Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Reusable Bags - Twenty-Five Reasons to Go Reusable!

Over the weekend I went to Stitches South, I was very well behaved, I bought some yarn for CT, my swap partner, and a bit of yarn for myself.

I saw these bowls and bunches and bunches of beautiful, wonderful, fabulous yarn. Check it out!

I also saw this on their blog, and we all have our handmade or yarn bags.
Reusable Bags - Twenty-Five Reasons to Go Reusable!

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Monday, April 26, 2010


Thank you to Libby for this Sunshine Blogger Award, it is bright and cheery.

The following are the rules for the award.

1. Put the logo on your blog or within your post.
2. Pass the award to 12
3. Link the nominees within your post.
4. Let them know they received this award by commenting on their blog.
5. Share the love and link to the person from whom you received this award.

So I will pass it along to some blogger friends...

1. Rachel

2. Ruth

3. Gloria

4. Melanie

5. CT

6. Kismae

7. Christy

8. Niki

9. Umme

10. Irene

11. Tom Bjorn

12. Brenda


Thursday, April 22, 2010

Infinity Cuff

This is the item I added to my shop tonight...

I started it as motif from Edie Eckman's book, From beyond the square, Crochet Motifs, and I turned it into this bracelet. This one is very Jamaican but I can make it any colors. Enjoy!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Beaded Earrings

A quick peek at some earrings I made over the weekend.

I need a cool title, any suggestions?

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Cotton Puff Free Pattern

I try very hard live green, we use biodegradable trash bags, we use cloth napkins and do not buy paper towels. We use compact florescent light bulbs and recycle all we can. About a month ago, my bag of cotton balls was nearing its end, and I wanted to create something, I could use like a cotton ball and not buy anymore. So I created this cotton puff, it is made with cotton yarn, fits on my finger and I can wash it in the washing machine. I think it works better than a cotton ball, it is much more cheery than a plain white cotton ball and for me it exfoliates too.

It is a quick pattern, easy practice increasing and decreasing. This is worked in rounds with no joining.

Peaches n' Cream, Cotton yarn, Fiesta is the color in my picture.
E Hook
Yarn needle

Ch 2.
Rnd 1: 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook.
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around. 12 sc.
Rnd 3: Sc in st, 2 sc in next st, rep to 18 sc.
Rnd 4: Sc in 2 sts, 2 sc in next st, rep to 24 sc.
Rnd 5: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 6: Dec over 2 sts, sc in next 2 sts, rep to 18 sc.
Rnd 7: Dec over 2 sts, sc in next st, rep to 12 sc.
Rnd 8: Sl st in each st around. Fasten off.
Weave in your ends.
If you have trouble getting a tight stitch, try a smaller hook.

This is a pattern, I created and would like to share. Enjoy!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Color Palette

Voting is open in the latest Etsyhookers Challenge and you can vote for my Shamrocks over the Rainbow.
After a recent rainy day at sunset I caught this double rainbow.

This used to be my color palette with a separate one for my multi color threads, and one for all the clips, and ponytail holders. Now I have this....
It is two individual boxes that connect together.
In this picture, a friend gave me a bead mat it keeps the beads from moving.
I love fishing tackle boxes, they are not just for fishing.
Happy Easter!