Archive for the ‘Crafts’ Category

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Rain Equals Green

October 8, 2008

Don’t you wish when it rained that sometimes cool stuff like jewelry or money would fall down too.  We are getting some looonnnggggg over due rain here today and while it didn’t spawn this bracelet, I did.  I made it yesterday for a friend who has been really sweet and I thought she deserved something sweet back.  

This weekend is Oktoberfest AND Robin Williams in concert!  so exciting!!  Today is a hectic day at work.  Lots of folks to see–which is a good thing seeing as how, lately my book has been kind of dry like the weather.  

Here’s hoping that your week is going well.  Peace~  Dawn

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Creative Heart Seed

January 16, 2008

I contacted Kara, a fellow creative craft blogger, and asked if she would send me one of her Creative Heart Seeds and she did!Heart SeedIt is the prettiest seed I have ever seen.  It is about the size of a quarter.  I took my heart seed and made it into a necklace so I can take it with me AND show it off wherever I go.  I love it!  Thank you, Kara for such a pretty reminder of the creative spirit in all of us.  Namaste.Heart Seed Necklace

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It’s a Green Thing

June 17, 2007

I’m not sure what is happening around here, but I have noticed lately in my photographs that there is a lot of green going on. Well, it seems a shame to break the cycle just yet so let’s just keep it going. I saw the cutiest pattern on the Purl Bee website and had to make it. You see, I have a weird draw to FROGS. I have one tattooed on my ankle and I have a growing collection in my house and at work so this project screamed for me. It’s the Purl Frog.

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My kingdom for some stuffing!! I made this little guy thinking I had a pound of flaxseed I could use for stuffing. Nope. Any lentils? nope, and pintos are way to big. So, he lay flat for a bit until I remembered that I had some plastic pellets! Yay!!!

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Now that is better. I used some wooden beads for his eyes and then. . . my oldest son claimed him. Hmp. Well, you can’t get upset when a 19 year old man wants your frog, can you? This little guy worked up so fast! and was so fun (the trickiest part was turning those skinny legs inside out). I can easily make more (and I will) plus I will enlarge the pattern a bit for a bigger frog. I want to try and make one that looks like my tatt.

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It’s In The Bag

May 17, 2007

I am all about the sharing so after reading Monika’s post on building a better bag I jumped to the link and I built myself a better bag. The link is to Happy Things (and if you like to sew because you are cheap like me and hate to pay for things you know you can make), check it out.

So this is the first one I made with the measurements that “Happy” gave.
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Isn’t she cute, oooh what’s that? Is that a bit of knitting peeking out at you? Well, imagine that. This bag will hold two skeins of Peachs N Cream yarn (if they are full skeins you’ll have to do some cramming). It is perfect for keeping my yarn from tangling around itself.

Around these parts, look what grows on trees:
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Yeah, no. I wish. This is a second bag I made. About 4 inches bigger so it can be used to transport my “socks in progress” knitting.
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Is that MORE knitting peeking out at you? I’m shameless. Anyway, this bag is the perfect tote along for small projects (cause like I said, I’m cheap and I refuse to pay for things that I just know that I can make myself. Not that I don’t, I just usually won’t).

Let me give you a little tip if you make this bag. First of all I am not showing you the two cute bags that are about 2 inches smaller than the original pattern (I was in the mood and wanted to use up scaps). But, here is the lesson: step 2 says “2. Press the seam towards the lining and open up.” I highly recommend that you pay attention to the direction you are pressing. If you press the seam toward the middle and not toward the lining you get a raw edge on the inside of the bag. True, it is on the INSIDE, but still, it’s not a better bag then, is it. So just be mindful of that and all will go well. Press toward the lining.

Happy sewing and happy knitting and well, mine is gonna be busy so let me say it now, Happy weekend!!
p.s. How about that Blake and Jordan? wootwoot!! They are both my top picks, maybe there will be a tie.