Nov 30, 2013

Hello Kitty Denim Jacket

My little granddaughter loves anything to do with kittens.  So its only natural that she would also love anything to do with Hello Kitty.  Christmas came early this year due to a Thanksgiving visit from the grandkids instead of a Christmas visit (due to baby sister who is due around Christmastime.)  We'll miss them at Christmas, but we had lots of fun with them this past week!

I try to make as many gifts as possible each year.  I looked at Hello Kitty denim jackets in the stores and figured with a price tag of $25-$35, this would be a good handmade gift...or at least a refashioned gift!

I started with a thrifted denim jacket and Hello Kitty tank top.  Both were in excellent condition and only set me back a total of $5.

Nov 4, 2013

Romantic Country Magazine

I'm thrilled to announce that my collapsible dollhouse, which was made for my granddaughter last Christmas, caught the attention of the powers that be over at Romantic Country magazine.    They decided to include it in their wonderful magazine.  The Winter 2013 issue is on the newsstands now.  It's a lovely magazine filled with beautiful eye candy and I'm excited to be a part of it!

Have a great day!

Nov 2, 2013

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

I don't want to sound like I'm tooting my own horn, but I was completely shocked to find out this morning that I actually came in first place for the second season of Refashion Runway!  Seriously, everyone has been so creative over the past several weeks that I just couldn't see a clear winner.  It really could have been any one of us!  All I can say is that the final vote tallies must have been very, very close!  

A big thank you to Beth, a.k.a. The Renegade Seamstress, for hosting Season Two of Refashion Runway.  It has been great fun competing each week with a different, often times challenging, theme.  Each of the ladies competing really went all out to present a beautiful and creative refashion each week.  I am grateful to have been a part of it.  

Thank you to all of you who voted for me and supported me along the way.  I especially appreciate my family's support, as they have been a bit neglected at times over the past few weeks.  Its been a fun journey and I appreciate the new friendships that I have made!  Please keep a watchful eye on these talented and creative women and see what wonderful things they do in the future!

Carissa, Carissa Knits

In case you missed any of the weeks, you can check out what I presented each week by clicking on its title.