Needlecraft category

  • Iron Craft ’14 Challenge #15 – Embroidered Shoes

    For this challenge we were asked to embellish something. My inspiration came from this pair of embroidered sneakers that Susi sent me the link to. The discussion was whether it was hand or machine emb...
    Jul 29, 2014 4 Comments

  • Getting Ready for the Fair

    It’s creeping up on State Fair time here in Minnesota. Once again I will be entering a pair of mittens in the colorwork mitten category. The difference is this year I am not knitting like crazy ...
    Jul 28, 2014 7 Comments

  • Artist Richard Saja

    I have seen this type of embroidery project before and was intrigued. Then I came across this interview with the artist Richard Saja. Here is an interview with him in Etsy. I thought is was interesti...
    Jul 23, 2014 No Comments

  • Project: Sunset Stripes Mittens

    As some of you might know, I’ve been designing and knitting a pair of mittens each month this year. To date, they have all been mittens stranded or intarsia colorwork. This month I decided to gi...
    Jul 22, 2014 9 Comments

  • Quilting: The Jelly Roll

    A little while back I posted about the jelly roll that I wish I bought last summer. This year it was time once again for the pilgrimage to Minnesota and a visit to the Red Pine Quilt Shop. I was recou...
    Jul 21, 2014 No Comments

  • Advent Calendar Project ’14 – Week 5

    (For the 24 weeks leading up to December 1st, we’ll be making a Christmas ornament, giving you enough to fill an advent calendar.) This week’s ornament is a great little stash buster for small...
    Jul 18, 2014 No Comments

  • Sewing with Kids: Lounge Pants

    I taught a kids sewing class recently and I want to share all of the lessons (I learned) with you. (That is me with my ladies.) For this class, I preselected the fabric and the pattern.  The whole g...
    Jul 17, 2014 2 Comments

  • Knitting Lessons: Closing the Loop

    When you make a circular project and you cast off the top, you have to close the gap between the first stitch cast off and the last stitch cast off. Let’s talk about how to do that! I am using t...
    Jul 10, 2014 1 Comment

  • Knitting Lessons: Fabulous Felted Tote

    When I taught knitting, I started by using the pattern Fabulous Felted Tote. This is a GREAT pattern for beginner knitters. The instructions are detailed and well laid out, with clear illustrations to...
    Jul 08, 2014 4 Comments

  • Waterproof Picnic Blanket Duo Part II

    Recently, I made the Lightning Fast Picnic Blanket for the Room 9 basket as a fundraiser project. When one of the teachers saw it, she lifted it up and said, “This is not going to make it to the...
    Jul 03, 2014 No Comments