Friday, April 14, 2017

Polymer Clay Fairy Door

I love working in polymer clay. I used to be so lucky as it used to go on sale at Michael's craft store  every few months. Unfortunately it hasn't gone on sale in years. Then we got a Hobby Lobby that's some what close to where I live and they do put the clay on sale once in a while....which makes me do the happy dance!!!

So I recently got back into working with the clay again and that did I make? Why a fairy door of course! I have made and given away so many of these little doors that I have honestly lost count. They are as close to me as Massachusetts and as far away as Washington state.

I thought I would go with a garden colored one this time. I really like these colors. Now you might be asking...what is she going to do with another fairy door? Why, I'm going to have a give away over at MaryJanes Farm!! I hope whoever wins it likes it!

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Crazy Quilts

I love to quilt! I love to pick out fabrics. threads and notions. I love to embroider too and so I thought why not  try a crazy quilt? I made a small one years ago and gave it away, much to my surprise the person who I gave it to absolutely loved it.  Then I put my supplies away and didn't even think about making another one until I started going through my books.

I ordered a grab bag of silks, satin's, cords and the like from Etsy. The fabrics are lovely and are of such a nice quality. I wanted some really nice material for the quilt. I am only making a small one to start. I'm thinking maybe twenty by twenty. We'll see, I might decide to make it bigger.

This is the first block all pinned, pressed and ready to embroider.

I will post another pic of this block when it's all done. Now off to the fun part....the embroidering and embellishing.

Friday, March 31, 2017

Join as you go crochet!!

I love to crochet granny squares, I really do!! What I don't like is having to sew them together when I am finished with them. Sooooo.....I finally got up the courage to try the join as you go method. OH. MY. GOODNESS. I am in love! I'll admit I did find it a little tricky at first, the hook kept getting in the way and I kept saying  "what in the world do I keep doing wrong?" But I got it!!! Yeah! I'm using  Vanna's Choice yarn. I love how all of the colors go so well together. And best of sewing at the end. I will post some more pics as I go along, I'm loving how this is coming out.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Scrap Granny Square Afghan

Wow, it's been a really long time since I posted anything, hasn't it? Life, among other things gets in the way! But just because I haven't posted anything that does not mean that I have not been working on anything. Right now I'm working on so many things that I can hardly keep up with them.

I have so many large and small skeins of scrap yarn hanging around in my closet and I was like...hmm, they are much too nice for me to throw away so what am I going to do with them?

I searched Pinterest (I think Pinterest is an amazing place for creative people like me!!!) and I saw  someone working on a scrap granny square afghan. It's nothing fancy and it's really easy to work but I love the random colors and the fact that it's perfect for the scrap yarn that I don't want to simply toss in the trash.
I will post some more photos as I go along. Now I have to start thinking about what I want to do for a border.

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Halloween Fairy Doors

I love working in polymer clay. I've been working in it for years and I have made some really cute things. One of my favorite things to make with the clay are fairy doors. I used to purchase most of my clay from Michael's because they used to put it on sale a lot, unfortunately they never put it on sale any more so I don't work in the clay like I used to.

I've made and given away so many little clay sculptures that I have lost count, especially fairy doors. I have sent one as close to me as Massachusetts and as far away from me as Washington state. I know that there at least six of them in Colorado alone. I always hope that I put a smile on someone's face or brighten someone's day when I send them something that I have made. It's all about the giving and the caring for me!! I have always said that I don't need to know someone personally to genuinely care about them!

It's not just clay pieces that I have sent to people, but crochet and knit shawls, scarves and just about anything else that I can make. Anyways, this is my latest project. I made two Halloween fairy doors, I really like how they came out! One is going in a swap that I signed up for over at MaryJanesFarm. If you haven't heard of Mary Jane or the wonderful world she lives in, I encourage you to check her out. Her life is really amazing! I am in my ninth year of being a part of the sisterhood and I absolutely love it!!

Here are my two Halloween fairy doors. I love Halloween!!

Friday, September 23, 2016

Crochet half granny square scarf.

I just finished crocheting this scarf and I really like how it  came out. I used Caron Cakes yarn which is a yarn that I've never used before. The yarn is so soft and pretty! I think the colors in the scarf will go really good with a pair of jeans. And now on to the next of whatever it is I am going go to work on. Happy fall everyone!!

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Winter in New England

I live in Rhode Island. Yes, it's a beautiful state. There are the oceans, the little coves with the floating boats and the sea gulls flying through the air. There are the mansions in Newport, the old. historical houses, the history of being one of the oldest states in the United States...

And then there is the cold! Winter here, shall we say, can be quite brutal. Last year there was one Saturday where the temperature dropped to almost twenty below zero! I DON"T like being cold, in fact, every winter I go through the "I hate being cold" stage! And don't even get me started about how much I hate snow!!!

Last winter I wished that I had made more "warm" things for myself. I have a really bad habit (some might say that it is a good habit) of always thinking of others before I think of myself. I'm always making things and what I make I tend to give away. This summer however I told myself to "make some things for yourself for winter." And so I did! This is what I have so far and yes, I am still making things to give away to others as well. I believe in giving and being kind whenever I can.

This is what I've made for myself so far.

 Three pairs of knitted fingerless gloves. I love fingerless gloves! They keep the bottom of your fingers and your hands warm while allowing the tops of your fingers to move freely. This is an easy pattern and the gloves fit, well, like a glove!

Four knitted cowls in thick and quick yarn. I made one of these last year and it kept my neck, my ears and the lower part of my face (when I pulled it up) so nice and warm when I went for a walk.

One knitted red hat. I am also going to make a matching scarf for it.

One gray knitted hat with matching cowl.

A multi colored and very warm, double knit cowl. There are so many pretty colors in this one!

One knit scarf. I love the colors in this scarf, it will go with everything!

A knitted caplet. I love this, it fits so nice and feels so very soft. I'm thinking about adding a crochet flower to the middle of it. We shall see!
And a crochet corner to corner afghan. I love this pattern! It's easy and it's coming together really quickly. I'm using my left over and new Vanna's Choice yarn and I am loving how it is coming out.

I'm also working on another hat and cowl set (I didn't realize how many cowl's I had made until I wrote this post) and a navy blue shawl-coverlet for myself. But no matter what I make or how much I prepare myself for winter I never look forward to it. The Farmer's Almanac is saying that winter is going to be horrible in this area this year. Just hearing that is making me want to jump under the covers and hide until I see the first signs of spring again!!