Mother's Day Bunting
Cell Phone Cozy
Water Bottle Cozy
Game Board Jewelry Display
Business Card Holder
|July 2006||Knit |
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Friday, February 8, 2013
Monday, December 31, 2012
Right next to me sits my computer tower, with this card on top, from Pam of Gingerbreadsnowflakes.com. She’s so sweet, has an awesome website, is super-talented & I really appreciate how she shared her generous spirit with me throughout the year. Yes, that’s a woven heart peaking out from the inside – tutorial at her webpage & as soon as I figure out exactly where, I’m going to hang mine on the wall above.
“This is a beautiful pattern .. I think possible one of my favourites.”
“These are beautiful! I loved your tutorial,I tried it with some blue sparkle yarn … I picture it for new years eve. I have gotten it down to about 1/2 an hour. So much fun!”
In 2012, I made my Dragon Scales Crochet Necklace pattern available for purchase on Ravelry. I’ve been teaching the project in local workshops and receiving lots of great feedback from students (who made and re-made the necklaces for gifts & some for sale!).
That’s really it for now. Saying goodbye to 2012 & looking forward to the coming year. Wishing for peace everywhere.
Friday, December 7, 2012
Saturday, November 3, 2012
One of the more recent groups I’ve become a member of, as an Etsy seller, is NECTAR Etsy - New England Crafters joined together sharing their craft designs. Coordinated by Alura, one of our team captains, one of the first big events of the team is – “No child goes unbundled this winter in New England”.
This team effort has recruited about 25 members to create all sorts of hats, scarves and mittens (even some lap quilts) to warm underprivileged children! Items are being collected through the end of October and the goods delivered to a local United Way.
Participating members are below – be sure visit the shops of these generous folks!
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
I was lucky enough to win a copy of the latest Somerset Workshop this past week. I’m looking forward to getting some down-time when I can relax and read through it. Is it really luck when I enter a lot of contests online? Not sure, but entering sure increases my odds. You can visit the Stampington & Company blog here –> Somerset Place.
I am determined to finish this 2nd sock. It’s been laying around since the summertime, and all I need to do is a few more inches of the cuff. So, I’ve decided that 10 rows a day should get me done pretty quickly. Sitting down last night to get my 10 done & I managed to do about 30… so now I’m even more motivated to keep at it. It wasn’t enough for me to want to get it done, or to give myself a deadline – but a very specific daily to-do is what did the trick. Ten rows a day isn’t much but it will get me where I want to be! What am I doing while knitting – listening to these fun and motivating podcasts: Skein after Skein, and CraftyPod.
Any thoughts on luck? Getting things done?
Monday, October 15, 2012
Inspiration: A “Pumpkin Hat” contest.
Creation: I didn’t want to make a typical orange hat with a green stem on top so I started brainstorming… and thought of my garden & growing pumpkins…. The first step was creating the base of “soil”, filled with holes for the 12 feet of i-cord vines. (Inspired by the Bowl of Spaghetti hat by John Brinegar.)
Then I made up about 8 little pumpkins to be growing from the vines:
Once they were sewn on, it was complete! It is an adorable hat & Mr. Tamdoll is such a good sport, he wore it around town already.
I’m looking at these pictures & noticing that the colors look different in each – 3 photos in 3 different settings… worked on it in too many places to be consistent – sorry!
How do you get inspired or think out of the box?