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Sunday, April 29, 2012


Hats. Hats.  Hats.  I have been pretty sick lately and all I feel like making is hats!

These two are from a book called Weekend Hats.  I got it from the library.

First is a lime green one I made for my sister Laura.
Next is a slouchy beanie with one cable.  It is done in the round, using purl stitch almost exclusively. (Not the cable, obviously.)  I like purl stitch.  When I started knitting, all the books and online sources said "We know purling is harder! Keep at it!" but, pry due to the odd way I hold my yarn, purling is even easier than the knit stitch for me.  :)
I am self taught, and didn't realize I hold the yarn oddly until I saw someone else actually knitting.  I figure so what! It works for me.
   Anyways, giving this hat to my SIL Julie, she loves cables!

Have a great week!


Friday, April 20, 2012

April Birthday

I made these for my nephew's April birthday. 

He choose the dolphin. I don't get the big blue eye circles, but that is what the pattern called for!  I thought it was fairly cute in the end.

He also asked for more knights.  I don't know how many I have made him- so this time I decided to switch the colors up so they can fight each other.  The sword is from my Pirate sizzix paper doll die.

Have a great week!


Saturday, April 14, 2012

rings and rings and cool nails

You won't believe it, but I actually made more rings than this yesterday.  The nieces were over and each had to have two or three....  Even my SIL wanted one!

It is fun to make different combos with the buttons.  And once you decide on the buttons, the ring takes about a minute to make.

more rings!

Now I purposely left my fingernail in the last shot.  Cool nails, huh?  I bought some Sally Hanson Nail Polish Strips last week, and applied them on Saturday.  Now, normally, I wreck my manicure before I finish it.  The strips are great- once you figure them out- and last way longer than regular polish.   I have had them on for a week, and except for a small wire mishap, they are holding up pretty dang good.  You can see wear at the tips, but usually the support rings I wear on  my thumbs wreck the polish the first day and they haven't budged the strips!  One note:  You should put a coat of clear top coat over them, tho the instructions don't say to- I heard that from the company.

Have a great weekend!


Thursday, April 12, 2012

rings for the ears and fingers... but no toes.

I love the feather in the hair look, but I can't do it to myself since my headgear for my nighttime breathing machine rips the feathers out quickly.  I decided to do the next best thing- feather earrings!  I like the pair I made so much I ordered a bunch more colored feathers off of Etsy.  I also realized I can use my cord ends to connect the feathers and not the hair crimp beads.  :)

I went on a shopping adventure with Julie last week and bought the cutest button ring.  It was on clearance, and pink, and even tho I knew I could make them, I had to have it.  I also had to make more when I got home.  :)

This uses on of my fave buttons from my button jar, with engraved flowers.  sweet, huh?

This one uses my first choice button- the flower is super sweet.  I couldn't find any buttons even close to these at walmart today.  Will have to go to the button store- would that be a fabric store?  :)

Have a great week!


Tuesday, April 10, 2012

grad cards

Here are some graduation cards I designed for card class.

This one uses a Sizzix die that you then run thru the Xyron and adhere flocking.

This one uses a new sentiment stamp I custom ordered!

Have a great week!


Sunday, April 8, 2012

hat and a card

This card is for card class.   I got the horse stamp and wanted to use it, lol, so I decided on a baby card.  The heart button is from Epiphany Crafts and I won it the tool in a blog contest.

I just wanted to make a hat one day, so I made this out of a library book.  I hate that it curls up.

Have a good week!


Friday, April 6, 2012

new stamps!

  I recently ordered some custom sentiment stamps from Village Impressions that I adore.  They come as a sheet of clear stamps, and you cut them out yourself.  The customer service was OUTSTANDING and they let me make as many changes and additions as I wanted before finalizing the order.  They are clear stamps, and stamp well.

Here are some snarky cards I made with the new stamps.

The last one I am planning on making and handing out for people to send to me.  Receiving that card would make me very happy.  And maybe even feel better.

Have a great weekend,