Friday, November 28, 2008
Thursday, November 27, 2008
happy tofurkey day! today this chickadee is thankful for double crochets that are done. on this day of never ending sweet potato casserole, it seems fitting to share the conclusion of a pretty time consuming project. the crochet granny square baby blanket is finished and fantastic! although the actual making was tedious at times, the final result was well worth it. what started out as daunting and dubious turned out to be one of my most favorite makings. hopefully this makes one sweet little baby happy and keeps him warm.
if you missed the background on this blanket click here to see the last post and links to more!
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
and while you are over there, check out the handy guide to making your holidays merry and bright by making prezzies!
if you aren't so inclined to do it yourself, you can always use your purchasing power to support those who do d.i.y.. there is a great round-up of local baltimore/dc holiday indie craft markets on the washington city paper's cut the craft blog. skip the mall madness and start the season off right by stopping by baltimore's visionary art museum for their bazaart show featuring our friend dandelion blu! the free show is this saturday, november 29th from 10am-5pm. there is also a preview on friday evening from 5:30-8pm. $20 gets you snacks, drinks and music to shop to while you snatch up your handmade treasures.
Monday, November 24, 2008
december 6th • dc craft mutiny holiday booty market (hilda's at national city church in dc)
december 7th • merry mart (the creative alliance in baltimore)
december 13th • dc craft mutiny holiday trunk show (design within reach in georgetown)
Friday, November 21, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
click here to flash back to the first version.
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
no need to hide your bottle behind foam or cloak your can with a paper cocktail napkin, not when you have two layers of cotton stuffed with batting. your potable will stand out in a crowd of similarly shaped containers. and a chickadee koozie will also catch the condensation coming from your frosty beverage, making it safe to set down on counters even without a coaster.
they come in an assortment of colors and a couple have even been embellished! bernie has yet another new trick up her sleeve and a new foot on her presser, the darning foot. this allows for some simple words and symbols to be stitched by machine on to the front of the koozie. for the first batch, a few say "beer" and "yum" while two even have a music notes on them. be on the look out for more in the future and feel free to customize your own.
Monday, November 17, 2008
more progress on the never-ending granny square blanket! earth meets sky with the latest round of double crochet. the baby that cuddles up under this fluffy coverlet will have their feet on the ground and be reaching for the stars at the same time. the addition of a calming cocoa brown grounds the blue sky cloaked with white cumulus clouds. a fitting color scheme for a collection of organic cotton yarns. next step, stitching one hundred of these squares together!
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Friday, November 14, 2008
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
other than that, no complaints from this little chickadee. the people of pittsburgh were wonderful and welcoming, and full of enthusiasm for craft and crafters. my home away from home was happily situated among some familiar faces from the baltimore etsy street team (b.e.s.t.), including shadyside suite-mates dandelion blu, sweet pepita and the littlest bean. thanks to that trio for all of their help and humor, and for making me an honorary b.e.s.t. member!
you can check out their work at the holiday heap this saturday in beautiful baltimore, md. when you are there, swing by the hello craft! table to say hello and share the pretty stuff that you picked up from the show. yours truly will be sitting in for a spell in the afternoon.
Friday, November 7, 2008
the weekend we've been waiting is finally here! all that stands between this chickadee and a cold can of iron city light is the major mountain of stuff that still needs to be done for the show. so no dillys or dallys today on the blog, best get to work and get the wagon packed with wares. this chickadee and constant craft companion dandelion blu are pulling in to a new town, looking forward to meeting lots of new people, and eating sandwiches with coleslaw and french fries on top.
for those of you who are local to the land that loves the steelers, we'd like to see your smiling faces saturday and/or sunday. the show is scheduled to run from 11am-7pm saturday and 11am-5pm sunday and is being held at the hunt armory in the shadyside neighborhood. stop by! say hi! for more information, visit the handmade arcade website.
Thursday, November 6, 2008
if you are around steel city saturday or sunday, come by and snatch one up!