Thursday, November 1, 2012

Halloween Practice

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So this one went to a work Halloween party, then a block party, then to hear a band play until 1 in the mornging last Saturday night all dressed up as woodland fairie.  Here is the practice for her face for the night's mask.

Knitted Viking Hat with Beard

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One of the really great things about son #1 is that he is not afraid of what others think/say. He wore this hat all day at at school. What a fun thing!

Brains Cake for the Halloween Bake sale

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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Beaded Necklaces

Daughter #2 and I have been beading over the past two months.  Here are some of the larger and more elaborate necklaces she has made.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Happy Birthday Daughter #2

I made this Penguin Bag for Daughter #2 to carry her lunchbox and work items back and forth to her new job at the Veterinarian Office.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Pumpkins Too

After all it is fall, ya'll.

Knitting some socks

Knitting, knitting, knitting.  Have been on a regular rock and roll bonanza with knitting lately.

Just look!!

Thursday, September 27, 2012


Every year for the month of October we are the same age.  She was born early and only 9 months after me.  So we enjoy the same age (in year) for about 6 weeks every year.  We think it's pretty funny.  

Links I Like.

Today I am post a list of knitting and crochet links from around the Web of work I like or admire or hope to complete soon.
Hope you can go check them all out.
This link is for the owls but the whole blog is a nice crochet place to visit. : )
This is for the R2D2 cap.  I hope to give this to the Number one son for Christmas this year.
This is a very comprehensive list of tutorials with photos for beginners.
A super accomplished Knitter!!
The most AMAZING color pop photos on the Web about crochet and knitting. : )


Thursday, May 3, 2012

A Treasure!!

I have read many blogs that claim to have found wonderful items in the trash, or at thrift stores but my seemingly endless efforts of looking have never resulted in the same until recently.  I was in Goodwill and found this awful looking cubbie cabinet.  It seems to have been in an office and used as a mail sort box.  

The price was listed as $9.99 and I was so excited I went to the front and paid for it before I even had figured out how to get it home.  I have a pretty small car and knew it would not fit into my trunk.

Luckily, Daughter #2 was in town and when I called she was able to come to the store and we put it into the trunk of her car to be delivered home.  

I sanded all of the surface, removed the back, cleaned and cleaned the whole thing, and then we began the arduous task of priming and painting the entire thing by hand.  

I wanted the cabinet to have a bit of pop, so I mod-podged the back with a fabric remnant that I have been saving because it was just so bold.  

When all the painting was done and I I re-attached the back with the new color, I loved it.  

For now it is hold all my yarns and needles that I do not carry around for the current otn (on the needles) project.  I still have more spaces for whatever else come along.  

The entire time we worked on this I referred to it as 'my treasure' to which daughter #2 always laughed and corrected as saying 'you mean trash, right?', but I still think it is a treasure!!
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First Quilling

So,,,,I found this frame at Goodwill for $3.99 and knew it was great.  It had the pre-cut mats in it and a nice glass.  I removed the glass as I wanted the piece to be dimensional, inserted some scrapbooking paper into the backgrounds of each photo space, and then quilled the flowers to fill the spaces.  After the flowers were added I also added this small butterfly, and now it is hanging in my living room.

All of it is a direct result of watching Ann Martin quill.  She is a wonderful talent.  Her blog can be view here:
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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Sometimes It's All about the Boys

Just added a readymade patch to the jacket that his Grandfather bought with the new 'leathers'.


Just a little recycled pincushion for daughter number 2.  I made this from a used tape insert and some scrap chipboard. Filled the bottom with rice for weight, and then the top with batting for cushion for the pins.