Thursday, July 30, 2009

Handknitted Fancy Fur Scarf

As you can see, I have been working hard and have a new item to add to the "a TAMM creation" line.
This is a wonderfully soft, Fancy Fur scarf. The yarn I used was made by lion Brand, and was called Fancy Fur. This particular one is black, with kernels of purple, blue, navy and turquiose throughout.
The scarf is 42 inches in length and 4 inches in
width, which makes it a nice length that both adults and children can wear. Both my daughter and I tried it on last night and like the length on me, wouldn't get into anything, hit about mid-chest, and on my daughter it hung longer and just looked so nice.

As you can see, although this is not the greatest model picture, we had someone else that just had to get into the picture too, but it looks great.
I have limited amounts of this yarn right now, unless I can find more somewhere, but it seems this confettie type of Fancy Fur is not being carried where I shop, so unless I find it online and at a good price, I am limited to the TWO scarves have.

The scarf is listed at $14.00 with FREE SHIPPING in the US, only $1.00 ships it to Canada. Time involved in making this, just over three hours.

I have some more of the yarn, but it is in the process of becoming a matching purse! I have had this idea for a knitted purse for a long time now, and I loved this yarn, so I decided to go for it and make the matching purse. Not sure how long it will be before it comes out, as there is no pattern for this purse, it is all in my head, but I am looking forward to it coming out!
Thanks for checking out what I have to offer!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Bamboo Knitting Needles

I taught myself to knit a number of years back, can't read a pattern to save my life, can't do a purl stitch techicnally, but I can do the basic knit stitch, which will make a fine blanket or scarf. So the Christmas before last I made these crazy Fun Fur scarfs for alot of family. They loved them, and I thought this past year that it would be tacky to make them the same thing again, boy was I wrong, in fact I got dejected calls from family when they didn't get a new scarf, so I guess that means that I will be making more scarves this year.

I was at the store and I could always use another set of needles. I was looking at the selection, you have your choice of steel, plastic or bamboo. Now I have had the steel and plastic, and of the two I like the steel much better, the tips on the plastic are too easily broken. I had read in one of my knitting novels about bamboo, and the idea in the story was that they were better. Well, the price was okay, they were only about a dollar more than the regular ones, so I thought I would try them. Let me tell you! I am in heaven! I will never use another plastic needle again! The tips on the steel needles are very pointed, almost to the point of being sharp, which is nice for certain tight knits, and the plastic are not as sharply pointed, but theses bamboo are almost blunt compared to the others and I thought there is no way this will work, but after doing a few rows I found they were nice. The steel tips can make your fingers sore after awhile, but these bamboo needles felt so comfortable and smooth in my hands, that I loved working with them! I am sold! In fact, I may never buy another pair of steel needles either, but I know for sure that the bamboo have become my favorites and I will be using them for most all my knitting.
Now, I just have to figure out what colors I gave everyone the other year, and make them something different this year!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Looking for a watch?

If I am not reading, I'm writing, and if something is up and I can't be reading or writing, I'm probably surfing the web! Which is great for me, and in turn you, because I find all kinds of fun, strange and amazing things. This one qualifies as amazing, I think.

Have you ever wanted a Rolex of your very own? Thought it couldn't happen? Well, not anymore. I found this website, and they are a Rolex dealer, new and used Rolexs and even better, they have discount prices! What more do you want?

How about being an official accredited business by BBB, Better Business Bureau with an exceptional A+ RATING the highest possible rating a business can get!
Want even more than that, well how about the Worlds best selection of ROLEX watches at the absolute lowest price. All Of There ROLEX Watches are 100% Genuine Certified & Authentic. With a 3 year warranty and free fedex shipping.

How can they do this you are asking? Well, Best of Time offers genuine Rolex watches at substantial discounts to the manufacturer's suggested retail price. Because they are an independent dealer of new and pre-owned Rolex watches, they can avoid manufacturer's pricing controls and forward greater discounts to the customers. Their prices are incredible for the world’s best luxury Rolex watches, due to the fact that they receive Rolex watches in specific quantities and have a very low markup so the savings is passed directly to you.

The best of all, they are physcially located right in the US, Atlanta to be exact. So check it out and let me know what you think, could you finally be the owner of a wonderful timepiece?

Handknitted Barbie Accessories

We have offically entered the "Barbie" Phase of life here in our house, and in honor of that, and more importantly by request of my daughter (and model), Maeve, I have added to the TAMM line.

This is a hand-knitted bedroom set for a Barbie house.It consists of a hand-knitted double Barbie blanket. What is a double blanket, well, it is a blanket that will cover two Barbies nicely. As my daughter got FIVE Barbies for her birthday and only one bed, she requested that they get to sleep together, so a Double Barbie Blanket. Also in the set is a double barbie pillow, hand-knitted and stuffed for maxium comfort.This set it done is a very pretty light blue, white and lavender verigated yarn.

As a bonus for my daughter, and since there wasn't much yarn left, I made this cute little hand-knitted halter dress for the Barbie. It is done in the same verigated yarn.I am going to be adding these to the "a TAMM creation" line for sale, and I have a number of yarns to do these with at home, so if you have a Barbie girl in your house that needs dressing, let me know and I can make up your favorite colors.

The other idea that has come to my head involves this cute little halter dress, it was really easy to make, and I didn't have a pattern, but I am thinking with a really soft, lightweight cotton, I could make this into a top for my daughters! Now it would take little time to make it, but I think I am going to try it!

So tell me what you think? Do you like them? Oh....all Barbie accessories will be on sale with FREE shipping.Would you buy a hand-knitted halter top for your daughter?

Book Reviews : The Necklace Triology

The Necklace Triology

By: Kat Martin

1. The Bride's Necklace

2. The Devil's Necklace

3. The Handmadien's Necklace

I love to read, and reading books in a series is probably my all-time favorite, and since I am working on my writing skills, I want to review some of my books

Monday, July 27, 2009

Do you have a favorite scent?

Do you have a favorite scent? Something that evokes a fond memory? Maybe a perfume that you love?

Diffenrent scents hold different meanings for me. Like the smell of cinnamon takes me back to childhood and fond memories of baking with my grandmothers. It makes me feel warm and safe.

Now when it comes to perfume, Lauren by Ralph Lauren is my all-time favorite. I used to save up in college to buy it, and wore it when I was dating my husband. So for me, that scent alone brings back the memories of that time when our relationship was new through to our wedding, because I wore Lauren at our wedding.

What about you? What is your scent memory?
Let'sTalk Perfume.

New Blog

Last fall, I took a job that I had desired for a long time, I began working at the Primary School that my children attended. I love my job, and it has been so special for me to be in the same building with my kids at different points in their lifes, I continue to love my work.

With that change in careers came a hugh change in my computer time! Before that, I was working in an office, and had lots of time on breaks and lunch to be on the computer and to do blogging and what-not, but when I moved to the school, I had no computer time. I would only get on for morning messages from teachers and such, then it was all about the kids. By the time I got home, it was the kids on the computers with homework, so I basically disappeared off te computer for a year.

I am happy to say that I have established myself a more healthy routine and I will again have some computer time. Still nothing like I used to have, but I will have time each day to focus on myself and my computer time. So, to celebrate, I have a new blog about me, my ramblings, and will be writing there.

This blog will continue, as I will now be able to once again create new items for this line. The job change, not only but an end to my computer time, but I had even less time to work on projects and create things for the "a TAMM creation" line. I have managed to work on a few things this summer, and look forward to doing more, and working this back up to at least where it was before if not higher.