Saturday, February 7, 2009

The "boyfriend hat"

On a very rare occasion, Darren happened to be with me, as I was salivating through a yarn shop. I was really looking for a new project but didn't know what to make. He asked me if I would make him a toque? Well of course!!!! He picked out a yarn and colour that he liked except we didn't have a pattern. When we got home, I immediately searched on ravelry for just the right hat pattern for the yarn that I bought...when I came across the link for this free pattern.

The next two days off of work... Check
.... I am good to go!

Friday, February 6, 2009

An Omen?

This is Stuart

This is our couch

This is what Stuart has done to our couch

This is the new couch

This is the name of the new couch... Does anyone else find this funny?

I have been soooo embarrassed with the state of our old couch, but given what Stuart (aka "Mr. wreakin' stuff") has done to it, we have been hesitant to replace it.

As I was touring Costo this evening, I came across this great couch which was the perfect colour, the perfect shape, and the perfect price! My Dad came down and helped me bring it home. It wasn't until we had it packed in the van, that I saw the name on it. My initial thought was, "ha ha that's funny"... then as the irony of it sunk in, I thought..."OMG! What have I done?"

Asian-style bag

I love, love, love this new project! The Bag pattern is from the book "Free-Style Handmade Bags & Skirts."

The dark fabrics are what I am going to use for the exterior of the bag. I plan making my own patchwork fabric, and then cutting out the pattern afterwards. The green will be the lining. and I am going to use green buttons like in the photo, and hopefully I can find a similar handle in black.