A few petite pumpkins for fall gift giving with one to my October-born middle boy. This adorable and free pattern found here. Great TV watching quick project from stash. I made 8 in a weekend, just couldn't stop. The minis are made with sock wool, then some larger with dk.
This doily is called Nostalgia, by Karen Steyskal, a typical style I've seen in my grandmothers' homes growing up. I'm a fan since the pattern is easy and works well in #10 and #3, both shown here. This one is in Opera #10 (Coats & Clark, but discontinued) in a #582 Robin's egg blue. I… Continue reading Nostalgia Doilies for tea
It's been a fun week working on the tiny workshop after the husband completed the interior painting with a sprayer. Painting was my birthday gift - and it was the best gift. The gift of someone's time and effort. We ordered Zinser exterior paint in the 5 gallon bucket and he ran out, probably because… Continue reading The Tiny Workshop – My She Shed – Part 3
The tiny workshop will have 2 windows and though I want to stay away from too much fabric out there, I did want something special. These were crocheted with Aunt Lydia's Bamboo thread (which is crazy soft, unlike bedspread cotton), in the color mushroom and with a free pattern called Lacy Heart Curtains but I… Continue reading Filet Crochet Valances
We have a new granddaughter and she's just precious. Some crochet that was made for her arrival. Here are links to the patterns: Purple crocheted hat, purple crocheted sweater, pink knit sweater and the white hat has no pattern, but the pom was bought at Michael's.
So, I bought a very odd and old floor lamp, that weighs a ton, and spray painted it Grinch green because - well - I had that color. There was no plan, no great artistic statement, but I feel like all this 'fly by the seat of my pants' worked out very well this one… Continue reading Crocheted Lamp Shade
Cables? YES! The more the merrier. This piece is the hottest thing in my wardrobe these days. It's springy, soft and feels so good on the skin. I was happy to have it a few weeks ago when we had a 9" snowfall. Wore it to fill my bird feeders and walk the dog. I… Continue reading Alcova Scarf
A new teapot cozy for the teapot I recently purchased. This one is made of 2 granny squares to fit each side, then seamed in anyway I could come up with to keep the 2 pieces together. The rose is an Irish rose, free patterns for this are everywhere online. I had the teapot on… Continue reading Tea and Roses – a Teapot Cozy
There was an email from the Indie Untangled Trunk Show for Rhinebeck offering up a delicious colorway of a neutral wool with POPS of orange and hints of violet and blue - it was so special, I had to order it. Yarn: La Bien Aimée Merino Singles Colorway: Automne A Rhinebeck It had to be… Continue reading Spice Cake, a Rhinebeck Souvenir
What a GREAT free pattern! I had no idea how I could use up just 1 skein of bulky, and this turned out perfect. Mine is Malabrigo Mecha in Piedras. Love the many colors in this colorway, but how it's not overwhelming. The buttons were found at Joann's and what a deal at $3.00. Come… Continue reading Promenade Scarf