Tuesday, July 27, 2010


It's amazing what you can get done poolside! Seems to me these socks are happy to finally have their toes sewn up and be able to soak up some rays before they get stuffed into a pair of shoes.

Friday, July 23, 2010

She can't come to the phone right now

Thank goodness I have someone to hold my calls! Not that it helped me get much done today. I did manage to register on etsy though even if I don't have anything to sell yet, but at least I'm set up for when I do.
On the 'To Do' list:
  • sew the sock toes
  • make 2 felt magnets (for people I can't mention in case they see)
  • start some flower pins for the new etsy shop
  • laundry,empty dishwasher, laundry and figure out whats for dinner...
I don't expect to get much of it done but we'll see...

The Common Factor...

What do these socks all have in common?
This yarn needle!
Apparently I have issues sewing up the toes on my finished socks.
One pair was actually supposed to be a Christmas present! Now it
will be that person's birthday gift. Better late than never I guess.

Thursday, July 22, 2010


Of course owl's don't really say 'Hoot' but whatever, just thought I'd share with you something I made for my mother in law. I actually knit the owl a while ago. It's a pattern from Ysolda. I haven't figured out how to put a link here so you can just check the
blogs I'm following and you'll find her blog in that list. She was kind enough to post the pattern for free. Anyway, I've been thinking about what to do with this little guy for months. Then I thought, why not turn him into a magnet! Of course he needed some stability so I attached him to a felt background with a sun and branch to stand on. The colors match my MIL's kitchen and I know she's gonna love it.
It was a rainy day yesterday and I got a lot of sewing done (even though I had a headache all day). I even completed another flower pin. Stay tuned for the update on it...

Wednesday, July 21, 2010


Phoebe decided that the best place for her to take a nap would be on the mail. Guess I can't pay the bills until she wakes up. I wouldn't dream of disturbing her!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Ta Da!

Here's the finished dragonfly pin...

along with a detail photo so you can see the stitching better...

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Distraction #1

There's no wonder I don't get all the things on my 'to do' list completed! But seriously, how can anyone walk past this and not get totally distracted and spend a half hour showering him with kisses...
(Perri Grey enjoying the A.C)

Saturday, July 17, 2010

A sneak peak...

Here are the pieces for the dragonfly pin I'm currently working on.
I'm making this one for my friend Kathleen who loves dragonflies. Stay
tuned for the finished product!


I finally figured out how to upload photos! It only took a day and a half...
Anyway, here is a flower pin I made my sister in law for her birthday. It's made entirely out of felt and embellished with embroidery. The center has three buttons stacked on top of each other and sewn in place.
Stay tuned for some more works in progress...

Friday, July 16, 2010


Today I awoke thinking about how much I was going to get done for the blog...

I imagined taking photo's of work in progress as well as some finished objects. I also wanted to share some of the blogs I've been reading and maybe be able to customize the blog itself a little more. What did I manage to accomplish you might be asking? Not a whole lot. In fact an hour or two was spent following and then un-following my own blog using the friends network connect button gadget thingy. That's pretty much it. It's very clear I have no idea what I'm doing. The only plus side to this whole problem is that at the moment there is nobody and I do mean NOBODY following my blunders (Thank goodness!). If there is someone out there reading this, please take pitty on me. Share some advice will ya?

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Here goes...

Well, I somehow managed to create a blog (somewhat)! Follow me as I stumble through the process and hopeful learn a few things while I share with you my crafty creations in both knitting and sewing and some other areas I sometimes feel the need to explore.