Trying to Keep Busy

Yes... my first post is late... blame my buggy computer...
As long as my computer cooperates the next post will be on time.

Anyway... I have been working on a baby blanket for my younger sister. She had a baby boy, Apollo, on the 12th of this month. She has been more than proud to be sure to post new pictures everyday. I'm using the Purely Square baby blanket from Lion Brand Yarn. So far its coming along nicely.

Like I said in my last I've also been making jewelry lately, mostly earrings. I made a charm bracelet for my mom for Mother's day with random glass beads and different findings and chain. This was the most custom bracelet I have made. I love it because its so eclectic but comes together at the same time.

Earrings are alot faster to make which equals instant gratification. I like doing both crochet and working with different beads and findings. Here are some earrings with crocheted cotton thread.
Here's a pair that I made from a kit with different findings in it.

I've made 4 different pair from that kit. Its a good way to get used to working with the materials and getting an idea of what looks good together.

I'm going to try my hand at threaded earrings. Here's a picture if you don't know what earrings I'm talking about.
These are the ones I saw at Target. As pretty as they were I just couldn't bring myself to pay 6 bucks for earrings when I have ALL the supplies in my stash at home. So I looked up ways to may the earrings online and by online, I mean on YouTube :-}

The one I did make I didn't take a picture of because it started coming apart because I forgot to seal the thread in the coils :-/

But I a "bad" habit of taking pictures when I'm in the store of different earrings that I see that I think I can make and save myself money >:)

When I feel confident enough I will most likely offer them up for sale as well. I have an Etsy and an Artfire account. Both of which I have not made any sales do to the fact I need to take more pictures of the items that I can sell. But I need my computer to cooperate.... and I'm not good at pictures :P

I also am working on a sweater for the fall/wearing around the house. This is also a Lion Brand pattern, Whiter Shade of Pale Car Coat. Its my first garment so I'm having a hell of a time with gauge. I have been absolutely meticulous about measuring every piece I made. I'm almost done however the sleeve holes at the wrist are a little too small.
I managed to sew the front and back panels, and the sleeves together.

That's all for now. I also have a Livejournal account. and as always you can find me on Twitter.

Let me know what other things you would like to see or hear about. I will try my hand at the threaded earrings and post some pics next time ;-)

See ya

~* Jasmine

I'm lazy....

So much for posting more. :P

I think I have been using the lazy excuse for everything lately despite that I have more time this summer than I have had the last two summers.
I graduated from AACC this spring, I am preparing my art portfolio for review by SCAD. I also have been dabbling in making earrings and jewelry as of late. Earrings are such a quick item to make and I have having more and more success at making really nice looking pairs.

I find myself at the store looking at earrings and can't bring myself to buy them because I believe I can make some myself for less than what I paid.
But then I don't make the earrings and I think and contemplate about buying the very earrings that I have said I was going to make.
In the meantime, I am in the process of making a Sackboy blanket for my new nephew. My nephew was just born on June 12 and I'm absolutely excited to go see him as soon as possible.

So I will make it a point to at least make a posting once a week on Saturday of any items I make and what I am currently working on.
Since I didn't do one this past Saturday I will do two this week. This will include any projects whether it be drawing, jewelry, crochet, (maybe even knitting if I can get the hang of it), writing (I have written a couple of chapters for a fanfic that I have not finished).

That's all for now. I will check back in this week for my next update.