Thanks for stopping by my little blog. Its purpose isn't so much to show off my work, it is more of a way for me to catalog the things I've created. I hope you enjoy peeking at my projects while you are here!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Another Scarf

Ok...so I know I said I was done crafting for a while...but I just can't stop myself! This is actually going to be a late Christmas gift, so I don't feel bad for avoiding the stack of grading I have. I did grade some first though...give and take right? ;) So my best friend from Jr. High and High School, who has lived in the desert all her life, is moving to Wisconsin in January. I figured I'd make her something she could use to stay warm, since being cold is the first thing she talked about after telling me they were moving.

During my search for a fun and quick scarf, I found this. It was perfect! I decided to do the alternating colors. The green I used is actually multi-toned. I know it is hard to tell in the picture. It is Vanna's Choice in Seaspray Mist and Soft White from Red Heart. I have never done a fringe before, and it didn't turn out exactly how I had hoped, but I'm happy with it.

Fun, no?

Oh, and I realized I never gave credit for the patterns I made for the pot holder and prayer scarf. Here they are! Potholder Prayer Scarf

I hope you had a fabulous Christmas! May your New Year be filled with blessings!

:) C

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Finished Off the Set of Cards

Alright - so I finished off the set of cards for my friend. I had the 5 I showed you before (only 4 designs because I made two of the "Thanks a bunch" cards).

I figured I'd make a simple blank one so she could use it for whatever. I had the pattern paper in my box and it is totally her style. I have no idea where the paper is from because some moms were doing a project with my students a few years back and this was just a leftover sheet of paper. The dragonfly on the outside as well as the little charm on the inside were cut from the Doodlecharms cart. Love how this turned out!

I thought I'd do a Get Well card for her set. I'm not sold on how the colors turned out in this one. I really need more paper. With all the cricut stuff I have purchaced in the last 72 hours, I think paper is going to have to wait. ;) Anyway...I do like the little Peachy Keen faces I used though! They are both from the Teacher Says! stamp set. The pattern paper was again, just from my stack. Not a clue where it came from!

Ok. This was the 8th and final card I made for the set, and I have to say...it is my favorite! My inspiration came from here. My SIL, Ruthie, from over at Septemberninth and Theresa, The Scrapbooking Queen have started a new Tacky Tuesday challenge! It sounds so fun...be sure to check it out. Anyway...I was looking at Theresa's card and I just loved the little bee. I had to find a way to use one. Both patterned papers in this card are from the SLAB IV from Michaels. Love, LOVE how this turned out.

Alright, well...I think that's my last project for a while. I have a mighty large stack of grading staring me in the face. ;)

Thanks for stopping in!

:) C

Wednesday, December 22, 2010


Ok so first off I have to give a shout out to my SIL Ruthie for getting me all inspired and introduced to the Cricut scene. Also, I owe special thanks to her scrapping Bestie, Theresa - she knows why. ;) Ok, now for the cards. These are all going in a gift set to a friend for Christmas.

This first one is my very first Cricut card ever! I thought it turned out pretty cute.

The solid cardstock paper, honestly, I bought it so long ago that I can't tell you what it is. All I know is that it came in a jumbo pack at Costco. LOL! The flowers and lettering were all cut from the Walk in My Garden Cart, which is quickly becoming my favorite. I finished off the inside with some lavender pattern paper that I got from the SLAB IV pack at Michaels a long time ago.

This next card was also cut using the Walk in My Garden Cart. The striped paper
on the front is from Making Memories. It is the Fresh Anthology Collection - Sydney. Again, purchased forever ago. I finished off the inside with a cute little sunflower with a smile! The
stamp is a Peachy Keen Stamp from the Teacher Says! pack. I am loving these stamps! Thanks Ruthie for getting me hooked on a neat product!

These last two are both cut from the Mini Monograms cart. The green and blue pattern paper is from the SLAB IV pack again. I finished the inside of each card with a piece of the same pattern paper from the front. They are simple, but hey, that's how I roll!

That's it for now! Thanks for stopping by!

:) C

A Few Past Projects

Well, to get things started I figured I'd upload some shots of a few of my old projects. Let's see if I can figure this out. This first one is a shawl/lap blanket I knitted for my Grandma Hazel. She passed away almost two years ago, so this project is special to me. She taught me to knit when I was a little girl. I have a picture of her using it and I will treasure it always.

It is a simple pattern, knit 2 rows, pearl 2 rows. It turned out so soft and beautiful. I used Caron Simply Soft Yarn and knitted in some Fun Fur yarn from Lion Brand on both ends.

This next one is a baby blanket I quilted for a friend of mine. The theme was sports.

This next project is also a baby blanket I knitted for another set of friends. The pattern was a little complicated, but it used a seed stitch to make the border of the squares. I used Sugar 'n Cream 100% cotton yarn. I love this yarn and use it for a lot of my projects.

Those are all over two years ago! Here are some more recent ones.

This first one is a scarf I just finished for a friend of mine. She is going through chemo right now (thankfully with great results!) and I wanted to make her a prayer shawl (where you pray for the person as you knit it) but I didn't have time to make a project that large. So I made her a prayer scarf! I used Caron Simply Soft yarn. I crocheted this one using a alternating rows of double crochet and single crochet, with a slant stitch in the double crochet rows.

This next one was a fun one. It's a potholder I made for my Sister-In-Law, Ruthie. It is just a simple single crochet. It has a back that is plain white. It was supposed to turn out square, I'm not sure what happened. I used the Sugar 'n Cream 100% cotton yarn again. Love that yarn for all my kitchen projects!

Ok, that's enough for now! Some cards coming soon!

:) C