Friday, July 11, 2014

Crocheting again!

Hi all!  It's your friendly neighborhood penguin popping back into the universe.  I've been gone for a while, but I'm back in all my crafting glory!


Currently, I'm working on a pattern from Tamera Kelly of called Artfully Simple Infinity Scarf.  It's a beautiful scarf, and due to it's construction can be worn in autumn, winter, and spring.  It can be worn in many different ways, as shown by the photos at the end of the post.

I'm using Yarn Bee Mimic in Firebird for this first attempt.  It's a gorgeous yarn done in shades of pink and mauve, with a metallic pink woven throughout.  I can't wait to see the result!  I still have to find the perfect button for it, though.

That's all for tonight, folks!  Have a great day and keep crafting!

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Friday, August 24, 2012

Loving Toolbox Jewelry!

I recently found a new obsession - jewelry made from hardware.  I stumbled upon it in my local library, in the form of a young adult nonfiction book entitled Hardwear:  Jewelry from a Toolbox by Hannah Rogge.  The following pictures are from the book and are items I'm making for sale at future craft fairs, and possibly online.  Let me know what you think!

Clear Chain Bracelet

Coupling Nut Choker

Double Chain Necklace

Elegant Nut Necklace

Hair Hinges

Hexagon Necklace

L-Bracket Pendant

Loop Rope Wire Bracelet

Metal Circles Necklace

Neon Rope Earrings

O, Oh O-Ring Bracelet

O-Ring Cell Phone Charm

Rubber Band Earrings

Tubular Torque Necklace

Washer Chain Earrings

Wide S-Hook Bracelet

Monday, September 12, 2011

Crazy Coupon Carls 1000 fan giveaway!

Hey all Laughing Penguin fans - a good friend of mine and author of the blog Crazy Coupon Carls has reached 1000 fans and is celebrating with a giveaway! She has some awesome prizes up for grabs, including a bamboo necklace and colored pencil earrings from Laughing Penguin Creations

The necklace is made from real bamboo which has been cut, sanded, had the design added, then covered with a water-resistant coating.  It is 2" tall and 1" wide and features a light pink rose and hung on an 18" silver colored chain.  The earrings are made from colored pencils and are 1/4" thick and 1/4" in diameter.  The winner can choose the color of the earrings.

a Tinkerbell fairy dust necklace from Baby Penguin Creations

Necklace is a picture of Tinkerbell set in a 1" bottle cap bezel and covered with resin.  A 1" long glass vial is attached securely to the necklace and filled with pink "fairy dust" and hung on a 16" silver chain.
There are also other great prizes to win.  Just go to CrazyCouponCarls giveaway to view rules and to enter!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Trang, by Mary Sisson

TrangTrang by Mary Sisson

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I received a complimentary copy of this book in order to review it. I am so glad I did! While I am not a writer (as you can probably tell from my review), I am an avid reader, and was very happy to find this little gem among the many rough books I've received to review. The plot kept moving forward at a good pace. The writing was crisp, clean, and well edited. I was able to connect with the characters as they matured throughout the course of the book. I appreciated the straightforwardness of the writing, with no flashbacks, flash forwards, or other distractions. The product description provides a good glimpse into the story. In short, I loved the book and can't wait to learn more about Trang and the alien races, especially the White Spiders, in future books. Thank you, Mary Sisson, for such a pleasurable read.

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