Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Its all about giving


 I can show you this finished project.

Feels like I have been 
working on this


Its finally done!!

Seems everyone likes it

These two snuggle up on it 
every chance they get  

The bobble edge 
has a vintage feel

A special Christmas gift 
for 2 special people

Cant wait to give it to them!!


Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Something to Keep You Warm

Here is a peek at one of the 
projects I have been working on 

I had a request for some leg warmers 

I think they came out pretty cute!!

Happy Holidays


Sunday, November 25, 2012

My new favorite lamp

I bought a vintage jar type lamp a while back and had an old wire lampshade sitting on it 
f o r e v e r.  
Recently while at an estate sale warehouse I saw a wire lampshade with vintage scarves tied around it.  Since then this idea has been in stuck in my head.  Ive gotta find some scarves for my empty lampshade.  Every thrift store I visited I was on the hunt for scarves.

While at Spellbound - which by the way was an amazing event - we had an excursion to the Rose Bowl flea market and I was on a mission to collect myself some scarves.


There were a couple booths that had a huge box of them for me to dig thru and they were cheep.

Today I had the chance to sit down 
and create my lamp.

I love the way it turned out

Now my lamp is complete

But as I look at the pictures I'm thinking now I should paint the wood base a bright color to match the scarves.

Maybe its not complete...yet?


Sunday, November 18, 2012

Foster the People

I had a special order for a
Foster the People soldered necklace.

So I had to put down my crochet hook 
and do some jewelry making!!

 Michaels had yarn on sale last week 
so I stocked up :)

I have been crocheting 
chunky infinity scarves.

 Cowl scarves 

And slouchy beanies 

These are in the works....

If you see anything you like 
email me.

Im thinking about putting some of it 
in my Etsy shop.


Sunday, November 4, 2012

Getting ready for Spellbound

I cant believe its almost here
Spellbound is next week in Pasadena 

I'm so excited to attend
and meet up with old friends

I have been working today 
to get this finished for the 
Altered Bottle swap

and finish these little 
tablemate gifties 

Next....to figure out what to wear
and get my supplies together

Im starting to feel the stress...
and excitement!!


Sunday, October 28, 2012

Some quick & easy crochet projects

My newest crochet obsession....

And shawls

And this little diva wanted headbands

Harmony Shawl pattern here
I used a really big hook

Shell Headband pattern here
This pattern only takes about 10 minutes

A Little Slouchy Beanie pattern here

What are you making?


Thursday, October 25, 2012

Little Red

Trick or Treat.....

I had a special request for a 
red hooded cape.

Thanks Bonnie for the photos :)

I used this free pattern from Ravelry.
I modified it a little.

Did I mention how much 
I love that website??

Her mom purchased the cute
vintage dress from Etsy.  
Its perfect for Little Red.

All ready for trick-or-treat!


Sunday, September 23, 2012

Floral Mohair Wrap - Done!

Finally.....its done and 

I  {{LOVE}} it 

I have never crocheted with 
mohair before and it was 
challenging at first

But after a while I got the 
rhythm of the yarn 
(I did have to rip out a couple 
mistakes....it wasn't easy)

Its soft and kinda fuzzy 

....and I can hardly wait to wear it

I have lots of yarn left 
and some other colors

 I think I will start another
....maybe a poncho?


Saturday, September 22, 2012

And the winner is.....


Who woulda thought???

I love it when I am presented with the opportunity to be 
creative at work
After all my job is  
Bookkeeper and 
Administrative Assistant 
for a 163 unit 
senior retirement community

Nothing creative about that!

Every year our home office 
has a contest
(although at the time 
I didnt know it was a contest)
for the Activities coordinators in each community to present the 
programs and activities 
that we have had
throughout the year
....in a creative way

Well for some reason 
(which I will respectfully not disclose)
our activities coordinator had done nothing, it was Friday, 
and the project was due in 
Seattle the next Tuesday

My boss called me in her office and 
presented me with her dilemma 
- overtime approved - 
do what you need to 
get this project done

Welcome to 
**Fairwinds Five Star Fun Circus**

I went to Michaels,
 wandered around to gather ideas 
and see what was available 
...at the last minute

I took a lampshade, covered it in 
red & white striped paper 
and made a base for my tent

  I used poster board to make 
the blue tent top

The circus images I have been 
collecting on Pinterest

I found some cute popcorn bags 
that I placed around the tent 
to hold the rolled up flyers 
(that had each event on it)
and other fun things that 
had our info in it

Inside the circus tent I placed fun things with wording that represented our programs

The main presentation is a banner 

Where each pendant flips open 
to reveal the required info
(let me tell you formatting the
info to fit in that triangle was NOT fun)

I attached the banner ribbon to the underside of the tent top so when you pull off the lid
 the banner strings out.  
(wish I had a picture of this but I relied on 
someone else at work to take the pictures 
before they sent it off 
and I guess they didn't read my mind)

Inside I used fun little balloons 
to keep things from rattling around 
during shipping.

So there you have it....

**Fairwinds Five Star Circus**

It was a stressful looong weekend, 
but the results were worth it!!
(and I got Monday off!)

I LOVE a good creative challenge!

Im anxious to see what the prize is...
I know part of it is a trip to Seattle!!


Sunday, September 16, 2012

Im going to sit here all day and crochet!!

Friday night was my daughters graduation from Paul Mitchell School

They had a fashion show and my 
grand daughter was in it

Then spent all Saturday 
(it was 100 degrees!!)
at Legoland....
mostly at the water park

Today Im going to sit here all day 
and work on this

My idea of fun...