Friday, December 07, 2007


Every year I make an ornament for my girlfriend and she sends me one (this year she did make one) but the one I make is out of an old lightbulb...I am making one and will post pix of it when done but then I found a cool one online that I had to tweak just a bit. You can find the original ornament at: And here is my version.

Friday, November 16, 2007

SIAMESE Kitty Quilt

Well I finally got around to making the Siamese Kitty quilt. I had been stock piling the colors of materials for a while and I like how it turned out. I made this for a special friend who likes and has Siamese kitties for real. I hope she likes it. Now that it is done I can get back to knitting and I need to as I have a "Midge" scarf to make for a scarf swap I joined.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

candy corn bag

A few days ago I started this candy corn bag but I finally got one panel done but now I have to make another one for the other side. I am going to line it with some candy corn material that I actually already had and turn it into a cute purse.

If you like this you can find the pattern here on Isela's site:

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

I got sidelined :-(

I have not been doing many crafts with repainting my kitchen, laying laminate flooring. I did get me the neatest cat at of all places a yard sale. His is about two years old, pinkish in color(the research I found calls them beige tabby and I always called the color navy bean...since it is the light pink color of the beans) and he has 6 toes on each foot. They named him Lincoln but I did not like that. I told him he has feet the size of cougars and so that is how PUMA got his name. Here are a couple pix of him including his "Cat-scan"!

Arellis' bracelet

Can you believe that you can actually loom using beads? I really like these very much but it takes a while to sting the beads and then I have not perfected the tie off. I need to make some more to get the practice. You can find the directions to make these at:

The first one I made for my love of ladybugs and the secone is sort of a mother's bracelet...sapose to stand for Topaz and opal for the parents and the larger bead is the child, a pearl.

Baby sunflower bonnet

This is a baby bonnet I made and not having anyone to fit it I gave it to my neighbor's newest granddaughter. I just thought it was the cutest thing and was easy.

I also had no one to model it for me so I used a fence post and my dog...isn't he cute!

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Felted Rose

Well Brenda at
did it again. I made her felted
rose. I have never worked with
wool which I always thought
was something scratchy and
I had never felted anything

(on purpose). This is really
easy to do and all I have left
to do is the leaves but have
to wait a few days to get to
town. What you will need to
do is make a row of triangles
and then turn to make the rose.

Sunday, May 20, 2007

QWACKA directions...FINALLY!

WOW It has been over a month since I have posted anything and finally figured that I had better finish up writting out the directions for this little fella before I don't remember what my directions I wrote as I made him meant. The directions are on the right hand side.

Wednesday, April 04, 2007


QUACK...QUACK...QUACK...Hello my name is QWACKA and my mama just created me in time for Easter...what ever that is, but she tells me I will fit right in.

Thursday, March 15, 2007


Well they always ask "which came first the chicken or the egg"? I guess I will have to go with the egg as I made the eggs first :-) This is again a pattern I got from Brenda Myers...isn't she talented? I have a couple more of her patterns I want to try but have not sat down long enough to do any knitting lately. You can find Brenda's site by clicking on the link :

I had to make another one and this time she sits on a nest.

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

I'm EGG-cited!

WOW can you believe it...I am posting two projects in one day! I laid an egg like the ones from this site... Check them out she is great at making grest little projects.

And I couldn't stand it I had to make a few more. This is just a start as I plan to make a whole bowl full. #1 has bells, #2 styrofoam, #3 has unpoped popcorn and is my fave sound.


This is soooo cool that using the purple loom and Red Heart's Kids yarn "Dream Girl" #2955 and doing the stitch that came with the loom, it actually plaid all by its self. Isn't that cool?

I just love this and am going to give it to my mom for Mother's day.

As you can see this is a self portrait :-)

I was not the discoverer of this...for that the credit goes to Shell at .

Monday, February 26, 2007

Yummy Cupcake

Another crafty knitter came up with the design and I had to try it for a friend's birthday. I did have a bit of trouble and had to contact the designer but I got it done finally. A day late but done! Here is her site: . You should check it out and see the other flavors she made and get the pattern.

I also tried my hand at making the flower loom but had the wrong dimentions and ended up buying the real one to finish the cupcake. Here is my version:

Sunday, February 04, 2007

My Reversible Hat

This is an attempt at an idea I have had for some make a reversible hat. I used the long yellow loom and e-wrapped 45 rows of orange then tied on black and did another 45 rows. I pulled the end of the orange up through the gap of the loom to hook the last stitches onto the pegs (there does not leave much room). I then threaded the needle and removed the hat.
It was also a bit hard to pull the hole in the top closed and there is still about a 1" gap as having two thickness of knitting. If I were to do this again...I would use the yellow round loom as with the long loom the stitches are tighter and this would probably fit a child better. I can get it on but is super tight it feels like it is my skin :-)
I like the black with orange cuff the best.

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Sewing crafts

Here is my Miss Frog.

I made her about

1 1/2 years ago.

This is a Kitty Rag quilt I made for my best friend. It was the first one I did but then I made another and gave to my sister. I think I finally have enough material gathered to make one more but this one is going to be made with beige and dark browns to resemble a Siamese.

I have made other things but I guess these are the things I am most proud of.

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

start a magic scarf...finally AND IS FINISHED!

I have finally started a magic scarf. I decided to try it on the green long loom instead of the yellow round loom. The yellow is a nice golden that I got in a yarn exchange and then got the black at Michael's. I thought with this golden color it would look pretty done up as a Pittsburgh Steelers scarf even though they are not my fave team...but I do come from the area of Troy Polamalu so maybe I am doing it in his tribute :-) When I get done with the black I have another Yellow to go.

Here is part two of adding the black but looks like it is going to take 4 skeins instead of 3. I am really liking how it is turning out and is SOOOO soft. I was just going to make this up since I had the yellow but the further along I get, the more I love it. But not sure if I want to have a long black in the middle or stay with the yellow -black but then the ends would be different colors. I have to go to town to get more black so I have a few days to decide.

Here is the third instalment of my magic scarf. As you can see I went with a 2 row separation but wish I would have done a 4 row but with this being all the yellow I had I didn't think I could squeeze out any more without noticing. I do LOVE how it is coming along though.

OK, I got it done and here it is in the FAT version (before washing). I didn't get the colors exactly the same length which means I didn't count the rows :-) I just used all the yellow and then went to the black but then I made the small yellow patch and so that used some up.

Here it is after i washed it and in it's skinny form.
I promise to count my rows on the next one. I also will be using a smaller loom. I really life the way it stitched and the feel of the new long loom.

Saturday, January 20, 2007

Christmas Ornaments

For about 8+ years my girlfriend and I have been exchanging Christmas ornaments. About the second year into the exchange I found about painting "dead" lightbulbs. This is the one I did for 2006. I have done others like: Santa, Reindeer, Angel, Grinch, Snowman, Cow, Rabbit, Elf. I think there might be one or two I am forgetting but will have to hunt down the pictures to post them all.

These I did for 2005. Most of the ones I do are from a pattern or have a picture to go by but these I made up all myself :-)

I think this is about all I have done. I think most people like the grinch best but my fave is the reindeer.

Doggy Sweater on Red Loom

Welcome as this is the first of my postings to this site. I was using another blog site ( but I am going to start using this one to post my knitting and happenings.

I knitted up another sweater for a doggy but this one is a bit bigger. I made it for my Brother and Sister-In-Law little dog but now I have to wait for them to visit to see if it will fit...I hope so.
I wrote down the directions as I made it and will post it soon.
Modeling this sweater is the neighbors little pup who is about 7 months old...she sure likes these sweaters.