Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Monday, March 16, 2009
I just had to show this picture I took in early February. SB and GH are looking longingly in the side of the summer toy bin. They haven't played with those toys since Oct/Nov.
Sadly there's just as much snow on the bin now as there was in Feb. *sigh* I know spring is coming any day now but it sure is taking its time! I guess there's not too much I can do about it is there?
Happy St. Patrick's Day everyone!
Thursday, March 5, 2009
This is a pixie hat with booties. About 4-6 mths size although the hat nearly fit my 22 mth old daycare girl.
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Yesterday I whipped these up at nap time. My cousin Charlene, her husband, and their two children were coming through town for a quick visit. I'd never met their youngest, who's one and a half, and I kinda missed the boat on a baby gift for her when she was born.
So using some seersucker fabric I got for a dollar or two at a garage sale I made a sundress and a pair of shorts. I dressed up a shirt to go with the set and Voila! a couple lovely summer outfits.
I've had those buttons for years and finally found the perfect use for them!
Then I decided to make something for their oldest. I had this extra shirt left over from the daycare Christmas gifts so I made him a tie shirt. Nice and simple. :o) Too bad the picture is so bad. The tie is made out of a dark green plaid.
To top it all off I threw a couple books in the bag to keep them busy on the long drive back home. I love being able to throw together a gift like that from things I have around the house. I didn't have to go out and buy a single thing - not even the books because I have a whole rubbermaid container of books to give away as gifts. :o)
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Sunday, February 8, 2009
As a result of all that you get a one year old who has a blast outside even in the -15C weather (that's pretty warm for us) and she did NOT want to quit when her mom came to pick her up. :o)
I did make some bean bags for a friends 3 yr old son's birthday though.
These are so cute! I've had a few people ask if I'd sell them. I'm not sure if I want to get into that or not.
This time I made a bag for him to hold them in.
No pictures of the finished quilts yet. We'll get together in a couple weeks and take a picture or two I'm sure. We still have a whole box left so we're talking about doing another saturday in March. Should be fun!
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
The following pictures are the ones I made for mom's co-worker. When she heard I was knitting dishcloths she offered to pay me to make her some.
To stuff it I used all the bits and scraps that were too small to do anything else with. Most of it fit in the pillow.
Friday, January 16, 2009
Congratulations ladies! I'm sorry that not everyone could win but I don't think I'm up to making 120 crayon rolls! lol
I wonder if Debi has a giveaway for the spring up her sleeve? hmmmm
Monday, January 12, 2009
Yeah, I had ringlets. Ringlets that facinated the other girls. They all wondered how it was done.
Here I am at about 3 or 4....probably 3. Yep, sportin' the ringlets.
Here I am in Kindergarten. Ringlets are getting longer. I was sick this day so mom took me in to school to get my picture taken and then we went back home. Hence the green tinge and the lack of smile. Oh and mom made that dress for me. Probably while she was pregnant with #3.
Ahh the memories...of going to bed with the hair up in the foam rollers and trying to sleep with a lumpy head. And then mom taking them out the next morning, trying not to pull my hair. Good times, good times. :o)
Lookie, lookie! Eyelets all the way around! The nice ladies on the Knit and Chat forum suggested a different pattern with the decreases on the beginning of each row, not at the beginning and end like the other pattern. And the results are much better! This one is about three inches square - for the kids to "wash" their dishes in the playroom. It's already been put to good use. :o) Thanks for the help everyone!
Sunday, January 11, 2009
See how the holes aren't showing up properly on the bottom and right side of my dishcloth? Yeah, no idea what I'm doing wrong. I'm following the instructions right...I think. Maybe the ladies at the Knit & Chat forum can help me. I hope, I hope!
Thursday, January 8, 2009
We needed more room on the camera to take pictures of this....
I also want to show some of what I've been up to lately in the crafty department.
I got some knitting needles that I'd asked for for Christmas and I started knitting these. I did the pink one first, then the orange and then the blue/green one. It was nice to see progress being made as each one got a bit better.
Free pattern can be found on this blog HERE.
And that's all folks! Maybe I'll get more done this weekend - you never know!
Thursday, January 1, 2009
My giveaway is going to be a crayon roll...which is yet to be made. It will hold a dozen crayons and will be trimmed with ric rac. I may make two and give them both away - we'll see!
So leave a comment here, telling me what your favorite winter sport is, sometime by the 15th of January and I'll do the drawing sometime that day.
Oh and don't forget to click on the snowflake on the right of the blog to enter in all the other 60+ giveaways!
As soon as I get the prize made I'll be posting pictures. :o)
ETA: They're finished! I even found some cute coloring books to go with them.
1st place winner will get first pick and 2nd place winner will get the other one. Good luck!
And the winners are.....(drumroll).....Janice and Peggy! Congratulations ladies!