Friday, December 4, 2009

Top Secret!

Shhh, don't tell my mom or my sister, but I've been doing some serious christmas present knitting the past few days. My fingers are SORE. I'll start by showing off what I just finished. These are for my sis, she wanted grey knee high socks. And yes, that is a bit of my thigh in that picture. I in fact AM just that sexy. Thank you for asking.
Socks For My Sister
Pattern: "Palmikkosukat" From the Novita website (only in finnish)
Needles: 3,5mm & 4mm
Yarn: Fleur by Anttila (100% acrylic)
I'm pleased with myself for knitting them. And it only took me 2 days. But then again it only took me 2 days to knit two pairs of socks that my mom is getting for christmas. (No, I haven't been sleeping too much the last few days..
Socks For Mom part 2
Pattern: Just basic socks
Needles: 3,5mm
Yarn: Satu (100% acrylic)
For some reason I can't attatch a link to the other picture without it taking out everything I wrote so far. And I'm too tired to start figuring anything out. But they look the same, except with contrasting colours. You can see them on flickr.

Monday, November 16, 2009


I'm obsessed. With the MMA fighter Gina Carano. She's gorgeous, and can kick some ass! Don't know who she is? One word sweethearts: google. Anyhow, my obsession inspired me to do some cross stitching:
Gay For Gina

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Long Time No ...Anything

I haven't been doing about anything the past few months. But I'm trying to get my life (crafting) going again. Hope someone still reads this blog. Oh, and my computer died on me... There goes ALL the crafting pictures from this year. FUCK!
While I've been silent, I've still crafted a few things. I even experimented with polymer clay. And my first project was earrings for my friend:
Playing Card Earrings
And I made a new friend, obviously I had to make her something too. Oh, and she makes the BEST VEGAN CUPCAKES!
Cupcake Pouch

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Fresh New Ink

School is taking up a lot of my time right now, so I haven't really had time to craft. But that doesn't keep me from getting new ink..
Fresh New Ink
Just got that done this sunday. And it's still one big outch! As well my other tattoos this also made by my favorite tattoo artist Juha Lensu. One could never tell that there used to be a..mistake.. I made when I was 17 on my upper back. And yes, I got ridiculously sun burned this summer, thus the tan lines..

Friday, August 14, 2009

Ch-ch-ch-ch-ch-cherry Shoes!

Cherry Shoes
So.. the idea came from seing this guy with Sailor Jerry chucks. Since I don't have that much to spend on shoes (and one most likely couldn't get those from Finland) I had to get crafty. And by now everyone knows I have a slight obsession with cherries, right? The pattern for the skully cherries is from Urban Threads . Now my shoes and my brooch match!
Cherry Shoes Close Up
It's painfully obvious, that I was in a hurry stitching these to the shoes. I'm at my mom's now, but when I get home I'm gonna finish them up with fabric glue.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Keychain LipBalm Cozy (+ tutorial)

I finally started to write up something of a tutorial for this keychain lipbalm cosy. And here we go:
Keychain LipBalm Cozy
Yarn: Novita Kotiväki
Hook: 2mm
You'll also need: a button and a key loop (or whatever you call them)
Make a yarn loop, crochet 6sc:s in the loop
1st rnd: 2sc:s in every sc = 12sc:s
2nd rnd: *1sc, 2 sc:s in one sc* repeat *-* till the end of the round =18sc
This was big enough for my lipbalm, if you have a thicker lipbalm try making one more increase round.
Continue rounds of 18sc:s until your lipbalm fits all the way in the cozy S1034417

*turn your work, ch 1, 5sc, turn
*ch 1, 5sc, turn (rep rounds until you flap about as big as in the pic) S1034419

(obviously the size of the button loop depends on the button you use, but this one worked for me)
*next round: 1sc in two sc:s (1 sc decrease), chain 6, 1 sc in two sc:s, turn your work
*sl 1, 8sc:s in the chain stitch loop, slip stitch all the way around the whole flap and the edge of the cozy. S1034424

Wiggle the keyloop on to it's place at the base of the flap. Sew in button. S1034546
Weave in ends. And you're done!!
This tutorial is for personal use only. As always I'd love to see it, if you're making one.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Going Marine!

I was in a bit o a earring kick this afternoon. Just made simple earrings out of some scrapbooking stuff I got at a craft store. These I'm going to keep for myself:
Marine Earrings
And these I'm going to give away. The lighthouse one is going to a friend with a lighthouse tattoo (among others)
Marine Earrings 2
I love them. Cute and simple, just like me. Haha.