Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Cupcake Hat

I've seen many techiques for making a cupcake hat, but by far the easiest (and quickest) i've found is the loom knit pattern at This Mama Knits. Instead of using Caron Simply Soft, I have been using the Michael's store brand yarn Loops & Threads Impeccable, in Espresso and Light Pink. For the cherry i just used some scrap bulky yarn I had laying around.

In order to do them on the round looms properly you need to have one that has an even number of pegs (because of the ribbing). The only looms I've seen with this is the Round Loom Set by Boye < that link takes you to a store where the set is $21.95, but I got mine at Walmart for $13!
This hat also sizes pretty small, the smallest loom is best for preemies, with the next size for infants, toddlers, and older kids/small headed adults. the biggest loom should fit an average size adult head.
Here is a picture of a completed hat:

Monday, February 13, 2012

Pictures!

i finally got around to changing the hideous window treatments that the previous owners had in our 4th bedroom (aka my office/craft room) they were just wooden valances with wallpaper border on them.
and tonight i finally recovered them with my black and white damask fabric i've had for years and didn't know what to do with. i took before and after pics so you don't have to just take my word for it, lol. i'm not sure if i'm going to add anything to them, but for now, i'm happy!
i also made a matching memo board out of the fabric, some sparkle ribbon and some rhinestone buttons.
crafting makes my heart happy! i also have a better pic of the gorgeous chair i got on clearance, and some pics of some lighting options i'm hoping to have in here soon. although our new house is big and there's plenty of space to sprawl out, being able to have this room as all mine means a lot, i can come up here to think, blog, and create and it feels awesome! i didn't realize how much i needed this room until i have it. so now that i'm getting all emotional about my space i'll share the pics now!

Windows Before:

And After:

A shot of both windows:
(notice the lamp? and early x-mas gift from the hubs!)

My gorgeous chair!

The matching memo board:


A light i love:

More Crafts!

if i keep doing things i see on pinterest i may make a separate page for them but for now they're going to be all labled under Pinterest over there ------>
I've seen a few versions of the "52 things i love about you" project going around and i decided to make it for the husband for one of his X-Mas gifts. He loves superman so it was only fitting that i used superman playing cards, for the front i used a comic book font, and should've continuted that througout the book but i had already started glueing the paper to the cards and didn't want to start over. meh. hindsight is 20/20. i still love how it came out and i can't wait to give it to him!

The Front cover!

And the inside!

the wreath!

not being a pro (yet) with the hot glue gun i'd say it came out pretty good! i'm probably going to do a different one for next year but not bad for my first go at it! once again, thank you Pinterest for the inspiration!



Materials used: Paper Mache "D" from Jo-Ann fabrics around $3.00, boxes of mini ornaments on sale $2.99 per box (i bought 6 boxes and any leftover ornaments will go on our tree), string of silver beads, $7.99. Spool of black ribbon $2.99, and my lovely hot glue gun.

Originally posted on 12/5/11

Holidays!

It's the holiday season, yay! between september and the end of the year is my favorite time, after Jan 1st i'd like to hibernate until the spring but for now i'm going to enjoy the crisp fall air and my most very favorite thing, the smell of firewood burning. since we got married we usually do all of the holidays, which i'm not going to lie, is stressful but i love having everyone under our roof and feeding everyone. the old italian lady deep inside me comes out during this time of year and i love to make sure eveyone is warm, fed and taken care of. the other thing i love to do is knit and do other craft projects. i'm currently putting the finishing touches on my DIY wreath inspired by, of course, pinterest.
i also have a couple of pictures to share with you of Turkey Day, as in, the turkey itself and the yummy Pumpkin Toffee Trifle i made for dessert, recipe courtesey of E-Mealz.

Ye Olde Bacon Wrapped Turkey:

And

The E-Mealz Pumpkin Toffee Trifle:


As soon as the wreath is finished i'll post a pic!

Originally posted on 12/3/11

Pinterest

i've been holding off on writing this post and i don't really know why. ever since i've been exposed to the fabulosity that is Pinterest i've been hooked. i've actually made a couple of the projects that i've seen on there.
The only thing i've taken a picture so far is:
The Lyric Tree from Etsy
The idea is to use any lyrics from a special song. Very cute wedding/anniversary gift.

My version:

The writing in the tree is our wedding song, and i cut out small hearts with our initals on them, put the whole thing in a shadow box with some scrapbook paper accents and called it a day. i had seen this on Pinterest and followed the link to the Etsy page where it was being sold for $65. So after repurposing a frame, this cost me a whopping $0 to make!

i'm loving how pinterest is awakening the creative side of me again, which i love. i love being able to use my hands and make things. i'm working on a couple of new projects that i will be posting soon. 

Back to pinning....

Originally posted on 11/19/11

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Welcome!

Welcome to Craft-Tacular!!
I'm not new to the blogging world but this is my first craft blog. I'm very excited to be sharing my new and some old projects with you.
I'm going to post lots of pictures and as much linkage and tutorials as I can. For any of you that frequent Pinterest you can follow me here. Also there is a button to follow me on the right side of the blog as well!
I'm compiling pictures as I type this and hope to have my real first post up very soon!
YAY!

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