Monday, January 31, 2011

Always nice to have some "help"

The next project is underway .... with a little "help"

Job Done: Christmas Tree Skirt

Reading through other crafters' blogs I feel much less guilty about the amount of projects I constantly have 'on the go'. And this blogging format is definitely motivation to get out that (insert any project) that has needed just a teeny little bit more work for (insert any number of weeks/months/years). So, just needing to sew in some threads and add some ties, the first of my crochet Christmas tree skirts is done!

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Photography: The wrist strap

If your little camera has a wrist strap, you should always put it on ... if for no other reason than to avoid things like this!

Freddie - he's such a ham! We were actually trying to take a picture of a blanket.

The Weather January 2011

There's been some of this ...

... and a whole lot of that ...

In general, lots of grey skies and cold temperatures for the month of January .... roll on February and SPRING!!!!!

Pink Dots Baby Blanket

At last! The first real baby blanket that I have completed and been satisfied with in a very long time.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Wee Mousies ... to knit

Beautiful Quincy with his new red mousie

The first completed projects of the New Year seem to be a hit! Great for using up scraps of wool are these knitted mouse cat toys. Quincy seems sort of interested.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Painted Glass Balls

Painted Glass Balls on my wire Christmas Tree
This is a fun little ornament you can make in a variety of styles just by experimenting with colour combinations. They take very little work, you'll just need space to lay them out for a while to dry. Styrofoam cups which you can cut down to size are excellent for draining the paint while the ornament dries.

Christmas Cross Stitch Ornaments

What an adorable face this cute snowman has!
These cross-stitch Christmas ornaments are stitched on a perforated paper using two strands of floss. I like to finish them off with a backing of either adhesive metallic card stock or adhesive felt.