Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Weekly Dose of Crafts

And the posting about crafts continues! Last Friday I found myself buying a kit to learn to glitter stamp, I have no idea how that happened but it made me very excited. I ended up learning a bit about the world of glitter and investigating other ways to use glitter. I somehow decided I also wanted to make some ornaments and when I found this tutorial both of these interests collided!

So far I've made 13 ornaments, Monday night I made 12 in about an hour and a half and that was with multiple breaks to admire the ornaments! Do you have any fun ideas for ways to use glitter? If so I'm all ears! I have a few other ideas but would love to hear more!

Last week I placed a KnitPicks order to make myself some new winter accessories including this set, and this and this and this. We'll see how many of these I actually end up making! I also ordered a few books!

Of my chosen winter accessories I decided to start with the Star Crossed Slouchy Beret because I had read it doesn't take very long! Below is my progress for two nights. I would have gotten further but I needed to get a needle!

Yarn used:
KnitPicks Sugarbunny in Lavender

Are you on Pinterest? I've been really enjoying it recently! You can find me on there as Mint910!

For more crafty goodness be sure to stop over at WIP Wednesday! And find me on Raverly as mint910.


  1. I have no ideas for glitter - I avoid it like the plague since it makes such a mess. Having said that, I think your ornaments look lovely.

  2. I'm on pininterest under my twitter name, whtabtpineapple! It's been a great haven for finding crafts for my story times.

  3. Anonymous8:18 AM

    I like the colour you chose for the Star Crossed Slouchy Beret! I made one too and I love the pattern. Can't wait to see when it's done!

  4. Anonymous8:19 AM

    Your ornaments are beautiful! I tend to avoid glitter because of the mess.
    The beret is pretty. I love the color.

  5. Anonymous8:24 AM

    That's a fun hat pattern! I was all set to make the commuter mitts (bought yarn, etc.), when I realized the designer has really small hands and I'd have to practically rewrite the whole thing to fit my large mitts. Hope you have better luck than I did!

  6. Gorgeous glitter!!

    So how's the Sugarbunny? I love that hat pattern!

  7. Love the beret (and the rest of the yarn) and LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the ornaments. You did any awesome job with them!!!!

  8. Your slouchy beret is looking great!

  9. The ornaments are gorgeous! Were they hard to do?

  10. Wordlily- Uh oh! I might need to find a new pattern too!

    geeky Heather- I had gotten some samples of it beforehand so I knew it was going to be really really soft and fluffy! I like it!

    Heather- They are amazingly easy and quick!

  11. That Knitpicks lavender looks so soft ...:-)

  12. Your ornament photo makes me SO HAPPY. I love reading about all your crafts, because I am not crafty and I live vicariously though you. ;)

  13. Anonymous8:11 AM

    SOOO pretty and shiny!


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