Tuesday, October 2, 2007

merging blogs

i think for now i am going to let this blog sit...

but to find out what project you can craft-a-long with me on, go to my other blog...

feel free to continue emailing your photos of completed projects to me at mammaknits at gmail dot com

they'll be added to the month's set on flickr. you can link to the flickr sets at pickinguppurls!

see you there!

Saturday, August 18, 2007

holy crap

sorry for that...i just realized it is august 18th and i haven't done a thing about this here blog....sorry, if anyone is reading!

so the august theme is aprons and i was to post some links...here is what i've got...
i love this one.... tie one on... you can even follow her theme and post to both!

some other apron-y things:

the apronista
a flickr group for apron outfits

so...there you go...some apron inspiration (i hope!!!)

i guess we need a september theme...and taking that i need to update my wardrobe a bit...can we make it skirts?? i need some...alrighty.

for this round, could you please just email me your photos w/ info to mammaknits @ gmail (dot) com???? thanks...i want to keep the photos all together in sets, ya know??

alright back to making a pie...a wedding pie no less for my friend loren's wedding today!!! congratulations loren, rich and milja!!!

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

still time to bag it

needed a new look...the black was getting to me...so new template for now.


got this free pattern for a knit market bag from knitty...check it out. this could totally be done in a day. i'll prove it!
here are some crochet versions.

sorry this site has been a bit neglected. july was a crazy month...but we're back in the game. and market bags are a cinch, so come on and do it...you gotta week left. (and truth is, i'm still getting t-shirt photos...so, ya know)

anyway...i may be revamping the flickr group idea...its hard to manage a group in a way that i like...so that might be changing. i'll let y'all know.
meantime...have a good summer day.

Monday, July 23, 2007

June FLEW by...

but there is still time to email or post your Market Bag for June's Project of the Month!! i know you're using 'em...so let's see 'em!!

by request, we will be making some apron's!!! this one is fun, practical, and easy! when i do not have a baby on my lap, i will post some great links...for now...just dream up your apron and finish your market bag!


Thursday, June 28, 2007

you MUST see this

from lura...this is so great...i must try it
melted plastic bags to make a market bag!!!

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

it's still june!!!

c'mon folks...lets see those photos! there is still time! i know a bunch of you are good ole procrastinators and are working diligently on those t-shirts - can't wait to see them! join the flickr group, or just email them to me!

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Project of the Month - July!...and other thoughts...

so...by popular demand (laughing out loud as i type that...)the project of the month for july will be.......

the to-market bag! hooray!

i have no links handy for inspiration at the moment, but will update that soon. i'm also thinking of posting a mini tutorial type thing for those of you who (and i quote) "have no creative bone in(your) body"....yeah, well, you do!!!

so, there is still plenty of time to finish up your t-shirts...post or send your photos by june 30! i'm hoping to do a couple more...let's do it!

happy end of june! (and almost official summer - tomorrow!!!)

Monday, June 11, 2007

Choose your own adventure...

in preparation for next month's project, i want to really encourage group participation! (and i think i'm hoping that the group will grow to number higher than 2! wink wink)

so...please give me your suggestions for future crafts (leave ideas in the comments section), or vote here for next month's project!

Vote in my poll!

details on the choices:(i'll add links as i find 'em)
Fabric Yo-Yo Craziness, tools hereTo-Market Bag...say goodbye to plastic bags and just use this instead!!
Kid Craft...school's out for summer!!
Cool Drink Coasters...prevent drips in style...

Saturday, June 9, 2007

join the flickr group

its all set.
post your photos to the project of the month's photo group!!!

we're ready to go!!! be sure to tag your photo with the name of the month...thanks!

Sunday, June 3, 2007

send your pictures!

hooray! my girl hazel has finished her project! of course, i forgot to add an email...so look to the right and get asendin'!!!

Saturday, May 12, 2007

need some t-shirt inspiration?

check these out:

embroidery (look at "library" and "design"...see lots of great free downloads!)
and more embroidery

will try to add more as i think/find them!!! hope your having fun!!

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Project of the Month - JUNE!

giving out the Project a little early, since it's the first one!

and the project is......(drum rolllllllllllllllllllllll):

go ahead and embellish a t-shirt!

we all need some new summer duds, so make one for yourself, your man, your kids, your dog, mr. teddybear...whoever!
be creative! recycle some old patches, revive some tired tees...just embellish 'em...any way you want!

i must give credit here...i was inspired by two ladies - megan slaboda and loren hagmann.
while rifling through megan's fabric stash one morning, i happened upon the most adorable onesies in a neat little pile all decorated up with great fabrics in all sorts of patterns. they were so stinking cute!!!
and then there is loren! we were chatting about kids clothes and how some are so great that you never want them to die...so why not cut them up and sew 'em on something new....they can always grow with you! (like milja's sonic youth t-shirt! it may be 3-6 months...but dangit, she'll be wearing that when she's 8!)

alrighty, friends! get crafting!
i look forward to photos arriving in my email box anytime in june, but no later than june 30th!

also, don't forget to send along any links or other info that i could post here to inspire and motivate us in this pursuit!!!

this should be fun!!! pass it along!

Monday, May 7, 2007

a collaborative affair.

this blog is an effort to connect friends from across the country and around the world in their craftiness...

this is how it will work:
1. On or about the 15th of each month, I will post the Project for the following month.
2. You create the project in whatever way you choose to do so and then...
3. Send me a photo (jpeg) by the end of the Project's Month, with your info, description (as much or as little detail as you want to give), link to your blog (if you want), etc...
4. I'll post them up for all to see and share!

I hope you will also consider sending ideas for future Projects, inspirational sites/blogs, and any other crafty things to help your fellow crafty friend!

I understand that we don't all knit, crochet, sew, quilt, draw, paint, applique, photograph, etc, etc, the same (or maybe at all!), but I know we are all creative and can come up with clever ways to do the monthly Projects. It will be fun, creative and inspirational to us all!

So join in the fun and let me know that you are in!! Tell your friends too!