Monday, May 13, 2013
I meant to photograph these two friends a while back, but Mickey (on the left) went with Buddy to his other house for an adventure. By the time he got back both chicks had been well played with and a bit disheveled, but that just tells me they are loved. These two chicks hopped into the Easter scavenger hunt from this pattern. Now they are best friends and neighbors.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
In my mind, you should always make your husband something ridiculous for Valentine's Day and then give it to him late. Even better if you use his old clothes as material. Then it's free too. Like this tutorial.
~he totally stuffed that bag with a sock~
Monday, April 15, 2013
My princess pooch (or so she thinks) will park her rear on ANYTHING soft, so we are careful about what we leave laying around because she is so smelly. I used a thrifted flannel sheet and some old curtains from the Dude's room to make these. They are stretched over some 1 inch batting I had laying around and "quilted" with a few knots. Easy peasy, fully washable, and then I saw on Pinterest that Martha Stewart made the same thing. Mine are cuter though.
Friday, April 12, 2013
My auntie requested royal blue fingerless gloves and I thought she might like a little confetti thrown in. It's what I had on hand and works up nice and snug to fit smaller hands if you use Lion Brand's Wool Ease. I am using Paton's wool to make myself a pair and the fit is not as nice, but I wanted all wool. I might start them over anyway-not really my colors. Pattern HERE.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
|Magic and Moonshine's yarn cakes. I could have bought them all!|
I am officially a dork. I went to a convention that celebrates one of my favorite things and it did not disappoint. Yarn Con. Chicago. Color. Bestie. Birthday present. Yarn!! I used up my budget on day one. And then got a little more (not too much though). And then loved it and looked at it and rubbed it. Every strand I bought got to ride home in my pack and learned to be friends by the time we got back. Believe it or not, I restrained the picture taking, because I thought "What am I going to do with a bunch of pictures of yarn?" Then again, I am a junkie.
|Now I know what to do with all my scraps.|
|I remember seeing one of these machines on Sesame Street, but I don't know what it's called.|
|From Happy Farms in Missouri. These were their best colors.|
|I have never played with roving, but these made me consider making a drop spindle.|
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
I have always been lukewarm on Easter, and thought it might be time to update the traditional baskets with something the kids might use all year. I added a thing/strip/fabric to this pattern HERE. Even with the added depth they could have been a little bigger, but the kids liked them and as usual, I learned a ton from making mistakes.
Friday, March 22, 2013
Starting something new, only to finish it much later has always been a habit of mine, especially with crafty projects. They need time to setup, in my brain or otherwise, sometimes. I don't think the clouds help with this either. Here are a few things I am in the midst of. Above: Patchwork Granny Blanket from Attic24.
This arrowhead mobile for my room needs one more leg and the ends sewn in. I may also change the hoop up with some bright paint.
I have been checking out as many sewing books as I can from the library.
New handwarmers for a special auntie.
Scooping up fabric sales.
Making an absurd (and tardy) Valentine's Day fanny pack for Hubble.
One down, three to go...pet cushions for our smelly Ewok.
Did you hear I am headed to YarnCon in Chicago? My family loves me and is sending me to submerge myself in a building filled with scrumptious yarn for my birthday. My yarn bestie is coming along too and I couldn't be more excited. I love those guys!