Creative Endeavors Besides Knitting

A couple months ago I made a few items (a hand embroidered table cloth and a necklace) to send in a birthday package my mom was preparing for a family friend. I had recently been purging and organizing craft supplies, and I also finished another project, my reticule from a class at a Jane Austen… Continue reading Creative Endeavors Besides Knitting

Yarn Along: Entrelac and A Little Taste of Poison

I am linking up again after a period of laziness here at Ginny Sheller’s Yarn Along. You will have to forgive the iphone photo. And the junk at the bottom; my room will never stay clean. Since I am knitting two items and reading two books (just kidding, I have several books and knitting projects started,… Continue reading Yarn Along: Entrelac and A Little Taste of Poison

Riley Blake Anne of Green Gables Fabric Collection

I was searching for fabric prints by designer, and I saw an Anne of Green Gables Collection by Riley Blake. I don’t think most of the colors suit me, but it you love Shabby Chic colors (soft, muted blues, creams, pinks, and greens) and bookish stuff (there are QUOTE print fabrics!), you ought to check… Continue reading Riley Blake Anne of Green Gables Fabric Collection

Yarn Along

I am linking up here again. I actually finished this book yesterday. Wow. Read it, but prepare to feel the horror. The descriptions are not graphic, but between the style of writing, cruelties mentioned, my previous WWII college classes, and my imagination, I really got the feel of cringing fear. I still don’t think it… Continue reading Yarn Along

My Quilt

I started a sloppy patchwork quilt as a child and finished it sloppily as a teenager. The patches came apart, and I sewed it into a bag; I think I still have it, and if I do I might redo the entire quilt. My second quilt I started at seventeen or younger. I finally finished… Continue reading My Quilt

Katniss Cowl

Well, I finally finished my sister’s cowl that I promised like a year or so ago.  I left out the triangle piece because it did not fit after I sewed the rest of it together. When I showed my mom my accessory and the original, she liked mine better, but I am not super thrilled… Continue reading Katniss Cowl

Yarn Along

I am linking up here again. I usually have several books going, but I do not always read them at the same pace or evenly split my time between them. Recently, I have given the same attention for this stack although I will probably speed up the Patricia St. John book (Rainbow Garden; you can… Continue reading Yarn Along

Pinterest Success

One of my long cherished Pinterest projects, turning my saved Izze bottles glass bottles to metal, I finally completed. I had wanted to use foil, but decided to just go ahead and use Krylon spray paint which turned out gorgeous. The project is super simple. Of course shortly after I snapped this photo, I put… Continue reading Pinterest Success

Yarn Along

I am linking up here. I actually have 7 projects on the needles. I dread the casting on and counting, so I decided to cast on quite a few projects and put some aside for later. Shown above is a Katniss cowl for my sister. I am re-reading N.D. Wilson’s 100 Cupboards trilogy. I love them,… Continue reading Yarn Along