I recently reopened my shop on Big Cartel so that I could sell some premade goodies as well as continue to take custom orders (it’s just easier for me to use than my previous shop!). I made some hats and barefoot sandals that are available and ready to ship right away!
Above, I experimented with making the High Tide Skully in three colors! They’re for sale here or you can custom order one in other colors here, or get the pattern to make your own here!
Five pairs of Wildflower barefoot sandals premade & ready to ship! I can’t decide which ones are my favorite but I really love the blue/pink/orange and green/purple ones! They’re for sale here or you can custom order them in other colors here, or get the pattern to make your own here!
And some Sugar Cone Skullys! They’re for sale here or you can custom order one in other colors here, or get the pattern to make your own here!
A lot of people have asked me if the Waffle Cone Slouchy hat could be made by using two strands of worsted weight yarn, so I wanted to give it a try! Turns out it works pretty well! I might actually like it more than using bulky yarn because it’s less stiff, so it slouches better.
All of the hats in this post were made with Caron Simply Soft. In case you’re wondering about the colors, I used: Ocean, Blue Mint, Grape (I think!), Harlequin, and Passion.
This one is made using one strand of Harlequin and one strand of Passion.
What do you think? Have you tried making one with worsted weight yarn?
I’ve been having some frustrations with the fringe bags I’m working on. I started putting together the linings and zippers and when I sew them into the bag, it gets all weird. Kinda twisty like? That’s hard to explain but you can probably tell in the picture below, how the zipper gets all wavy rather than laying flat. I think the solution will be to try one with no lining, just a zipper. The bag really doesn’t need a lining anyway, I just thought it would be pretty.
Another thing I’ve been working on is trying to decide how I want to attach the strap. The first one I did was the green one below. I used little D rings, because I thought it would look nicer. But no matter how I attach the ring, it ends up turning so the pointy end is up. I would have tried O rings if any stores around here had them (I hate ordering supplies online, too impatient). So I ended up just attaching it to the top round on the blue one, which looks a lot nicer I think.
I really want to finish this pattern already! It seems too simple to be taking so long but I’m kind of a perfectionist! :P Anyway, I’m gonna keep working on it and I would love to hear what you think!
I’m loving making these fringe bags! Thank you for all of the love you guys left on my last post about them! I always love hearing your feedback on stuff I’m designing.
I had fun shopping for lining fabrics yesterday. I think I’m probably going to make maybe five of these before I post the pattern, just to experiment with different fringe styles and embellishments.
Anyway, sorry for the quick post. I wish I had more to show you but I haven’t had as much time to work on them lately as I’d like to!
I’m onto working on my next pattern now! It’s going to be this fringe purse (I blogged about it once before). What do you think of it so far? It still needs a strap, zipper, and lining. Personally, I don’t really care for the multi-colored one for myself but I’m loving the green one! I’m thinking it needs some embellishments. Beads or studs or something! I need to go shopping and see what catches my attention. Would you use/make this bag?