Friday, April 22, 2011

Stashbuster Tote

I whipped up this tote - without pushing it - in a day and a half. The pattern was so easy to follow!
This is the site where I found it...and many more wonderful patterns!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Christmas recycling

I have to do a presentation for English class and the topic is Primary School Curriculum and Fibre crafts, so I thought a recycling project would be a good example. I remembered this link from a while ago and decided to make a few. Quick, easy projects with so many variations. I used wrapping paper, christmas cards, chocolate wrappers, coloured paper and cardboard for these samples. And they are useful as pretty storage containers. Just don't try eating your cereal out of them ;) .

Friday, November 5, 2010


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This week on You Capture, the word is silence. Her link is not up yet, so I will edit when she posts the link. This is my silence before the day begins with 30 5th graders...

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Some Baby Things

These baby tie shoes are from Crotiques pattern site.

These will be donated to the local pregnancy resource center.

This is a baby set I made to donate to the local pregnancy resource center also. The sweater is from a pattern I found online a long time ago. The yarn I used is Caron Jumbo Prints, and since it is WW, my sweater turned out to be bigger than the pattern. It's about 6 month size. I couldn't find a hat pattern that looked like it went with the sweater, so I designed my own. Most of the booties patterns that I liked were too small to go with the sweater, so I designed my own booties too.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Inauguration Chapeau

This is the Inauguration Chapeau designed by Ellen Bloom.
pattern is here: Inauguration Chapeau

I used Vanna's choice in linen. I had to leave out a row of the tie, because the pattern called for 220 yards of yarn and I had only 197 yards. However, I think another row of DC would've made the tie too wide anyhow.
This hat is a little large on the mannequin head, but it fits me perfectly.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Hats, hats and more hats

It's bee a hat week for me. First my niece bought me a very nice ball of yarn from their visit to Colorado. I made a hat with it. I had to supplement it with some alpaca yarn I had. The pattern is a FPDC around the crown and then HDC around the head.

I also made a baby cap with some ILTY Candy Corn ombre. It was just a simple pattern that I made as I went....

The last is a cap from called Meagan-wants-you. I made it for my friend's daughter's birthday. I am wokring on a scarf now. She likes purple, so I went shopping in my stash and found some Red Heart Aztec that fit the bill.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Felted Booga Bag

This is a felted bag I made as a shower favor. It worked up very quickly! Lion Brand Midnight Yarn ran when felting so the colors aren't what they should be, but still acceptable. The pattern is free and called Booga Bag.

I didn't do an icord for the handles. Instead, I loosely chained a whole bunch with an N hook and two strands, then I sl st into the underside loop of the chain all the way back.