Brittany's Blog

Friday, December 01, 2006

De-stashing Sale

All the looms I had posted have been sold. Thanks so much to everyone who emailed me about them.

Saturday, September 02, 2006

Watercolors

Ok I have been a bad blogger and not posted much here in a few months. Been kinda hectic as I started a new job (now really full time instead of Semi full time like my last job) and we moved to a new and better house. Its all left me a little forgetful of the fact I even have a blog.

I finally got some decent photos of my watercolors taken. Thank goodness my digital SLR has anti shake technology that allows me to stand right over the paintings and snap some pretty good photos of them. I was trying to keep my Flickr account simply pictures but decided it was the easiest way to share the paintings with the various friends and family that keeps wanting to see my art. So here it is My Flickr Account

Photos as well as artwork can be seen there.

Monday, April 24, 2006

Patterns are here

Well I finally got this silly PDF thing worked out. My PDF writer is an older version and it just doesn't like things about my computer. It causes all sorts of bugs and then its a huge pain to try and remove. I mentioned something to my husband who is a computer programmer and he said that Open office has the feature built right in. So simple a solution I can hardly believe it.

Here is the pattern for the Knit Kitty:

Here is the pattern for the Knit Sheep:

Hope you all enjoy.

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Tractor

My newest watercolor picture. I have completed another painting between this one and the last but its going to be a gift for someone and I am not 100% sure they don't read my blog from time to time.

I really love how this painting turned out. I don't have a mat or frame for it yet and so need to get down to the craft store and get one picked out for it.

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

And then there were sheep


So I have been waiting forever for the new looms to come out as I have had this idea for a sheep toy in my head for several months now. And here it is. REALLY easy to make. Body is done on the small (blue) knifty Knitter loom. Knit for about 6 1/2 inches, remove it like a hat. Stuff it and then stitch the other side up like a hat as well. The head was made on the new flower loom but a small baby bootie loom would work as well. Knit over 2 pegs for about 4 rows for an ear and then knit over 2 more pegs for another ear, then knit all around the loom for about 10 rows and then remove like a hat. Feet were done on the large side of the new cord loom but a mitten thumb loom would work as well. Knit for about 8 rows and remove like a hat. Stuff the face and feet and sew them onto the body. Knits up in no time. I have put an email into Provo Craft so many if I am lucky they will post it on their web site once the new looms are officially released.

Thursday, March 30, 2006

The Hook Up


Sometimes it pays to know people with connections. My wonderful Manager Karen at Roberts got me a couple of the new looms to play with. Told me to take them home and have fun. I already have some plans for some of them. I just have to find the time to make things, I have been at my normal job during the day and at Roberts at night almost all this week. So this weekend will be the soonest I can get some time to play with these. The Oval loom is neat. It has a smaller peg, both in how big around the peg is and in how tall it is. Its also spaced closer together then the Round looms pegs so wont need as much yarn I suspect. I haven't quite figured out what I am suppose to do with the weaving loom, not sure how to use it or what it makes. But all in all I am now even more excited for the new looms to come out. These are just loaners so I really want them out soon so that I can have a set (or two ;-) of my own.

I'll post some of the things I make on them as I finish them.

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Newest Painting


This is my latest watercolor. I had a lot of fun painting this and it had stuff I had never done before. It was taken from a photo I found on Flickr.com. Very few of my watercolor painting have actually be framed. While they turn out nice some just have a little something that I don't like and so I never frame them. This one is a framer. This photo is not a great one as I took it at night so I will try and get a better one taken.

New Hat

My mom bought me this really cute tan jacket to celebrate my new job. I just love the jacket but needed a hat to go with it. I had some Lyon Suede yarn that I had made 3 attempts to make something with. I would get half way through the hat or something and then frog the whole thing because I didn't like how it was turning out. I finally made something I like and now I need to get started on a scarf to match.

And even more kitties


Here is my latest kitty. Turned out pretty fun using a strand of orange TLC and white Home Spun. I am also including a photo of the pieces before they are all put together. Soon hopefully the pattern will be up on Anne's site and then everyone else can start making kitties of their own.