New pattern ideas!

For the past few days I’ve been toying with some patterns

 

Sketchbooks full of chicken scratch that a friend says looks like science haha. Well I can safely say I think I’ve perfected the basic hobo glove, which was giving me some trouble in and around the thumb area. And the bows are coming out very well using the seed stitch texture, i tried about half a dozen different stitches before i settled on that one. I’ve also decided I need to get into the habit of writing down my patterns instead of just attempting to knit them from memory.

 

 

 

 

Revamping my look

I need a major style update!

I know what I want to wear, it’s just a matter of doing it. Since I work from home my attire usually consists of PJ’s or tights and oversized sweaters. So i’m going to try and make my comfy look work to my advantage and dress it up a bit.

Basically I want my wardrobe to consist of:

Skinny Jeans
Leggings
Tights
Oversized tops
Tall Boots
Booties
and pumps

 

Most of which I already have, I could use some more tights in my arsenal but I found some for 2 for 4 dollars at Charlotte Russe! I also just ordered some shoes from Charlotte Russe because they are having their buy one get one for $15 sale!

I plan on doing this for as cheaply as possible haha

I’m getting back into using polyvore to get myself organized and get some inspiration.

I just bought these boots, and this is the type of thing I want to wear, most of which I already own it’s just a matter of doing it haha

Now accepting all major Credit Cards

I set up direct checkout today, so you don’t need a paypal account. You can check out with your debit or credit card!

Just in time for the holidays!!!

 

Only 116 days until Christmas!!!

 

I’m totally one of those people that saves¬†Christmas¬†shopping until …¬†Christmas¬†eve … but maybe i’ll reform my ways … probably not, but maybe!

 

So I’ve got 2 shops up and running now, I have over 100 different items listed in my etsy shop and 40 items in my craftstar shop. Ultimately I’d like to have 200 items in both.

http://www.etsy.com/shop/ButtonsandYarnOhMy

http://thecraftstar.com/shop/buttonsyarnohmy.html

And i’m still running the BackToSchool sale for 15% off your entire purchase. Just use coupon code BackToSchool.

I’m also working on more scarves and winter wear. Right now i’m knitting a grey cabled scarf!

 

I took this picture when I first started it, it’s about 5ft long now! ūüôā

Photo Shoot!!!

This is going to be a rather¬†lengthy¬†post … but it’s mostly pictures ūüôā

I have a major backlog of cowls and scarves that need to be photographed and today was the day it finally got done… okay a portion of it got done, but it’s progress.

Previous to this photo session our pictures were just basic and in front of a white back drop, I was told to do this by a number of people on Etsy. However after listening to some advice from an actual photographer on TheCraftStar I decided to change things up a bit.

 

Needless to say we had a fun day.

Enjoy

No makeup, this is before the shoot. Someday I plan on doing a make-up tutorial since a few people have asked for one. I now have some before and after pictures! I generally only wear makeup for photo sessions so I’m a bit out of practice.

After makeup… man i really need to clean my mirror! Gross!

 

Moving on.

New oatmeal cowl, made from Peruvian highland wool, 100% ecological wool

Isis decided to grace us with her presence … for all of 5 seconds before she started chasing butterflies again.

The Rainbow Scarf! This bad boy is about 10ft long, I need to remeasure to be sure, but it’s huge!! Silky soft and knit with vegan yarn.

I had to rock my sunglasses in a few shots to give my eyes a break, you can see the colors in the scarf, and the pattern much better in this shot.

Last but not least, the Lacework Cowls are back again this year! I had a ton of requests for them last year so I decided to add them again this season. So far I’ve got this pink, and a green. And can do a various array of colors.

 

 

All of these items can be found at:

http://www.buttonsandyarn.com

http://www.etsy.com/shop/buttonsandyarnohmy

http://thecraftstar.com/shop/buttonsyarnohmy.html

 

If you are interested in purchasing any of my items all of my WordPress readers get free shipping! Just use the coupon code WORDPRESS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Peasant Skirts and the Boho Chic look

A dear friend of mine and fellow artist (Huggie, from http://www.huggieshodgepodge.com/) has completely made my summer by letting me borrow her sewing machine. I’ve been holding out forever to buy one simply because i’m terrified i’ll use it for a week then never touch it again. But I’d really like to expand my shop to more than just knit items (like backing some winter cowls with¬†fleece), I’ve already listed some of my new paintings that i’d been holding off on forever but I brought them to the craft show and got a ton of¬†positive¬†feedback so I listed some of the smaller paintings. I’m terrified to ship the larger prints, i’ve gotten some pretty mangled parcels from USPS ¬†in the past and I’d be really upset if that’s how one of my paintings arrived to a customer.

So the sewing machine. I want to make my own clothes, simple stuff, wrap skirts and dresses,¬†peasant¬†tops and tank tops, nothing flashy or fancy just the basics. and I just can’t find that stuff online that’s reasonably priced. I also want a cape, more specifically a travelers cloak. I’ve got my dream closet on pinterest that¬†I’ve¬†been pulling inspiration from.¬†http://pinterest.com/ireth/fashion-inspiration/¬†. I love fashion and style and beauty and I think i’m finally finding my own unique style. I’ve graduated from graphic tshirts and jeans! Yay! Etsy has been a wonderful place to find some of these pieces and fingers crossed some might just be making their way into my closet soon!

Some of my favorites from Etsy for this boho chic look:

http://www.etsy.com/shop/JoozieCotton

http://www.etsy.com/listing/103578474/ladies-purple-poncho-top-long

http://www.etsy.com/shop/Sophiaclothing

http://www.etsy.com/shop/mcostlow

http://www.etsy.com/shop/RunWithTheTribe

I’ve got a ton more too, you can view all of ¬†my etsy favorites at:
https://www.etsy.com/people/ButtonsandYarnOhMy/favorites

xxoo

Sneak peak at nail polish for this week: