Monday, March 29, 2010

Little bunny foo foo

Idea from purlSoho.

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Friday, March 26, 2010


Made in response/request to/for a freshie friend.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Butterfly Mobile

wreath frame with predrilled holes
thin ribbon
8 pony beads - the beads act as an anchor for the ribbon and also a place to hang the fishing line
8 butterflies
fishing line
optional glitter

D painted the frame. I strung the frame with ribbon, tying the beads to secure. Make sure teh mobile is level when you tie all of the ribbons together at the top. I tied the butterflies onto the beads with fishing line. I dabbed some glue where I tied the fishing line to the butterflies and beads. Glued ribbon around the outer and inner edges of wreath. You could spice up the butterflies or wreath a bit with some glitter if you wanted. Would be a nice baby girl gift.
The whole project cost was less than $10.
Michael's sells the butterflies for about $5 and we have 4 leftover for another project.
Here's a detail where you can see how I tied the ribbon and the fishing line to the same bead. After I got the heights/lengths of the butterflies where I wanted them, I double knotted the fishing line and dabbed the glue. I doubled the remainder of the ribbon over itself and pushed it back through the hole to keep it out of sight.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Peep wreath

Idea from Georgia Peaches

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Plan of attack

All of that hard work, struggle, growth and planning have all seemed to merge together and are falling into place. A deep sense of calm and peace and knowing that all is right with the world. Thanks and praise for that O wonderful Universe!
Despite all the busy-ness, a lot of crafting has been getting done...
Been doing a lot of embroidery... a great pick up project at work. I would like to have all 12 months of the year done by next January - which I think is an attainable goal. A friend suggested to make a quilt with all the finished ones, but for now I am picture mounting them.
Been doing some spinning, with a very squeaky and wobbly wheel. Called local spinning guru to inquire about it...
On the knitting front - two goals.
1. Finish FLS by 4-21, a year after its start date
2. Organize my own Harlot-inspired get a sock done a month thing. Some of my hand knit faves have gotten some holes or are pretty damn close... Maybe this would be a good time to do some of the 2007 STR socks!?!?!?!? Lenore solstice slip and I've got that awesome stash of the kangaroo dyer's lovely goodness

Breakfast at my favorite place with my favorite people tomorrow. My girls, Mom and Dad. :o) Happiness.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Sunday, March 7, 2010


Sweet Peas and Daisies

March's project

This is what I did instead of my olympic knitting. On to April's...

Birthday present

Spring lavender sachet for my girlfriend, a March baby.
Pattern from

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Mama's helper

Bid on a vintage flower garden quilt top on ebay. He loves it already. Quilting it by hand.