Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Teeny Tiny Tree!

I had to knit a teeny, tiny Christmas tree hat for my Lady Lawyer Lane bestie's sweet little baby boy! He wasn't supposed to be here yet so it was a last minute project added to my to-do list, but it came out SO CUTE! It's so small it really only took a few hours, and the pom-poms were from my kiddie craft stash so I just had to sew them on.

Monday, April 16, 2018

Taco Truck Box Card Thank You!

My sister was so sweet to host us while we were traveling through Jacksonville on our way to and back from Key West that I wanted to make sure to send her an extra special card. She LOVES tacos, and I remembered that SVGCuts had a taco truck box card design, so I sat down, whipped out my trusty Silhouette Cameo and started cutting out pieces. I love watching their assembly videos...Mary makes the assembly so easy to understand, AND it's like crafting with a fun friend...that you can rewind!

You may remember seeing other box card designs I've made...I have to say I love the dimensionality without having to worry about how I can ship them! It's a fun way to wow someone! Mary's designs are always super detailed too...the taco even has a vellum wrapper!! And can you see the headlights?!?!

Friday, March 23, 2018

Sushi and Geishas

I saw Instagram posts of cards made using these sets and I think I'll be spending quite a bit of time recreating my favorites, stay tuned!!

Friday, March 9, 2018

Little Bunny

A friend of mine is expecting a little boy soon and loves this little set I put together should bring a smile to her face! I made the diaper cover from a one piece pattern I found on Ravelry and then used my pompom maker for the first time to make the super sweet tail. The hat is a pattern by Susan B Anderson, and while I think it may be too big...I'm hoping it will still make for super cute photos for the new mom!

Monday, February 26, 2018

Kitty Kat Hat

I can't bear to call this hat by its pattern name...let's just say it's another name for kitty. ANYHOO...the little knitting group of attorneys that meets at my house are all going to whip one of these hats up. They were interested in the pattern so I gifted each of them the yarn and needles for Christmas. It's a  fast knit(not in the round)and I was quick to finish it...even though it took me weeks to take the time to seam it up. Now it's done and will hopefully motivate the other ladies to finish theirs!

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Twas The Night Before Christmas Socks

My Christmas Eve cast-on socks are finished! My Mom had the great idea to highlight the tree design by adding little star buttons (that we found in Jo-Ann Fabrics)...and I think it really makes the trees pop! I'll have to take a photo when I'm wearing them, but for now...look at the little trees!

Friday, February 2, 2018

Shaving Cream Marbling

 I saw the coolest video on Instagram where a woman used shaving cream to marble paper. I must admit a weakness for the look of marbled paper so I was super intrigued. I looked into the technique on Youtube figuring you couldn't fake great results there, and after it seemed to check out I headed to the Dollar Tree for supplies. I picked up a can of shaving cream and a squeegee...that's it! I already had some acrylic paint. I came home and filled the bottom of a plastic container with a layer of shaving cream.Then I dropped paint into the cream and swirled designs with a toothpick. After that I cut cardstock to fit flat in the container and laid the cardstock onto the cream. Then I just squeegeed it off and let the paper dry!

Look at the great designs the marbling technique made! Once I had made a few I learned a bit better how to manipulate the paint to get the patterns I liked best.

I'm excited to use the paper in projects!

Monday, January 15, 2018

First 2018 Crafting

Work started off pretty intense right away on January 2nd so the crafting hasn't been happening too much. I'm still knitting away on my Christmas socks and I have some other projects I'll want to be starting soon, but I haven't gotten the chance to finish a lot. I was able to make these Italian-themed thank-you cards for my Mom and nephew. I'm so glad I had a great reason to use this fun stamp set from Newton's Nook. I look forward to making more! Using the dies to cut them out is SO much easier than using an Exacto knife....I can't believe it took me so long to jump on the die-cutting bandwagon!

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Chair Project

We're up with my Mom between Christmas and the New Year and I was looking at her office chair when I realized we had updated her living room but the office chair hadn't been fixed up. I wasn't completely positive if we could fix it up,but decided to give it a try.

We headed to Jo-Ann Fabrics where we found the perfect shade of blue in an upholstery fabric. We headed back to the house where Hubby helped take the chair apart so we could recover the seat and redo the backing. He and I pulled tight and reassembled the chair and were pretty happy with the results! 

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Christmas Eve Cast-On 2017

I've really grown to love casting-on socks for the Little Bobbins Christmas Eve cast-on.  I think this cast-on is the third year I've done it, and I love coming up with a pattern and yarn and looking at all the projects being knit around the world. This year Little Bobbins kept it easy...she designed the 'Twas the Night Before Christmas' socks that have trees knit into the fabric. I stopped by a local yarn store and picked up some yarn that will hopefully do the pattern justice and now I'm all ready with a fun holiday movie, my Christmas bag, DPN holder, stitchmarker, AND When Figs Fly port from a local winery. What a festive way to spend Christmas Eve...and that doesn't even include my birthday cake! Merry Christmas!