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You can find me on Flickr and Ravelry as kjsunflower.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Felt Ornaments

                                                       I made a little tree up but it kinda looks crappy. The glue shows a bit 
                                                 but I wasn't sure what else to use for the pompoms.  I may try another tree
                                                 but with different decorations next time.
                                                          I made this owl on Thursday.  It's out of the Fa La La La Felt book also.
                                                     I got a little crazy with the stitches, as I've said, a sewer I am not. I'm having
                                                     fun learning though. I was thinking I would make several and make them into a
                                                   garland or something.
                                                            I've also been busy working to finish the vintage stripe afghan that's been
                                                      sitting about forever. I finished the stripes and now I need to sew in the ends.
                                                   I really want to make the granny stripes afghan from Attic24. I found an edging I really
                                                 like at another site to go with it. I have such a short attention span but I'm so drawn to afghans!
                                                      So I'm gonna fly through this one so I can move on to the next.
                                                      That's the newest with me. Till next time!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Fa La La La Felt

 Hello again! 
I wanted to show my newest craft books and a couple of things I made. 
I'm gearing up for Christmas, I have several things I want to make. 
I bough the Fa La La La Felt book, it has the cutest felt projects. My brother and I spent Saturday working on a couple things from this book. I'm new to working with felt, I must say, it's quite fun. I'm going to be making more from this book, it's got some sweet little projects in it.
This is a crochet ball ornament, I like the pattern but I don't like how this sparkle yarn looks. I'll probably make more with a different yarn. Then you just had the little hooks to hang it on the tree.
 Another craft book I bought, it has several types of crafts in it. I said I think it's for kids, so it will probably work for me. I can't sew very well and since I am just starting in felt I figured it would be a good starter book. I haven't made anything out of it yet but I plan on doing that in the next couple of days.
I made this crochet bell. A good pattern only I want to add a row to the bottom that flares out a bit more.
It's cute though and makes me think of my grandma and all the old ornaments she has for her tree. 

 I made this from the Fa La La La Felt book.
I love gingerbread projects of any kind! I had a lot of fun making this at my brother's, he made one too. I didn't have any ribbon but some old rick rack did the trick!
This is the other project I made from that book, a ginger doll.
I had a little trouble with her but she's still cute.
I definitely want to make more out of that book, it's got some adorable stuff in it. 
Like the picture on the front, I want to make those trees. 
So I've been kinda busy with projects and reading and I just discovered The FlyLady's site. I'm a terrible cleaning person, not the everyday things but the deep cleaning kind of stuff.
It's overwhelming so I was happy to find her and see if I can manage things better with a little help. It's easier having some direction sometimes! 
Okay, I'm off, I've been fiddling on the computer for way to long (it is rather addicting!) so I'd better go do something that needs doing! Happy day to all! 


Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Mr. Owl Pillow

       Well I finally got a project done! I was shopping with my brother at Jo-Anne fabric store and saw this flier. I 
        love owls so of course I had to get it and all the supplies right then and there. I dropped everything else and 
      have just worked on the pillow. I had a couple misshaps but it all righted itself out. I like the basic pattern and you could probably make anything you wanted out of it. The pattern shows little green eyes but as I pilfered in my button stash I spotted these yellow ones. I love yellow and they were sweet and shiny. So on they went. I'm very happy with it and now it will be treasured.
     My daughter Shelby and my husband Howard got started on pumpkins. Matthew had no interest so Shelby made his also. Seems like the interest level ebbs little by little every year. Sigh. Maybe we'll fair better with Christmas. Hope everyone had a good Halloween and I'll be back soon.