Wednesday, March 16, 2011
I found this beautiful black cotton yarn with shiny red nubs in my yarn stash and knew it would make a perfect hat for a Blythe doll. Anya is modeling it and it kind of reminds me of a bowler style hat. I've been toying around with possibly making it into a bunny ear hat and I started one of the ears already. When I placed the hat on Anya's head it looked perfect the way it is. Still undecided about leaving it alone or adding to it. I'd love to hear your opinions on this one.
Saturday, January 29, 2011
To start off my blogging for this year I decided to be part of the Crafty Pay It Forward movement. It sounds like a fun project and I am totally excited to begin. I am already on the amazing, incredibly talented designer Brasscupcake list and am now paying it forward.
Crafty Pay it Forward 2011: I promise to send something handmade to the first 5 people who leave a comment here. They must in turn post this on their blog or Twitter and send something they make to the first 5 people who comment on their status. *Rules: it must be handmade by you and it must be sent to your 5 people sometime in 2011.
As people comment on this post, I will post their names here and blog about the craft items I make for their Blythe, Byul, Dal, Pullip, Pukifee, Nappy Choo or child. Each person will receive something different from me. Please let me know which doll you’d like it for or for your baby/child in the comments section.
Thank you for participating and helping me make this a fun successful crafty year!
Monday, May 3, 2010
Thursday, April 29, 2010
My son's class is doing a project where each kid colors in the character "Flat Stanley" from one of their books and then sends it out to someone somewhere else in the country, and that person takes pictures of Flat Stanley doing things that people do in that part of the country.
My awesome friend in Texas is helping out my son with his project, and I love this so much I just had to share this with you. Hope you enjoy it as much as I have. (He wasn't sent to Texas with the cowboy hat, but he somehow acquired one there.)
Thursday, April 8, 2010
I need someone to model this hat that I have designed and knitted so I am willing to exchange a free hat for lots of pics of your Blythe girl wearing the hat with different backgrounds. I will use these pics to sell my hats. Are you willing and able? I look forward to your response. Thank you:)
This has been filled. Thank you and stay tuned for upcoming designs:)
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Sunday, February 7, 2010
We used a small heart-shaped cookie cutter and this standard salt dough recipe: 1/2 cup salt, 1/2 cup warm water, 1 cup flour. My five-year-old enjoyed rolling out the dough and cutting the hearts. Then we poked large holes for the string, baked them at 250 for around two hours (until hard all the way through), painted with acrylic paints and dusted them with glitter while the paint was still wet. Easy!
Please share your last minute crafty Valentine's Day ideas with me here. Thank you.
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Sorry it's been a while since my last posting. I have been very busy dreaming up and designing some new things for your Byul, Dal, Pullip and Blythe girls. It's been so much fun brainstorming with my Byul girl who I call Bendyboo. The whole family has learned her name and they think it is perfect as she doesn't really like to stand still:)
Along with the designing process is color selection and it's a tough decision when there are so many gorgeous ones to choose from. Most likely you will see all different colors in my designs. I look forward to sharing them with you in the upcoming months!
Monday, November 9, 2009
Sunday, October 11, 2009
My husband is baking my yummy cake and my daughter has decided to make me homemade fudge. She is enjoying her sweet adventure. She plans on putting in caramel and marshmallow as well. I just heard her say that she is sooo licking the spoon when she is done. That's a good sign and I look forward to having my fudge.
Thursday, October 8, 2009
So if you have some time, come on by to say Hi and pick up one of my adorable items for yourself or a young friend. I will also be accepting custom orders of my handknits. Have you been searching for a gorgeous scarf for this season, come to me and look no further. This is your chance to see the quality of my handknits in person!
Chic Boutique '09 is being held Sunday, November 1, from 10:00AM till 3:00PM at Temple Beth David, 100 Hauppauge Road, Commack (map).
Of course, if you can't wait, please feel free to pick up some of my things at abigailsknits.com or my Etsy shop at piefairyprincess.com
Thursday, October 1, 2009
I recently finished a pair of fingerless mittens and mailed them out to a friend (similar to the ones pictured at right). She called today to say how thrilled she was to receive them yesterday and how she was so excited to wear them this morning, since it had gotten chilly by her.
She has a cat who apparently has a habit of stealing one or two particular things from her house and showing up with them later as a "present". There's a dishtowel and a fleece sweatshirt that the cat steals and gives back later, unharmed. What these things have in common is that they are both very soft.
Well, apparently my fingerless mittens are just too soft to resist (they're made from a blended silk and bamboo yarn after all). When my friend excitedly went to grab her new prized possessions from next to the laptop where she had left them, one of them was missing. Just one of them. So clearly the cat has found a new favorite soft plaything. My friend had to leave for work, so there wasn't enough time to go looking for the cat or the mitten. Argh! It will have to be one more day before she gets to wear them for the first time...
It's nice to know that my work is appreciated by humans and felines alike.
You can purchase mittens just like these from my Etsy shop at piefairyprincess.com. And, as always, you can contact me directly if there is anything you would like me to custom-make for you.
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Friday, September 18, 2009
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Woo Hoo!!! I have been IndieSpotted!!! It was such a nice surprise to discover this today. This is my original design and I can custom handknit it for you in solid colors as well as the multicolored yarns. I have been thinking of knitting one in pink with a brown knitted bow or brown with a pink knitted bow.
Here is the page on IndieSpotting.
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Well, it's been a week since the fair in Bridgehampton, and even though it's over, I haven't been able to slow down at all. I have a few custom orders to complete, some new designs I want to work out, and more fairs coming up that I have to put together things for.
I want to thank everyone who came by my tent at the fair last Saturday. It was great to meet some new people, learn what type of handknits interest people the most, and be able to sell some of my adorable handknits to you. It was simply precious to see the looks on the faces of the little ones who were given a new toy to love.
Autumn is coming up soon, and the holidays are not long after that. It's never too soon to think about gifts, especially when they are handmade to order and take a little while to put together. So come check out piefairyprincess.com and abigailsknits.com for some fabulous gift ideas. If you don't see what you're looking for, e-mail me, and I'll do my best to design it for you.
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Sunday, August 2, 2009
According to this article in 27east.com:
The Fair will take place on Saturday, August 8, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Corwith House on Montauk Highway. This year’s event celebrating Bridgehampton’s rich history will be bigger than ever and include a craft fair, a program on Long Island’s birds of prey by the Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary and Audubon Center and a puppet show by Goat on a Boat Puppet Theatre. Long Island Folk artists will demonstrate their talents under a tent all day, and a vintage baseball doubleheader will pit Smithtown’s Atlantics against the Bridgeport, Connecticut, Orators. Blacksmithing by James DeMartis in the historic Strong Wheelwright Shop will complement a vintage tractor and farm engine display. A large model train exhibition will be run by the Gerry Manders in the society’s Engine Barn. Live music will be provided by Americana band Edna’s Kin under a huge tent. Admission is only $5 for adults, and children under 12 get in for free.
Here is a map of the Corwith House in Bridgehampton at 2368 Montauk Highway (although Google Maps says it’s actually Sag Harbor), with links for driving directions.
Saturday, May 23, 2009
As loyal readers of this blog know, I currently have two sites: my knit-to-order site at abigailsknits.com, and my mostly-ready-made site on Etsy at piefairyprincess.etsy.com. There's often a problem telling people the URL of my Etsy store, because people are mostly used to a website being whatever dot com.
So, in order to get a web address that's easier to remember, as well as to make sure that I'm the only Pie Fairy Princess out there, I just acquired the domain PieFairyPrincess.com. If you go to this URL, it will automatically direct you to my Etsy shop. But now it will be much easier for me to tell people how to get to my site.
It's not a big thing, but I'm still a little excited about it. Stop by and visit if you get a chance!