Archive for the ‘Crafty Stuff’ Category

Chantilly lace and a pretty face…

So… I have lots to do.  Unpacking at the new house, packing more stuff at the old house, cleaning the old house, cleaning the new house, writing a speech for Toastmasters, making some crafty stuff, reading my library books, checking out Oktoberfest, scheduling a massage,… So, what did I spend my last three hours doing?  [...]

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Get up and shake the glitter off your clothes now…

Click here to view these pictures larger Here is Miss Madeline in her Tinkerbell Halloween costume that I made!  I love sewing Halloween costumes!!  She chose the pattern from a pattern book, and she chose the fabrics (with a little bit of guidance…).  The skirt is 4 layers of lovely shimmery pink organza.  It was [...]

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You know knittin’s friendly and knittin’s fun…

I’ve mentioned my new Knifty Knitter toys.  Well, like any time I take up a new crafty pursuit, I have to go all out.  It wasn’t enough to buy the Knifty Knitter set of 4 round looms.  I also bought a Knifty Knitter rectangular loom.  Then, after doing some things with big fat knits, I [...]

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And behind her little silver ring…

Tina made me this awesome gorgeous jewelry case several months ago.  I thought I had pictures of the whole thing up on the blog somewhere, but I can’t find them now.  At the time, I was wearing (and making) truckloads of beaded necklaces & earring, but I wasn’t wearing very many rings.  My fingers were [...]

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Baubles, bangles, bright shiny beads…

I made this!  I got to attend my second craft day at a friend’s house on Sunday.  This particular friend runs a fabulous online bead shop out of her house!  The problem with going to craft day at her house is that I tend to spend money on beads when I go there.  The bigger beads [...]

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In the arts of antediluvian crafts…

More stuff I made! I would tell you that this is my first attempt at tatting, but that would be a lie.  This is probably attempt number 23 at tatting, after tossing 22 other attempts before I could figure it out.  Thank goodness for YouTube videos and books and the internet.  It took me forever [...]

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Just sittin’ with your knittin’ all day long…

I made these! OK, they are not super impressive.  But – I made them!  It was really sort of an experiment with my fun new Knifty Knitters to see what different stitches and techniques and stuff looked like, so I could try to figure out what I’m doing before I try out a “real” project.  [...]

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I melt…

Last weekend, I went to the Greeley Arts Picnic.  Of course, the main attraction was the food (especially the crepes!), but there was a lot of art and crafty stuff to check out too.  I always like to go look at things and think, “I could make that!”  Or, more often, “Tina could totally make [...]

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Would you like to swing on a star?

Look at the new awesomeness I have in my backyard!! Tina brought the swing from her Mom’s house, and built the frame for it and painted it a couple of weekends ago.  It’s well shaded by the jungle of trees back there, and very nice to sit on!  Tomorrow I might try out laying down [...]

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What do I do with me?

I’m looking for some recommendations. So, next weekend, I’ll be heading to Snowmass with Tina for the weekend.  Her crazy rich uncle (who also has houses in Tampa, Puerto Rico, and who knows where else, and spends lots of every year vacationing somewhere fabulous) invites her to his place in Snowmass every year to play lots [...]

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