Friday, April 25, 2008

Random FO's...the good, the bad, and the ugly

The boys are out to breakfast, the dog is under my chair attacking a rawhide chew like its her last morsel of food. And belching, because homegirl has no manners and just wolfed down her breakfast at breakneck speed. The sad part: I keep saying "excuse you!" like the dog is somehow going to catch on and start muffling them or something.

Just thought we'd do a few of the FINISHED objects stashed in the pile of goods I call a craft room. (I also call it an office, and mommy's room, and the computer room, and the "crap, people are coming over, throw it all in there and shut the doors" room) *shrug* It works.
So first the good:

These were ATC's (artist trading cards, which makes me laugh to call them ARTIST trading cards when I made them. Now I have to start calling my craft/office/crap room my "studio". Fancy eh?) They're baseball card sized, and I'm completely blanking on the actual dimensions.

These were for a swap on 2peas.

They were a lot of fun to make, and I think I'll be making a lot more of them. For what I don't know, but they're a good way for me to sit down and play with colors/styles that I might not commit to on a larger project. And they're a good way to work through my embarrassingly ENORMOUS scrap pile. Seriously. Bad.

And a card made from the leftovers from the ATC's. I think this is going into my cards for heroes box that's been building for a few months now. (That makes it sound huge, its not, I'm just very slowly adding to it!) ;)

And now the bad...and kind of ugly...but will improve.

Ta-daaa! I've spent the last week teaching myself to spin on a spindle. "Teaching myself" equates to "knowing just enough to be doing it wrong" I'm sure of it.

Why spinning? Uh...well...ehm...because? Apparently if you put any kind of crafty-do-it-yourself idea in front of me (extra points for anything that can be categorized as yarn, string, thread, or a combination) I feel compelled to conquer it. It adds to my dork status, and I've gone up in rank now! There will be a ceremony later today. I'll be serving coffee and nature's valley granola bars. the first 4 of you anyway. The rest can have a peanut butter sandwich.
Don't say I never gave you anything.

So this was my very first attempt, I have 2 of these 'skeins'. (uh...all of 7 yards between the two?) They're pretty pathetic. But I love them in all their pathetic glory. The pictures are pretty pathetic too, but it was nearly impossible to photograph this roving/yarn. Its a REALLY deep dark chocolate brown/black, but is hard to get a picture of. At any rate, I spun & plied the rest, and actually 'washed' it and its hanging now drying, so we'll see how that turns out. I don't have high expectations, but hoping maybe the washing hides a few flaws.
A few.
A lot.
A great many.
Now I've run into a major problem. You see my lovely Aunty loaned me the spindle and roving....and now I'm out of roving. Its kinda like running out of heroin. Ok, that might be an exaggeration, but definitely like running out of coffee. So I'm off to browse the internets...

Hope you all have a lovely weekend! :)


kalurah said...

Those sewn scrap cards are ADORABLE!!
Your stitches are perfect! :D

HobbyMommy said...

Great blog you have here!

Congrats on trying the spinning. Ever since I listened to a craftsanity podcast about spinning I've been toying with the idea. Now I'm going to have to do it! Thanks for the inspiration! Your yarn looks great!!