Friday, April 27, 2012

Hacker Inspiration

Love this! A collaboration between Urban Threads (I am such a big fan of this site for ideas!) and MAKE. There's this whole "hacker" trend going on. Not in a negative sense like a computer hacker, but in a positive way--like in solving problems, learning about and making things.

...and it goes along with my theme of being Optimistic that you can DIY!
Still working on format and frequency of posting... then to invite some readers!
Looking forward to a crafty weekend. You?

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Started! A new knitting project.

Starting from scratch with this whole blogging thing, though I have been reading them for years! Today learning to create links! 
Began a great new knitting project from Vogue Knitting Magazine Spring/Summer 2012 issue. It's the cardi wrap. Making it in a forest green DK wool. Not so summery, but I love it! And I'm Optmistic that I may finish it by fall! Pics to follow soon.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Welcome to Optimistic Crafts!
So many started projects, so many ideas for new ones. Here I'll share what I am working on and what inspires me to want to learn and create crafty things. I hope that you will be inspired too--and be optimistic that you can do it yourself!