Wednesday, December 21, 2011

knitted Turbans... for babies!

This is both funny AND stylish! Turbans are coming back in a big way but how about this- Baby turbans! YAY! Who'da thunk it?

by the by, I want to eat that first baby... nom nom nom. yummy fat baby. :)
This particular turban pattern is for sale on pickles. But if your a knitter, I have found and included a free pattern of it (you're welcome):
I'm literally busting at the seams to make this! Baby hats are the BEST cause they are tiny and dont take so long to make... booya.

Cast on 60 stitches on small circular needles. 
US 5. Knit in the round.
K 1 round, P 1 round, K 1 round, P 1 round
K 7 
P 1 round, K 1 round, P 1 round
K 7 
P 1 round, K 1 round, P 1 round

On the next round, make the small turban knot like this:
K 30. Wind the yarn tightly around the work (all of what you´ve knitted so far) between the left and the right needle. Wind it about 10 times to make a knot. 
K 30.
K 1 round, and when you reach the stitch before you made the knot, K2tog. Tighten the yarn.
K 4 rounds.
P 1 round, K 1 round, P 1 round, K 1 round.

K 5 rounds. Decrease 12 stitches evenly on the last round.
K 1 round, P 1 round, K 1 round, P 1 round
K 6 rounds. Decrease 12 stitches evenly on the last round.
K 1 round, P 1 round, K 1 round, P 1 round
K 6 rounds. Decrease 12 stitches evenly on the last round.


Use a needle and put it through the remaining stitches. Assemble.

I have a hard time reading knitting patterns and have a bad feeling about the knot part... This is where I need a bad ass knitting grandma to school me on how its done.

Baby turbans.. ha! What will they think of next...


In the spirit of Christmas and moustaches (Im always full of Moustache spirit) I am sharing with you all (and by all I think I mean all 3 of my readers out there) :) our Christmas card which Duncan and I had a lot of fun making. He was confused why he had to put a fake tasche over his beard and I tried to explain it was funnier this way.
He wouldn't shave it all down to a fu man shu like I was hoping (sad face) but I think it worked out A-OK.

Merry Christmas Bitches!!!

(Am I the only one that thinks Izzy looks like a detective in this?) I ought to superimpose a pipe coming out of her mouth. DOH! that would have been brilliant!
ah well, theres always next year!!

I love me some facial hair. On that note, I would also like to share something I came across on Etsy which will be sure to make you giggle.
Introducing, BABY BEARDS!!!

umm... AWESOME yes??
I love it, its Crocheted into the hat. Genius. If you care to buy one of these bad boys you can do so here.

and if that isn't funny enough, I also found some fan-tasche-tic pacifiers. LOVE.
so funny and also for sale on Etsy. Honestly I feel like this would be very simple to make yourself if you bought some foam board, cut out 2 pieces for the tasche and the beard (or you could just do the one moustache) and attached the pieces directly to any old pacifier.

Here are some fun mustaches that you could print and resize then trace to get a fun selection going... you could have one for every mood baby has!

This particular idea (handheld mustaches) would be SO easy to do for a party or something, you could hand em out when your guests arrive. In fact, we have a New Years Eve party coming up and I may just do this. If I do I will be sure to post pictures!! :)


Another fun idea if you have a bunch of leftover fabric and want to do a funny pillow for a kid's room would be a moustache pillow! I found this one on Etsy...
This would be easy to throw together. All you would need to do is draw out the shape on the backside of your fabric and cut 2 pieces, stitch together (leaving a hole about 4" wide from which to turn it rightside out and stuff with any old pillow stuffing & sew shut!) or you could be lazy and buy one on Etsy, theres a lot out there!
It would look awesome on a sofa!

and for all you bakers out there, a GREAT Xmas preset would be these hilarious tashe cookie cutters! HA! Nothing would make me happier than noshing on a mustache cookie...
Well worth the $15 in my humble opinion. This is a gift that just keeps on giving...

Truly, the possibilities are endless folks!!!

button on Etsy (where else?!)

This post is dedicated to my old pal Jordan who likes me blog! YAY!!! Cheers for the support mate!!! xo

Friday, October 21, 2011

Oh Kokka...

right quick, wanted to show some more fabrics that I'm loving.

Kokka has done it again with Woodland Biology. I ♡ everything woodland-esk.
 In actuality, I totally hate squirrels (assholes) and I eat deer BUT they are so cuuuute and this fabric is insane.
ridiculous. I want it.


Otay. Long time no type but I just came across a new fabric design group (at least new to me!) called Cloud 9. Great name and their designers have a certain adorableness that I love.

The Collection called Monsterz melts my heart butter... The designer is Michéle Brummer Everett (click on her name to see her blog/website, very sweet) and their stuff was so cute it inspired a blog post!

The first fabric is SPOTLIGHT in orange and then there is SWEET DREAMZ. It's little monsters... aww...

and Michelle Engel Bencsko does one (now a past collection called My Happy Nursery- best name ever) that is to die for.

DIE I say. There is something about bunting that makes me feel insanely happy...
This snazzy lady has an etsy shop too which is fun. She makes and sells tea towel Calenders which of course made me squeal.
(speaking of which, I plan to blog VERY soon about tea towels and they have recently secured a special place in my heart.)

uh... yeah. awesome.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Tu-tu cute

Last summer in Telluride I made a project out of my god daughter Kirby's 3rd birthday gift. 
A bad ass tutu.
I found a super easy pattern which involves no sewing but a WHOLE lotta cutting. I had to cut something like 70 peices of tulle in several different colors to make this bad boy but its soooo worth it. The look on her face when she unwrapped it was priceless (sadly I didnt get it on camera, I was so excited to give it to her I totally forgot..) but WELL worth the bleeding fingers (just kidding, it was only once). I added a bunch of sequins, rosettes, flower embellishments and it turned out great. VOILA! (instructions below)

sadly, this picture is a little blurry and Ive been meaning to get a better picture of her in this but you get the jist of it. what a princess eh?


tulle: I bought 2 yds of 4 different colors (8 yds total) colors: (yellow, pink, blue, purple)
elastic: for the waistband. sew or knot it to the right size (note: you can also use a pretty ribbon that you tie at the back with a pretty bow. Great if you don't know the right waist size or want your girls of different ages to share)

Cut lengths of tulle (twice as long as you want your skirt length to be) in multiple colors into 3" thick lengths (time saver: you can fold tulle over twice or even three times and pin down together before cutting to cut a whole bunch together)

I paired 2 colors alternating in each 'section'. ie. blue/yellow, blue/pink, pink/purple, purple/yellow...  and repeat in same order all the way around (or whatever looks pretty to you)
Then lastly fold them in half and tie them onto your elastic by pulling tulle back through the loop around the elastic to secure it.
Rinse, repeat. Done! 

Candy Shoppes

Ive been meaning to post stuff Ive done or things I like and I came across these pictures from a little candy shop in Ouray, Colorado (near Telluride) called Ouray Candy Co. We visited Ouray last summer, it is a CUTE little town and this shop was incredible. there isnt a lot to this little town but when Duncan saw this place he  knew I was going to have a cow. Ouray- you mean HOORAY! (I jest)

A total throwback to old ice cream parlors, I felt like I was in a different time. The place was in the loveliest old building with high cielings and great big windows and the candy everywhere was so bright and stimulating. and the ice cream was lick the bottom of the bowl good.

                       Here are some pics I took with the old iphone. Enjoy!


Who remembers Rock Candy?!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Felt Izzy Dog

Inspired by my recent findings I went out and bought a butt load of felt and have been crafting away working on a mobile which I think is going to be CUTE.

Meanwhile, I got a whiff of energy yesterday and came up with a little mini izzy a la felt. Here it is! She is not too impressed with it and my husband says it isnt my best work but I made the thing in 23 minutes. I call it ...FELTIZZY!
the idea was to make the feltizzy  mimick the real izzy's tan markings but the ones on her jowls ended up looking like paws and her snout outline looks like a scary grin... I will have to remake her at some point but I still think there is a striking resemblance. :)

over and out!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

I just 'felt' like making something...

ALRIGHTY! long time no blog people! sorry, have been Über busy with the renovations of our house (which look uh-mazing by the by) and havent had a chance to research new fun stuff hence the lack-o-bloggyiness.
BUT I now have an office aka 'the crafts-haus' and all my stuff is in one place! Can you IMAGINE?! anyhoo, I am SO ready to get crafty. I have a bunch of felt and have been toying with the idea of making little felt animals and in my search of whats been done came across a whole WORLD of felted stuff. Most interestingly- FOOD.
and some of this stuff is just gorgeous too. so much imagination- I LOVE it!!!

We'll start with some felt foods by umecrafts (etsy):

delicious isnt it???