Thursday, February 18, 2010

You Think I'm Creative, Check Out My Sister!

My sister, Kirsten, learned how to knit just a couple months ago - between Thanksgiving and Christmas - and she took to it like frosting to a cupcake.  Seriously, she's learned how to do everything!  It's incredible!

She opened an Etsy store:, and came up with the oh-so-clever name of Beatknits. So if you long to don a dashing beret while wrapping yourself in home-knit decadence, check out her stuff RIGHT NOW and buy something!

My favorites are this scarf:

Hello cableknit!

This scarf :

And these fingerless gloves:

 Also, I was discussing the idea with her of possibly having her teach a knitting class. We were thinking of charging like $5-ish.  She could teach everyone how to become an incredible knitter in no time like she did for herself.  Let me know if this is something any of you lovely readers would be interested in!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

The Results are In...

...and the conclusion is that I ROCK! It's true, I really, really, really do.  See my fancy new button over there to your right?  The "I was featured on Tatertots and Jello" button?  Yeah, I got that because I WAS featured on Tatertots and Jello.  Check it out here.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Valentine's Crafting Part Deux!

I've sure gotten into crafting for Valentine's, which is unexpected since it's one of my least favorite holidays, but I just keep finding so much fun inspiration from none other than Tatertots and Jello, and, of course my own mind, and who can forget cupcake liners?  Seriously, those things have revolutionized my life!

So here's my latest V-Day craft spread.  

It's hard to see, but I cut my cute "Je t'aime" out of sparkly plum paper and modpodged the letters to (what else?) flattened-out cupcake liners.  Then I just taped them to a cute little sheer pink ribbon, and wha-la!  Valentine's banner!

The other craft I did yesterday came from this post, featured by Tatertots and Jello.  Though I despise the fact that the lady cut up books (BOOKS!  HOW CAN ANYONE CUT UP BOOKS? (well, actually, I'd probably love to cut up Twilight or The DaVinci Code)), I still liked the idea of little paper hearts.  So, I flipped through an old magazine (not nearly as precious a piece of literature as a book) to find pages that were primarily red and pink.  I ripped the pages out, cut them into little strips, and used those strips to make hearts to fill an apothecary jar (the other apothecary jar up there just has some silk peony blossoms in it, and they are just so yummy and ruffly).

 And there you have it!  Happy Valentine's Day!