Thursday, December 23, 2010

Things to do before Craftmas Day

  • Finish cupcake scarf
  • Sew label onto granny square blanket
  • finish crocheting little cousin's dog amigurumi (complete with leash in collar)
  • start crocheting little cousin's older brother a deer amigurumi
  • duct tape right wrist back to hand after intense crocheting session(s)
  • Complete the task of wrapping the rest of Christmas and Craftmas presents.
I feel somewhat overwhelmed. Hopefully I will have the time to be productive tomorrow...

Friday, December 17, 2010

Craftmas- Finished : Sushi Scarf

Well, remember when I said I would post progress everyday of Craftmas?

I lied. I'm oh so very lucky if I can get everything I wanted to make people actually DONE before Christmas...
I swear, I had every intention of posting every day. Except finals happened, and so did a dead camera battery...

Anywho, back to Craftmas! I finished the sushi scarf! I really hope my friend will LOVE it as it took me WAY longer than I expected to complete it. There's a lot of individual crocheting and then sewing everything together and hiding ends of yarn in everything...well, let's just say I'm glad I'm done.

This is the whole thing! I left a few pieces off since I was tired of sewing (and losing maki pieces didn't help either) and I actually got so into the project that I didn't pay attention to how the book said to assemble it, so the fish ones would have looked wonky. I just left off with shrimp, because shrimp is always a good stopping point.

Two closeups of some of the helpings of sushi...

I also got super excited because I purchased some crochet labels to sew on the back of my projects as a label . I hand stitched my name on the label, and I'm really happy with the way it looks. Very close to my actual handwriting if I do say so myself :)
I can't wait to give it to my friend! I know she'll love it and I can't wait to see her wear it around :D

Friday, December 3, 2010

Craftmas - In progress - Sushi Scarf

One of my best friends hated sushi for the longest time. She had a bad experience at a Chinese restaurant when she was younger, and ever since then has stayed away from sushi. Just this year, after much prodding from myself and our other friends, she finally tried REAL (and good!) sushi and is now ADDICTED.

I recently bought Twinkie Chan's Crochet Goodies for Fashion Foodies 
and let my friend look through and pick what she wanted for christmas. She chose the Sushi Scarf!

I'm not done with it yet, but I am inching closer each day! Hopefully I can get it done or near completion by the end of this weekend.
Here's a progress shot of all the Maki I've made (currently at 18 of the 26).

I can't wait to get all of the maki done so I can move onto the pieces of sushi *A*

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Craftmas 2010!

November has come and gone, and I've already started new projects!
I meant to make this post yesterday, but it is nearing the end of the semester and I am trying to get last minute work done for my online classes. With that out of the way, I'm here to proudly announce that this December I am officially changing Christmas to CRAFTMAS 2010!

I am taking on the huge project of making most, if not all, of my christmas presents! I'm going to try to post each day with progress pictures of my different projects and hopefully I will get done with everything come December 24/25!

Since I haven't taken any pictures of what I have done yet, I'm going to share a picture of the Granny Square Blanket that I finished just last week that I began as a Christmas gift. It's a lot bigger now than in the picture I'm posting, but I'd hate to make a post with no craft!

Stay tuned for tomorrow!