculpey pendants...



and tested out the new pen my MIL gave me for Christmas!!








I don't know about you guys, but I love getting art supplies for Christmas!!