Friday, December 30, 2011

What I've Been Up To...

I've been cleaning out my room because we are painting and putting down hardwood floors!! Yay! I've always wanted hardwood floors in my bedroom! I never knew I had this many books hiding in corners though...

This is a shelf that I'm painting to match my new room.  My cat, Marvin, wanted to help me paint it.

Started painting! It's weird because that isn't the color the walls turned out to be.  They turned out a darker brown. I love it though!

I found these treasures at a local thrift store! I fell in love with them and thought they would go perfect in my room! I also found a solid wood chest to put at the end of my bed.

And finally...I HAD to fit in some time between painting to make a few cowls, that are now listed in my etsy store!

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas!

This is what we do on Christmas Eve! Hope everyone had a Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

What I'm Working On

I found this really cute pattern the other day when I was looking for yarn and I thought my sister would really like it. So I decided to make it for her for Christmas!

The cables in this pattern are so pretty! I just recently started doing patterns with cables and I love the way they look and they are so easy to do!

It's a pretty simple pattern. It's just a sequence of eight rows that you repeat. You can find the pattern here:

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

New Cowl Listed on Etsy!

I made this cowl using I Love This Yarn! yarn in Brown, Pumpkin Spice, Sea Blue and Ivory Sparkle.  I love how it turned out! It looks like an Aztec print!

Check it out on my etsy page!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Family Get Together

Last night we had the first family Christmas of the year. Only two more to go! Haha.  I snapped a few pictures of the festivities.  We all had a good time and ate lots of good food!

On another note, I'm almost finished with my custom order! Yay! I just have to sew buttons on the sweater and sew the booties together! If i never see red yarn again, it'll be to soon! Haha. After I get done doing that, I've got to knit a scarf for the preacher's wife at church and finish my sister's really cute pull-through wrap.  I was trying to hide it from her and not tell her what I was making, but I just couldn't do it any longer! It's too cute and I had to tell her! I LOVE making Christmas presents for people!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Knitting and Christmas!

Today I have Christmas with my Mother's Dad and Stepmother! And then we have family in on my dad's side. Plus I have GOT to finish this custom order! Busy day ahead. Here's what I've got finished so far though:

All I have left to do on this sweater is tuck in the ends and put sleeves on it!

Here's the front of the newborn dress. I coulnd't find a pattern with longsleeves, like the customer asked for, so I had to add sleeves to one that I had found.

This is the back of the dress. I just love the little buttons. :)

I also have the hat finished and I have to make two white flower clips to go with it. Then I'll be done! Woo!
Well I've got to go and work on this until we have lunch with the family. I'll try to post pictures of the Christmas party tomorrow!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Christmas Lights and Santa Claus!

Last night I took a much needed break from knitting Christmas gifts. Me and My best friend Haley took her two precious kids to see Christmas lights and Santa Claus! They loved it, but I think Haley and I had more fun then they did! Here are a few pictures I snapped along the way.

We got to walk through this really cool light tunnel to get to Santa!

Me and Haley.

Sweet Brylee.

Brody was TOO excited :)

And we finished the night off with the best pepperoni and peach pizza from Johnny's Pizza! Yum!

Friday, December 16, 2011

A Handmade Christmas

This is my stash of yarn for Christmas presents that I have to finish in a week, plus a custom order for a baby sweater, dress, hat, booties, and 2 flower clips! Can you say BUSY? And I had finals to study for this last week. Thank goodness that's over! Now I've got to get busy knitting my fingers to the bone! :p

I've already finished the mustard set of a button-up cowl, hat, and fingerless gloves. And I thought I'd never get finished with the lime green and purple hat and scarf! I did though! She loved it! She didn't take it off the whole time I was there :)

I've almost finished the baby dress, but I've still got a lot to do! Wish me luck!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Spinning my own yarn...

I am SO excited it just bought so extremely pretty roving and a drop spinle on etsy! I dont know why, but all of a sudden I just got the idea in my head that i should spin my own yarn.

Here's a pic of what i got :)

I also want to experiment with dyeing my own roving! I saw a video on how to dye with food coloring and i am so going to try that when I get some natural, undyed yarn.

Here's the video

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

New Cowl Listed on Etsy

I made this cowl using the new yarn that I got on vacation last week! I also found these stuning buttons that go perfectly with it! I almost didn't want to list it on etsy so that i could keep it for myself! It is super warm and cozy :)

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Back From Camping!

I just got back from camping this past week and it was WONDERFUL! So wonderful that I didn't really want to come back! But I did stop at a Hobby Lobby on the way and picked up some new yarn that I am absolutely in love with. I have already made 2 things and I am working on the third item. Pics soon to come! I also got some really nice pictures of the camp site. :)

Saturday, July 16, 2011

New Clutch Listed on Etsy

I made this clutch out of pink and light blue yarn. It is adorned with a matching vintage fabric button, It is also fully lined with a light pink fabric. It almost reminds me of cotton candy :)

Friday, July 15, 2011

Vintage Inspired Clutch

I just listed a new item on etsy! It's a Vintage Inspired Fully Lined Crochet Clutch and looks a little something like this... :D i might have gotten a little camera happy on this clutch, but it's just so adorable! lol

I was at my Nana's house last night playing cards with her and my sister and I was working on this project. I knew I didn't ahve any fabric to match this yarn at home so i went through Nana's old scrap fabric. And when I say old, I mean old. lol. She had a ton on vintage fabric that looks brand new! And she also gave me a ton of buttons that I can't wait to use on other projects. Score! I have already started on another one in a different color. You can find this on etsy, of course. I hope you all check out my store and see the other items I have listed too :)
XO CaitlinMichelle <3

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

New Items Listed on Etsy!

Check out these cute bow hair clips! A cute accessory to any outfit. You can even put them on your favorite hat or your shirt or dress!

Hump Day...

Today i am working on putting new things in my shop on etsy! I have made some new things, like these cute little zippered clutches...

I have also knitted some new slouchy beanies with bows using shimmer yarn! Super adorable. :) And I have crocheted matching cowls!

All of the bows and flowers are attatched to a clip so they are removable! You can mix and match any hat with any bow :) Im listing these in my etsy store. Don't forget to go check it out at my shop!