Archive for the 'Craft Ideas & Projects' Category

I’m Retreating…

Thursday, November 8th, 2012

Two of my friends and I are going away to a retreat to catch up on crafts. I haven’t gone in a year and a half so I’m excited for some time away. Lee is on the road so I’m thankful that James has friends to stay with who will even run him to his […]

Knitting

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

I was commissioned to make these for my little nephews. My sister found the idea as a crochet pattern. I think they turned out pretty cute! Although we’re worried that the toddler size hat is TOO big but we shall see. I’m a little bummed that they aren’t’ really from me;)!

What I’ve Been Working On

Thursday, October 27th, 2011

Here are photos of a few of the things I’ve been working on while the boys are gone.   I had this record forever to try this project. It took less than 10 minute to make this bowl. Originally I was going to keep it–notice the RED label? That’s why I bought it–but I decided […]

Why I Am Not Allowed To Quilt

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

I grew up in a home full of crafting and creativity. I enjoy quite a few crafts and always love making something pretty. I relax that way and I enjoy seeing things I’ve made. The closet under our stairs was PACKED with craft supplies. Mom always helped us with projects and let us use supplies. […]

Red Cable Knit Purse~ OOO LAA LAA~

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

In the past when I made crafty stuff, I gave most of it away. I don’t know if I sprouted a selfish gene or what, but I keep most of my knitting! I found a purse on Etsy with a similar pattern and she said she made it up. She was also charging big bucks […]

Button Bracelets~Tutorial

Monday, September 6th, 2010

When my mom came to visit in June, she brought me a button bracelet. I loved it! Here is the one she made for me. (this is the one my mom made for herself) Are you sitting down? These are so easy you’ll laugh! All you need is buttons and elastic cord. The elastic cord […]

What do you think this is?

Saturday, September 4th, 2010

I’m trying to make up my own pattern for something and I think it looks like what I think it looks like! (Is that English?) But what do you think it looks like?

The project

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

The project I asked you to guess about whas 1/2 of this. Isn’t it cute? If I make these to give away I have to figure out a better way to sew the fabric lining onto the knit pieces. It’s not quite right. The yarn is from a sweater I bought at the thrift store […]

Sharing

Monday, April 12th, 2010

James and I went on a nature walk a couple days ago. I practiced taking silhouette shots. Here he’s looking at the lake and telling me to hurry up! Here is the latest project I’m working on. Can you guess what it is?

Knitting Behind Bars

Thursday, January 7th, 2010

(this hat was knit by me–I just used it for a knitting photo) Last year I shared a quote I read in a knitting book. An article talked about knitting in prison and this made me smile. Skip LeBarge supervises inmates who make knit and crochet animals. “You ain’t seen nothin’ until a guy doing […]