Monday, June 29, 2009

New Camera and Coming soon!

It has taken me a little bit to get used to the new camera and I apologize for the slow post. Here are two scarves I will be adding to my shop soon. The pink one is made from what I think is the softest, plushiest yarn I have ever found. I had to buy more yarn to make myself one. I may just make a small throw out of it too because I would just love to curl up in it! I just love the shades of blue in the top scarf. I'm really a big fan of multi-coloured yarns, I like how random patterns form when I knit with them.

I plan to take some pictures of my works in progress soon, plus pictures of more items that will be coming soon!


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Friday, June 19, 2009

Been awhile!

So I've been neglecting this blog, for some reason I have trouble writing about myself. I have no problem sharing stories through the eyes of one of my bunnies on my other blog. Does anyone else have this problem? I guess I just need a little more confidence in myself that what I have to say is at least readable :)

Exciting news though, I have finally started updating my Etsy shop again, it was also neglected. I have just been so busy with school stuff lately I just didn't have the chance. The new item I posted this week was a cute pet sweater, but expect to see more scarves, bookmarks and fingerless gloves coming soon!

I'll post some pictures of works in progress over the weekend. I hope everyone has a good Father's day on Sunday!


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Saturday, May 9, 2009

Crochet and Mother's day

I think I have decided on trying to grow some forget-me-nots from seed in my container.  I guess I'll have to wait and see how that goes.  I'd better buy the seeds soon!  

I also decided to teach myself how to crochet.  I saw a cute crochet bookmark my friend's mom had made her and I thought it would be cute to make bunny bookmarks.  So on Wednesday I started playing around and trying to learn the stitches, last night I came up with this basic bunny bookmark.

I think it turned out pretty cute.  I will probably make a few out of some nice cotton yarn to put in my Etsy shop.  I ordered some brown, brown and white mix and pink.  I think I will prefer more muted colours to this bright one.  Crochet is pretty fun, I think I will stick with it for now and see what else I can come up with! :)

I hope everyone has a wonderful Mother's day tomorrow :)  I'm going to visit my parents tonight and then tomorrow we are getting together for brunch with my grandmother, my aunt and her family.  I haven't seen them in a little while so it will be nice.  It will also be nice to get out of the apartment for a night, since I've been so sick the past few weeks I haven't been anywhere but home and work.

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Sunday, May 3, 2009

Finally feeling a little better!

I think I may finally be recovering *knocks on wood*.   After an ER visit for a severe asthma attack brought on by my cough/cold, I've had enough!  Hopefully, I stay well long enough to get caught up in the lab and on my knitting.  My poor etsy store has been neglected.  Once I have some stock built up I will start adding new items regularly.

One of my other hobbies is gardening, although since I live in an apartment most of the flowers are growing inside.  I really love orchids and have had them for years.  These are some pictures of some new ones my mom bought me when I lost my little Gracie.  Unfortunately, I haven't had much luck getting them to flower again for me, but I keep trying.

I also have a small planter on my balcony, I'm debating what to put in it this year.  I had some annuals in it last year, coleus and allysum plus a few others.  I'm considering growing some herbs for the bunnies, but I don't think I could grow enough for it to be worthwhile.  Has anyone grown perrenials in a container in Southern Ontario or somewhere with a similar climate?  Leave a comment if you have any ideas for my container :) Thanks!


Friday, April 17, 2009

Sick :(

It has been a lousy week.  I've had a terrible sore throat and cold since Tuesday.  I think I may finally be starting to feel a little better this afternoon *knocks on wood*.  I get sick far too often, it is really annoying.  If anyone has tips for boosting an immune system please post in the comments!  I'm getting desperate.  

But the nice thing about this week is my new foster bunny.  His pic is posted on Peanuts blog if you haven't already seen it.  He already has someone interested in adopting him!  He is such a sweetheart I'm not surprised.  I have to admit I wouldn't have minded keeping him around a little longer ;)  Although maybe getting adopted right away is a good thing, so this way I'll actually be able to give him up.

I'm hoping to get caught up on knitting this weekend.  So hopefully I'll be adding a bunch of new items to my Etsy store next week.  Unfortunately, this being sick has slowed me down.

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Monday, April 13, 2009

New item and trouble with ladder yarn

I just listed this beautiful completed cross-stitch.

I just love it, I really enjoyed making it.  I hope someone gives it a good home :)

I hope everyone had a great Easter weekend.  I was at the All About Pets Show in Toronto on Saturday volunteering with the Rabbit Rescue booth.  

So, I have this great ladder ribbon yarn and I have all these fabulous ideas for things to make out of it, but for some strange reason it is giving me so much trouble!  So it may be a little while before I list anything made out of it.  Look forward to scarves, cuffs and fingerless gloves!  It knits up really beautiful and lacy, I hope I master it soon.

Friday, April 10, 2009

New blog!

I got into the world of blogging with a bunny blog about my rabbit Peanut.  It is rather addictive, I must say.  I started this blog just to post some things about myself and everyday life.  

I will be opening my Etsy store shortly and I can't wait to share pictures of works in progress and some of my favourites from other sellers on Etsy.  I've really gotten bitten by the Etsy bug.  I love creating things and I just love looking through all the wonderful things everyone else is making.  I spend way too much time on those forums or browsing peoples stores :)  

I hope everyone is enjoying their Easter weekend.