Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Storage boxes for baby

I used a pattern in Anna Maria's book Handmade Beginings to make one of the stackable boxes.  It is so pretty and useful.

Friday, November 18, 2011

My felted basket

My class at Tempe Yarn paid off.  I made my crochet basket and felted it.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Tempe Yarn

 I was in the neighborhood and dropped in.  I had been preparing myself for a little more learning in the realm of crochet and visiting this cool place did the trick.  The very friendly staff answered all my questions and made me feel comfortable.  I decided to sign up for a workshop where I finally learned scalloping and started a project which will be felted later. 


I even met Yumiko, a famous designer of things crocket.

My green yarn will be used for a baby blanket and the red will be a felted small basket. My heart is good. There is nothing better than wanting to learn and having this kind of community resource available.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Friday, August 26, 2011

The IRS and the world wide interweb

The IRS is finally looking into Etsy and similar selling places.  Read Heather Ross' story here.

pic by Heather Ross

Friday, August 5, 2011

More crochet

Just make very big granny squares and assemble for a nice size blanket.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Tuesday, July 19, 2011


 All the gardening I am doing has inspired me to make something green.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Friday, June 17, 2011

Vivid dreams

Had a very vivid dream that I had met Anna Maria in person and her cute son. I imagine it is all because she embodies a really colorful family life that includes a husband, 6 kids, a house with a studio, and a business that involves creating at all times... And she knows the Mediterranean area.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

I am using flannel from old pajamas, or left over from other projects.  One Snowden is in need of something soft to cover her as she sleeps.

Flannel is what is soft.

Saturday, April 30, 2011

The PeriodicTable

School children painted/drew the elements on white squares whivh were later incorporated into a wall hanging.

Monday, April 25, 2011


Made with corduroy, these bags were also a project that lay unfinished.

They are styled after the mail sack.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

What is the purpose?

Most bags I make are designed as I am working on them.

This is different from most bags I sew and I had a child in mind...  It too does not have a home yet.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

No longer pending

I spent some time recently finishing up a few unfinished projects.

The fabric on the outside came from fabric sample books McKell gave me. It doesn't have a home yet.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Saturday, April 16, 2011

When I need to sew

I will work on this...

It is another quilt made of scraps, free form, and amazing.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Blankety Blanket

My give away stash is in good shape now.  This blankety blanket went to live with the brother in law.

It's kind of manly right?

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Dear Teacher

You were so super this year, my Mom made you something...

Love, Grasshopper and family.

P.S.  She (the one I call mome), really loves sewing and is one with the fabric when she makes bags.  We hope you remember us fondly on your trips to the library (or wherever you go with the bag).

Friday, April 1, 2011

School bags

I'd rather be premature and get going on teacher gifts.  But while I was busy assembling some of those, Grasshopper sweetly asked for one for herself to be ready that evening for use the following day.

She chose two colors.

And so the wish came true.

The school bag was ready for school the next day.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Blanketie Blanket

One more small quilt assembled on the fly (my favorite way to do it) and color coordinated the same way.

I decided to keep it for myself.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Pouches galore

These pretties were ready to be sewn.  

I like cutting my projects and then finish them when I have time.