The First Swap: End of Summer Random
Crocheted Sushi Roll earrings! I totally made the pattern up myself, and it's done with crochet thread and a teeny tiny hook. I was quite pleased with myself!
Awesome cape. I've been wanting to make this for myself for a while, but decided to make it for someone else instead. (which is good, because it's technically too short for me, and I would have had to do math to figure out how long to make it.) It has hand openings and a stiff collar. I love the way it turned out!
Stuffed key. Haha! My partner had a key collection, and I figured she didn't have one like this, yet!
These are knit and then machine felted coasters. I've been really into felting, lately, and also have been trying desperately to use up as much yarn as I can before Stig gets here so there is less to store. Two birds!
This is maybe my favorite thing I've made in a very long time. It's a Dalek glove. Seriously. A Dalek glove. A pair for myself is definitely in order (along with the Dalek hat I found!)
This is a pattern I created myself. It's a paintbrush roll. there are individual slots for brushes, and the top folds down to keep ends from poking out. Then you roll it up, and the end with a flap has a tie on it, so you just tie it closed! I was quite pleased with myself, once again.
The Second Swap: Falling into Autumn
Felted sweater goodies. I made rice bag handwarmers. I love handwarmers for winter. Heat em up for a couple of minutes and pop them in your pockets on the way out the door. Perfect for warming up fingers after scraping your car windows. And, they're recycled.
These are pretty lacework fingerless gloves. My partner wanted some, so I figured I'd comply, since they're my speciality. Once I wrestled with the pattern to figure out what the heck was wrong with it, they are really quick and easy. I will not route you to the pattern, because it's terrible and I had to re-write it.
My favorite thing I made (and my partner's favorite thing she received!) was this set of acorn potholders. She said she had a thing for acorns, and I thought about doing "porcelain" ornaments, but then I got obsessed with felting, so did these instead. I think they turned out fab, and I was super stoked about how the applique came out on them. And, again, recycled!
I've had this mug sitting in my stash for a long time because I was somehow emotionally attached to a mug I got at the thrift store. It's a problem. Anyway, in my nesting desire to clean out every nook and cranny of my life, I decided it was time. Plus, it was fall colored, and Autumn was the theme of the swap. So I poured a vanilla soy candle into it, and sent it on it's way to a new home in Iowa.
And, though you may not be able to tell by this picture, this is a pillow cover. Again, a felted sweater. It was a cardigan, and I liked how the buttons looked, so I salvaged the entire body of the sweater for this one. I didn't get the pillow filling made in time, but it fits a standard pillow, so I will make the filler and send it later.