Sunday, December 25, 2011

Happy Holidays!

Here is a taste of holiday goodness. :)

 My improv wrapping paper and ribbon. :)
 Left to right: momma wearing a circular scarf inspired by peoplewebs, bubba wearing a beanie in his school colors, other bubba in an Eric Cartman hat, and OTHER bubba wearing a ski mask. They all liked their gifts :)
 AWESOME tutorials I found on pinterest. They turned out super cute. These are for Fletchers Dad&stepmom, and Mom&stepdad. :)

 I saw a picture on pinterest that showed cardboard letters being wrapped in yarn. The rest is all me! It was completely recycled (except I guess the yarn). I got the sticks from my backyard, and for the hangings on the back I used tabs from soda cans! And then I secured it all together with hot glue...lots and lots of hot glue..



Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas from CraftyAllie! Hoooooowdy-Ho!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

End of the semester, finally!!

I am so happy this semester is over. Since last friday, I have recuperated most of my soul that anatomy had taken away. I ended up getting a 97% on the final and an A in the class! So happy. Overall I got 2 As and 2 Bs. Not bad. My sleep schedule has been quite reversed since I took my last final. I've been crafting (knitting, crocheting, etc) until about 6 AM, and then sleeping until about 3 or 4, repeat. Here are some of the things I have done since my last post!


 This is what 12 un-sewn scarves with no tassles look like! All but 3 were for Holiday orders.
 I FINALLY FINISHED THE PONCHO! This is my friend Rainier. He's great. :)

 
awesome beard beanie! There are even buttons on the side so you can remove the beard if you so desire :)

This is an all-inclusive picture for my orders that needed to be completed by christmas-time! And yes, that is an Eric Cartman hat in front there. :)

I also got my online store up and running! I used a site called Weebly, and they are so wonderful! You can make any kind of website you want (store included) and they don't take a cut of your profits! I love this site. Anyway, you guys should check my store out right here!

Well, I'm blogging whilst playing Mario Cart, so I must be going now.

Oh, and here is my awesome cat. 
He's so hipster, he liked CraftyAllie before it was cool.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Super mario mushroom crochet blanket

Hey everyone! Here is my listing for my super mario mushroom crochet blanket! I'm really trying to sell it, so if you don't want it, tell your friends and see if they do!

Click here, click here!

See? It even makes a great wall hanging :)

So if you want this blanket, which you totally do, you should click here!

...I'm procrastinating studying again..

This is bad.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Dr Who Scarf

So, in order to distract myself from the horrible lab practical I just took, I decided to write this post.

I'm making this AWESOME scarf for Fletcher for christmas. Since we live together, it was pretty much impossible to keep it a secret. But that's okay. I found the directions for this scarf here. This person (or people) have listed out fabulous directions to make pretty much any version of the Dr. Who scarf actually featured in the series.
 This was my progress as of last weekend
And this was my progress as of either yesterday or the day before. Hopefully I can finish it up by christmas!

This is what it will look like when it's all finished!

Okay...time to go study more anatomy, psych, statistics, and spanish. Estoy muy lista para las vacaciones de Navidad!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Latest completed projects

I have been way more busy than I'd like to admit. HOPEFULLY, I can return to having a normal life after finals week (not this week), but next week. I only have a practical, 3 extra credit papers (that are due today...I should probably get on that..), and 4 finals until freedom! Honestly, it's my anatomy final I'm the most scared about. It's so hateful :(
Anyway, here are some of the projects I have finished up since my last post! Not quite as many as my last post though.



 This is my absolute favorite headband I've ever made. BOOMER SOONER!
 Yes, that is SouthPark playing in the background. :)

I know this picture is upside down! but I wanted you to be able to see it as if they were on your hands! This is with the flap off.
Aaand, flap on! These were made for my good friend Kayla :)

Hopefully finals week won't completely kill me. I might post more before then, but most likely after. I hope everyone had an awesome Thanksgiving (yeah, I'm a few weeks late, oh well!)

Happy (late) thanksgiving from Me, Binxy, and Fletcher!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Busy busy end-of-the-semester craziness.

So, I've gotten several orders on my FB page craftyallie, and I appreciate all the support! I'm trying to get this blog to have a little bit more traffic, but FB is fine for now :)

These are some of the projects I have completed since my last blog post a few weeks ago:




The pink one is for a 2 year old, and the big yellow one is for her momma! So presh.
 
Yeah, these scarves are really long.

This is one of the scarves that is pictured above. Also, please ignore my jammies :)




Aaaaand, these are some projects that are currently in progress:

So, this is only the beginning of my very long attempt to knit fingerless mits with a flap. This was attempt #1

As you can see, everything is going just swimmingly, and I was about to add on the flap (hence the four needles)

And then I messed up on the flap, and had to rip it all out. Honestly, the glove was WAY too big anyway.

And here are my pieces to a poncho I'm making for a friend, which can be seen in my previous post, WIP knit poncho. The checkered fleece it's laying on will be the inner-lining (because it is bound to be freezing this winter here in Oklahoma).

Welp, that's all I got for now! Keep your orders comin!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Halloween, a little late

So, I made the cutest moustach for my nephew last weekend. He went as a 1920s mobster, so I obviously had to make him a binkey moustach! I found the pattern here. It took me two seconds, and it is SO CUTE.


Yeah, this kid is awesome. :) 

I also have been working on some projects in this past week. I'm almost finished with my friend Rainier's poncho, a headband for my sister, and a Gryffindor scarf for an anatomy friend of mine! I'm excited to see how they all turn out. Hopefully they will be finished by today or tomorrow. I'll post pictures when I'm done. 
Other than that, not much else is going on. Like I said in my "about me", I don't do much except study and make things. I'm happy with that though :)

Have a happy Tuesday!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Game-day potato wedges

I can't sleep, so I thought some late-night blogging might help :)

These are probably the most delicious thing I have ever made. Sure, they aren't that difficult, but it surprisingly took me quite a while to figure out how to cut the potatoes, how long to leave them in the oven, etc.  Cheese and bacon are EXCELLENT things to add too. I'm also a big fan of preparing hand-made foods rather than buying processed foods! These are a great frozen-french fry alternative.

Time: about 45 minutes--15 minutes for preparing, and 30 minutes for baking

Things you'll need:
  • 5 or so medium sized potatoes (each potato yields 8 potato wedges)
  • a large baking sheet
  • aluminum foil to cover the baking sheet (optional). Make sure to put the dull side "up"
  • LOTS of pam to spray the foil with (the wedges will stick like no other without this)
  • a bowl to mix the wedges in with the vegetable oil 
  • 4 Tbsp Vegetable oil (or enough to lightly coat the wedges)
  • Garlic Salt (to your preference)
  • Seasoned Salt (to your preference)
  • Shredded cheese
  • Bacon (optional) cut up into small pieces


Step 1
Gather your materials, and cut your potato wedges. The potatoes are lined up in the picture in the order that you would cut them. The last two on the right are just two of the wedges lined up. 

Step 2
 Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees!

Step 3
Add your seasonings. First coat the potatoes with 4 Tbsp of vegetable oil, so that the seasonings can "stick" onto them. Then sprinkle your garlic salt, and seasoning salt.

Step 4
Line the pan with aluminum foil and spray it with a LOT of pam. If you think you have used enough, you probably haven't. Add more! If you want, spray the tops of the wedges with some pam also--it makes them crispier! Then line the pan with the wedges (like pictured) so they will cook evenly. Bake for 15 minutes.

Step 5
After 15 minutes has passed, take the potato wedges out and flip them. Using 2 forks works the best for me. Spray more pam, because it will have evaporated. Put them back in the oven for another 13 minutes.

Step 6
Add cheese and bacon (not pictured), and put them back in the oven until cheese is fully melted.

I don't have a picture of the final product, but trust me, it's delicious. Make these on game-day, and enjoy while watching your favorite team (cough...Sooners...cough) whoop some butt on the field!

Enjoy!