Friday, June 26, 2009

A Throw for Minnesota

An awesome friend of mine is going to be moving to Minnesota pretty soon because she got a really cool intership with Mayo! It's very excited and I'll miss her - but she'll only be gone 8 months and we'll always have facebook!
But to keep her warm, I decided to make her a granny square throw. She's been known to crochet a bit, so I knew she would appreciate it!

It started out with these:
And ended up with this:
I used mostly yarn I already had. And used black to sew it all together and for the border. It looks a little 70's-ish, but I love all the bright colors!
I think it'll keep her warm enough... :)

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Travel Jewelry Case

A couple of weeks ago I was shown a cool little jewelry travel case by this lady I met named Catherine (great name by the way, though I am partial to the K spelling). I saw it and sketched it out - which was really just me drawing a big circle with a little circle in side of it. I knew it would be easy but i kept putting it off and putting it off. Then about a week ago I got a plate and a bowl and made a template and it was made in about an hour!
There's 6 pockets inside - you can see 3 with some random jewelry inside.
There are definitely some things I would do differently - I would move the seam I have for the string a little further away from the inside pocket (to give it a little more room inside and less ruffles on the top) and I would redo the string (which I strung wrong).
I'll definitely be making more of these!