Thursday, October 15, 2009

I have been busy with other, non-crafty pursuits but I have been sewing recently. I have made several pillow covers that I will post photos of as soon as I get batteries for the camera. I was also going to make Halloween costumes this year but the weather has been really cold and it isn't very fall-like outside. It is more like winter, so I am not going to make them this year. Maybe for next year.

I borrowed my mom's heavy-duty sewing machine and will be finishing the slipcovers for the couch and chair. I finally had to take off the ugly sheets that were covering both pieces of furniture. I just could not stand it anymore.

As part of the non-crafty pursuits I have been doing, I have been learning about crafts, of all things, specifically creating stained glass and weaving. I did some weaving in college and made a loom but my dad chopped it up and used the wood. The stained glass is not as difficult as it looks and I took a glass cutting class last year. I would like to make a stained glass panel for the window at the bottom of my stairs. It looks like it will be a long winter, so I will have plenty of time for this I am sure.

I am going to try and arrange my schedule so I have time to do crafty stuff and of course will post.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

I have been working on my crafty stuff, but I don't have anything finished yet. I am in the middle of a gift, a market bag, a pair of Palazzo pants, hemming my curtains, and making a crocheted summer bag. I will post photos as soon as I get them.

Monday, May 25, 2009

I finished a couple of projects in the past month. Here is a market bag I gave my sister for her birthday. I also gave her a fused pendant I made.

I made a couple of washcloths in cotton.

I have been writing and crafting a little. I don't seem to have the time. I did buy some cotton to make a pair of drawstring pants for the summer. I am using Simplicity 4190.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

I have been working on a couple of things.
I made this felt bunny for my brother-in-law's birthday. He likes to collect little figures.

This is a cable bracelet I made from an online pattern from Lion,

This is another cable bracelet from Lion.

This is a bracelet I made from one of those silver charms I made last summer. The photo is terrible. I really need a new camera.

I want to make a couple of more knitted bracelets but first I have to make a few cotton dishcloths.

Sunday, March 01, 2009

I have been quite busy although it only seems I have been sitting on my couch watching television every night. I have been working on a knit bracelet from Lion. If you visit their site at, you can download free patterns. I am working on the Vanna's Choice cable bracelet. I have never tried cables in hand knitting, only on the knitting machine. It should be interesting! Photos when I get them.

I also want to make my own Amigurami cat to keep me company while I edit my book. I do have four real-live cats and a dog that like to lay on me, but one more yarn cat can't hurt, can it? Again, I will post photos about it when I get done.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

I have been getting back into knitting. I made an Amigurami cat for my husband for Valentine's Day. I downloaded the pattern free from Lion Yarn. His name is Veblen.

He likes catnip and staring at people.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Craft news! I ended up not giving out my homemade presents for Christmas, but I still have them for birthdays.

I was working on my purse that appeared a couple of posts back, but was unable to attach the lining sufficiently so I threw it away and I have to say it was liberating. I did buy two more purse patterns from Simplicity, #3828 and 3715. Beyond that, I have been hemming jeans, which turned out pretty good, I think.

I am going to finish my hemming and then I think I will start the magenta suede purse using pattern 3828, view B.

Until then.