Monday, November 30, 2009

Black Friday

Who has time for 'black Friday' when there is sooooooo much crafting to do (and don't get me started on the social and economic impacts).

So we crafted and crafted and crafted all weekend. Food, friends, football in the background (something about the sound of football makes me want to craft).

Here are the results:

Purses for the tweens on my list. I just love both lining fabrics, it's like a special little surprise every time you open your purse (not sure why the photos keep loading sideways, sorry). The pattern is from the blog 'Made by Rae' It's a free download and super easy!

Uncle Cary and Auntie Julie dolls ala Angry Chicken 'Bend the Rules sewing'. Hilarious, I can't even stand how funny these are. Keenan is hugging the 'mommy' doll, or pretending it's a phone, I'm going with hugging because it makes me feel warm and fuzzy!

Hand knit dish cloth for my dad. Not my favorite knitting project, borrrrrring, but the result is lovely. I would want to do dishes if I had a few of these.

Sneaking in the Christmas list, a bridal shower gift for a winter wedding. LOVE that Lisa & Bill will actually wear these.

And finally a plain, plain hat for my man. What's fabulous is the yarn, it's a local. Local Alpaca! They include these amazing photos of the alpaca that they got the yarn from with it's name. How cute it that! I'm wrapping those photos in with the gift

Almost finished, just a few more projects to finish up! Hope you made the most of your Thanksgiving weekend!

Monday, November 23, 2009


oh, he looks cute. But, two of those in your cabin for two months unattended are the end of all your crafty weekend dreams.

The only crafting that took place was a few rows of knitting in the dark during the car ride too and fro. Otherwise it was cleaning, washing and steam cleaning, oh my!

Although I did occasionally look out the window at the amazing view, see a fox on our porch and loads of blue jays gobbling up the peanuts we put out (much to my sons delight). I guess it could be much worse.

Monday, November 16, 2009

three, two, one blast off!

Life was slow last week, as I loved on a sick babe. A tiny bit of knitting and this awesome rocket ship were made. A gift for a nephew turning one. It was a bigger hit with his three year old brother, go figure. At least it was loved.

Mucho crafting to come as I overheard and panicked in the airport yesterday when someone said 'Christmas is seven weeks away', then I checked my calendar and it's actually five weeks away. Now I'm really panicking!

On top of Christmas, one of my best friends just announced her wedding will be December 23 and well, she must have a handcrafted gift, so some secret crafting will be happening on top of that!

So rev up your engines here we go!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

slowly, slowly

I think my finger is now flipping me off! It's still healing, who knew you used your middle finger so much? Hence, I have been gathering material for the ridiculous amounts of Christmas crafting I have in mind, instead of crafting.

I'm attempting a bit of knitting, seems to be ok for about 10 min. at a time. Do you LOVE that giant ball of yarn, this is for a gift so I can't tell you details yet.

Glue sticks, I can handle glue sticks. A few photo cards were made for Cary to send his Real Estate clients. Beautiful shot he took of the fall colors. Mmmmm, I can smell fall just looking at the photo. Don't you just love that smell.

A fabulous thrift store find, can't you just see a sun dress from this! Much better then it's current life as a curtain. Don't worry, I'll rescue you fabric!