Monday, March 29, 2010

Hippity Hoppity Easters on it's way!

Here comes Peter cottontail hopping down the bunny trail, hippity hoppity Easters on it's way... and with that comes plenty of Easter crafting at our house. (I did finish the baby chick, then lost him somewhere in the house, will photo once he is found. Luckily my mother-in-law is coming this week so the house is getting cleaned. "we're coming for you little chicky don't worry")

Super cute and super easy Easter bunny finger puppets. See for the instructions.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

My favorite time of the weekend

Enjoy your weekend!

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Thursday, March 18, 2010

Toasty Tootsies

Expecting 5-10" of snow tomorrow after 65 degrees today sends shivers down my spine! Luckily I finished my first pair of hand knit socks. They are the warmest coziest alpaca-iest socks around. As you can see I ran out of the burnt orange and had to add a little stripe of moss green, and I think I like them better that way. Love the little surprise when you take off your shoes. My only disappointment is when I started these I didn't know that alpaca stretches and doesn't return to shape. Hence, after wearing them this one time they stretched out too big for me and now belong to my husband. Lucky guy!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Next up on my needles...

I fell in love with these little chicks the second I saw the Purl Bee post about them. Add that to the bag o' pastel mohair yarn I was gifted and you start to see the picture! I'm envisioning three of these little chicks tucked inside of Keenan's Easter basket with the little eggs hidden all over the house. If you are feeling the love and want to join me in the knitting fun you can find the pattern here.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Spring Sweater - just in the nick of time

To solve the yarn dilemma I decided to go with short sleeves. Spring is starting to show it's face here in Denver so I figured I would get more wear out of the sweater that way and could wear it layered with long sleeved shirts (as pictured above) on those really cold days.

The super yummy and ohhhhh sooo soft yarn is Malabrigo Twist in grape, 100% baby merino wool. It's simply divine to wear, which I did for three days in a row! It's not really from a pattern, I took the 'My Favorite Sweater' class at Fancy Tiger and you create the sweater as you go, designing it as you please.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Happy Bloggity blog blog!

Today is the 1 year anniversary of starting my crafty blog. Can you believe it. When I started out a year ago my goals/intentions for the blog were to inspire me to create more and help me break through some creative blocks. It has definitely accomplished both of those things.

So what about this next year. Funny, but I'm looking for exactly the same things. I want to create more and break through some creative blocks I'm running into. My goals are to take on fabric & yarn dyeing, learn to transform my alpaca fleeces into yarn and create some of my own pattern designs. Just typing that makes my stomach nervous and my brain rush to ideas.

Thanks for your support, cheers to another year!

oh, and a quick update on my sweater. The main body is off the needles and ready for sleeves. The only draw back is I don't have enough yarn for both sleeves, hmmmmm the possibilities for solving this, stay tuned!

Monday, March 1, 2010


Sewing for new babies, always makes me think of spring! Two neglected baby gifts that have been sitting on my sewing table for months, this weekend was just enough time to finish them off.

I think my all time favorite receiving blanket edge is pom pom fringe, who out there doesn't want to be wrapped in layers of warm flannel with a little pom pom fringe for bling?