‘Tis the season

credenza with holiday decor

I have gotten so excited about Christmas decorations this year! I was really inspired by living up here near the mountains, seeing all the beautiful trees this fall, and just observing all the new nature around me. My parents came to visit for my mom's birthday, and I wanted everything to be really festive and magical for them, so I got busy and pulled the house together early this year. I made several fresh wreaths, swags, and such. I spraypainted branches with silver metallic paint for the Continue Reading

Holiday Gift Recap

The holidays always get so busy that a lot of times I don't get a chance to take pictures of handmade gifts, which annoys me since I like to document things! This year, several people got their gifts late, so photos were taken! Ha! I decided this year instead of my customary box of cookies, to make healthier food gifts. I know people are inundated with all manner of sugar, flour and fat over the holidays and thought I'd give a few things that would make for a healthier start to the new year. Continue Reading

Happy New Year!

I hope everyone had a fabulous holiday! I sure did. Lots of time with family! Christmas Eve we hung out, opened a few gifts, read the Christmas story and played Wii. Christmas morning I got spoiled all to heck! My mom got me a Canon Digital Rebel XSi and a dressform! She bought my brother the same camera so we could share lenses and he's already got a zoom lens! I cannot wait to play with the camera more. One of my goals this year is to learn more and become better at photography, and this new Continue Reading

Evangeline Mitts

Pattern: Evangeline by Michelle Szeghalmi Yarn: 1/2 or so skein of Noro Silver Thaw (50% Wool, 25% Angora, 25% Semi-Cashmere Nylon) in colorway 5 Needles: Size 5 bamboo DPNs Size: wrist length Started: December 11, 2008 Finished: December 13, 2008 Modifications: None at all! Final Verdict: A lovely cabled fingerless glove pattern. I made these for a coworker of mine and she loves them! I like that this pattern comes in two lengths, wrist length (shown here) and elbow-length, which would be great Continue Reading

7 Cities Crafters Holiday Bash

Had tons of fun at the 7 Cities Crafters holiday party on Sunday night! Check out this adorable pincushion that was one of the many awesome gifts in our white elephant gift swap. We had a huge group there! At least 25 people came. Presents ready for swappage. Mary W. led several of us in some embroidery... ...while the rest of us worked on needle felting led by Kristin! Great results, guys! We had some delicious food, got to hang out and had a terrific holiday & Continue Reading