While on my forced blog break due to my dead computer, I kept busy doing knitting and other crafts and shopping for gifts on etsy. So to catch up on all this crafty and etsy fun are some photos:Bookmarks with vintage typewriter keys from Lizzy Bleu (etsy) for my two wonderful realtors: Kate Myers in Cleveland and Pat Orwig (firstname.lastname@example.org) in Dallas.
A little something extra Lizzie Bleu included in my package for me.
This is a lovely print I bought for Norm's room.
I wanted something that had both blue and red in it to help the red loveseat look more like it belongs in the room. I fell in love with this whimsical print "Quite a Catch" by Gumball Grenade.
This is the print I got for John's room. It's called "photo opp. 4" and is by Creative Thursday. She has tons of adorable animal prints. I loved them all, but chose this one because of John's love of polar bears.
These are my first pair of Moc-a-Socs--a pattern I bought on etsy from Bekah Knits. I love this pattern! Very easy to use, but clever in its design. Unfortunately, the smallest size was just a tiny bit too small for Norm. I decided to mail these to a friend who just had her first baby, a boy, and am making Norm the next size up. On Ravelry here. (Size 2 needles, Bernat Softee Baby in blue, Baby Beehive in white.)
Some ghosts I knitted as favors for John's preschool class using this lovely free pattern by Jean Greenhowe. Very easy pattern. (Size 6 needles, garter stitch, very little yarn, I used Bernat Softee Baby). I changed the procedure for the arms slightly to streamline the process. See Ravelry or leave a comment if you want more details. On Ravelry here.
This is a pillow I made for the loveseat in Norm's room--another attempt to pull together the baby blue nursery and the red loveseat.
These are the five "loveys" I made for friends' new babies. They were fun to make and my cutting and sewing skills improved dramatically by number five. I cheated on the names. I found fonts I liked and printed the names onto paper. Then I pinned the paper on the lovey and did backstitching through the paper. Once I was done, I just ripped the paper off and "ta da" the names were there and looking much better than if I had freehanded them.
So that's all the love for now. Hope you enjoy some of your own crafty or etsy love soon.