November 24, 2008

frame tutorial and some other things i made

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craftstylish tutorial of the week: multi-photo frame!  i really love this one, it turned out exactly how i wanted it!  don’t you love it when a project comes out of your head and becomes a finished product just how you pictured it? yeah!

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also, a couple new handspun yarns in the shop! it was my first time spinning since we got kittyhead. i had been dreading it because i imagined she would go kitty-crazy and pounce at my hands and the fiber and it would be disasterous… but, no! nothing like that!  she was totally cool about it!  she just watched the wheel go round and round for awhile, then got bored and went to sleep.  (she’s also fine now when i knit too, unless she’s in super crazy mode, but mostly she leaves me and the yarn alone, yay!)

scraptastic alpaca striping single

so there’s another “scraptastic” yarn, which will knit up super fun, similar to this one (knit by me) and this one (knit by lynne).  and a self-striping single, which i plan to do much more of – this one has some sections that are pretty variegated, and some more solid.  i think it’ll knit up pretty cool looking.

oh and getting back to garbanzo for a minute, want to see the kitty castle i built for her?! i made two separate parts – a scratching post with a flat top that she can sit on:

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and a 2-room house thing made with 2 boxes partially covered with carpet samples, with a hole inside connecting the two and multiple holes on the outsides for playing.  she loves this one!!

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they are both made with all recycled materials – the carpet samples are from scrap, as are the tubes making up the inside of the scratching post, and the boxes are from a printer and from my halloween costume.  put them together with a bunch of hot glue and some staple gun action, and it’s a kitty castle! hooray!

banzo kitty post

Filed under: craftstylish,home stuff,leethal store,yarn — leethal @ 6:45 pm
  • http://alicethelma.com Chris Tolomei

    The picture frame came out cool – I’m gonna have to try that one. But everything you do really inspires me. I mean how do you find the time to sleep? You’re amazing.

  • http://lemontreesanddirtystreets.blogspot.com/ Kendal

    such a lucky kitty! the castle is beautiful.

  • http://lemontreesanddirtystreets.blogspot.com Kendal

    such a lucky kitty! the castle is beautiful.

  • http://lil-dans-les-nuages.over-blog.com/ Lilith

    Love your multiframe ! Your picture disposition is very cool. And your cat is so cute it should be forbidden ;o)

  • http://lil-dans-les-nuages.over-blog.com Lilith

    Love your multiframe ! Your picture disposition is very cool. And your cat is so cute it should be forbidden ;o)

  • http://kglo.blogspot.com KathrynGrace

    The scraptastic yarn reminds me of the recycled silk Nepalese yarn. Have you ever seen it? It’s wicked cool. And actually, I’m glad I saw your kitty castle before I went out and bought one. Great idea!

  • http://kglo.blogspot.com/ KathrynGrace

    The scraptastic yarn reminds me of the recycled silk Nepalese yarn. Have you ever seen it? It’s wicked cool. And actually, I’m glad I saw your kitty castle before I went out and bought one. Great idea!

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  • http://alicethelma.com/ Chris Tolomei

    The picture frame came out cool – I'm gonna have to try that one. But everything you do really inspires me. I mean how do you find the time to sleep? You're amazing.

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