Cthulu Dice Bag

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Hi everybody! Hope everyone has had a great crafty week! I just finished another Knitted project for a Facebook friend called the Cthulu Dice Bag. This was a special request and I was really nervous. I have NEVER done stranded knitting before. I think it turned out pretty well considering?! I'm pretty proud of it actually. I feel like I can tackle more patterns of this variety now. I wasn't so sure at the beginning if it would ever get completed but once I got started and made myself focus and kept chanting, I THINK I CAN, I THINK I CAN.........well, you get the picture. ;-)

I would like to try hats next with this technique but I'm not sure yet on what other design I would even like. Ferrets maybe? We'll see.

Oh, and another thing. I didn't hand-knit the I-cord drawstring. As I can see that taking me 50 years to complete, I used the "Cool Corder" machine that I've had for many years now. It's a Gem!!! It took me all of 3 minutes?! AWESOME-NESS!

Hello Kitty....

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TGIF peeps! Well, almost. It's still Thursday night here in my world. I just wanted to share a quick project with everyone. And, it's NOT a Crochet or Knitting project. This time it is a Sewing project. Yes. You heard correctly. S-E-W-I-N-G. I know, I know. Unheard of for me. Considering I'm really not that good at it. But I just couldn't help myself. I found THE CUTEST little coin purse named the Zip-Itself Tetrahedron Coin Purse.

It is awesome. It only requires 2 things to make it. 1. A zipper 2. Ribbon.

Now, how easy is that? Apparently, not so much. For me at least. I had a really hard time with the tutorial but it all worked out in the end. I figured it out! It's not the best looking in the world and it's certainly not perfectly shaped but for a 1st run at it, I think it turned out pretty good. But I need to line the inside. But, that'll be another time. I am going to be making more of these for my nieces. So we'll see if they start to look any better.

So if your interested in the free pattern. Go here: Zip-Iteself Tetrahedron Coin Purse. But for now, here is my creation using Hello Kitty ribbon:

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Penguin Backpack

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It's that time of year again! BACK-TO-SCHOOL! At least here in my city it is anyways. I made this super cute Penguin Backpack from the newest issue of Crochet Today magazine. I so wished I had something like this back in my day. I would have been the coolest kid on the block (and school). This pattern was super easy. The only thing is, there are a lot of parts to assemble and sew on. It took me 3 hours to get it all sewed together. But it was worth it. This is just too adorable! And, it's also the very first project that I've ever installed a zipper in....HAND STITCHED no less! But, that's only because when I went to use my sewing machine I ran the needle down into my thumb nail. ha.ha.ha. Seriously. It wasn't too bad. It only bled a little bit but still hurt like crazy. So I quickly abandoned that idea. I told you all I couldn't sew and that proves it right there! I can't even work the sewing machine correctly. Forget actually sewing with it! :-)

So here's the finished product!!!!!!