Thursday, April 9, 2015

Something to do with protein container

I've seen similar items that I'm sure cost a bit. They're probably made of ceramic or metal, but I think my free version is just fine:

It's made from one of those big jugs you get with protein powder inside. We go through a lot since both my son Jamie and my husband use the stuff. I just printed out a rooster outline and carefully cut it out from the inside, making a stencil. It helped to have small, sharp scissors.

I just used a dabber to sponge on the black paint. I think it would be fun to have something like this done in chalkboard paint!

Monday, March 23, 2015


I made this little Minion for my grand-nephew Liam, to celebrate the arrival of his new baby brother, Patrick. I started with these instructions:

Then I adapted the pattern by adding crocheted eyes and a bib for the overalls. I hope to get him in the mail this week!

Friday, November 14, 2014

A simple little snowman. Make his hat in the color you want, then change to white. No need to make a separate hat!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Knit Chicken

I made this chicken in just two sittings, which is pretty good for me. It's done on regular needles. I wouldn't have attempted her with double-pointed needles. It's cool to see something 'flat' take shape!

The variegated yarn just happened to make a different colored head than body!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Improved Santa

Here he is with a little fluff around his hat. It's just glued on--I didn't feel like crocheting it in!