Christmas Time!

Hey there!

This post isn’t really about anything I’ve done or made. I just felt the need to share some of my family Christmas spirit with you all! Every year our house is decked out for the holidays and I took a few snap shots that I wanted to share.

Merry (late) Christmas and Happy New Year everyone! :]

-The Whale


Purple Jacket


So I have a new thrifting post for you today! My roommate and I were picking through things at Goodwill the other day and I came across this jacket. It’s Wilsons Leather and is a purple suede material. The inside is a floral print which I love, and the edges are lined with a sort of velvet material. I could go without that, but it’s not a deal breaker. Anyways, the jacket was supposed to be about $6, but was on sale for half off! When I took it to check out, the cashier even decided to count it as a blazer instead of a jacket, so I ended up getting it for a grand total of $2.50! Not bad right? :]

Sorry you can’t see it very well in the picture. I have no excuse… Well that’s about all I have to say. Make sure to check out my Etsy shop!

-The Whale

Basket Weave Scarf

Hi there!

So it’s been awhile since my last post I know, but it was finals week at school. I hope you understand! So anyways, I had been working on this scarf for awhile and finally finished it right before all the finals week shenanigans. Unfortunately I then had zero time to write about it until now. I’m just thankful school is done for this semester!

I used the basket weave stitch for this scarf which was rather yarn thirsty and resulted in a thick scarf perfect for the winter weather. I used a multi colored yarn that was a plumy purple, tan, black, and grey. It looked pretty as a yarn ball, but I’m not a huge fan of the results [color wise] for this scarf. I would like it better as different colors, but I know others might actually love this color pallet.

But without further delay:

This scarf will be for sale in my Etsy Shop so check it out!

-The Whale

I Think I’m Getting Better at Hats!

Well hey there!

So I’m thrilled to announce that [after many failed attempts] I have succeeded at crocheting another hat! I went about this one slightly differently choosing not to use the puff stitch for the entire body. Instead I alternated between layers of single crochet and the puff stitch. I think it made for a nice pattern.

As you can see I also added a yarn puff to the top to make this hat a bit more fun. :]

I hope I am getting the hang of hat making so I shall continue practicing and then maybe you shall see a few appear in my Etsy Shop! Well… that is all for now. :]

-The Whale

New Items in My Etsy Shop!

Hi there everyone!

So if you remember my school project in which I made tech cases I told you about here, well the sale didn’t go so well [I’m going to blame the time slot we had to work with since not many people are about in the morning] so most of my items can now be found on my Etsy Shop. I priced these hand made items pretty decently for the time that they took to make so you should really consider checking them out! They are ideal for small phones, small cameras, ipods, or other small tech devices and are lined to prevent scratches and protect devices!

So seriously, go check it out. They could make a great Christmas gift! :]

-The Whale

I Really Like Scarves…

Hi everyone!

So I hit up my favorite thrift spot yesterday, and I didn’t really find a whole lot, except these three awesome scarves! If you read my posts about my thrifting finds you have probably noticed that I tend to purchase a lot of these. . . its true… I now own about ten ‘decorative’ scarves. I can’t help it. I just love them!

So anyways, here are the three new additions to my vast collection [and they were only $.99 each!]:

Sorry that you can’t really see the last one very well… dark scarf plus dark shirt equals not much contrast, but it has a really awesome fringe going on! Also, keep in mind that my Etsy Shop is having a 25% off sale now till the end of December! Check it out please!

-The Whale

I Made a Hat!

Hello everyone!

So I’m pretty stoked about this project! Mostly because I have finally succeeded in crocheting a hat. I have attempted and failed this ridiculous amounts… they just never turn out right for some reason. Last night, however, I managed to get it right!

I used the pattern found here and although my hat didn’t turn out quite as slouchy as the hat in the photo or as slouchy as I would have liked, I’m just excited that it turned out at all! I have been crocheting for nearly two years now and hats are just my weak point. I’m particularly proud of the band around the bottom, and I used the puff stitch for the rest of the hat [like the pattern says].

I plan on continuing to practice hat crocheting in hopes that I will one day figure out what I have been doing wrong. In the mean time, my Etsy shop is having a 25% off sale through the month of December! See my previous post about it here for details!

-The Whale

25% Off Etsy Sale!

Hello allll!

Ok so this isn’t a crafty or thrifty post, I’m just taking a second to inform you that I’ve decided to initiate a 25% off sale on my Etsy Shop through the month of December just for the Holidays! Just enter SANTAWHALE as the coupon code to get the discount!

You should definitely check it out, there’s plenty of items that would make great gifts!

-The Whale