Melli's Mish Mash

An eclectic collection of crafts, recipes, and odds & ends!


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Newest Messenger Bag

I’ve been slacking on updating! I have a few posts lined up, just have to type them out 🙂

My latest in loom knitting is this messenger bag! Made from yarn called Jazzy Stripes, this is a jazzy messenger bag! It is what I consider to be a “small” messenger bag in that it is made with my smallest long loom. I think my next project will be a medium sized messenger bag. The small messenger bag has been double stranded and is a bit thicker. This bag is big enough for you to carry the essentials when you go out, or if this is a gift for your daughter, niece, cousin, etc, they can carry around a few toys and must have items while you’re out and about!

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The bag body

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I also just got a dress form model 🙂 Here’s a semi-decent example of what’s to come!

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P.S. If you LOVE this bag and have to have it… you can get it HERE 🙂


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Newest Custom Orders!

I love custom orders! There’s just something about making a custom special item for someone that gets me excited! My latest two were done in the same yarn, Cold Mountain, which meant I was super happy when I found out I had just enough for both projects lol. Since then I have taken down my custom listings until I get all my yarn pictures updated, but never fear, they’ll be back soon!

First up, custom wrist warmers! These are special because the person ordering asked if they could be a bit shorter, and have a smaller thumb hole! I said “no problem!” and got to work 🙂

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Next is this hat. I have not updated all the pictures, so this is the only one I have right now. I will of course come back and update this 🙂 The order was for a custom ear flap hat with tassels! I love me some custom hats 😉 This hat is also special because it is not just an adult sized hat, it is an extra large hat to accommodate large hairstyles! *as a side note, no I do not charge more for an extra large hat, just let me know if it’s needed!*

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With these two done and sent to their respectful owners, I am now working on my random projects! I always have at least two in my desk that are WIPs. I have also started working on some birthday gifts 😀 I cannot wait to show them off (after the person receives them of course!).

What have you been working on lately? 🙂


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Custom LSU Colored Set

This order came to from an Army buddy of mine 🙂 She requested two hats, a scarf and wrist warmers in purple and yellow which are LSU’s team colors! I was more than happy to make all of these, though I will admit it took me almost three weeks to finish!

Here are some of the final pictures I was able to get before shipping the items off to her 🙂

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These were all made with two different yarns, both 100% acrylic. I’m pleased to say, she liked them a lot!


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Update!

This is an update for everyone! My shop will be moving from Etsy to Storenvy! This new platform is where I have my jewelry store, and it will be nice to move to Storenvy for both of my shops! You will find all the items there and all new items will start only being listed in Storenvy!

If you don’t know about Storenvy, it is epic! 100% free to have a store, no fees, and it is incredibly user friendly! I should have started Mish Mash on that platform, but went with what I thought was the easier route of Etsy.

Anyway, take a look around, enjoy the new look and the new products there! I just listed this hat, so feel free to check it out!

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Rainbow Time!

It appears it is rainbow time! My two newest works are a rainbow ear flap hat with tassels, and a rainbow ruffle scarf! Also in the works is a set of neon wrist warmers 😉 Neon must be in! lol

Here are some of the pictures. I am still debating on listing these items or not. Both were loom knitted (yes the ruffle scarf was made on a loom!!!!) and are epically colorful and awesome!

Enjoy ❤

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Minion Hat!

LOOK! I’m so excited about this 🙂

It all started when my best friend showed me a picture of a minion hat. She said she would LOVE one for Christmas, and if I could make it for her. I have a pretty basic knowledge of crocheting, but nothing that would help me make such an intricate character hat. So I adapted the picture for a loom! I learned so many new things, such as how to make ear flaps, add tassels, and how to make a round using a circle loom. In all essence, this is what I ended up with, and my best friend LOVED it!

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He’s not 100% perfect, and if I ever make another one, I know how to make it better 🙂 If anyone’s interested in a pattern, I’d be more than happy to make a tutorial at a later date!

My brother also wanted a surprise for his girlfriend, so I made him a red hat with a pom pom on top 🙂 Here’s that hat, it was pretty fun and simple to make!

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Well, that’s what’s come off my loom most recently! I will be posting another post very soon with the custom LSU colored set! I’m just about finished with the wrist warmers, got a bit of ways to go on the scarf and need to start the hats 🙂

Until next time!

Don’t forget, if you use code HOLIDAY15 in my Mish Mash store, you will get 15% off! Happy shopping!


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New Striped Hat!

My other striped hat took a quick tour of my Etsy store for a day, before POOF! Someone scooped that bad boy up. So I made this guy to replace it with 🙂 I added a different color and think it looks great!

I’m also getting ready for my craft show tomorrow! Be ready to read all about it in the next few days, I’m super pumped!! Just a little business talk- the storefront will be closed all day Saturday, December 8, while I attend the Holiday Boutique event (craft show) here in Buckeye, AZ! If you’re in the area, come visit me! There will be lots of games, vendors and things to do for everyone!

That aside…. here are pics of the new hat! I’m also working on a custom LSU colored set, that hopefully I can finish up next week! Besides that, I am working on Christmas Gifts and also a pair of neon wrist warmers! I’m planning on starting a cowl, so that I can make that tutorial several of you have asked for 🙂

You guys rock!

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