Quiet Days

Quiet days, not doing too much of anything. I had ordered some soap making supplies a while back and they finally arrived, mostly boring stuff, but, I randomly threw a fragrance oil called Galactic Grape in my basket ..oh goodness.. today I’m diffusing it and the house smells like scratch and sniff grape soda, and I have to say it’s one of the best things I’ve done.

Here’s one of my old 2012 soaping blog posts if you’re interested in hearing more about soap :)

PSA: I don’t know a lot about aromatherapy and usually I’m a constant rule breaker, but not so much with plants/herbs, oils and manufactured scents, some things can be irritating to your body, toxic to inhale or ingest, know your ingredients, oils and fragrances usage percent and that they are skin, pet and home safe before using.

Quick makes, looking for solutions to optimize my fabric yardage, always striving for zero waste, but no matter how hard I try, I still end up with little bits leftover. I hadn’t made scrunchies for Lex since she was a kid, so that’s what I did with some of those little bits in the tiny summer studio the other day.

Trying not to read too much into this.

I also made some resin charm dangle thingies, that one says “my heart is flammable when I see your beautiful eyes” I clipped the quote out of a cute notebook I’ve been using for grocery lists. Every page is a different color and has sweet, funny and creepy quotes, that just make me smile. The runner up quote from my cute notebook is below ..yikes!

supply case

I’ve been keeping myself busy sewing the perfect storage/take along/cute stuff case for my cute stuff.

P. S I never go anywhere ♡

I added a split pocket to the front, because everything is better with more pockets, especially impractical tiny cute ones.

I used the smallest size of the Creative Maker Supply Case pattern as the base and customized the insides to everything I wanted.

I went for a knitting-sewing-crocheting-paper & pen case that can also hold candy.

It’s about the size of a paperback book (5½” × 8″ x 1″) and right now it’s my favorite crooked thing ever. ♡

Well almost, I started another scrappy blanket project (no, none of the other scrappy blanket projects have been finished yet) ..but just look at that crochet, I love mitered linen stitch so much!

Pattern: Speckled Squares Blanket by Jackie Hodson of Soul Yarn.

Yarn: Sock yarn leftovers.

Also, just a patch of sky from the other day. ♡

Cotton Wool

To say I like colors to match is a little bit misleading, while I love a good contrast, a perfect match that’s beautifully coordinating, takes me to a whole other place. To prove it, I made a cute milky chocolate bag all in one fabric, in my usual style, just to see how it would look to be completely matched throughout. I used a standard weight cotton so it had to be interfaced, and yes I’m still terrible at iron on interfacing and yes it looks like elephant skin ..but I think it might have partly been my technique, because I’ve actually read the directions since and you are supposed to use a lot of steam! I should probably just stick with sew in interfacing, sturdy canvas/cotton duck for my structure. The handles are okish, slightly plump from using a fleece interfacing inside, but I’m rough on handles and like them to stay looking brand new even after hard use, and these will crumple, I mean they already are, but in a pinch and if I didn’t have spools of cotton webbing on hand, these would work perfectly fine, not to mention they match exactly. I like the drawstring, I might even like the look better than cord, but it’s not as smooth of a draw closed as cording, so that’s something.

..but I still really really love it..

l feel like I haven’t knit much, things are getting done but almost don’t count because they’ve mostly been repeat stuff, my favorite makes, my mindless knits, socks, hats, the same old same old comfort knitting.

I cast on a Tiny Tassels in my favorite Koigu wool because it was one of the oldest queued patterns in my library and one of the oldest yarns in my stash, and the combination felt boring enough to be thoroughly enjoyable.

I made a glow in the dark bottle of milk (stitch marker) for my new shawl and a funny little strawberry shaker for my new elephant bag.

Using a dk weight wool for a larger shawl.

A finished tassel-less Tiny Tassels, not sure if it will ever get tasseled either.

..but I still I really really love it..

It’s Friday and I hope you’re doing alright. 💕