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 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!

Friday, March 8, 2013

Mooch Monsters

Cupid and I whipped up some mischievous kiss snatchers to chase the kids on Valentine's Day. Turns out they only steal mooches when you turn them down, so it's better to just pucker up. Then they are much more snuggly.

This is not my original design, although I came up with my own patterns and each one is slightly different. You can find similar creations HERE and HERE.

And I finally started tagging my work...

Careful though, or you might get a big smacker planted on you by surprise. You can never be too sure where they are hiding.

Friday, March 1, 2013

To Life!

It's a good thing I have decent handwriting because this project would not have gotten done if I had had to make stencils. As usual, it did not take me nearly as long as I expected. Done in one night. I had all the materials on hand and the burlap was repurposed from an old coffee bean sack.

I did separate the pennants a bit once I decided on a good spot to hang it. I think the longest part was trying to decide on a phrase or word that has not been super hipped out yet, although banners and buntings have been. I could be living under a rock, but the only time I ever hear this phrase is when my brother uses it and he is not of any Hebrew relation. To life!