Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Cute as a mess of buttons

Button, button, who's got a button. 

I used buttons and embroidery thread to make these wall hangings. 

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

A study in color

I love color. It brings inspiration, joy and excitement.
 Colors keep life constantly vibrant.

Monday, July 29, 2013

Dream Catcher

I often have bad dreams. Sometimes these bad dreams lead to sleepwalking. Dream catchers are suppose to let the good dreams through. Catching the bad dreams or nightmares in the webbing leaving them for the morning sun to have. 
I used an old embroidery hoop. I wrapped blue yarn around the embroidery hoop, gluing the ends and weaving the tails in. 
 I used lace for the webbing. I wanted to make sure no bad dreams were getting through.
 I secured the lace with embroidery floss to the blue yarn. 

 I added yarn, feathers and ribbon to embellish it. 

Hang that dream catcher up and wait for the good dreams to come pouring in. 

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Friendship bracelet

 The embroidery floss looks so cute laying next to each other.  
 A friendship bracelet was to be made. I used 4 colors to create this Chevron pattern.
 Left knots for the left side. Right knots for the right side. 
 Repeat until hand hurts and then repeat some more. Or until desired length. 
 Make a wish. Tie it on. Wear it till it falls off. 

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Granny Squares

I had been a knitter for years by the time I learned how to crochet. It took me very little time to learn how to knit but it took me something like two years just to get this first step in crocheting. 
 Chains and double chains, making corners- I had no idea what I was doing. 
I had no idear what words I was reading. It was all French to me. 
 One day it clicked. I picked it up again and was all set. I was on a roll. 
 Whenever I was sick as a kid my mom always pulled out the afghan blankets out of the ceder chest.
 They smelled amazing and I always felt better. 
 These beauties will eventually be put into a blanket.
  Something to snuggle up to when feeling down or sick. 

 Just gotta keep trucking through. 

Tuesday, July 23, 2013


 Dressed to impress.

 Richard wanted to help. He did not like the color of the shoes. Silly me. Brown shoes were not to be worn. 
 He is quite the dapper penguin.
 Bow tie and tails makes anyone dapper. 
  He has no cute name. Nameless cute penguin. 

Monday, July 22, 2013

Tiny blanket

Perfect for laps.
But not on summer days.
 More like winter nights. 
 I think she fully approves. 
 Soft blanket for a soft kitty. 
 She doesn't mind that it is summer.