Kandee Johnson – A little treat :)

I’ve recently been keeping up with Kandee Johnson‘s blogs kandeej.comΒ and Kandeeland.Β She makes blog entries pretty much every day from what I see so far and adds videos to go along with them. I discovered her through a make-up tutorial I was watching to get a little more information on how to do a picture I was working on:

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Long story short, I fell in love with her fun personality and her videos just made me happy, so I started following her blogs for a little treat for myself during the day. If you don’t know her, I highly recommend checking her out. πŸ™‚

Handspun Traveling Scarf Seedlet

Oh so sparkly!

 

I got my first shipment of handspun yarn from Photozurn on Ravlery!! Β I’m so excited about working with this fabulous yarn! The entire reason for getting the yarn was to join in on a traveling scarf group that was handspun only. I adore handspun, but don’t spin myself…YET! My first drop spindle is on it’s way here now!!!!!!! I’m super excited about all this if you can’t tell πŸ˜„

Lovely handspun by Photozurn

Anywho, not exactly a completely FO project, but at least I’m finished with my side of it for now.^^ I started out my ‘seed’ for my scarf in a super sparkly wool blend. It was so fun to work with πŸ˜€ I also knitted this. I’m normally a crocheter, but I think I may be coming to the dark side a bit. I love the way knitting feels and I was amazed at how easy and relaxing it was to do (I’ve knitted before, but it was a long time ago and I remember having a lot more trouble with it).

Traveling Scarf seedlet πŸ™‚

Pew! Pew!

It seems as though Aislyn is suffering from some nightmares that won’t let her sleep…

Just click the image for a larger view πŸ˜‰

I figured I might as well introduce everyone to my Role Play characters! πŸ˜€

To see their reference sheets, check out my DA!

A Rainbow of Grannies!

Just finished my first crochet project after about 6 months of nada! Decided to join a swap. They always motivate me to finally get something done and I love sharing my work with other people. And then there’s always a thrill of getting a package int he mail! For this swap, we had to do 6 different 6″ squares, each a color of the rainbow. I decided to go with a traditional granny square as a bit of a warm up after so long, but then added some fun criss-cross accents in a slightly different color to add a bit of flair. I’m not 100% what the pattern is called as I’ve never seen it online. I actually got a square like this from a swap a while back and just loved it, so I took it out and studied it. Luckily, it didn’t look that complicated. Basically, it was a 5 row granny to start and then a chainstarting from one corner and working it’s way across. Chain 2 and slip stitch into each diagonal segment. When I got to the other corner, I just did a single crochet row across one of the sides (making sure there was 3 SCs in each corner) and went up the next diagonal. I ended up going across each diagonal twice and each outside side once. I’m really pleased with how this project turned out and how quickly they crochet up! πŸ˜€

w00t! New Blog!

Yay for a new blog! I had one way back when, but I’ve seen to have lost it and it’s been outdated anyway.^^

After about a 6 month break, I’m ready to get back into everything!
My son just turned two a month ago and I’ve been in Germany for about half a year now. The move and getting used to a different country threw me off a bit, so my creativity took the back seat till I got comfortable. But now I’m ready!! So, what have I done? Well, started this blog for one, and rejoined Ravelry.com for two.Β You can find my Ravelry page here πŸ˜€ I’m pretty excited! I’m a bit addicted to swaps, but I decided to take it slow so I don’t get overwhelmed.

I’m about half way through with a rainbow granny square swap already and it’s not even supposed to be sent off for another month and a half. I’ll post pictures of the pretty squares when I’m finished with the last few. πŸ™‚

Sooo….with all this free time, I decided I could go ahead and sign up for something else. Traveling scarf, here I come! This will be my second traveling scarf ever! I’m super excited! It’s actually a completely hand spun scarf. Oh so lush! I don’t spin yet (although I’d love to learn at some point), so I’ll be buying some fun yarn from another talented crafter. Once I pick some out, yes, I’ll post pictures of it too.

Well, I suppose that’s it for right now. Till next time. ^^