Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Hats part ...-insert sideways 8 -

So I've been nursing the ides of getting a shop on Etsy.com everyone! I'd probably sell hats, and random other crochetted things. The store would be called "Question mark, period" ... or " ?. " as it would say on the tags inside the hats.

I bring this up because I'm bringing you various pictures of other hats I've created! My favorite one is the first one posted here, because I just made it the other day, crochetting frantictly because I was so certain I was going to run out of yarn! But I didn't, and managed to have the two colours spiralling together around the hat to create the lovely..um...stripes? I'm stoked that the weather is getting cooler (FINALLY!) now, so I'll actually get to wear some of these lovelies!

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There...see? It's wonderful! haha I'm far, far to proud of this hat. The tag inside is navy blue, with a gold coloured ' ?. '.

This next one is a hat I knitted for my brother last Christmas season. When I took the picture, he had actually just come back from a SCOUTS Canada camp, so it made my hair smell like a campfire. (not to mention I think he'd worn it non-stop for the past 3 days...ew.)

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Um...this one is knitted too.. I actually don't like it at all. It's strange feeling..and I don't like the wool. What was I thinking?!

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There we go! I made this hat for my wonderful friend Sam, for her birthday! It was made especially to her specifications (I probably spelled that wrong...), down to the last detail. I really love the buttons she picked out, and was glad when i actually managed to find them in a shop. When she said "oh, and a giant pink and lime green set of buttons on one side.." I didn't think I'd be able ot get them! But I did! so...DON'T LOOK SAM!! DON'T LOOK! :O

(The first hat here is my reaction to wanting to keep Sam's birthday hat...I needed one too. That grey wool is so nice and fluffy! <3 )

aaaand...Here is my outfit of the day! I had a spare first this thing morning, and actually had some time to think about an outfit for once~

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(RioRain shirt, Dynamite pants, Tristan blue tights, American Eagle flats, TIME Magazine watch, DIY wristbands, handmade necklaces.)

and yes...that is a sage-bush beside me...


I also might have a painting job coming up...which I'll be sure to take pictures of. (University funding! yah!)

Also Also (This feels like the P.S. of a long letter, where you just don't want to say goodbye so you keep filling up the pages with nothingness, but in this case it's because I have to study for a math test I have tomorrow and I really don't want to but...um...yah..) h
...aha. Yes, so also, in my art class we are starting a form of Print-making where we use old X-Ray sheets and cut into them with sharpened nails, which isn;t the safest things for some people I know, but it's looking pretty cool. I'm just doing a test image right now, but I sort of decided to do Brooke, from the awesome blog "The Fashion Void that is DC" http://moohoop.livejournal.com/ because I really admire her hairstyle choice, which lends an amazing profile, which I thought would make a lovely print. I hope she doesn't mind! ^^;
I'll be sure to post a picture of that too...and send one to her~

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Fresh Fall

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I swore to myself I would get to wear those boots soon, and I did! How wonderful!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Take that!

I make my own yarn!
(which has actually taken me a year to do..) I got this bag of carded, but unspun wool about a year ago, and after fashioning myself a drop spindle, I very VERY slowely spun it into yarn! It made my hands blue, and smell like sheep, but it's okay because in the end, I got some beautiful wool to use in the trim of a hat or something...

Cue the pictures!


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There is the yarn on the niddy-noddy. Isn't that a brilliant name? I'm sorry I don't have pictures of it while I was spinning it, but I didn't...actually...have a blog yet.

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Here is my yarn, after being washed and making me and the bathroom smell like wet farm animals. I hung it out on a....

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This thing! I don't know what it's called! :D

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I played some mandolin outside (loudly) while I was waiting for the yarn to make a stab at drying itself. I couldn't put it through the dryer or it would have felted itself.

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Took it off, and it wound itself up into this nice little skein, which I had to take outside to photograph, in order to capture the colours.

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And then rolled it into a ball (which too about 2 hours)

When I actually use it for something, I'll take pictures, but until then it's just going to sit around looking pretty!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Darn these tutorials!

Because of large industry-based companies (like Wal-Mart, etc.) the simple art of repairing one's own clothing has been lost! Why bother, you say? We could simply go buy new jeans when this pair gets a hole. Well...the world seems to be in rather a sorry economic state, and I'm sure there is more than one person out there who would like to get a bit of life out of ripped jeans, or good socks that have sprouted a fault or two.

So today..this evening...I am going to show you all how to revive the art of 'Darning' your clothes with embroidery yarn. (note: normal string, thread, or yarn of any kind would work for this as well. take your pick). I actually cut a hole out of some old jeans in order to show you all how to do it, so..enjoy!


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There! Hopefully someone gets use out of this! :D

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Yarn like candy

It really is, hm? Every time I step into a yarn store I could almost drool, it all looks so good! My friends are pretty sure I'm crazy every time I refure to yarn as candy..but I don't know. I would eat it if I could! Recently I got this lovely 'Fisherman's wool'. It's all natural with no dyes or anything and I absolutly love it! There is 425 metres of yarn in this one ball, so it was totally worth the 12$ I payed for it~

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I'm currently knitted a hat with it, that I'll probably wear to sea next year. I do make a rather lot of hats, but hey? I love them, and people seem to love getting them as presents so there we go!
Here are three of the hats I've made so far~ (just three, there are actually more hanging around...)

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Hat 1: A present for one of my friends. It's 100% wool. I love the way that wool seems to soften colours when it's dyed, so even though this hat is rainbow, it isn't so blindliy so.

Hat 2: This is the very first thing I ever knit, so you can see plent of flaws in the knitting, but I love it to peices! <3

Hat: a light weight crochetted hat, made from 3 tones of blue yarn. I don't wear it much, but I bet if one had long it would be good to tuck your hair up inside of, as it's quite the roomly hat.

And on another note, this is a brilliant song!



and..actually, this one too!

Friday, September 11, 2009

What I wore...the other day.

I'm terrible at recording clothing...like seriously bad.

I should say that my last year of high school has started, and this is what I wore on the very first day!
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but you know..not in black and white and browning..The sweater is actually grey...

Yah! So far I have no gripes about grade 12, except for the fact that I have to take math (clearly)...but it will be over in a few months, so hopefully it doesn't kill me in the process~

Saturday, September 5, 2009

V for Vendetta, anyone?

Sorry! I'm just sort of obsessed with that movie now!
It's just so brilliant!
I was making my friend's birthday card the other day (while watching V for Vendetta yet again) and I realized that september also rhymed with Remember, and so I came up with this little thing:

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I know, I know the quality of that is horrid. The original is all prettily done with water colours and carefully outlined (and I hope my friend never throws it away...it's a work of art that took me 2.5 hours or so)

Um...also, does anyone know how I could get 2500$ in the next 2 years? haha