Thursday, November 27, 2014


For lots of things to keep my hands busy and my creative juices engaged and flowing.

Wishing you and yours a fabulous Thanksgiving!



Wednesday, November 19, 2014

And in Knitting - Handwarmers for Many

A few days of cold weather brings out those who usually give handknitting only a cursory glance.

So now I have several sets to make. I wear mine over those magic gloves you can buy for $2. And this year I found the touch screen version for $2 as well. They come in very handy when I am sitting in the car warming it up and want to read on my iPad.

This version of handwarmer is from the pattern Malabrigo Thingie and are being knit out of I Love This Yarn, a soft acrylic which makes them more easily washed and dried.

I like these types of projects because the pattern is easily memorized and it is portable. I can do it at lunch, watching TV and can have a pair done usually in a day or two if I really work at it.

So, on to knitting to keep hands warm. I hope everyone is finding a way to see the silver lining in this cold snap~!

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Kansas Quilts

I have made two more lap quilts out of the P.S. I Love You jelly roll pattern I got from Craftsy and the Shenandoah Valley jelly roll by Nancy Gere.

These are destined for my friends in Kansas.

I made them from the baby quilt size which should be perfect for their chairs. It works out nicely that you use the entire jelly roll and get two. And I can get four out of a full size batt. The only difference in these are one has red accent with red flannel backing and the other has blue accent with a denim blue flannel backing; hers and his.

They should be done by the end of the month and ready to mail out to them. I hope they get a lot of use out of them.

I hope everyone is staying cozy and warm during this Polar Invasion~!

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Goldilocks and the Tale of the Clutch Purse

You remember Goldilocks and her adventure with the three bears? I have remembered that tale this week as I learn how to do a clutch purse with a glue-in frame.

The frames came from WhileBabyNaps, she has the best frames and supplies for clutches of all sizes and she is in the US; so the shipping is faster. She also has a great pattern that explains how they are assembled and how to use the glue that she swears by.

I purchased frames, glue and the pattern, then I went fabric shopping in my stash for gift bags.

Without giving a lot away, I have only one picture to show you. The Goldilocks reference is because I had to test what was the best combination of fusible fleece and interfacing. The first bag was too soft and the next too stiff. The third attempt came out just right. Now I have the combination and will make some more bags.

A final update will be shared when I get them all done. Have to get back to it if I expect to get them gifted on time.

I hope that everyone is having a great Autumn~!

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Fun Little Fabric Project

I found a tutorial online that showed how to do a first aid kit. My plan became to make one for mom for her car and / or purse.

I chose cat fabric and the supplies came from the travel section at the WalMart store. You can buy a little kit in a plastic container for $1. It has the basics and I added some more bandaids to it.

A quick project and very handy for anyone who you need to make a little gift.