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  • Lesson in Shopping

    Last summer on our vacation (days before I was chosen to be on Project Runway. Oh, wait. Did I just bring that up again?)  I was with my Mom and Sister-in-Law in the Red Pine Quilt Shop in Detroit La...
    Apr 18, 2014 No Comments

  • Project: April Showers Mittens

    Finally, the April mittens are done! (I got a little sidetracked by the Hello Sailor Handwarmers). Of course, for April I went with an April showers theme. This mitten is knit in a heathered blue tha...
    Apr 17, 2014 5 Comments

  • Project: Bell Jar Base

    Awhile back I bought myself a bell jar (or cloche) to use for displaying things around the house. It was a steal at Michael’s. Thing was I never using it because I wasn’t happy with how it...
    Apr 16, 2014 2 Comments

  • Project: Felt Container Box

    I am always looking for an elegant storage solution so I decided to try making a felt bin to reign in some of the chaos. I started my attack in  the DVD/games area, but this could be used anywhere. I...
    Apr 15, 2014 2 Comments

  • JCE Summit

    I’m in California visiting Susi right now. There is lots of talk of knitting patterns, sewing Evil Queen costumes for a grade school principal (for a play, not because she is evil) and laughing...
    Apr 14, 2014 5 Comments

  • Easter at Kat’s House

    Yesterday, I was asked to show all my Easter decorations up and around my house. I am hosting some of my family for Easter this year, but I have kept the decorations pretty low-key (especially compare...
    Apr 11, 2014 4 Comments

  • Project: Footed Bowl

    I have been looking for the appropriate vessel to display some eggs on my mantle for Easter and just haven’t found anything I liked. I didn’t want just a bowl or a plate. All the baskets I...
    Apr 10, 2014 4 Comments

  • Iron Craft ’14 Challenge #7 Round Up

    This time around we asked the crafters to come up with projects inspired by one of four big spring trends, nautical, floral, radiant orchid and geometric. We are certainly a trendy group! The L-T E...
    Apr 09, 2014 No Comments

  • IC ’14 Challenge #7 “On Trend” Pipe Cleaner Flowers

    This challenge was “on trend” and the trend I chose was floral. We made a bouquet of pipe cleaner flowers. Project Pipe Cleaner Flowers Supplies: Pipe cleaners Kazoo vase (optional) W...
    Apr 09, 2014 No Comments

  • Iron Craft ’14 Challenge #8 – Spring has Sprung

    Hopefully, spring has sprung for everyone. Here in Minnesota, we are starting to see buds on trees and the ice houses are off the lakes. (That’s not to say some kids won’t be still hunting...
    Apr 09, 2014 No Comments