Thursday, October 4, 2012

Has A Month Really Passed?

My goodness. I would say I can't believe it, but I can. I've been a busy girl, but I've had a lot of fun so far and I really enjoy my classes. It's nice being around people who actually want to learn and want to be there. I still feel as if I am waiting to graduate and I still detest living amidst undergraduates, but as I keep telling myself, it's only temporary.

I've done some crafting projects, but not a lot. I've been doing more thrift shopping and traveling than cross stitching and crocheting, but I've had a lot of fun!

My dad's birthday was last weekend, and I made this for him:

I used metallic floss for the silver parts, and it turned out really cool-looking. That thread is an absolute pain to work with (it's very wiry and tangles easily) but it really does give the final piece some sparkle. I bought a bunch of the metallic and satin floss from Hobby Lobby on clearance. It will was 3 to 4 times as much as normal floss, but it sure looks cool.

I made this baby hat with some yarn I picked up at Goodwill. I've made this hat before, and it's just as cute every time.

I also FINALLY finished the viking hat and beard. It took quite a while, but I'm so happy with the outcome. What am I going to do with it? No idea. It was just one of those "this is cool and funny so I have to make it" projects.

Other than that, I've been collecting antiques from thrift stores. I can't seem to put down old books when I find them! I want to read some, some just look cool, and others I want to read but they're so old and fragile they will have to look neat on my shelf.

I also found this SUPER awesome set of globe bookends at The Salvation Army! They are so gorgeous and I only paid $4 for them! 

I have a couple other projects I've been working on that I will post soon. One I made to put on the wall at work, so I hope my boss likes it!