Morse Code Wrap Bracelet

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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

My obsession with these wrap bracelets came just in time for this season of gift giving. They are stylish and fun to wear, they come together quickly and can be easily personalized.

This personalization idea came to me when I realized I didn't have enough beads to make a full double-wrapped bracelet so I needed to bring in some other colors. Rather than add them in a random pattern, I decided to use Morse Code to add secret dot and dash messages to the bracelets.













I made this one for myself. It has our initials, "J", "M" and "C".














This one says "CREATE".



These make great last minute gifts so if you're doing the holiday scramble like I am, give this project a shot!

Stay sane, friends!

Announcing our Panta Winners!!

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Sunday, December 11, 2011

I'm happy to announce two winners of the Panta Giveaway!

Our first winner will be receiving the Panta Hoopla and a brand new copy of the book, Cute Stuff! Congratulations to Danielle!!



Our second winner will be receiving a purple panta headband and a shiny new copy of the book, One More Skein! Congratulations to, rubyslipperz!!












Special thanks for all of the thoughtful comments that were left for this giveaway. I truly enjoyed hearing your holiday stories and traditions.

Happy season of the Panta to you and yours!!

Giveaway Reminder & Gratuitous Cuteness

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Friday, December 9, 2011

Reading about all of your great holiday traditions is really getting me in the spirit!! Keep 'em coming because you have one more day to enter the Panta Giveaway! I'll be randomly selecting 2 winners first thing Sunday morning (PST).

While we wait, why don't we enjoy some pictures of our wienie dogs (Beatrice and Opie) in hoodies?















Wait a minute!! Those aren't wienies!! It's Quigley and Allie, our goofy great danes who barely fit in their hoodies.

Happy Friday!! 

Wrap Bracelet

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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

I love the look of wrap bracelets but there is no way I'd pay ~$300 for an official Chan Luu.

I recently purchased some supplies to make my own (in my new favorite colors) and finally had a chance to sit down with them over the weekend. I used a tutorial that I found on youtube and was pleasantly surprised when I finished this in just over an hour!

It was so fun and easy! There are more of these in my near future.


























UPDATE: Here are some other bracelets I've made this week. I'm obsessed!! At the rate I'm making these, I may just need to have another giveaway soon.














Don't forget to check out my Panta giveaway! I'm so enjoying reading about all of your winter traditions! Thank you for sharing. I'll be picking winners this weekend.

Season of the Panta - Giveaway!

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Saturday, December 3, 2011

To celebrate the season of the Panta, I'm hosting a new giveaway with two chances to win some fun prizes!

Giveaway #1!
Now you can celebrate the season of the Panta with your very own Christmas Panda! The winner will get my Panta hoop plus one of my favorite crafty books that inspires many of the silly things I make, Aranzi Cute Stuff!































Giveaway #2!
The winner of giveaway #2 will receive a knit headband, also known as a panta! It won't be this exact one but it will be nearly identical. In addition to the headband, I'll also send the knitting book, One More Skein, 30 Quick Projects to Knit.







Entering to win is easy! Just leave a comment about one of your favorite winter season traditions. If you are a follower, leave two comments to double your chances of victory!!

I will pick our winners a week from today on December 10th.

Happy Season of the Panta to all!!!

Panta - Headband or Christmas Panda? Part II

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Friday, December 2, 2011

Last week "Panta" was a Christmas Panda but this week, it's a knit headband (the official definition of the word). While I really like this headband, I'll confess that it's not nearly as cute as a Christmas Panda.

I used Malabrigo worsted weight yarn and the Blue Leaf Headband pattern. It was a quick and easy knit. I'll be making one or two of these for myself as this one is being shipped off with a swap package.






























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