29 June 2011
22 June 2011
Remember when you were a kid and got these little things where you put together the pattern and then iron it to melt the pieces together? They still have them!! Tyler and I were at Joann's the other day and found them so I let Tyler choose one. The one he chose was the one that had an owl, a mushroom, a bear, and one other thing we didn't make. The only problem? He doesn't want to melt them so we worked hard to piece all of these together...and then tore them apart. It was painful...
I also found the cutest tutorial for a stuffed owl on the Toad's Treasures blog. After making one for Tyler according to the directions, I thought it would be fun to size it down and give this as part of Tyler's Teacher Appreciation gift to his Kindergarten teacher. He turned out so cute! I love the fact that I was able to use all scraps and that it's flannel so it is infinitely snuggly.
Here's Tyler in the parking lot on the morning of his last day of Kindergarten getting ready to take this to his teacher:Why is he wearing a knit dino hat on a warm day in June, you ask? Well...that is NOT a dinosaur hat, it is in fact (according to Tyler) a "Mohawk Hat" since I won't cut him a mohawk hair style and he's inventive.
20 June 2011
18 June 2011
The book club meeting is this coming Friday and I just got the book so I'm a little nervous about finishing by then. So far I'm on chapter 4 and I'm really enjoying it! Wish me luck as I make a home for myself at Starbucks and speed through this book.
17 June 2011
I also made this cute little pleated pouch using this tutorial. I learned a lot from this project. It's been a really long time since in put in a zipper, and never before in a zippered lined pouch. I love the way it turned out and although this one is not mine to keep, I feel that I MUST make one to keep for my very own.
16 June 2011
The other thing I love about this project is that it is a constant reminder that the Possibilities are endless. Not just in knitting, quilting, crafting, etc., but also in life. Just this one little start of a block:
could be anything. You just never know what is going to come out of the ball of yarn next.
13 June 2011
08 June 2011
07 June 2011
06 June 2011
Somewhere in between all that finishing up of lingering projects, I made the backing of my second ever quilt and worked on another quilt that I started at last Quilt Camp (the real one!).
04 June 2011
Mom and Dad had a wee spot of foot trouble this winter...in the form of a broken foot and three foot surgeries among the pair of them. The whole medical saga is rather boring, BUT when we all went to the store together and I looked back at my trailing parentals, I couldn't help but giggle uncontrollably at these two sights...constantly. No really...I was a source of endless mirth for me that day.
03 June 2011
I ordered some yarn from Indigodragonfly and it came in today! I can hardly sit still I am so excited!
The lovely blue is their "Tardis" colorway, which I found while perusing projects on Ravelry and only later found out it was a Doctor Who yarn. In case you weren't aware of my recent obsession with Doctor Who...it's pretty serious...
The purpley color is their Mugget Genome (Count) colorway. I love the vividness of these colors and the pleasing look of the pops of turquoise mixed in with the purple and berry colors. I haven't decided for sure, but I think it's destined to be a Daybreak Shawl.