Sunday, February 27, 2011

i am generally not a fan of a lot of the store bought baby decor...  like pastels and things with little cartoon animals on them.  girls have a better selection (as always), but little boy stuff just isn't my taste when the choices are between baseball sheets or plane and train sheets.  so i thought i'd try my hand at making bold colored crib sheets, and they are super easy to make!  i followed this tutorial and made my first set.
here they are:

Monday, February 21, 2011

my copper coil hoop earrings are one of my best sellers in my etsy store, but i know not everyone loves copper like i do!  i decided to try out a silver pair and see if i liked them.  i still love the copper ones, but i think these came out great too!  they are now for sale in my shop.  do you think i should try colored wire?

my brother is giving away a pair of my earrings this week over at his awesome blog, check it out and enter to win! 

Saturday, February 12, 2011

after waiting a couple weeks for inspiration, i finished my second chalkboard, because i wanted one for my kitchen and had the perfect spot for it.  i think it turned out great!  i used paint marker to put a permanent border on it, but the message is just in chalk.  i almost wrote MENU on it permanently with the paint, but then i thought about how little i have been cooking lately and changed my mind!  now i can always add the menu if i want or just leave up a message.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

a loong, loong time ago, i started a granny square blanket.  and no, i still haven't finished it.  instead, in my typical fashion, i started a new crochet project before finishing an old one!  but this one i'm determined to finish!  i have 19 weeks before my baby is due.  last week, when i found out i'm having a boy, i started thinking of all the things i want to make.  i definitely want to make him a blanket, which might be weird for an arizona baby born in june, right?  so it's not to keep him warm, but for him to lay on and look cute.  when i was visiting my parents awhile back, i took all my mom's old crochet books, including this one.

i am working on the blanket on the left, but a modified version.  i'm not big on pastel anything so i'm making it navy and white, and am thinking about orange edging?  i'm also making it a lot smaller than this one, which will maybe mean i will actually finish it...  i've got two squares done, 18 more to go!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

i'm a sponsor this month on one of my daily blog reads, sunday morning sugar, and there's a giveaway there for me this week for a pair of earrings of your choice.  check it out, enter to win, and browse this fun blog! 

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

i found a great tutorial over at studs and pearls.  there have been some great diy tutorials there, so be sure to take some time to browse.  last week i came across a tutorial for this bracelet and i love the mix of string and metal.  i might be making a lot of these for gifts, because i love how mine came out!