Monday, February 28, 2011

World's Greatest Find

If you can find them, Mill Ends are a great buy. You will want to be sure to get enough yarn to complete your project because you might get your hands on more. You will also want to avoid projects that are particularly sensitive to dye lot changes. Like most crafters, I'm a bit of a yarn junkie and I'll pick up well priced bags on the off chance I'll find a project for it. But, at a dollar a skein, can you blame me?

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Help!!!!!

I can't seem to stop making these wee little monsters!
They are big hits with my 12 year-old daughter's friends.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Heart Pin

Here is a great last minute gift. And, I do mean minute, because this whips up fast.


Materials:
Small Amount of worsted weight yarn (in the photo I used baby soft pink yarn)
F/5 – 3.75 mm Hook
Pin Back
Tiny Silk Flowers
Hot Glue & Gun

Chain 4. (Make all stitches in the first chain.) 3 trc, 3dc, chain 1, 1 trc, chain 1, 3 dc, 3 trc, chain 2 and slip stitch. Fasten Off.

Stick silk flower through the hole created in the center of the heart and hot glue in place. Sew or glue pin back.

To attach to card stock, create two holes about 12” apart with hold punch.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

When do you Weave?

I'm working on a baby blanket. It is nothing more than a giant granny square. The directions called for weaving the ends in upon completion of the project. The thought of weaving all those ends in at once made me a little dizzy. So, I'm weaving as I complete each row. But, it got me thinking, when do you like to weave your ends in and why? Can't wait to hear from you.