busy bee....come craft with me!

knit pressie being made in knitpicks gloss
i've been a busy bee lately....buzzing around trying to find the time to fit in all my little projects that i have on the go.  i'm about half way done the lovely knit pressie in the pic above and let me just say....i looooooove it.  i will definitely be making at least one more of these before the year is over.  hopelessly addicted to them.  stay tuned in the next few weeks to see what and who it's for :)

i got a chance to head over to the fab local shop here in victoria -  "buttons & needlework boutique" to drool over some scrumptious yarns and needlepoint goodies.  i picked up the floss i needed for the gift i'm making the hubs.  he's a big fan of the movie "supertroopers" so when i spotted a pattern over in "wee little stitches" etsy shop for the movie in cross stitch i almost died.  i cannot wait to get started :)  he just moved into a fancy new building and i thought a little pressie for his desk was definitely in order.

a big thank you to reader barbara for gifting me some gorgeous turquoise lace in the mail!  how sweet is that!!!!  made my day barbara!  i can't wait to get going on a few new projects this winter to add this lace too!

thanks to nina for sourcing this..it's by tula pink in the prince charming collection (laminate)
and while we are on the subject of pressies one of my buds rebecca of "nook" surprised me at knit night with this gorgeous laminate cotton!  i'd been hunting locally for some to do an upcoming tutorial i have in the works so it was super sweet of her!  thank you becca!!! 

i picked up some lion brand wool-ease thick & quick yarn from the local michaels (great 50% off coupon on their website too) that was on sale for $6.49 a skein!  when this stuff goes on sale...stock up!  it's great for cowls, hats and many other bulky, yummy knits for the fall!  it's got acrylic in it, but it's super soft with the combo of lamb's wool and it's machine washable too.

while i was in michaels i couldn't resist picking up this little tin to store some of my knitpicks and knitting notions in when i go to knit night.  i got a chuckle out of it and i'm hopelessly addicted to all their dollar bins that i obsessively buy magnetic notepads from.  my fridge is covered in them to keep my life organized.

i also realized i had completely forgotten to show you all my cell phone case that i made.  i know we all chatted about it on facebook and i made it that night but i never got around to posting it.  so here ya go :)  i like it a lot.  it was super fast and easy to make and i was so happy to use up some of my fave amy butler scraps that i had kicking around.  i cannot remember who the designer is for the inner print but i use it a lot as well.  i'm thankful for the hubs for letting me use a feminine print for the phone case even though he may carry it around...luv ya hun!

so what have you all been up to?  i want to hear what projects you finished, are working on or are dreaming of starting.  link up to your blogs too...i really enjoy seeing pics and paying you a visit too :)