Monday, 25 February 2013

Beginner's knitting class!

I'm happy to announce that I'll be teaching ANOTHER beginner's knitting class! I'm really pleased with the results from my last class (EVERYONE FINISHED A HEADBAND!!!) So I decided to teach again! This class is good for ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS (have never knit before) as well as for people who have some experience with knitting but who want help or advice. The cost is $25 and it includes a ball of yarn, a pair of knitting needles, a tapestry needle, and a pattern. The class is on March 13 from 6:30-8:30 and will take place at Uniiverse HQ near Queen and Jarvis. Sign up here! 


Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Knitting class!

Last night I taught a knitting class for Etsy's craftathon week at the Uniiverse headquarters! It was a lot of fun and somehow everyone finished a headband!!! I'm incredibly impressed by the skills of all of these women!

Jaclyn, Sophie, Rhonda, and Rebecca cast on and ready to knit!  

             Sophie and Rhonda working away!                         Jaclyn in the middle of her headband! 

Finished products!!! Don't they look awesome? I'm so proud :) great job guys! 
There are a lot of other awesome looking workshops all week long which you can check out here


Thursday, 14 February 2013

valentime's cross stitch!

This year I've been trying to make some new things! Usually I just knit my friends presents but now EVERYONE THAT I KNOW has at least one knitted gift from me so I thought I would branch out. Earlier this year I learned how to crochet which I will post about sometime in the future. But crochet is similar to knitting so I thought for valentine's day I would make a cross-stitch for my boyfriend. Cross-stitch was probably the first real craft that I learned how to do - I cross stitched pillow cases for my grandmothers, and a few other things, I think I got halfway through a cross-stitch bib for one of my cousins but never finished it. I was really into it for a year but then stopped and haven't touched it for 15 years probably! Anyway cross-stitch is INCREDIBLY easy it just takes a really really really long time to finish anything. 

For this project I used:
- Cross stitch fabric
- An erasable/fading marker (it was near the cross-stitch stuff)
- a cross stitch frame
- embroidery thread
- pack of needles

I started by writing my messagel out with the fading marker to get an idea of the spacing. I didn't really have an idea of how large anything should be! So I started with the 'I' and 'w' and then continued to make letters as large as that.  

The w and the y were tricky, I looked at this website for guidance! You can also see that I changed it from L L L lick to li-li-li-lick, I thought it would look cooler. 

Success! I'm really happy about the way it turned out! I tried to find a circular frame but I couldn't find any so instead I glued some fabric to the back of it with a glue gun (I'm not sure that this is something people actually do) and I cut the extra cross-stitch fabric off from around the frame. Now it's hanging out in our kitchen!! I love it! 


Monday, 11 February 2013


I'm incredibly excited to announce the launch of my new website (with Kim Keitner & Nina Flowers)!!! Designed by Adam Graves. It's a DIY site and soon we'll be hosting events and have kits up for sale. Check it out here!! Right now we have some great Valentine's day DIYs such as a knit mug warmer, bedazzled bra & iphone case, hot pink velvet cupcakes, and heart friendship bracelets to name a few. We worked long and hard on it and I love the result. I can't wait for the next few months to get into more elaborate parts of the business! This past weekend we had another crafting weekend so be sure to check the site for updated DIYs!