Saturday, February 27, 2010

one giant granny square

I've been practicing my crochet skills to make a present for D.J.'s aunt. She was nice (and patient) enough to teach me how to crochet over the holidays.

All my tiny granny squares have formed one giant granny square. It's pretty big now. I can't even imagine trying to make something like a blanket if it took me days to get this far:

What I'm making is a tiny pillow. Actually a cover to the blue pillow below:

My little discard pile of leftover yarn:

Friday, February 26, 2010

so many granny squares

and so many more to make...


warmy cowl & glasses

Monday, February 22, 2010

revolt revolt !

A little Monday inspiration to get you through your week.

(brought to you from my newly acquired Fall-Winter 1968-69 copy of McCall's)

Sunday, February 21, 2010

thrifting finds: $25 bucks gets you so many fantastic goodies

Now that my boyfriend has Sundays off we have been scheming about weekly adventures. We decided that today would be the day to find the nearest WaWa which is the greatest convenience store on the East coast in our opinions. Unfortunately they are only in certain parts of the Northeast which means the nearest one is about 45 minutes from the D.C. metro area.

Thus I planned a few spots around our WaWa adventure. The first was an estate sale in Silver Spring. After reading the description on Craigslist that the woman was an avid knitter, there was no way I could pass it up. The yarn was sadly picked over and although there were tons of half-finished projects (like amazing sweaters) I couldn't bring myself to buy any since I felt kind of weird finishing projects someone had already put so much time into. It would be cheating.

After we left the estate sale we continued on to WaWa, and ate insanely large Italian hoagies in about 2 minutes (no we probably didn't even taste them). Then I convinced D.J. to make another stop at a vintage store. We only had a few minutes before it closed, but D.J. scored some random vinyl for cheap like Paul McCartney plus I got a map of every antique store in MD, DE, DC.

Basically I scored a few awesome finds in a short amount of time today plus got to visit WaWa:

fun fabrics:

a copy of McCalls dated Fall-Winter 1968-69:

a pamphlet of crochet patterns including this one of a dress for a hot babe:

a new little purse, a tiny suitcase which I have refurbishing plans for and a tiny tin:

and a smith-corona coronet electric 12 for $5. I love the wonderful humming it made as soon as I turned it on:

Saturday, February 6, 2010

oh hello, hello craft

I started contributing to Hello Craft which I am very very excited about. It's really nice to help an organization I believe in, not to mention run by really awesome ladies.

You can read my first blog post (a book review geared towards part-time crafters) here:

Friday, February 5, 2010

thrifting finds: the most perfect cape

I took a few days off and am spending a long weekend my parent's house in southern New Jersey. Before we all the snow really started to come down, I convinced everyone to make a trip to a nearby thrift store. My mom started to nag me to leave and that's when I found the most amazing cape. It's a navy blue, with gold buttons and the most beautiful red liner.

The pictures below don't start to do it justice. It's going to make a perfect spring jacket.