Tuesday, January 17, 2012

New Addiction.....

I tend to get obssessed with things of a crafty nature. Whether it be scrapbook paper, pens, fabric..you get the idea...For Christmas, my wonderful oldest daughter Stacie and the kids sent me a Joanns gift card! Thrilled! I am saying Thrilled! Julie and I googled a site called free printable Joanns coupons and loaded up that printer...it was smokin'...We had the best time ever and I am afraid that I am getting her hooked on fabric too...I showed her how the home dec fabric on the rolls makes beautiful bags. She says I am a very bad influence...I told her I could be taking her to bars and casinos and hot male brothels and to just be quiet and buy the fabric. She obliged. Now what I wanted to get is a sock loom...I saw one in the store before and I have wanted to make socks for a while. Especially after I looked at sock yarns. I know I am not hand coordinated to knit with four needles and I dont know how to knit. I went on the net and looked at u tube videos of the little contraption and I figured I could do it!










I decided to get one, but they were sold out for Christmas so instead I just got a set of those plastic looms for 50% off...Then I got cute, soft fluffy yarn and I will tell you, I am hooked. The cool thing is, I can do it at work cause I mostly sit and talk on the phone. This is my first scarf and I sewed it together in the back so you loop it around your neck. I added some flowers cause' the hoop set came with a flower maker. I would model it for this post but there isnt anyone to take the picture....I really love it!














The color isnt the best in this photo, I took it in my bathroom. It is brown a creamy white and purple. Have to say, I really had no idea what I was doing, but I love how it turned out anyway...So I am hooked on yarn now and the sock loom is next.....with a 50% off coupon. Of course.


Also for a swap I made a "exposed" book mark...Kind of an out of the box thing...I used this weird metal paper clippie kind of thing I found and then did a polymer clay bust all dressed up. I thought about no clothes bringing exposed' to a new level but decided to be good.















Here it is on an altered cook book with the book closed....













And here it is attached to a page...I call this little bookmark "Boelyn Couture"
I really enjoy polymer clay...I forgot to mention that earlier...


In my last post I mentioned I want to make seasonal wreaths and table runners...When my sister and I went to Joanns, they had 90% off Christmas stuff...I found this ugly kinda yellowy brush wreath that was 24.99 and some blue glittery things...the grand total was four dollars.











I am going to change it all up and make a winter snow wreath...might be kind of fun I figure, and when it's done we will see if you recognize it...
I have been kind of stressed,so I have been walking on the treadmill and playing rock band on the wii....Beating on those drums really helps my attitude.....oxoxoxox Melinda

13 comments:

Jo said...

love the price of the wreath and holiday stuff, it's fun getting such great deals ... and oh, a sock loom, that sounds like so much fun!!!

Miss 376 said...

Looks like you had fun with the loom, great scarf, and the flowers really set it off.

Jody said...

Love the scarf! Socks???! you're my hero! and I'm sure the wreath will end up looking fabulous--you are SOOO creative. I am picturing the book mark without clothes...hmmm...

Margaret said...

You make the coolest things Melinda, love that little bookmark, totally inspired! Mx

Maria said...

Reading this post you sound a lot better than the last. Pleased you are.
You do create the coolest things Melinda. LOL so good to get our daughters hooked. My youngest is too.
Happy creating.
Hugz
Maria

roc said...

omg melinda- you got some great things at joannes! makes me want to get in my car and go there, too! love the idea of a sock loom! i had no clue they even made them. i am going to have look for one of them!!

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

Hi Melinda,
I was reading some post that I missed and almost started crying..the one about "FAITH". Great word! I love how God sent the policeman to you!
The scarf is pretty! You are so creative and willing to learn!! Maybe that should have been my word "Learn"...
I'll keep you in prayer..
Warmly,
deb

Pat said...

This is the first I am hearing about a sock loom...keep me posted on that, okay? I can't knit but LOVE homemade socks, so maybe that is something I should consider. I'll look forward to seeing your creative winter wreath, too.

cindy said...

You have so much talent.

cindy

jillytacy said...

The scarf is great! I love the altered cookbook and the bookmark. You are so talented and creative!

Jenny said...

Wow. Cool stuff.

A sock loom? I can't even master one of those knitting dolls they make for little kids so I guess I won't be using my Joann coupons for one of those babies!

Quiltingranny said...

You are so amazing! I have never even heard of a sock loom and I sure don't need any other addictions. Poor Stacie she doesn't realize fabric will be an addiction...haha! Sounds like you are doing better! ((((HUGS)))

Yarni Gras! said...

I love your wreaths! What a neat idea...wish I could join but I did that garland thing around my door...looks weird with a wreath in there too! I'll be stopping by to see the ones you create!