Anonymous asked:

So, Vanna White has shifted into yarn design? haha. Your hats always get rave reviews - I love the (much bigger) one you made for my (much bigger) head. Always linked together with an extra dose of love! - A.C.

Well, it just says she choosesthe yarn. And she chose yours too! Maybe one day I’ll go beyond just making custom orders!

A friend of mine facebooked me to ask if I knew how to make a particular baby hat. She attached a pic, and after searching for similar free patterns, I gave up and hit up Etsy. I was super stoked to find the exact pattern!! $5 paypalled to injenuity.etsy.com, and it was mine! I stitched it up in Vanna’s Choice Silvery Blue, in both preemie and newborn sizes. The pattern has eight sizes, and it was super easy! I can’t wait to get pics of the lil man in his.

DIY Guitar Humidifiers!

At Wednesday’s worship practice, I asked the guys why my guitar went out of tune sharp instead of flat. I mean, usually strings stretch and relax and go flat. I was distressed when they told me that my neck was probably pulling. Not good!! Turns out it can be helped, with a guitar humidifier. I did a lot of Googlery, checked out some blogs and YouTube vids, and decided to make my own, based on techniques common to most of the tutorials I found.

Materials:
Cellulose sponges, dollar store find
Plastic containers, small enough to fit in your guitar case, with tight fitting lids, also dollar store
Knife
Scissors
Band-Aids

Sorry for the lack of step-by-step pics, but it’s pretty straightforward. Open the sponges.

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Trim them to match your container:

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CAREFULLY cut a few holes in the lid of your container. I used the end of a knife to drill holes in one, and when the pink one cracked (which is when I stabbed my hand), I kind of went with it:

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Soak your sponges, squeeze them out well, make sure they aren’t going to drip, and pop them in your container:

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TA-DA!!!

Here’s how they fit in my Takamine’s generic case, and my Ovation’s custom case:

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I looked into the sound hole vs the kind that go up by the neck, and since I’d be pretty limited for sound hole types for the Ovation, I opted for this one. And from what I found, most people just had this kind. I spent $1.50 each, and I got to stab myself in the hand in the process!!

Anonymous asked:

You are so groovy! Reminds me of space age dominoes or interlocking puzzle pieces. Or a silver lava lamp. - a.c.

Oooh, I like the lava lamp imagery. Now, if I could only get them to move like that!

Overlap

Nina Ultra Pro in French White, Nicole by OPI in Look at Me, Look at Me. The teeny tiny micro glitters in this one are crazy!!! I can’t seem to be able to apply a thin coat, but that might be me. It dries to a matte, fine grit finish, which I love. I did the white, used tape to mask off half the nail, did the glitter, and peeled off the tape right away. Then I used the end if a paintbrush and did alternating dots down the middle. I wound up using a regular topcoat to smooth things out, then NYC Matte Me Crazy. I kinda like it, it was easy and relatively quick.

Overlap

Nina Ultra Pro in French White, Nicole by OPI in Look at Me, Look at Me. The teeny tiny micro glitters in this one are crazy!!! I can’t seem to be able to apply a thin coat, but that might be me. It dries to a matte, fine grit finish, which I love. I did the white, used tape to mask off half the nail, did the glitter, and peeled off the tape right away. Then I used the end if a paintbrush and did alternating dots down the middle. I wound up using a regular topcoat to smooth things out, then NYC Matte Me Crazy. I kinda like it, it was easy and relatively quick.

Anonymous asked:

I KNEW you'd come up with an awesome interpretation of this intricate tradition! Christos Voskress! - a.c.

Vin Voistynuu Voskress!! Thank you!! They received glowing reviews at church this morning. I’m thinking of a spring theme next… but what?

Pysanka nails! I cheated, and only used the motifs. The net represents that Christians are called to be “fishers of men”, the pine branch represents eternal life, the cross is, well, a cross, the fish stands for Christianity, and the ladder symbolizes prayer. Red - happiness, hope, passion in life, Green - spring, new growth, hope, Yellow - light, purity, youth, happiness, Purple - fasting, faith, trust, patience, White - purity, innocence, birth.

There is no way that I could do the amazingly intricate designs that my kinspeople can do on eggs, this is just a clumsy homage.

Pysanka nails! I cheated, and only used the motifs. The net represents that Christians are called to be “fishers of men”, the pine branch represents eternal life, the cross is, well, a cross, the fish stands for Christianity, and the ladder symbolizes prayer. Red - happiness, hope, passion in life, Green - spring, new growth, hope, Yellow - light, purity, youth, happiness, Purple - fasting, faith, trust, patience, White - purity, innocence, birth.

There is no way that I could do the amazingly intricate designs that my kinspeople can do on eggs, this is just a clumsy homage.