Monday, August 28, 2017

3D for Me!

We have a brand new toy/tool at our house. On Aug 15 we bought a 3D (Dimensional) printer.
There are tons to choose from, or you can even build one from scratch. We went
with the Makerbot Replicator 2X,

This past 10 days have been filled with learning some really new things, like AutoCaD. Never thougt I would learn to draw with CAD.
Filament, Filament, Filament, print polishing, finishing off the prints, and the list goes on and on.
With this new hobby we will be listing some 3d printed items on etsy and also have the for sale.
Call or email if you are interested.

It has been a blast!!

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Crocheted Birthday Blanket

I made a very springy blanket for daughter #3 for her birthday which is coming up in a few weeks. She doesn't know and I hope she will be surprised and also pleased.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Some Cross Stitch

I have not made any Cross Stitch projects in a long time because of my difficulty with my eyesight. I have struggled with getting older and losing my perfect vision. It has not been a physical struggle as much as a frustration on my part to accept that my eyes will not work like they used to work.
All that said, I saw a really cute St. Patrick's Day cross stitch pattern recently and decided to make a simple bookmark. The pattern came from here:
Craft Gossip.
I stitched two clover leaves on either side of daughter #3's name and fringed the edges. I sent it to her for use as a bookmark and she tells me she is using it in her journal.

I created a chart using the free software in stitch fiddle and will share that with you here. I used DMC and did not change the coloring during the clover so it was quite quick.
Stitch Fiddle

It was so rewarding that I have started on another new project.