Monday, November 30, 2009

Handmade gifts for guys

(Krista Moreno's holiday gift guide)

Each year I pull my hair out trying to find
something for the men in my life.
Guys are always hard to shop for or make anything for.
If you are like me that has taken the vow of the
handmade pledge. Here are some gifts for the men in
your life.

The film buff
They have almost every cult classic on dvd.
When Tarantino makes a new movie they are there
when it hits the theater.

Fight club soap

$5 for a 4oz bar
with the scent of bay rum and made with vegetable glycerin soap.

The Gamer
These type of guys have almost every game system known
to mankind. So this best bet if you are a knitter is
to knit a DS case with an old school feel.

Click here to print out chart

The Gadget geek
This person has an iphone or anything else from the apple store.
My Father falls under the category since I have been subjected to
random computers ripped open and being "fixed" into new computers.
I see where I get it from.

Hard drive clocks

$45 for two clocks made form laptop hard drives.

Every year when the Dallas Cowboys play almost every male member
of my family is glued to the love seat yelling at the tv(hence my Father as well).
So if you sew almost every fabric shop sells sport team fabric.
Make a pillow for when they lose and he can have something soft to throw at the tv.

The Boy child
For any child in the house under the age of five this is a perfect idea/gift.
To be a super hero for a day.

Supreme Superhero Princess Pack Cape Tee Mask and Gloves As seen On Good Morning America

The Music Nerd
This is the type of guy that has a massive vinly collection and is a musician or dj.

Mix tape Ninja t-shirt


So I send out all hope,help and joy to whoever reads this to have an amazing Christmas.

Monday, October 12, 2009

A knitting challenge!

Last year I took on a challenge to make twenty beanies by the end of the year. I did infact conquer it but haven't gotten around to giving away the beanies so for now until I have the free time they are in a box in my studio waiting for that day.At the moment I'm only focusing on one small challenge and its only one beanie(Thank god). My friend Art had asked me if I could knit or crochet anything? I told him if there is a pattern for it I'm sure it can be done.
You see Mr.Rios is into video games and he plays a character with a very cool looking beanie. Its been a million years since I picked up a controller. I use to have a super nintendo that came with super mario brothers. I also loved playing sonic the hedge hog on saga as well but I lost interest when I got out of junior high. I soon discover that alot of knitters are into video games as well.

So Art sends me a few pictures and it took me a few seconds to look over them and study the beanie. So here it is what its suppose to look like.

But I did hit a road block with the choice of yarn. In the beginning I had picked out sock yarn that was not working well with a beanie.
So I dug around my stash and low and behold I found some leftovers.
The red yarn is thick and perfect I only used a small amount so there was enough.
The yellow was also scarps from the lucha mask I had knitted from the son of a stitch in bitch book.
So we are running on good progress and I give myself until the end of the month to be done with this.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Hot Topic taking a cue from crafters

I don't hate Hot topic I just know you can get the same stuff for cheaper.

Two bows $8
But if you head on over and check out my friend Lucy Von Hot most of the bows are $4.Not just bows and jewelry can be sold for more but since the winter season is just around the corner. Alot of knitted or crochet items are being mass produced and over priced as well.
Instead of paying $29.99 the pattern can be found on the web for free. Head pieces like the picture below are also sold for more then $20 but with the power of the glue gun you can make it.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Being single and knitting...

I take a cue from an article I did when I was newly single titled Love vs Knitting which was posted on Snippets online craft zine which is apart of cut out and keep.
I have been knitting my ass off and making progress with my shop added new items like scarves and bags with skulls and crossbones on them using a chart from punk rock domestics.
I have also been writing about my new single life and its many perks as my 26-year-old self with a sex in the city alternative twist.


I got into the habit of making pasties now and people are loving it.

My new favorite place to visit online now is