Needlecraft category

  • 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

  • Iron Craft ’14 Challenge 7 – Hello Sailor Handwarmers

    For this Iron Craft Challenge, we were asked to create something based on one of four big Spring crafting trends, floral, nautical, geometric and radiant orchid. I decided to go with the nautical tren...
    Apr 08, 2014 5 Comments

  • A Study in Viko Baumritter

    I saw this beauty on Craigslist, and I ran it past my husband. (The picture from Craigslist is gone, but mine is exactly like this one.) It was in the house the next day. I have not been able to pin ...
    Apr 02, 2014 4 Comments

  • Iron Craft ’14 Challenge 6 – Crocheted Bowls

    Some of you may think that I create the Iron Craft challenges based on something I already know I want to make. The truth is, typically I have no idea what I am going to make for the challenge. Take t...
    Mar 25, 2014 3 Comments

  • Frozen-Sing-A-Long

    Frozen seems to have captured the world’s attention. Or, maybe it is just OUR world. A Mommy friend shot me a note about the Frozen Sing-a-long that was coming to the Castro Theater, and I knew...
    Mar 24, 2014 3 Comments

  • Project: Add a Floral Peter Pan Collar to a T-Shirt

    March is National Craft Month and to celebrate Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores asked me to create a project based on some of this spring’s big trends in crafting*. You’ve seen these trends ...
    Mar 18, 2014 2 Comments

  • 14 DIY Project for Easter

    Easter is right around the corner! I’m hosting this year, so that has me thinking about all sorts of DIY projects for the table and around the house. Here’s a few we’ve done in years...
    Mar 17, 2014 No Comments

  • Carolyn Friedlander Quilts

    I have been so wrapped up in knitting lately that I really haven’t pulled out any of my quilting projects in a long time. Still, that hasn’t stopped me from pinning some beautiful quilting...
    Mar 14, 2014 No Comments

  • Jarvis the Cross-Eyed Cat and His Hogwarts Uniform

    My friend Daria has always been crazy about animals, donating a lot of her time to working with various shelters in the Bay Area. Through the years she has fostered many animals and some have become h...
    Mar 13, 2014 2 Comments