Saturday, October 31, 2009
Thursday, October 29, 2009
So now it's becoming a lacy scarf. I can't work on it when Miss N. is around since I have to really follow the instructions.
OK this picture just moved and I don't know why. But this is something I can work on when she's around -- a kid's granny square scarf and hat. The stripes part is the hat -- it has four grannies around the top and four pom-poms! (for which I will just HAVE to get a pom-pom maker because I can't make them to my satisfaction using cardboard...) The scarf will have fringe on the ends.
I made this set for Noli for Christmas before last and it's still looking good. I thought I would make another for my little Etsy shop.
More Creative Spaces here.
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
This neckwarmer is thick, warm and fuzzy! It has a small slit so the other side can go through it and it won't fall off.
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
So here I give you, Oliver, sleepin' with the ladies. And one horse.
Sunday, October 18, 2009
So, what's that on my shelf? It's the baker's rack in my kitchen and I particularly like these two shelves (the others are more utilitarian and house such things as a garlic pot, a banana holder, a wooden bowl for fruit, and the like.) But these are my fun ones and all have special meanings.
The cookie jar was a special aunt's and needs to be filled with cookies as we speak.
The cutting board was made by my son in high school and I love it -- can't bear to use it so it sits in its special place.
The copper watering can is just because I like it.
The wooden things were brought back from Holland by my brother -- they are for mixing and whipping -- I've used them but mostly just for fun.
The old irons are from both sets of grandparents -- the big one opens to put coal in it and has a little knob in front in the shape of a lion!
And the best: my little kitchen stove from childhood -- I fixed many a "meal" on it!!
The tail on the right belongs to Sam the cat -- he decided he was hungry and came over to dine. I like his tail. And him, too, of course.
Go here for more shelves (and thanks Pip for the fun new meme!)
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Fortunately, she didn't touch it because it turned out to be, not a cute little caterpillar, but a STINGING one, and the sting can hurt for several days. It's called a "Puss Caterpillar" because of it cute furriness. Sneaky caterpillar, looking so sweet. But if you get stung, it looks like its bottom in the shape of a shoe.
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
To read the article, go here and have a look at all the stuff she found (all from Artfire). Here's my hat; it's on both Etsy and Artfire. (I'm no. 4 on her list -- you have to scroll down a bit.)
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
But, did you know there is actually a PATTERN for this loveliness? Check it out on Spotlight Australia. It's the first one and is a free, downloadable pattern!
I think it's definitely better without the extra sleeve...