Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Recent custom order

As usual, it's been forever since I've blogged. But that is going to change!

This week I completed a custom order for Christmas presents. The customer and I had a lovely chat, and after discussing several options she decided to order 8 felted coin purses, and 7 "manly" duct tape keychains.

I ended up making extra keychains, so she could choose which ones she wanted. I designed the coin purse pattern, and then crocheted them in 100% wool yarn. Next I felted them in the washer & dryer, then crocheted them shut and added the vintage button clasps.

Here is a collage of the duct tape keychains in production, and the completed items. The customer was thrilled with how everything turned out!

Interested in placing a custom order? Let me know, and we can work something out! I would love the opportunity to make your holiday season a little less stressful.

Cheers!

Friday, December 27, 2013

Upcycled wedding favors

I'm getting married in 2 days (eek!), and made my own wedding favors earlier this week.

I got a bunch of mini-blind sample strips, and wrote our names and wedding date on them. Then I glued vintage shank buttons into the holes, and voilĂ  ~ bookmarks!


I also made keyrings out of camouflage duct tape. People can choose whichever one they prefer. I wonder which will be more popular?

Plarn on!

Friday, December 20, 2013

Hello, y'all!

So, I've decided that I need to stop making excuses for not blogging. I mean really, it's not terribly difficult - and is only time-consuming if I make it that way. I hope y'all are ready to start seeing more of me!

I wanted to share one of my plarn creations with you today. Plarn stands for PLastic yARN - plastic shopping bags that I turn into yarn so I can crochet them! I make all sorts of things out of plarn, but one of the cutest has to be these plarn flower ponytail holders. 



It's like a little eco-friendly garden!

I'd love to hear what you think of them.


Happy upcycling!
~ the PLARNSTAR

Monday, April 16, 2012

PL☆RNST☆R's 2012 Earth Day Giveaway Extravaganza ~ Week 3 ~ GRAND PRIZE!

It's time for week three of my three-part Earth Day Giveaway Extravaganza! 

Week 3 - April 15-21 - grand prize winner announced on Earth Day, 04/22/12 - custom sweater monster, sweater zombie, or skirt purse!
BONUS prize: plarnstar desk calendar




The winner will receive a custom sweater monster or zombie, or a custom skirt purse. I'm also awarding a bonus prize to another lucky winner - a plarnstar desk calendar! 






Entering is easy - no purchase required, no hoops to jump through. Simply leave a comment on this blog post, and be sure to include your email address so I can notify you if you win! Winners will be chosen via http://www.random.org/.





If you entered in previous weeks, don't despair - it's ok to enter again.

Thanks for stopping by, and good luck!

~ the PLARNSTAR 

p.s.: if you're having trouble commenting, send an email to plarnstar@gmail.com with your name and comment, and I will post it on your behalf. Thank you!

Sunday, April 8, 2012

PL☆RNST☆R's 2012 Earth Day Giveaway Extravaganza ~ Week 2

It's time for week two of my three-part Earth Day Giveaway Extravaganza!



Week 2 - April 8-14 - winner announced 04/15/12 - custom plarn bracelet or bookmark and keychain set
BONUS prize: plarnstar pen!

 
 
The winner will receive a custom plarn bracelet, or a custom bookmark and keychain set. I'm also awarding a bonus prize to another lucky winner - a plarnstar pen made from recycled cardboard.
 
 
 
  Entering is easy - no purchase required, no hoops to jump through. Simply leave a comment on this blog post, and be sure to include your email address so I can notify you if you win! Winners will be chosen via www.random.org.
Even if you entered last week, it's ok to enter again.

Thanks for stopping by, and good luck!
~ the PLARNSTAR

Sunday, April 1, 2012

PL☆RNST☆R's 2012 Earth Day Giveaway Extravaganza!

I decided to have a three-part giveaway for Earth Day this year!

Week 1 - April 1-7 - winner announced 04/08/12 - custom plarn dish doodads
BONUS prize: plarnstar sticky notes!


Week 2 - April 8-14 - winner announced 04/15/12 - custom plarn bracelet or bookmark set
BONUS prize: plarnstar pen!


Week 3 - April 15-21 - grand prize winner announced 04/22/12 - custom sweater monster or skirt purse
BONUS prize: plarnstar desk calendar!


 Entering is easy - no purchase required, no hoops to jump through. Simply leave a comment on this blog post, and be sure to include your email address so I can notify you if you win! Winners will be chosen via www.random.org.

 


WEEK 1 - custom plarn dish doodads - many colors and styles available! On the right you can see some examples that are currently available for purchase in my etsy shop.


Thanks for stopping by, and good luck!
~ the PLARNSTAR

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Upcycled Button Rings by Dovetail Originals

I have been a very naughty plarnstar! Life got more than a little crazy, and I've been neglecting many things, including this blog. Well, not any more.  :)

A while ago Kathleen from dovetailoriginals.etsy.com purchased some shank buttons from my etsy shop, which she upcycled and turned into these fabulous rings:
 





Visit her shop to see all her other lovely creations:
 dovetailoriginals.etsy.com 

And thank you for upcycling, Kathleen!

Take care, and don't forget to smile,
~ miss chris
aka the PLARNSTAR