Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Oliver & Sadie Sue

This is Oliver (Olie) . I just found this cross stitch pattern and thought it looked so much like him! I was so excited. Since he is a mix its hard to find patterns and pictures that actually look like him. Its ordered and on its way! He's one of two dogs that we have ....the others name is Sadie Sue (Tootie) and she is a German Shepherd Chow mix. I already have a beautiful tapestry pillow of a German Shepherd. She seems to be on the blonder side of their breed colors. They are both so lovable:)

Monday, June 29, 2009

Home Sweet Home

I made this cross stitch project along time ago (high school), but I still like it! I know what you all are thinking and I'm really not that old! I have since lost the pattern book & am pretty sure that its not available any more. On the bright side, Ive already cross stitched my favorite pattern out of it so its ok:) Its sorta hard to tell by the picture, but its a white cottage on a background of the multicolored natural aida cloth. It was done on 14 count, which is what I almost always use (personal pref.) Since I ran across it again I just thought I'd share it with every one.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Fairy Shoes

This was made for a swap themed "Fairy Shoes". (This one is being sent to Italy!) I used stiffened glitter felt and added jewel and star embellishments. Its all hand sewn. The pattern is fun and simple....Give it a try!

This Fairy Shoe was made for a "Fascinating Pin Cushion" Swap. I used the same pattern, but added a bottle cap pin cushion in the heel. This is also hand sewn, beaded, and embroidered.
The pattern can be found at http://allsorts.typepad.com/allsorts/2007/11/ears-to-your-el.html .

Monday, June 22, 2009

Pints & Purls Knitting Book

I thought this was to funny when I first saw it in an ad. Then I happened across the book. Looking forward to some cool projects:)
Like the frog pictured? That was a special birthday gift from my son a couple years back.
Its one of my favorites:) Wow frogs and knitting-- how appropriate!
(Rip-it, Rip-it)

Pink Pink Pink

Pink lilies-- they are one of my favorites! Ive been waiting for them all to open. Finally, when I went out today they were blooming!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Father's Day!

In the Garden

Ive been playing around alot in the garden lately, and figured crafts can wait for those really hot or rainy days. I love the look of the Loose Stride Gooseneck flowers (the white ones at the top). Just some thing about them all in a row and bloomed out strikes my fancy. The purple flowers are Campanula Kent Bells ( Nodding grape blue flowers). I was very surprised to find these in the garden this year since I didnt plant them. They go great in my cottage garden! A wonderful natures surprise. Last but not least is the Hen and Chicks I added last year. Ive never really seen them bloom with flowers on them so you can imagine how thrilled I was to find the pink blooms crowning the top. I know they are very common, but I cant help but like them. Pink happens to be my favorite color so I was impressed:)

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Dalton's 8th Grade Graduation

Notice that the shirt was tucked in! (above ) hahahaha

The boys are back in town ...

Dalton....I'm so proud of you! Congratulations!!!!!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

A Little Audrey

Old movie buff? Me too! This is an ATC made for a swap themed "Audrey". She is one of favorite actresses.

Everything Cross Stitch

I cant help window shopping for cross stitch ! Love it. They come out with the most amazing pictures to do. I thought these were awesome ....and wanted to see what you thought. I put them in the order of my favorites from top to bottom. What's your vote for first pick?

Coffee Coffee Coffee

I havent really added many of my paper crafts, so I thought I would throw in a few of my ATC's (artist trading cards) and some inchies I enjoyed making. Since I was going with the coffee theme thought I'd share these too.

Time for Tea Biscornu

Even though summer is here I still love the tea and coffee themes. Cant seem to get enough of them and am always looking for new patterns. I have found more that I would like to get done.
My list of to do projects is out of control so Im taking it one project at a time.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Dalton's Indian Summer Afghan (Crochet)

The Indian Summer Afghan uses the same pattern as the Rainbow Waves afghan. I just changed the colors more fitting for a boy. This has been an on going WIP for some time. The only thing I have to finish is the trim. I promise I will get it done before you move out:)

Kelsey's Rainbow Waves Afghan (Crochet)

A few years ago I decided to make both my children an afghan they could have to take with them to college or their (some day) own homes. Pretty much a grown up afghan. Of coarse, I was planning ahead--alot! My Great Grandma Opal had crocheted gifts and afghans for holidays and birthdays for as long as I could remember-- all through my childhood and young adult life. She always had a WIP going and was the type that could sit and crochet with no pattern. So, thats the way I learned too. I did learn the very basics when I was little ...either from her or an older neighbor that lived down the street from us. Mom was always a good sport and bought me a skein of yarn and one crochet hook. She probably figured it would keep me busy and out of trouble for a while. I still have the gifts Grandma Opal crocheted for all us great-grandkids and cherish them. However, she never knew that I actually took up crochet later on.
At one time, she had asked me what I wanted for my 16th birthday....I chose a blue and white afghan and told her to surprise me with the pattern. So that year I received a blue and white ripple afghan. A very special gift made just for me.The afghan has survived years of "love" and still washes up to look brand new. It's still one of my favorite things and is like wrapping up in one of her big 'ole hugs. In wanting to pass on the tradition of giving and receiving afghans to my kids the Rainbow Waves and Indian Summer afghans were the results of my efforts. Maybe some day they will get fancier ones, but for now we are all happy with these.

This pattern was used for both afghans.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Ravelry: steepndeep's Summer Shells Afghan

This beautiful summer afghan was made by a friend of mine on Ravlery.com. I have to say that it is one of my favorites! Its done in a crochet shell pattern accented with the ocean greens and blues. Love Love Love it! Thanks Jody for sharing this with us.

Good Morning ...

I'm not usually a good morning person, but I have to say that this was worth getting up early for! It's a really simple veggie omlet. Its just scrambled eggs for the omlette,stuffed with three chopped mild peppers(yellow,orange & red), broccholi, cauliflower, and some shredded cheddar cheese. Hmmm
I guess you can tell by the picture I hate doing dishes too=)