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Drawing Board, Back to It

Dear World,

 

You’ve seen creatures made of yarn, and you’re about to see them made out of felt. or fabric. or fabric and felt. or yarn and felt and fabric. You get the idea. We’ve been hitting the sketch books this week to branch out more into the wide world of plush. It’s a change of gears going from all yarn to mixed fabric, but we think this will really allow us more freedom with the designs. Should we be this excited over felt? Perhaps not… but it makes us happy. With the success of our crocheted hats on Etsy , we will also be creating some more “creature hats” combining felt, yarn, and other fabrics as well.

To satisfy our crafting ADD, we’ve also been knitting up a storm. Megan has started and restarted and restarted again (don’t ask) a woven cable scarf (pictures to come). Steff has finished an awesome cabled leg warmer, and will finish the other after a trip to the craft store ends her “I’ve run out of yarn and I need to get more before I move on to another project and forget this one forever” crises. Wow, knitting seems to be giving us the heck lately! Not cool knitting, get your act together.

 

Love,

The Ladies of Green Elevator

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Halloween – A Crafters Most Important Holiday

Hi Ho! Megan the VooDoo Doll here!

Dorkyness, fun, costumes, playing pretend, hand-made things EVERYWHERE. My goodness, I love this Holiday!!!

Steff rocks the socks off of themed-party costumes, but Halloween tends to be my one big “turn myself into my own craft project” day of the year. This year was my first non cute/cartoony costume. I’m proud to say, I creeped a few people out. Victory!

I needed a costume that I could make in under 4 days and had 90% of the materials. Wednesday-Saturday (Halloween Night): crocheted tights and sleeves, made dress from burlap, felt heart, drinking straws+glitter+styrofoam+pain+hot glue+mod podge = pins, crochet headband with strips of fabric for hair, black eye pain, bright red lips stick, brown tights underneath for warmth. ta da!

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VooDoo Doll

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VooDoo Doll

Purple Creature Hat

Feel like pretending you are some insane adorable wild creature in the middle of winter, but it’s too cold? FEAR NOT! We have a solution. As usual our solutions are made of yarn. Here it is, The Purple Creature Hat!

We enjoy inventing new creatures as much as celebrating our favorite real life ones. Here is the first of our “Creature Collection.” This hat is super warm, so it is sure to bring play-time back into your winter days.

Crocheted in the round using super soft fuzzy yarn. Purple hat, dark pink ears, and extra long ties. This hat is designed to rest right at your eyebrows for maximum warmth, and creature transformation. Enjoy!

Purple Creature Hat

Purple Creature Hat

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Purple Creature Hat

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Purple Creature Hat

Geekery

Hi-ho!

Megan the Geek here! We we are not only business crafters, but full time personal life crafters too. Yesterday was a very special day for me:

1. Yesterday was my birthday (yay!)
2. (More importantly) My Rainbow Brite Halloween Costume was recognized by GeekCrafts.com! I take great pride in the nerdyness of myself and the things I make, so I’m pretty excited about this. You can check out the post at http://geekcrafts.com/rainbow-brite-costume/

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Rainbow Brite Cosume

Sneak Peak…

Sneak peak of our new items before they go on sale. You can brag to your friends that you knew what Green Elevator had cookin’ before it was on the market. If that doesn’t score you some cool points, nothing will.

Ice Cream Monster

Ice Cream Monster

Purple Creature Hat

Purple Creature Hat

Forest Origami Crane Art Jar

Forest Origami Crane Art Jar

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Kitty Cat Hat

Just So You Know…

Lots of knitting.
Lots of yarn and paper.
Torso Army.

Prepare yourselves.

Love,

Megan and Steff

Trees In Progress…

You may have noticed… Steff and I… not so great at in progress updates and pictures. We swear we’re trying to get better! To prove it here is a little guy that’s in process now:

Little Tree

Little Tree

Crocheted truck and three pom pom’s for the leaves – this little guy is on his way! Way to what.. I’m not sure. Right now I’m thinking of making a few crochet and non crochet tree jar pieces. I still can’t decide if I would want everything in the jar to be made of yarn or not for this tree. I don’t want it to be too yarny but I also don’t want the yarn to look out of place with some other material. Unfortunately, I haven’t been eating a lot of food that comes in jars lately, leaving my “art supplies” a little low. Spaghetti dinner anyone?

Speaking of trees… here is another piece I’ve been working on…forever…

Patch Work Tree

Patch Work Tree

I don’t even know if I want to talk about this one due to being so embarrassed that it’s STILL not done.  It was a chicken wire frame… for months.. then it was a mod podge fabric decoupage trunk… for months… then I was super motivated! I hand cut and stitched all the leaves, glued/wired them on – and then!!!! I ran out of thread… lost my momentum… and there it sits. I plan to finish it soon though. Upon Steff’s suggestion I think I might make a preserved twig bonsai tree type base filled with moss to put it in.

PS – I love that you can see my awesome Martha Stewart Glitter in the background. yes!