Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Amy Butler!!!!

I recently made these two bags to give to a charity auction that my mother-in-law was involved with. The smaller one is called "The Sophia Carry-All" and the larger one is "The Weekender Bag." I modified some from the original design, only because of the time I had to make them and send them in a certain amount of time. I really love how they turned out and now I plan on making a set for myself from the same fabric.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Gabe's Rosary

As promised, here is Gabe's rosary. It really turned out! His birthstone is pearl so he picked out the blue colored pearls because he thought they were "manly" enough for him! He is such the little man.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Pearl and Crystal Inspired!

I made two rosaries for my nieces, Bailey and Carly, who celebrated their First Holy Communion this past weekend. I used glass beads in their birthstone color with clear glass beads and bead caps to highlight each decade. Then my son Gabriel mentioned that I never made one for him. So we headed after school to the craft store for him to pick out the kind of beads he wanted me to use. His birthstone is the pearl, so he chose a blue/silver pearl with blue glass beads for each of his decades. In the time he did his chores, I finished it and had it waiting for him. Close up of the girl's beads.
After I was done with his rosary, I made myself a new pair of earrings using a kind of light gold pearls and bead caps like the ones I used in my niece's rosary but in a gold finish.

I will post a pic of Gabe's rosary tomorrow.

Friday, March 28, 2008

Almost Finished!

Here's the last group of things I needed to catch the world up on. I'm experimenting with a few new purse styles and whether or not they would sell if I made them...

More items to post!

Here are two bracelets and a necklace I made. The green bracelet is for an auction at the school I used to work for. The robin's nest was an Easter present to myself.

OMG! Has it really been that long since I posted!

Here's all of the items I have recently crocheted.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Baby Star Afghan

In all of my crafty time, I have never crocheted anything larger than a scarf. Then I fell in love with pattern I found online, Beth's Little Star Afghan (http://www.angelfire.com/va3/heartfeltangels/littlestarafghan.html). It turned out better than I ever thought it would. I will probably keep my first one but I am already planning to make them for family and friends who are expecting. On the next one, I am going to crochet a row of white in between each different rainbow color.

Arggggggh! I'm home with the family going stir crazy!

Happy Snow Day from the Midwest!

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Cell phone charm

I actually made this before Christmas but am just getting around to showing off a picture of it. A former coworker of mine contacted me and asked if I would make a cell phone charm for a relative of hers as a present. I had made one for her as a going away present when she left where we worked and she loved it. I really like how it turned out. Where you see the square soldered charm I have blocked the personal information but it had the person's name on the front and her phone number on the back.

Sunday, January 20, 2008


My husband Greg left yesterday for London on business. He'll be gone a week, and today my son Gabe and I find ourselves taking it easy. While I was perusing around on my laptop, I found this picture that I had downloaded from Gabe's flash drive of a trip he took to the WWI museum here in Kansas City with my brother, David. Tanks and airplanes, guns and helmets usually bore me so I had not looked thoroughly through the pictures when I came upon this. Gabe says he must have been talking when my brother took the picture. His expression is priceless!

With the husband gone, I needed something to make me smile.

Monday, January 14, 2008

First finished project of the year!

Whew! This pillow is my first finished crafty project for the year! It was inspired by a pillow I saw on http://www.jonathanadler.com/ , a very mod needlepoint, named Bargello Diamonds. Well, knowing that my wonderful husband Greg would not allow us to purchase a pillow for $110, I decided I would try and make a close copy. I used plastic canvas instead of needlepoint canvas for the front, to make it easier. The back of the pillow is brown wool felt and I attached the two pieces together with brown yarn using the blanket stitch. The finished size is 6x6. Enjoy!

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Happy 2008!

I can't believe the Holiday season is over! All the planning, family, friends and fun--all over! This year I was "very Martha" and had my first homemade Christmas. I made cookies and candy for gifts, a stocking for my son and niece, and...big drum roll... pozole and eight dozen tamales (by myself) to serve on Christmas Day for all of my husband's and my family. The tamales not only looked good but tasted good too! At least that's what everyone told me...he he.


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