Friday, February 26, 2010

Friday Inspirations

Heading home today to celebrate my brother's birthday soon but I really wanted to start my Friday inspirations posts this week. Today I thought I'd browse through and pick some of my favorite recent wardrobe remixes. I browse the entries pretty often because secretly I'd love to be a part of it. I'm working on building up a great thrifted wardrobe but until then I'll just lust after others amazing outfits.

Have a great weekend everyone! I'll be finishing up my Ravelympics projects and reading for school. One week until I head to Florida for a mini-break!

♥ Freckled Crafter

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

One place I like to roam for random inspiration is You find people posting some really original crafts and it's wonderful for getting the creative juices flowing. A while ago I found this project where a girl made these awesome patchwork skinny jeans. For whatever reason they stayed in my mind for months and I just rediscovered the tutorial for them on Ready Made

I don't have a ton of free time for a while but when I do find it I'd really like to transform some thrift store jeans along with the millions of denim and canvas scraps I have laying around into some similar jeans, perhaps using some of my coveted galaxy fabric? Inspired by these things of beauty.

♥ Freckled Crafter

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

A Ravelympics turning point

Hooray!!! Here's to finishing my FLS!!! This is record timing for me and I now feel as if I could conquer the world. I'm qualifying it as finished despite the fact I have yet to block it, weave in ends, or add buttons. That being said I have one measly pre-finishing photo. Taken last night it's far from my best photograph. Nonetheless it's proof of my feat!

Better photos up this weekend, seeing as I'll be home to pick up my specially ordered knitpick harmony buttons.

Next up we have my current Ravelympics project, Wilf's hat from Doctor Who. I've always loved Wilf, he's the perfect grandpa in my opinion, alot like my own grandfather in a way. I've had an iching to make this and was even going to design my own pattern until a lovely raveler posted their own. I'm knitting this on dpns because it's the closest thing I had when casting on. I'm using some recycled yarn from a sweater I destroyed over Christmas break. It's absolutely perfect and is working up perfectly, my 4 inches of 1x1 rib so far looks fantastic!

I was hesitant to cast it on but figured I'm going for the gold! This will be my main project to finish off the ravelympics, although I plan to finish off that WIP blanket on size 50s (yes, you heard me right!).

♥ Freckled Crafter

Monday, February 22, 2010

For a long time I've been using livejournal for blogging. In some ways it's convenient and accessible yet in other ways it's childish and informal. I find myself writing about things I don't necessarily wish the world to know, things that really deserve a place in my own private journal. I look through my friends list and see complaint upon complaint and really, that's not the legacy I wish to leave on the world. I much rather record and blog the positive things in my life, the creative things. I love looking at crafty blogs full of photos and inspiration and have tried in the past to create my own but have always specified my blog as a "fandom craft" blog. I love my fandoms and I really enjoy knitting and crafting things inspired by my fandoms. Yet I've been thinking lately, mostly during this past week and the ravelympics that I really don't want to segregate myself like that. I'd actually like to stray from the pointless fandom crafts and create beautiful items I'll use in everyday life, not that I don't do this now but this aspect is sadly lacking. I'd like to expand my horizons and become a notable crafter in my own right, not just because I enjoy crafting nerdy sci-fi things.

Also, more than just crafts I'd like to discuss interesting things I'm learning at the time, since I'm still in school as well as my exercise routine...or attempts.

Now that I've introduced myself it's just a matter of starting. I'm about 3 inches of my last sleeve away from finishing my February Lady Sweater, which I started soon after the olympics began, this is record timing for me, quite a challenge! Pictures and a more organized/personalized blog coming soon!

♥ Freckled Crafter