Oct 19, 2013

Disney's Frozen

Disney's Frozen is coming out this Thanksgiving, and I am so excited! I've been excited since I first heard of it. Then when I heard that Santino Fontana was going to voice a character (Hans) I got even more excited. For those of you who don't know, Santion Fontana plays Prince Topher in Rodgers & Hammersteins Cinderella on Broadway (which I'm completely obsessed with).

A few months ago when I learned that there still wasn't a trailer for Frozen and it was coming to theaters in November I began to get worried that it might get pushed back and not make it. Then they released some real  concept art (previously some fan art had been going around that was supposedly from the movie, but it wasn't.) and soon they released a teaser trailer. I was so happy that it was actually going to make it!

One of the first pictures released by Disney for Frozen.
After watching the teaser, I really wasn't impressed and was wondering if it would be a dud. But then they released a real trailer and I, once again, got super excited. I instantly fell in love with the costumes. One day I will recreate both of Anna's dresses and probably Elsa's dresses as well.

The Snow Queen from Disney's Frozen

I just watched the newest trailer for the movie and yes, I got super excited! I wasn't able to find the trailer on YouTube because I watched it from the Frozen Facebook page. From everything I've seen, I have a feeling that the movie will have a similar feel to Tangled. Some of the characters look similar and the animation looks the same. But I still think it'll be a great movie!

Oct 14, 2013

The Weekend Mitts

This weekend I knitted my first real project with four needles, fingerless gloves! I used a free pattern I found on Ravelry called Peekaboo Mitts. The pattern was easy to follow and went pretty quick. When I finished the first mitt  it came up a little higher on my fingers than I though it would, but I found they're much more cozy than my other gloves that don't go that high.

So without further ado, here are the pictures!

Oct 11, 2013

Recent Projects

One of my favorite sewing books is Tone Finnanger's Sew Sunny Homestyle. In it she has the most adorable and shabby chic sewing patterns. Last week I made one of her little birds out of a pretty fat-quarter I'd bought from Walmart a while back. 

I ended up making a few changes to the pattern though. I added the beak to the material instead of using a wooden dowel and after I stuffed the bird I added dried peas to the bottom so it would stand up. The last thing I did was sew on seed beads for the eyes instead of paint them on.

And this is what it looked like in the end.

After multiple attemps to knit with four knitting needles I was finally able to do it! I found a really helpful knitting channel on YouTube called VeryPink Knits. I watched their tutorial for how to knit with four needles,  and I was surprised at how easy it ended up being! Their tutorials are really helpful and easy to understand. 

For my first knitting project with four needles I made a tiny drawstring bag.

Learning to knit with four needles has opened up a whole new world of possibilities of things to knit!