Thursday, September 30, 2010

Mirror mirror on the wall....



 Speedy (back), Fruity (middle) and Climber

The guys.
 I love these guys crazy as it seems. 

Take care,

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One down and one to go

This one is finally finished and ready to be washed.

This one is in the final stages of quilting.  Binding in the morning.

Take care,

Missing days past.

Original artwork by S.Pfahler.

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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Vampire Knits.

Have you seen this? 

If you haven't, you're missing out.  It really is a beautiful book with 28 patterns that were inspired by  her "favorite creatures of the night". 

From the press release:

“Author Genevieve Miller started out as your average knitter: making hats, blankets, and sweaters, and altering patterns when she couldn’t find exactly what she wanted. But it wasn’t until Miller got swept away by Stephanie Meyer’s Twilight series that she was inspired to design her own patterns. Vampire Knits reflects her desire to step inside the books she loved so much and interact with them in her own hands-on way — knitting. The appealing and easy-to-knit projects found in the book range from cool sweaters to cozy neck protectors, blood-drop socks to a werewolf hat for your favorite shapeshifter. Gloves inspired by Twilight’s Bella Swan, blood-red jewelry, stylish vampire capelets, and a beautiful diary cover are just a few of the timeless items crafty vampire fans have been clamoring for.

Vampire Knits includes 28 projects by vampire and werewolf fans across the country and beyond. Some are knitwear designers, but many are students, professionals, or stay-at-home moms who love to knit and design. their projects in Vampire Knits make it the first collection of knitting projects for dreamy mysterious vampires, and the fans who love them. Whether you’re team Edward, Team Jacob, or simply a member of Team Vampire, you’re destined to find the perfect accessory to evoke the spirit of the most beloved undead characters.”

Publisher: Potter Craft; Original edition

Release Date: September 14, 2010

ISBN-10: 030758660X

ISBN-13: 978-0307586605

 You can find her here and here on her blog.

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 *written with permission of the author.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Yippee , another finish!

26.5 by 24.5 inches Handweaved toothbrush rug.
Dark blues and yellows, very bright and cheery.
This is for sale. If you're interested drop me a line.
Take care,

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Sunday, September 19, 2010

Bound, labeled and tied up with string.

whew... finished.  This one was definately a learning experience from start to finish.  So many interesting and annoying things happened while making this. I've written down my problem areas  and where I ran into trouble as I went along and will do some research because there has to be an easier way that someone else discovered the same way I did. I'm happy with it, and glad  to move on to the next project. 

What are you working on?

Take care,

Saturday, September 18, 2010

The wedding was the best

other than my own of course.

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Introducing Greenie.

Take care,

I've been side tracked for the last few days

.... working on gifts for upcoming events. I enjoy sitting on the couch with Brody at night and stitching under the glow of the hermit crab tank while they move things about in their tank. Yes for those of you who don't know we are now the proud owners of 3 hermit crabs that were saved from eminent death. More on that in another post.

I've been working on a double whipped running stitch and practiced on a sampler for a while before doing on the scrappy star pillow. It went together easily and I am quite happy with it. I did however find out that some of the greens fabric used in this star and in the "Hanna" quilt were never color set and had a lot of bleeding in the wash.

I woke up this morning upset at the dye bleed and knew that it was going to bother me and I would fret over it especially since the wedding is today and this is the gift. I went to the store to get carbona dye corrector and prayed for the best. It did take out the bleed but unfortunately it took out some dye from other fabric within the quilt and on here. Live and learn.

I've been going through all of our clothes and these next few weeks are focused on Brian's closet. I've been making panel shorts out of jeans that were thrifted this summer adding elastic waist bands, which is much easier for an eight year old. At this age he has little interest in what he wears and has no concept of what is" cool" in a surfing town... yet.

For Miss Kaiya it's all about tattoos and princesses, so we came up with the knee princess. The Body Crayon Book is a big hit with the little kids that come here to play. Today will be rainbows and butterflies before cousin Matty gets here to hang with them while we head to the wedding. The Princess and the frog movie is her choice for tonight. I'm sure the boys will be thrilled.

Take care,

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