Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Hi TeaBeans blog fans (all one of you)! This weekend I was a hat factory, producing overtime. It was blizzardy in this NYC so I picked up a load of cozy yarn and made hats all weekend long! Since I normally don't have time to make so many crafties, I am going to post hats every week to give you something to read since everyone complains that my blog isn't worth reading because I post so sporadically and infrequently. Jerks. Anyways, enjoy the fiesta de sombreros in the upcoming weeks!
Monday, December 8, 2008
I modified the pattern for the left side (with the two little roses). The leafs were made by chaining and using slst, sc, hdc, dc, tch, dc, hdc, sc, slst in a row, varying the number of each in the sequence, to make the arch. I used a rosette pattern also from Lion Brand Yarn's site. I stitched the roses and vines to the sweater using a needle--nothing fancy. I may add buttons, but for now, I like the sweater open. It's called the Creeping Rose Vine.
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Ch to height, then dch the length of the row of chs, turn, dch back on the outside loop of the first row of dch. Do this to fit the leg, and stitch up the seam. And there you have it! Ribbed to stretch around your calves, Molly Crinkle Leg Warmers, modelled by the lady who's the Crinkle Leg's namesake.
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Friday, September 26, 2008
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Saturday, September 20, 2008
I bought about 4,000 earring backs from a craft store and set out for Go Fish! in Brooklyn to find some cheap vintage buttons. The buttons were ridiculously cheap and ridiculously awesome. I lalalalalove the color and plaid texture of the Bay Blue Buttons. The Wedding White really stand out when you wear them, and they also have a very cool texture. The Galaxy Black Buttons are shiney and swirly.
Some of the buttons I bought had metal protruding (to be sewn to clothing, in the normal fashion for buttons). I broke the metal with pliers, and the earring backs were big enough to cover over any dangerous metal shards. All I did was apply hot glue, and Voila! Kathleen Vintage Button Earrings a-go-go. I bought extras in case they broke; and while only one actually broke so far, an unforseen Wedding White earring and black eye makeup also rendered the spares useful!
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
I hurt my back in the process, but crafties are worth it! I love my new owly cherry lamp! I used a #2 perfect glue , which happened to bind fabric and metal--fortuitous for Katiebeans as it was the only perfect glue I had left. The bottom was measured to fit the base. Taking the top part of the fabric as a square, I glued four corners equidistant from each other like a mini square on the top ring of the shade. I folded the excess fabric over.
Tuesday, February 5, 2008
This winter, Katiebeans picked up her bag of 5 awkwardly-shaped and mismatched pink/orange/black speckled floves from last season and set forth making two cute, matching floves. After a bottle of wine, a season of The Office, and three movies with Brooke, Katiebeans has finally completed her dream of farking awesome floves. BEHOLD:
Ok so this picture proves there is one flove, but trust lady Katiebeans: there be two. The wrist is hdc on the back loop only (to fit) then stictched up the side with sc. The hand is dch with turns to fit, as are the fingers. They aren't a perfect fit because Katiebeans was trying to eat cookies and crochet at the same time, but did you expect them to fit like a GLOVE?!?!