Here is a little decorated box I made with materials I had already. The box is made of stiffened felt. I just fudged a pattern for it. It put the lace around the sides to hide the corners. (Doesn't help with the inside box piece, but who's looking at that?) The pompom had a black stripe, so a bee seemed appropriate. His wings are felt. The yo-yos represent flowers. the whole thing measures about 3 x 2 by 1.5 inches (ht.).
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
I've made all the components for a new fall sweater. I'll sew it together some time around September. It's hard to tell from the photo, but it crosses in the front and is made of bulky yarn.
Sunday, June 17, 2012
Here is a picture my daughter made of the dock at Northport (near where we live). I knew she liked to sketch, but had no idea she was this talented! Her dad was impressed, too, and loved his Father's Day Gift!
Friday, June 15, 2012
I finished the knitted slippers. They came out a little big, so I will reduce the amount of rows in the next pair. I've already started those, in red!
The patriotic quilt is on hold for a bit, as I ran out of the wide red binding I'm putting around it and won't be at a fabric store for a while. But once I get another package, it will be a quick finish!
This pattern, btw, is from "How to Knit Slippers" by Janis Websdale. I have it on my Nook but am not sure if it is available as a 'hard copy.'
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Here is the finished scarf! It's so nice to have a Christmas gift done when it isn't even July! (BTW, my friend had both of her knees replaced yesterday, so any and all prayers for her are welcome! She's been in pain for years so I hope this helps her!)
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
The scarf is my own design, but the slippers came from an inexpensive e-book called "How to Knit Slippers." It's a pretty easy pattern, so any screw-ups are my own--like mixing up my purls with my knits. But they fit and they're cozy so I don't really care what they look like. I might make another pair as a gift, taking care to make them 'right' this time, LOL!