Wednesday, December 19, 2012

December Craftings

As always, I have been keeping my hands busy.  I find a few minutes here and there
and before you know it, I have a finished object.

 Handmade cards made by rubber stamping.

 A Christmas doily I made for my home.  The pattern is beautiful, but gets
lost in the variegated thread. I want to make another using a solid color.

 I made this cup holder/sleeve for one of my dear friends.
I hope she gets lots of use out of it.

 This is a deco mesh wreath I made for my front door.  I love the bow I made,
but not on this wreath.  Even though the bow has blue snowflakes in it, you cannot see them.
I changed the bow out, but did not get a new pic.  I will try to add one later.

Finally, I made a cowl for myself.  I know I look goofy, but my braces look worse.
Just a month longer and I will get my braces off.  Hooray!!!
The cowl keeps me warm in the cold.  I love it and very easy to knit.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

November Happenings

These are a few things I have finished lately.

The above cards I made and am teaching a class with.
If you would like to order some, email me and I will see what I can do.

 Pink baby afghan
This is a circular baby afghan.  I made it to enter into a silent auction.

The above two cross stitch items, I have made for myself.
I want to frame them and put them in my kitchen.
Happy Crafting to You!!!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Oct and Nov projects

I have been busy since I returned from vacation.  I have been working on things, I just haven't had time to post.
Here are my latest finished projects.

I knitted these pumpkins, a gourd and Christmas trees for my mother.  They are her birthday and Christmas presents.  I will measure the trees and add the height later.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Vacation Tatting

We went on vacation last week.  I got a little crafting in by finishing up a few
ongoing tatting projects and knitting on a doily.
I am so happy to be done and proud of finishing.

A snowflake from the book Festive Snowflakes and Ornaments by Barbara Foster.

Another tatted cross to sell or giveaway as a gift.

 This is a bookmark.  I found the directions on the internet somewhere, but the 
actual directions are for edgings from Tatting Doilies and Edgings
by Rita Weiss.  I am sorry the picture is not that good.
I am trying to get better, but don't have a studio.

The beginnings of a knitted doily.  It is named leaf doily I think.
 My first two rounds of the tat-a-long on Tat-a-Renda's site of the 
Norma Benporath doily.
This is a heart bookmark in size 60 thread.  I found this on an internet site also.
I will try to link later.  My kids are calling.
One more tatted cross in the works!!!

Have a great day!!!

Friday, September 21, 2012

Tatted Ornaments and Lace Mat Tat-along

 The two ornaments were made from the directions in the book below.
I like this book because it has small ornaments that can be done quickly.
I used size 10 thread and I am not sure of the color name, but it is Flora thread.

Lace Mat Tat-along

 Happy Tatting!!!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Recent Stitching Projects

Cross Stitch Veggies for my kitchen

 A tatted Cross I made for a gift.

 An ornament in progress.
It is from the blue book 2 pictures down.

 This is a heart bookmark that I am making with size 60 thread.
It is taking me a while to finish.  The small size is hard for me to work with.

These are some rubber stamped cards I made for a gift to a friend.
I hope she likes them.

Happy Crafting to you...

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Ruler Wreath and start of school

I found this ruler wreath on a blog at  here  and I decided to make 2.  One to giveaway as
a door prize at the beginning of our Co-op and the other for me.

the giveaway ruler wreath door prize
 I am making this pink teddy bear for a friend that
had a baby.  I will post more pictures when I make it
into an ornament.

Here is my cross stitch with the edges turned under and glued.
Now I have to add the cording.

This is a great gift that a friend gave to me last night
at the open house for our co-op.  I was so excited - 
teeny tiny Tatting thread.  I cannot wait to make her a gift
with it.  I just have to finish the heart bookmark that
I am making in 60 and 80 count thread.  It is so tiny, 
it takes me a little longer.

Ruler Wreath #2 for me.  I love it.

Happy Crafting to you!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Drop Stitch Scarf

Drop Stitch Scarf

I had this beautiful yarn leftover from a different project and just had to
do something with it.  So, I decided to make a drop stitch scarf with
the leftovers.  It will make my neck warm come wintertime.
It is made with Kid Seta by Madil shade 463 lot # 57510
and 18 Karat by Knit One Crochet Too color 228 lot # 0605.
I used big size US 19 knitting needles and this project worked up in a flash.

I try to make lots of these to keep on hand to give away or sell.
My mother just took the last of my stock.  Now I am in the process
of replenishing my stock.  It might take me a while, but I will
eventually get it done.

Happy Tatting!!!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Bracelets for daughter

 These bracelets below I made for my daughter and one of her friends.
I got the pattern out of an Interweave Crochet magazine. 
The pattern is called the Bogeda Bracelet.
It took about one hour to make one bracelet.