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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

End of August Ready-to-Ship Auction

I just wanted to let all of my blog followers know that I have a Ready-to-ship Auction going on over on my Kristin's Kreations Facebook Page. I would post individual pictures of items up but I'm having to use my husband's laptop since the cord for mine broke. Here's a picture of just a few of the items being auctioned off: .
Everything starts at 75% off of the retail price. So head over and check it out! Auction will stay open until 11:59pm EST on August 31!

Sunday, August 19, 2012

The Weekly Hook-up: What's been going on at Kristin's Kreations

So I thought (if I can keep up with it!) that maybe I would try to start giving you a weekly review of my crochet projects. This will give you a little insight as to what I work on, stuff that is for sale on Facebook and things that I have added to my Etsy shop. A couple of weeks ago I made 3 hats in a matter of 2 days. All of them were gifts, though, so I couldn't post them until this week.
The first of them is this newborn owl hat for a friend who is due with her first son any day now. Her and her husband decorated the baby's nursery with an owl theme so I thought this hat would be the perfect gift:

The next was one I made for a friend's daughter who turned a year old the day after my little Bentley had his first birthday. She LOVES Minnie Mouse!

This next hat is for another friend of mine whose baby shower I was invited to. She loves zebra print stuff and since she's having a girl I thought that this hat would make the perfect baby gift:

This next hat is one I tested for the pattern designer Desert Diamond Crochet. This is called the "Save the Hooters" owl earflap hat:
This hat is currently for sale over on my Facebook page along with these two hats made from beautiful handspun, hand-dyed yarn from The Fine Lime.

I have one more hat to share with you this week. This is a customer order. A friend of mine saw the first owl hat that I made and requested one in fall colors. I just love how it turned out:

And finally, newly listed in my Etsy shop is this patriotic bonnet made from some more beautiful yarn from The Fine Lime

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Hello, it's been awhile...

I am so bad at this blogging thing. It's been too terrible long since I've posted anything. Today I thought I would do something pretty to my nails. I so rarely have time to do anything like this with a 12-month-old and trying to keep up with my crocheting.

Today I wanted to try the whole water-marble thing since I've only done it one other time. Water marbling isn't difficult, but you DO need a little bit of extra time. I would do a tutorial but there are so many out there. I learned from what I consider the best water marble tutorial: My Simple Little Pleasures. I chose 3 different blues. I believe all of these are discontinued but if you wanted to do all blues just find some that are similar.
Here are the colors I used from L to R: Loreal Wear Extraordinaire in Blue Metal, Nail Fantasies in High Tide, and Revlon Street Wear in Tide.

Here is how my right hand turned out (I still need to clean up the edges):

My husband likes this one the best:

And this was my favorite out of all of them: