Wednesday, April 27, 2011

There must be something wrong with me...

It's happened again...
I had another grand idea the other night.*heavy sigh*
One thing that I have never really enjoyed and yet keep "wanting" to do, is embroidery.
It's tedious, boring, and makes my hands hurt. I know, I know you're thinking right now- "But Kacie, all thous things all sound like all the things you do that you enjoy!?"
Maybe I secretly love it, I don't know..
My idea is this-
Why not Embroider the map of middle earth as a wall hanging.
yup, I just said that.
First, I started with the book.

copyed the pictures of the map

went to another copy store and had them blow it up for me to the size that I wanted.

The fabric that I am using is a 100%cotton in natural color

I made a large light-box out of our class top end table...and a light bulb underneath...
for future reference, don't put a light bulb that is lite lay on the floor....
It WILL burn a hole in your caret.....

I used a water soluble pen for marking the map.
so if I spill water on this thing.. I will be rather upset.

I'm going to use my baby beast hoop. (the larger one is just "The beast")

And so it begins.

Already this project has burned a hole in my carpet, shorted out my lantern light, run out of ink when I had only a little more to mark and made me yell a little to much. but am I going to put it in my closet and hope that it just disappears? no, I am going to work on it and it IS going to be awesome!!!
"Happy" Embroidering~
slightly crazy Kacie

Tuesday, April 26, 2011


Here's an update on Frodo!
I found the most PERFECT hair for Frodo!
Sensations, Beautiful. color-brown.
49%acrylic, 51%nylon
It's SUPER soft! when I was winding it, it looked like a huge pile of hair on my floor. kinda nasty, but at the same time, perfect!!!

Then I got some yarn for his shirt. ultra Alpaca-light-color-Cream.
50% super fine alpaca 50% Peruvian wool.
It's the same brand as the yarn for his pants but I'm pretty sure that it is not as fine.

After working on his sweater and pants I knew that the next thing that I needed to do was work on his feet. I didn't want them to be just like socks and have no shape, so I did a few inc' and a few dec'.
( I used the same yarn as the head and hands. )

to show how Small he is. plus, you can kinda see the hair on his feet :)
Beginning to sew on the hair.

After sewing on his face.
you can also see his mithril shirt pecking out from behind his sweater and white shirt :)

The back of his head.

Now all I need to do is to make his hands, Elvin-cloak, and rucksack, oh, and Sting!
Happy knitting~

Monday, April 25, 2011

Getting things done.

I wanted to show you all the stuff that I worked on while our computer was down and out.
so here we go.
My brother and future sister-in-law asked me if I would make the flower girl baskets for there wedding since buying them pre-made can cost up to $40 apiece.
And of course I said yes! they are having three flower girls so I made....three. 
( I just want to say right now, that I always wanted to be a flower girl. It's really to bad that you can't have a grown woman be a flower girl....I guess that would be a brides maid, which I am on of those. But the thing about being a flower girl is that you get to, not only wear a pretty dress but, you also get to throw flowers all over the place.)
I'm really pleased with how they turned out.
All-in-all they only cost $33.09 to make all three of them!

A knitted lace shawl for my doll.
I used Aunt Lydia's Bamboo crochet thread.
it's like knitting butter.
and it takes lace REALLY well!!!

For the pattern I used the same Estonia lace knitting book. I did not use a pre-set pattern though. in the back it provides separate lace centers and edgings so you can "design" you're own shawl.
And that's what I did!

I found the most beautiful fabric.
I had gotten a pattern a few years ago and had never used it, so I thought that now would be the perfect time!
So I cut out the fabric and started to sew....

I had gotten to where all I had to do was sew in the Zipper and sew the hem. then I tried it on to make sure the zipper was in the right spot....and it looked terrible!! it was so bad it made me cry.
I think the pattern might work, but NOT with this fabric!
the fabric is 100% rayon, and it is VERY soft and flowy but it is also rather heavy. So the tucks at the top pull strangely and not be as flattering as they could be. So, I decided to make up my own pattern.

I have created many patterns for my doll, so doing it for myself can't be that hard...right?

you can't really see it that well. but I made it with a sweetheart neckline. I was to lazy to take a nice picture with me wearing it today, But it did turn out okay! I am very happy with it. it's not perfect but you know what? that's ok! 

And that's mostly what I did when our computer was down.
Sorry I haven't posted really anything about knitting for the past few week's
but the next post WILL be about knitting! trust me!
happy Crafting~

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

History anyone?

We got a new computer! yeah!!!
 it's so very Nice to have a nice computer again.

Now is anyone ready for a little History?
I love the American civil war. I love it so much that I reenact it.
 I dress up in 12 layers of cotton on 100+ degree weather and have a blast doing it!
One of our ( by "our" I mean my perents and I) favorite reenactments to go to is during the 4th of July. many of us Ladies enjoy wearing very patriotic clothing on the 4th, so a year or two ago I decided that I wanted to make a patriotic apron.
I was rather ambitious.....
First I got online and found list's of names of the solders who died during Gettysburg. I thought I would embroider them onto the apron..I embroidered about 2 names and found that if I where to do that I wouldn't be done till I was 75 years old. So I got out a fine tip permanent pen and wrote them instead.
And yes that is historical! they wrote in ink, on fabric.

the bottom ( if you can't read it) says "LEST WE FORGET"

hope this inspires you to be patriotic!
happy Reenacting~

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Feeling a bit like the stone age....

Good Grief!
Sorry I haven't posted for a bit, our computer has been down for a week, and today was the first time that I (or anyone in my Family for that fact) has been able to get onto the web on this gosh darned nuisance of a thing!
So needless to say I have been feeling as though I live in the 18th century!
not a BAD thing but really not good for researching...
no I haven't stoped knitting, sewing or crafting. But I'm a little scared to upload any photos and post them..
So it may be a while before I can post again.
I just wanted you to know that I hadn't dropped of the side of the earth :) What ever you want~