Crocheted Flowers My New Passion!
I love flowers and butterflies. Freshness, colorful, spring, newness of life. I am so excited to have started an Etsy store for selling some of my crocheted flowers and other fun stuff I make.
I sold my first flower, vine necklace yesterday when I took it to work to show off.
Happy Valentines Day Memories
My mom was a fan of crafting now she focuses most of that energy into amazing quilts, but when I was a kid she made lots of fun things. She especially found interesting ways of using scraps of fabric that she had made our clothes out of. Read More
Recycling Old Sweaters
I have been wanting to try my hand at sweater mittens for some time and have been saving old sweaters for that purpose. This summer I learned to knit and decided to knit something for my children and grandchildren for Christmas and I thought I would make them each a pair of sweater mittens to match. I may have bitten off more than I could chew. While I did succeed in getting all the hats and headbands completed the mittens and liners were sewn, but not sewn together. So they all got wrapped up and opened and then I took the mittens back to finish by New Years Eve! 🙂
One suggestion I would make is to do one pair completely before making such grandiose plans. 🙂 I, of course, decided to work on them all at once, ignoring my own advice. I used the information at Sew Very Cute and traced out the hand print on paper as a template adding about a half and inch all the way around which allowed for thickness of hand and about an 1/8″ of seam allowance. Read More
Making Barn Quilts
Decided to make a couple of barn quilts to hang on the old carriage house/shed in the back that we just painted to spice things up. I thought I would explain my process here in case anyone would like to try as well.
I found a couple of quilts I liked and then proceeded to print the picture and divided the quilt picture into quadrants. I then used a bit of math to be able to do it to scale in order to transfer the pattern onto my 4′ x 4′ 3/4″ plywood boards that my hubby got pre-cut at the lumberyard. We could have cut them ourselves but they do it for free so why not take advantage of their kind service? 😉 Read More