Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Winter Solstice

Once upon a time, a child was looking out the window watching the snow fall. He asked his mother, " What do snowflakes look like?" His mother smiled and simply said, "I wonder." In her mind she was thinking about some snowflakes she saw in a little shop on Etsy. Then she had the idea of how to create some magic for her son. That night while her son was in bed, she secretly ordered those snowflakes. Very soon they arrived in the mail. Each one was delicately unique just as in nature, a lacy crystal of beauty. She set them aside and that night after her son was in bed. She hung them from the very window through which her son was watching the snow fall. The next morning when her son looked out the window, he saw the snowflakes hanging. The look of wonder on his face was an image for her to treasure always!

Create some wonder and magic for you and your child with something as simple as a snowflakes one of nature's delicately fleeting treasures.

The snowflakes will arrive ready to hang from any window bring some beauty to your winter season!

Imagine and enjoy!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Organize and Purge

Yes, it is organizing time again.... going through all the yarn... the endless process for a collector of yarn.  How long should someone hold onto a skein of yarn?  Impulse shopping, with the endless possibility of what can be made.... anyway it is time to put all the fibers together, and purge some of the manufactured fibers.  So this is what my living room looks like now!

By the way, I just watched a wonderfully sad love story on instant Netflix, I was looking for a holiday movie but found Griffin and Phoenix, if you are in need of a good cry, check it out!

Imagine and enjoy!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Enter the World of Wee Folk ...

Have you ever wondered... about the home of a gnome.   Well this may be the story of one gnome and his home.

Once upon a time in a grassy green meadow with a river that rounds, there in the middle stands the home of a gnome.   The home of a gnome has a grassy floor in the hollow of a tree.  There near the door is a little window, so a visitor may sneak a peek.  He has a window and a door to keep out the cold of winter and the let in the cool midsummer nights breezes to tickle his nose as he sleeps.  He has a round little bed to rest his head.  A mushroom table that is more than it seems, it holds the sticks.  Well the sticks are the gnome’s and with these sticks he plays.  On chilly afternoon days he may pile them high as for a fire to feel cozy warm inside.  During summer days and night, he may place them this way and that in the shape of a room to sleep under the star filled sky.  Then he may set them out to run races in a path, that walking feet may pass.  His home is surrounded by trees and pine cones to climb.  He has a copper leaf boat to sail the river round.  He shares his home with his hedgehog friend.  They play all day and into the night for that is the way gnomes spend their days.   It is just what they do best.   

You can find this item in my shop.  Ready for the Holidays!!!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Gnomes and Pumpkins

Have you ever wondered about the home of a Gnome?

I will tell you more about him later.... maybe he has some pumpkins?

Friday, October 14, 2011

Mini Pumpkin

Today I am working on a pumpkin a itty bitty pumpkin for my nature table.
This is a pattern I found on Ravelry,  and you can find the pattern here.

And Elvie and I are going out to do some errands.

Happy Friday!

Friday, October 7, 2011

Fall into Winter

I always have a stack of patterns I would like to try, and last weekend I did just that...
This is a free pattern from Lion Brand, it is the Love Birds pattern and it is very quick and easy!  I made another pair and we gave them as a birthday present.  These are Orla's and yes it is all about pink for my girl.  This week on our morning walk one day, Orla and I collected some leaves so I could add some fall to my classroom at our preschool. 

 Then I was thinking of an idea for my shop, here is a hint....

It seems when people think of winter all they can think about is the COLD.  When within winter there is so much beauty, in the dormant trees, the frosty green lawns, and the snow, how it glistens from the trees.  I so enjoy looking out the window during a snow and having the feeling I am in my own snow globe.  We don't get much of this in sunny, barely cold, Atlanta, but we are lucky enough to experience snow at least once every winter.  So with these snowflakes I would like to create some magic.  
More to follow.  


Friday, September 30, 2011

Summer Jewelry

Over time you collect things for me it is yarn, beads, thread, and hooks all of which I have in great supply.  Well, at Stitches South this year, I bought a spool of nylon thread, and silk thread in 2 colors.   
I had these natural aquamarine squares from a previous purchase 
and paired with a pale aqua silk thread.  I made this one for myself, since my birthday in March.

Dyed Pearls with blues silk thread. 

This idea came from a necklace I saw at Anthropologie.  This is one super long strand that wraps as many times as 4 as in the picture.  This is made with a denim color nylon.  Even with all these beads, the necklace has weight but it is not heavy.  

Pairing these beads together, I always thought I would use a blue thread but a red nylon thread won.  I have had these beads and the red nylon for some and finally over the summer I put them together.  I try to find a balance between form and freedom.  The number of each bead, with the number of stitches in between the beads, creating some spaces more random than others.  

This is a pale aqua thread with Size 8 japanese seeds beads, in a frosted iridescent steel gray.  Beads and bobbles create the necklace and earrings while straight beaded lines make the button band.  

Peacock color thread and random blue, green, and turquoise beads create this five strand freeform necklace, bracelet and earrings.  

I am continuing to work on beaded button bands, and I have some more beads strung for new creations to be worked up soon.  Enjoy!

Friday, September 23, 2011

To Blog or Not to Blog

Hello All.
 I have been asking myself for the last few months, do I make time for blogging or just let it go?

I like to sharing with all of you, and it fun keeping up with everyone else too.  The issue is making the time... which is possible.  My daughter is in a pre-k class at our preschool, and she is in school on Fridays. So for the first time in 4 years, I have 4 hours to myself every Friday,  I don't care to spend it all cleaning, it should be time for creating, maintaining my shop, and blogging.  Here I am picking up where I left off with pictures of the sweater I made this last spring.  

I have spent the summer making dishcloths for our house, and hot pads too.  I have not found any that I like at any store I been to visit.  I have made some shawls, and thingymabobs. 
 And  jewelry, I will share that next time.  

Wednesday, February 16, 2011


Recently,  I had an order for some ponytails and clips and just sold these large ponytails, as well to the same customer.  The request came on Valentine's Day, I made them Monday night and took pictures yesterday afternoon, listed them last night after crochet meet up.  Then mailed them this morning, quite a turn around.   

I am now working on this cardigan from the latest issue of Interweave Crochet.  I was at Michael's and spotted some clearance Bernat Softee Baby, in an Aqua color.  I hope to finish it over next weekend.


Monday, January 24, 2011

Green and Gold

So the packers are once again going to the Super bowl and we cheese heads are super excited.   I thought I would show off my version of green and gold from my etsy store.


Monday, January 17, 2011

Happy New Year

Hello Everyone, I missed all the holidays time travels so fast sometimes.  We just had an unexpected vacation at home, I still had to work... but for a whole week we had the week off of school.  The state of Georgia only has 12 snow plows.  It started snowing at this time last Sunday and turned everything a snowy delightful white.  Then the following days it was so cold and icy.  Anyway hope all is well with all of you.