Saturday, May 24, 2014

Oh, Hi There

And once again, I'm back to my orphaned blog. In the meantime it's missed manis, spinning stuff, crochet stuff, and all kinds of other creativity. I've been up to quite a bit, really.

Let's start with the crochet. There have been many patterns and many tutorials. I even taught myself Tunisian crochet a while back.  One of my favorite recent creations is here. I ended up needing to write a few tutorials to go with it because getting that effect wasn't as easy as I imagined, so the least I could do was make it easier on everyone else.

As for spinning, I finished the project that wouldn't die and now have some lovely light fingering weight yarn just waiting for the right project.

The Mudpie went on hold after I broke the spindle it was on. The top of the shaft was split, and the cup hook went missing. I actually tried flipping it and using it as low whorl for a while, but I wasn't really feeling it. What I ended up doing was wrapping a too-small wire hook that I made with some spare fiber and gluing it into the hole after I glued the shaft back together.

When it comes to my polish collection, I've actually been good and not bought too much, usually only going for the occasional really good sale (like the time I got a $30 SOPI gold flake top coat at Big Lots for $1.80). I did get some fun stuff, too--metal studs, rhinestones, striping tape, nail art brushes--a while back.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Back from the... Wherever

It's been a while since I've posted, and I've been up to a lot.  There are a lot of manis that never made this blog plus I've been doing some more crochet designing.

If you want to, hop on over to Crochet Spot to see my Open Shell Triangle Scarf (pay pattern) or Open Star Motif (free), or maybe the open Square Earrings (free) are more your style. I've even done a cutesy little Pencil Case (free). Aside from that, I'm also working on a series of tutorials for the techniques I've come up with for increasing and decreasing in foundation rows. The first one is a general increase tutorial that uses the single crochet foundation row for example's sake.

And guess what.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Glitter and Jelly

I finally took pictures of my last mani before I took it off.  I know in the last post, I said it would be a jelly sandwich, but then I decided to use loose glitter, which obviously wasn't going to sandwich well.  Still, I like the mani I ended up with even if taking the picture with the flash on made it look streakier than it actually was.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Triangle Tape Mani

This entry's mani was supposed to showcase some creamy greens, but my main color stole the show and left the accent looking kind of gray.  Even so, the tape mani came out pretty well, and I have to say the main color (Tropical Green by Ruby Kisses) is awesome.  I absolutely love it.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

The Return of the Stamp

It's been a while, and I've skipped posting so many manis.  Well recently, my SD card started cooperating with my camera and computer again, so I've been able to take pictures the way I like--snap a bunch now, weed them out later.  And it's a good thing because this mani was hard to capture.

I used two "hair store brand" polishes.  I went out looking for Jordana polishes originally--and I found them, but they didn't have any of the polishes or the topcoat I wanted. However, I did end up picking up a couple of other top coats that I ended up liking, so all's well that ends well.

Lets take a look at the results, shall we?

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Another Online Gadget

Today I was liked to another online gadget to play with.  Something that I could spend all hours of the day messing around with. Meet inudge, a music mixer that allows you to share your creations.  Mixers are so much fun!  I used to love Coke Studios for this reason.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Valentine's Day Mani in Plaid

I'm keeping this one short and sweet.  This one is exactly what it says on the box and neater than my previous plaid mani

Read on for the details.