Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Feather Fascinators - Hair Pins

I saw these online somewhere and decided to try my hand at creating some awesome fascinators. I think I did a pretty good job and hopefully someone else does too :) These are very easy to make and turn out looking gorgeous! The only downside is that the feathers, for good quality feathers at least, they are fairly pricey. But boy can you tell the crap quality ones compared to the nice quality. What do you all think? I especially love the white feathers with the shamrock for St. Patrick's Day. The green against the white feathers looks so pretty!

Don't forget to check these out on my Etsy Store - SaraMarieCreations!

Friday, January 27, 2012

Heart Magnets

I just finished some awesome heart magnets today. They are gorgeous, if I do say so myself, and they weren't that hard to make. I was sick today and rather than just sitting on the couch watching movies I painted, sparkled, AND watched movies, all while feeling sorry for myself for feeling so icky. So without further adiu, here they are! Clicking on each image will take you to the Etsy page <3





And as always you can find these on Etsy at SaraMarie Creations :)

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Stumble Me Friday!

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Welcome to Stumble Me Friday hosted by Let's Talk About Me. The purpose of this hop is to use StumbleUpon to help you promote your blog posts and get more traffic.

Please read this post from Kelly's Lucky You on how to see if your Stumble was a success. Also please follow the rules! Add a link to a POST that you would like people to Stumble to the Linky. If your link is removed from the list, it is because you put in the main url of your site. Do not link to your main site!!

Please do NOT enter any GIVEAWAYS or EVENTS, just your favorite posts that you want people to return to. If you do enter any giveaways or events I will remove your link. If you have the StumbleUpon toolbar installed it is a very easy process to Stumble through the whole list. If you are not going to Stumble others, please do not join this list. One link per blog per week and go ahead and Tweet or share this on your blog as well. The more people who participate the better for all of us!! If you are the first person to Stumble a post, please fill out the Stumble Upon review page. You can only do this one time so make it count :)

If you would like to cohost this just drop me an email (smgarcia1986@gmail.com) I would LOVE cohosts and guest hosts :) Please stumble the host (me :)). To add some spice, stumble the person directly before you on the linky list and leave everyone you stumble a comment so they can stumble you back! It would be good to include a link to the post you want stumbled in your comment as well :) Happy Stumbling!!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Refrigerator Magnets

I just finished a few refrigerator magnets that I have posted on my Etsy store.

These are so fun to make and are great to personalize for any occasion. I love them and my fridge is going to run out of room because I have so many now ha!

There are so many color combinations that I want to do but just ran out of time today. I think these are still very awesome :)

Black Clothes Pin Magnet with Red Sparkle Lips



Blue Clothes Pin Magnet with Bumble Bees, Dragon Flies and Lady Bugs




Hot Pink Clothes Pin Magnet with Black Sparkles


Saturday, January 21, 2012

Hand Made Hair Pins - Knit Flower, Lips and Ladybug

Today was a very productive day craft-wise! My good friend Holly and I got together and played with some crafts and I learned a tremendous amount of tips from her. She made some very awesome baby accessories and I made some hair pins which turned out pretty neat, and some magnet clothes pins which didn't survive the ride home (the glitter didn't stick!!).


I had knit a flower a few weeks ago and didn't quite know what to do with it and Holly thought I should make it into a hair pin...and so I did! All of the Etsy links are attached to the images so you can just click on any image and be taken straight to my Etsy page :)


I found these awesome ladybugs and red lips and just had to make those into hair pins as well because Valentine's Day is right around the corner and these are perfect!!






Thursday, January 19, 2012

Stumble Me Friday!!!

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Welcome to Stumble Me Friday hosted by Let's Talk About Me. The purpose of this hop is to use StumbleUpon to help you promote your blog posts and get more traffic.

Please read this post from Kelly's Lucky You on how to see if your Stumble was a success. Also please follow the rules! Add a link to a POST that you would like people to Stumble to the Linky. If your link is removed from the list, it is because you put in the main url of your site. Do not link to your main site!!

Please do NOT enter any GIVEAWAYS or EVENTS, just your favorite posts that you want people to return to. If you do enter any giveaways or events I will remove your link. If you have the StumbleUpon toolbar installed it is a very easy process to Stumble through the whole list. If you are not going to Stumble others, please do not join this list. One link per blog per week and go ahead and Tweet or share this on your blog as well. The more people who participate the better for all of us!! If you are the first person to Stumble a post, please fill out the Stumble Upon review page. You can only do this one time so make it count :)

If you would like to cohost this just drop me an email (smgarcia1986@gmail.com) I would LOVE cohosts and guest hosts :) Please stumble the host (me :)). To add some spice, stumble the person directly before you on the linky list and leave everyone you stumble a comment so they can stumble you back! It would be good to include a link to the post you want stumbled in your comment as well :) Happy Stumbling!!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Let's Talk About Me Review Survey for my followers!

I have created a survey that shouldn't take too long to fill out asking some questions about how you feel about my blog. I would love some constructive feedback to improve my blog and make it super awesome! No rewards for taking the survey, just knowing that I appreciate it greatly <3
<Click here to take survey

Monday, January 16, 2012

Grey Kitty Cat Hand Knit Beanie

I am officially a knitting machine, having finished another beanie yesterday. This one is super cute and comfy too! It took me a little over 6 hours to knit while I was finishing up watching Stargate:SG1 (I cried during the last episode) and took me until today to finally give it up and post it to Etsy. I don't know why I keep making items that I want to keep for myself!

Anywho, I am still looking for my first official Etsy sale! A friend of mine bought my Thick and Bulky Blue Scarf so it did not go through Etsy. I can make another one to order if you fall in love with it and want one for yourself :)

This is my Kitty Cat Scarf for you all to enjoy <3






Saturday, January 14, 2012

Orange Cable Knit Bracelet with Blue Button

Happy Saturday everyone in Blogger land! I just finished a bracelet and wanted to share it because the colors are so vibrant and gorgeous!

This bracelet took me about 2 hours to knit using a mini skein that I purchased from Tiny Dino Studios on Etsy.

This bracelet is approximately 6.5 inches long when not buttoned and 6 inches when buttoned. It fits my wrist perfectly and is so soft and comfortable I almost forgot I had it on after I took the pictures.

I have been playing around with the cable knit and decided to try this one out and it turned out so much better than I anticipated! If you are interested in purchasing it or would like one made in a different color you can check out my Etsy store SaraMarieCreations <3






Thursday, January 12, 2012

Stumble Me Friday!!

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This week we do not have a cohost. If you would like to cohost please send me an email at smgarcia1986@gmail.com :)


Welcome to Stumble Me Friday hosted by Let's Talk About Me. The purpose of this hop is to use StumbleUpon to help you promote your blog posts and get more traffic. Please read this post from Kelly's Lucky You on how to see if your Stumble was a success. Also please follow the rules!

Add a link to a POST that you would like people to Stumble to the Linky. If your link is removed from the list, it is because you put in the main url of your site. Do not link to your main site!!

Please do NOT enter any GIVEAWAYS or EVENTS, just your favorite posts that you want people to return to. If you do enter any giveaways or events I will remove your link.

If you have the StumbleUpon toolbar installed it is a very easy process to Stumble through the whole list. If you are not going to Stumble others, please do not join this list.

One link per blog per week and go ahead and Tweet or share this on your blog as well. The more people who participate the better for all of us!!

If you are the first person to Stumble a post, please fill out the Stumble Upon review page. You can only do this one time so make it count :)

If you would like to cohost this just drop me an email (smgarcia1986@gmail.com) I would LOVE cohosts and guest hosts :)

Please stumble the host (me :)). To add some spice, stumble the person directly before you on the linky list and leave everyone you stumble a comment so they can stumble you back! It would be good to include a link to the post you want stumbled in your comment as well :) Happy Stumbling!!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Blue Hand Knit Cable Headband

I just finished a headband that is posted on my Etsy store.

I just love this headband and secretly hope that no one buys it so that when the listing expires I can wear it around :)

I knit it pretty quickly and that shocked me since it's a cable stitch and typically the cable stitch takes me a long time. Anyway, here it is for you all to enjoy, or share, or buy!! (I kid I kid)




Saturday, January 7, 2012

Bay to Breakers 2012 Progress

If you are just joining me on my progress to train for bay to breakers you may want to start on my Day 1 Bay To Breakers Training Post to get caught up :-)

I just finished up a 3 mile run/walk session today, my 3rd one so far, adding up to 9 miles total! The first two runs were terrible. I had old running shoes (5 years old) and as a result my calves would hurt so bad after my run that I could barely walk for two days. I finally got myself out to Fleet Feet and got a new pair of running shoes and immediately went on my run when I got home this morning and what a difference! I have no calf pain, just a little tightness, and no blisters or sore spots because these shoes fit me perfectly! I ended up getting the Asics GT-2170 running shoes and I don't think I have ever put on more comfortable shoes in my whole life. Plus they look cool! Not important, I know but I want to be running in style.

After my run today I am feeling a lot more confident about my endurance and building it up to run the bay to breakers in May. It's amazing what a new pair of shoes can do, whether it's heels that make an outfit pop or athletic shoes that take away the pain of having the wrong shoes. I've heard that it is best to replace running shoes about once every six months but I think I'll try to get these same shoes a couple of weeks before the breakers run just to be safe.

Thanks for you all keeping up with my progress :-) It's making me even more determined to meet my goal so that I don't let anyone down - myself most importantly! <3

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Stumble Me Friday Returns!!!

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Sorry for the long hiatus AGAIN! I'm so terrible at scheduling posts but I'm learning and have a crapton schedule for the next couple of months at least and definitely need some cohosts to promote this hop!!!
This week we do not have a cohost. If you would like to cohost please send me an email at smgarcia1986@gmail.com :)


Welcome to Stumble Me Friday hosted by Let's Talk About Me. The purpose of this hop is to use StumbleUpon to help you promote your blog posts and get more traffic. Please read this post from Kelly's Lucky You on how to see if your Stumble was a success. Also please follow the rules!

Add a link to a POST that you would like people to Stumble to the Linky. If your link is removed from the list, it is because you put in the main url of your site. Do not link to your main site!!

Please do NOT enter any GIVEAWAYS or EVENTS, just your favorite posts that you want people to return to. If you do enter any giveaways or events I will remove your link.

If you have the StumbleUpon toolbar installed it is a very easy process to Stumble through the whole list. If you are not going to Stumble others, please do not join this list.

One link per blog per week and go ahead and Tweet or share this on your blog as well. The more people who participate the better for all of us!!

If you are the first person to Stumble a post, please fill out the Stumble Upon review page. You can only do this one time so make it count :)

If you would like to cohost this just drop me an email (smgarcia1986@gmail.com) I would LOVE cohosts and guest hosts :)

Please stumble the host (me :)). To add some spice, stumble the person directly before you on the linky list and leave everyone you stumble a comment so they can stumble you back! It would be good to include a link to the post you want stumbled in your comment as well :) Happy Stumbling!!

Monday, January 2, 2012

Handmade Knit Beanie

I just finished a beanie and I'm so proud of it!

It took me a collective 3 days to knit working for a few hours each day and watching some Stargate SG1 snuggled up in some blankets. The pattern was really fun to do and pretty darn easy for how cool it looks. I asked my roommate Brittney to model it for me since I had no makeup on and my hair looked like uber poop. I have this listed on my etsy store Sara Marie Creations for $10.00 which covers the cost of the yarn used to make the beanie if anyone is interested. I can also make this in other colors on request :-)