Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Fa la la la Felt

This book is quite inspirational for those of us who are fond of working with felt.
The Gingerbread House is more intricate than some of the other projects but I had to make a few.

My love for hand made ornaments grows.  They sit pretty on the tree and make me smile every time I see them.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Christmas Ornaments

These delicate and fun to make ornaments are found in Fa la la la Felt - 45 handmade holiday decorations

My crafty Grasshopper got into making these as well.  

Sunday, December 19, 2010


Warmth.  It has been a while since I have worked on this blanket.  I started it a year ago but stopped working on it when my mission to make scarves for Christmas started.

Now I only have a few more rows to go and then I will have to decide on colors for the border.
Blankets are not used daily in Arizona but they bring comfort and softness to our lives.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010


This is one of the few things I have from my mother.

She was an avid crocheter and made pieces for her daugters' "enxoval".

 Afternoons were her craft time.

I used it on Thanksgiving.

Sunday, November 28, 2010


I like these projects...

Mulling it over, hoping to make some in the next few weeks.

Friday, November 26, 2010


My sewing table looks like this today.

A magazine for ideas and some book marks in progress.

 It requires a bit of quilting...

The book marks are supposed to look like this.

Monday, November 8, 2010


I now have close to 30 scarves ready to share at Christmas.

Some of the latest.

A little bit every night goes a long way as you can see.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Simple Strips

Here's another simple project ...

Something for Christmas?  Get more info here.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Fat Quarter Twin Bed Quilt

Exploring possibilities.  This looks easy enough.

The pattern can be found here.

Thursday, October 7, 2010


My heart was ready for some decorating again...

Some hand made, some not.

The welcoming patrol...

Sunday, September 26, 2010

A Blankie for Twin Babies

I used to make blankies for my precious babies.

Now I make them for other precious babies.

 The back.

Ready to hand over.


Grasshopper's elementary school allocated a room as the Discovery Room. Children get to visit it during lunch recess and have mini science lessons. Everything there revolves round science.  I made this banner to go on one of its walls.

 Earth Sciences


 Marine Science.

I had so much fun making it. 

Friday, September 17, 2010

Hooky Playing

My purple crochet hook has been busy lately.

It is an evening activity...  I have over 15 scarves.

Friday, September 10, 2010

It is quilted

I look a little longer to machine quilt this one.

This is a gift to myself in celebration of all that I am.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Needless Project (pun intended)

I put down my needles and got out the glue, tiles, ink, and more.

A finished piece.

Work area.

In progress.


Almost done.


Saturday, August 28, 2010

Less Sewing, More Reading

My friend Kelli had a reading at Changing Hands Bookstore recently.

She wrote a novel and self published it.  The setting is Mozambique and a western city, two places I know.  It was fun being there for her first official book reading ans signing.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Quilt and Pillow Set

The pretty thing is done.  It is now in the hands of a mama who will gift it to her daughter later today.

The front  (above).  And the back (below).

The back has a single stripe of squares for texture.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Miss O's quilt - update

I am almost done.

This is the pillow...

And the quilt just needs binding.