Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Monday, March 29, 2010
Josh's favorite Tshirt that he still wore even though the neckline was totally fraying and there were lots of holes in the shirt!
Sunday, March 28, 2010
Saturday, March 27, 2010
During - I started out cutting a 1" spiral. Once I got up to the sleeves I just cut strips and then pieced them together.
After - Upcycled into this versatile container. The sides really are straight. I'm not sure why they look all wonky in this picture.
A week or so ago I came across this old tshirt of mine that had been packed away for a pretty long time. Obviously it wasn't fit to be worn anymore so lastnight I started cutting it in a 1" spiral to get it ready to be crocheted. Today I started crocheting intending to make coasters or a trivet or something like that but then I ended up making this cylinder instead. It would make a great pencil cup or you could put a glass jar in it and use it for a vase. For the picture I threw some of my crochet hooks in it. It is 3 1/2" across and 6" high. I'd been wanting to try this for a while now and really liked it. I already have a couple more tshirts set aside to make some more. I can't wait to make another one.
Friday, March 26, 2010
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
I feel very blessed to have many talented friends, two of which are currently involved in giveaways. The first is Jennifer of Mary Poppins Presents. She is a constant inspiration to me and I'm always amazed at the unique items she comes up with. Click here to find out how to enter. The next one is a friend that I haven't seen for over 15 years but was lucky enough to find again through facebook. She is a jewelry maker, artist and author. You can win a copy of her book and a necklace here.
Monday, March 22, 2010
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Saturday, March 13, 2010
I’ve been meaning to do a giveaway for a while now and obviously never have gotten around to it so here it goes…
There are five(5) ways to enter:
- Follow my blog and leave a comment. (or if you already follow leave a comment)
- Become a facebook fan and leave a comment. (or if you are already a fan leave a comment)
- Post a picture of a staceylyndesigns original that I’ve given you or that you have purchased from me (preferably with you in the picture as well) on my facebook page and leave a comment.
- Post a link to this on your facebook and leave a comment here.
- Post a link to this from your blog and leave a comment here.
And if you own several things that I've made you can take a picture of each one individually and each of them will count. Just post a comment about each one since the comments are the entries for the drawing.
Clear as mud? Oh, maybe I should tell you what the prize is…
Ta da! It’s a Double Daisy Brooch with leaves (yes I just came up with leaves a couple days ago and I’m so excited about them!) You can wear it on a shirt or jacket or pin it on a purse or tote bag or even attach it to a hat or headband. The possibilities are endless. I hope you will want one and play along. The flower is about 3” around and the leaves stick out about an inch further so the overall dimensions are approx. 3” tall x 4” wide.
And you have 10 days to enter. On the morning of the 23rd look to the east as the sun rises and I will use one of those cool number crunching things to reveal the lucky winner.
Thought this would be a great way to Welcome Spring in a big way!
Friday, March 12, 2010
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Monday, March 8, 2010
Saturday, March 6, 2010
Friday, March 5, 2010
After making these, I remember completing a couple of baby blankets with a croknit hook. It's a cross between crocheting and knitting where you crochet the stitches on and off a rather large hook. I have one around here somewhere. Maybe I'll take that up again and see how that goes.
Thursday, March 4, 2010
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
So I ripped it all out and started over again and as you can see it worked out much better. Most of the time you can follow a pattern and it will turn out just fine but don't hesitate to make adjustments as neccessary.