Pearl Clutcher: Magnum

Bulker pattern for faster knitting; you can have your Pearl Clutcher in less than two weeks!

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Check out the pattern page on Ravelry right here:  http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/pearl-clutcher-magnum

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Crocheted Skateboard

It’s been hectic with an increased performance schedule, the booklet, and this:

It’s all crochet and needle felt over a skateboard. 

The art show this is going into is tonight, the Blood, Sweat, & Boards Art Show presented by Underground Clothing & Skateboard Company.  I’m also performing, so it’s going to be a big night.  There are first (limited edition production run of the artist’s deck), second ($1000 gift certificate to Stranded Tattoo parlor…  I WANT TO WIN SECOND PLACE), and third ($150 in art supplies from Utrecht) prizes, so I’m pretty excited to see how it turns out.  But for now, I’m going to get back to my booklet knitting.

Sleeve

Also not knitting.  Remember the tattoo I was talking about?  You can’t miss it.

The photographer, in my opinion and without any exaggeration, is Savannah’s best.  You can check out his website and Facebook  if you need more proof.  To tell you the truth, we did this little picture show in five minutes (maybe less), that’s talent.

The tattoo was designed and inked by Johnny Thief who has recently moved his tattoo parlor (Seppuku) back up to New Jersey.  Where in the hell am I going to get superior tattoos now?  This piece took twenty-six hours over a course of five sessions.

Crafts to Love

A few years ago, I ran across an amazing jewelry artist on eBay, Fyrestorm Creations.  When she says that her works are “one of a kind creations,” she’s not exaggerating.  Mr. Yarn Bearer must have seen me coveting these amazing accessories and bought two bracelets for my birthday, this one…

And this one…

They really are quality pieces, I get constant compliments when I wear them.  They’ve held up very well, too, I’ve not had any problems or stray beads.  My heart, she is glad.  But other than bracelets, you can get sweet little stitch markers for your knitting.  Take some time to peruse her site, there are many goodies to drool over. 

Make-A-Day May

I’m going to challenge myself this year.  There are so many pretty little things in my craft supply that just beg to be used and my mind needs to let open those proverbial creative flood gates. 

Beginning May 1st, I plan to finish one (at least) craft everyday in whatever medium fancies me.  Plans are already filling my head, all those tiny things I have wanted to create, but push aside for the large scale projects.  This May will be devoted to turning out all those little, sweet things. 

You’re welcomed to join me in what I’ve deemed the Make-A-Day May, I’ll be setting up a Flickr Group just for the occasion.  You can repeat projects and/or stick to one medium, you decide, just make a little (or a big) something every day of May.  I can’t wait to see what kinds of goodies May will bring!

Weekly Features

I’m going to make an attempt at sharing some of my internet treasure hunts in a regular weekly post.  The blog could use a little more flavor and to make it extra interesting, the items will try to stay craft related, but not of the craft supply persuasion.  I would also like to make a point that the finds may not always be on the internet, but occasionally a Savannah original (though, hopefully, available online as well).

Onward!  To the very first Weekly Feature (breaks bottle of champagne on laptop… followed by an “Oh shit!”).

I love Shana Logic.  The prices are reasonable and the goodies are hand made, such a bonus these days.  There are some knit and crochet items available for purchase, but the real finds are these:

 

 

 

Don’t you love it?  Fiber fanatics should sport this baby with pride.  This Little Lamb Belt is made by mymimi and sells for just $16!  I’ll have to scrape my pennies together, but one day, it will be mine!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oh my GOODNESS, I love sheep.  I want my refrigerator to love sheep, too.  From the same artist, I’d like to get this Jumbo Lamb Friends Magnet Set, just $8. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is the piece de resistance of Shana Logic’s fiber friends.  The Sheep Head by Are Age of 555 Design just takes the cake.  I really want this on my wall.  Really, really.  Really.

 

 

 

 

 

I hope you enjoyed the Weekly Feature and are willing to peruse the Shana Logic shop for more happy things.  I’m trying to think of a better name than “Weekly Feature”…  I’ll get back to you on that one.