I was commissioned to help make a pillow for a window bench. The trick was, this is the second try. Someone else did it first, but it wasn’t quite right. There is an angle at one side of the ben... May 17, 2013 1 Comment
It’s just three months until the Minnesota State Fair, which means I need to get in gear if I’m going to enter something. You might remember last year I took Second Premium in the Colorwor... May 16, 2013 1 Comment
Congrats to Carol who won giveaway #2!
This week we are giving away two DIY toy books.
First is Dream Toys, a fun collection of knit dolls and toys plus accessories.
Second is The Cute Books, a guid... May 16, 2013 5 Comments
Some of you may remember earlier this year I gave away a pair of custom designed mittens, well I finally finished them!
The winner, Beth, asked me to design something with an art deco design in black... May 14, 2013 2 Comments
I am brewing ideas for a puppet theater for in the house.
This one comes from Land Of Nod
And this one, which has two levels, is on Etsy
This fun polka dot number is by Melanie, at the Crafty Cupbo... May 13, 2013 1 Comment
I recently hosted knitting lessons.
Lesson 1 is here
Lesson 2 is here
Lesson 3 is here
and finally lesson 4 here.
Some of the ladies finished their bags, felted them and brought them in. They turned o... May 10, 2013 3 Comments
The fourth and final in our series of lessons was “finishing”.
We learned the mattress stitch to close the bottom of the bag. We talked about how to square off the corners and we looked a... May 08, 2013 No Comments
This Iron Craft challenge was to use sewing notions in a project. I found these cute polka dot buttons for something like $1 a package and knew I had to do something with them.
I’m one of those... May 07, 2013 3 Comments
Oh my, this cute quilt from Shiny Happy World caught my attention right away.
Who could resist that cute bear face?!
The pattern for this quilt is available to purchase. It is apparently a really go... May 02, 2013 No Comments
One of our most popular presents with the little people has been the mini pillow.
It has been a real hit. Its popularity continues to surprise me. So, when we were invited to the birthday of one of... Apr 30, 2013 2 Comments