Sunday, December 28, 2014

Happy Holidays

Merry Christmas!

I thought I should 
take some pictures
of my decorations 
before I take them down

I have been collecting 
vintage glass ornaments
for years and last year 
I bought a silver tree 
that was on sale.

Here she is in all her glory!!

This santa was made by my mom
several years ago when she
was making porcelain dolls

 Other stuff around my apartment

A new snowman addition this year
made in a class I recently took
from Colleen Moody

Another new addition this year
a deer that I may leave up
all year round
(the ornaments are removable)

I hope you had a
Merry Christmas

I'm looking forward to a
New Year!!

Now for my current obsession

For me!


Sunday, December 7, 2014

Little Sweater Love

I have been making
 a lot of jewelry lately 
and needed a little
crochet time.

I found this cute pattern
and made some little sweaters
for my sweet grand daughter
and a couple of friends

 I started with one

and they were so 
easy and fast
to make

That I couldn't stop

But now its time to get off
the couch and do something else!

Like dishes and laundry


Sunday, September 21, 2014

A Renewed Love for Soldering

Last Sunday 
I had a soldering class
with the very talented
Debby Anderson

I have always loved making
soldered jewelry
but haven't really put in
enough practice to be good at

It takes a LOT of practice!!

This class renewed my love
for soldering and
I have been practicing a lot
 over the past week

The class was held at
Michelle Hurtt's new studio
Vintage Bloom in Tustin

Photo by Debby Anderson
It was so much fun spending
the day with my creative friends
Sally, Margo and Kathie
who also took the class

I made this piece in class

This is what I have been working on 
over the past week 

The aqua beads are handmade too

And theres more on my table
in various stages
ready to be finished

Im off to finish them!


Tuesday, August 19, 2014

A Modern Chevron

My son and his wife 
just bought their first home
and I have been working on
a housewarming gift

A modern version of the 60's chevron
I love the way it turned out

I used this pattern
from All Things Bright and Beautiful

I used I Love This Yarn
from Hobby Lobby

And I do LOVE this yarn
Its so soft and cuddly
I got the pattern here

I even had enough yarn left over
to make a matching pillow

I used this chevron stitch
for the pillow and
added vintage buttons

After making so many other blankets
with lots of ends to weave in
this one was a breeze!!

Im having a hard time 
waiting until they move in
to give it to them
...less than a week…
I can do it!!


Sunday, July 20, 2014

A Stripey Blanket for Ollie

Wow it's been a while
since my last post
There has been a lot of
crocheting going on

Some finished projects
and some in progress

Heres a sneak peek of a project 
that I cant wait to share

A new baby grand daughter
(picture taken by her mom
on an afghan I made a couple years back)

A visit from 
my oldest grand daughter
who lives in Oregon

Im excited to share another
Stampington publication this month
Somerset Studio Gallery
with my dolls in it
(as seen in Michaels!!)

And my poor fur baby 
is now on medication for seizures
That was really scary

I finally finished
my third stripey blanket
and it was given to its new owner
My only grandson Ollie

I have a love hate relationship
with stripey blankets

I love the variety of stitches
and colors as I am making it
but I hate
having to keep the stitch count
weaving in the ends
and putting on the border

But they are BEAUTIFUL when your done!!!

Right now on my hook - 
baby dresses
So much fun to make and quick too!

I have some great news to share
StitchinStacy has made a YouTube
video tutorial for the flower
in my Flower Power Valance
I have had a lot of requests
for this so if your interested
pop on over here where I have
posted the link

Ok back to crocheting….


Sunday, May 18, 2014

Czech Beads and a Bird Nest

A few weeks ago a friend and I 
went to the bead show in San Diego

I was on a mission to 
come home with some Czech beads

The kind with a dragonfly on them

They are my current obsession
…like I need more beads

Anyway I found only one booth
with the beads I wanted
Guess one is better than none!!

So I used some of them on an necklace
for my swap partner Terri Gordon

The swap was a necklace with
a birds nest flower as the 
focal piece

Do you see the dragonfly bead?
It makes me smile

This was a really fun necklace to make

I hope it tickles her fancy
as much as it does mine

I can wait to make more jewelry 
from my coveted Czech beads


Wednesday, April 23, 2014


I am over the moon
this arrived today

This is the first time 
I have had something published

Its so exciting!!