Monday, November 15, 2010

Busy Bee

I am a busy, busy bee working on a whole bunch of things... ornaments for my students, another picnic set to auction at my preschool....cowls, yoga socks and I need to add some barrettes and ponytails for my shop... more soon hopefully.

Sunday, October 17, 2010


This is a dodecahedron which is a polyhedron with 12 points.  What is a hedron?  it is a geometric figure having a certain number of surfaces.

As I was looking for pattern on Ravelry,  I first found a Berroco pattern for this, and thank goodness I found Amy Thornton's pattern.  Thank you so much Amy!   I have made 3.  On the first 2 I would get to the end and somewhere along the way I did not assemble something right and I would take it all apart and assemble from start to finish without trouble.  

With my 3rd one I could assemble it as I went along, the difficult part is stuffing it, and with the 12th point I slip stitched 2 sides from the outside and it looks fine.  They are fairly quick to make, took apart a cowl and a shawl I made with sock yarn just so I could make more.   I also  bought some clearance sock yarn, so I can make lots of them.  If you try one leave all your tails long for stitching your seams tight when it is finished.  Enjoy!

Monday, October 11, 2010

New Crochet

 Here is the Lion Brand Shell I made with 3 skeins of Microspun, I did not make it long enough, so I added more at the bottom.

This is the mohair cowl, I think I will list this in my store.  

This is a cowl I created from the remaining sport weight yarn I had left from the Pearl's Cardigan.  I am going to list this in my store too, I just need some more pictures.   I am trying to use up some yarn before we go home to Wisconsin at Christmas, and I take my yearly trip to Herrshners.  I am on a roll, I just have to stay away from Hobby Lobby.  Next I will show you my thingymabobs.  

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Over the Weekend

I have finished two Cowls, one lacy, and one more geometric and a mohair scarf.  Tonight I am starting a Shell sweater with Microspun.  I have had 3 skeins of Lion Brand Microspun for 7 years and I hope by next weekend to show you a finished item.  Stay tuned....

Friday, September 24, 2010

Heat Exhaustion

Toward the end of summer, heat exhaustion sets in...  as it seems summer is never going to leave.  By Labor day everyone goes back to school if they have not been in school for almost a month, and our weather just keeps getting hotter, and stickier. Here in Georgia, we have the longest summer and a long fall, the briefest of winters and a spring that starts in February and ends in April.  We have been living down here for 6 years, I can't seem to adjust.  It will end hopefully in a week and I hope to wear jeans in October.  Anyway, after my last post, I started training for our preschool which was a flurry of activity and then school started and the flurry continues, but it has been so much fun.  I have made 2 picnics of crochet food for my preschool, which took a while.  Then I couldn't wait to get back to my thread, and I made a bunch of ponytails... 

 then Orla wanted a backpack lunch box....


then someone asked me about slippers, so I made Orla a pair of slipper and will be making more.

Then I was on the Lion brand website found the new crochet along, Pearl's Cardigan,  which crocheted up quite fast


and was an easy pattern,  I used some Lion brand Woolease Sportweight I had, I started it last Friday night and by Tues.  I wove in my ends and I was done.  Looking forward to cooler days and more blogging.  Enjoy!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

I am here

This is my 100th post and I know some people do giveaways, but I have been gone so long... that I need reconnect with the blogging world.
I am always working but for the month of July, I worked at my preschool with summer camp, and then this and that, I took a vacation from blogging.  
I have been making things and I have items to show off, like these....
cotton puffs, and scrubbies

and I have yarn to show you to from Mama Jude's. We traded barrettes for yarn recently and she gave me a bunch of yarn samples from her Phat fiber boxes.  I am turning those into ....


Monday, July 19, 2010

New Bracelet

I was looking around in one of my books and made a few earring pairs, then thinking about how I would connect them to make a bracelet.  I am going to make another one before I try to sell it.  I am not quite sure what to name them?  So if you have any ideas, please let me know.


And I also made this button band thinking of Gloria...


Saturday, July 10, 2010

Button Band

Last summer,  I met a woman, she makes yummy jams, and she enjoyed my flowers.  She didn't want them for her hair, she wanted to wear them as a bracelet.   So I thought about it, and made this....


a button band, I created it after seeing a similar bracelet on Ravelry.  I made one for myself and I enjoy wearing it, very sleek and stylish.  The width is perfect for adding on of my flower accessories.  I can add a flower and wear a corsage whenever.   I bought all these plastic rings for some reason, sometimes I use them to make earrings, and now I can use them to make button bands as well.

Here are a few more from my shop....