Thursday, February 26, 2015


New crafting projects are always so exciting!!!! So I've been playing around with the idea of making my own stamps.. I have purchased a couple from etsy and have seen some tutorials here and there and finally went to my local art store and got started!

I bought this tool at Blick's Art Supplies and a piece of lino.. just pencil drew an image on a piece of paper and imprinted it and carved away. Of course it's harder to get the fine details but I think if I keep practicing I can get better :)

This stamp I'm hoping to use for my wedding invites :)

I made this for a friend who loves cats. It actually came out pretty cute if you ignore the disconnected whiskers (because I forgot to draw them in initially before I started cutting :/) and the crooked name haha

Monday, February 23, 2015

Olaf & Popcorn

So I've been sick for the past couple of days and what better way to pass the time while marathoning on Netflix from the couch. I finally finally finished a request for Olaf that was a year overdue (sorry Kevin!) It took a long time mostly because I was discouraged. I couldn't figure out how to crochet his head shape. I had redone it once, and by the time I got around to starting it up again there were a couple of patterns (here and here) floating around that I had tried but it came out weird and didn't match the body! They say third time's a charm so I better take my notes now before I forget how I made him haha. 

Since I made Olaf.. this makes me Elsa! Right...? Right?

Also I found some super cute popcorn stitch knit toddler sweaters that I am so so in love with and really want to figure out how to make. Since I don't have any children (yet!) I decided to test the waters a bit with my fur baby!! Heehee. Once I figured out how it worked, it's actually pretty simple and not even too time consuming. I feel that switching stripes and cables take way longer. I got Charlie's dog sweater pattern here.. but I overestimated how wide he was and totally made the sweater too big. He's also not too happy about wearing it either haha but it does look oh so cute on him :)

This is his 'I'm scared please take it off' face. Shelter dogs are really something else haha.