Thursday, September 27, 2007

secret santa questionaire

Okay girls, if you would please:
1. Post these questions with your answers on your blog.
2. Leave your blog address in the comment section so that we all can come by and visit.
3. E-mail me with your snail address so that I can pass it along to your swap partner. My e-mail address if
4. And are you guys willing to share addresses with all the swap participates so that we can send Christmas cards to one another. If you are please let me know.
So please feel free to ask me any questions or to share ideas. I hope this turns out to be a lot of fun for everyone.


1. What is your Christmas style? Contemporary, traditional, glam and glitter, primitive, cute or something else.

2. Do you collect something special? Santas, gingerbread people, angels, maybe snowmen, etc...

3. Favorite holiday color. Fire engine red, lime green, burgundy, hunter green, pink and chartreuse or are you all about the metals, gold, silver or copper.

4.Favorite things--Food, colors, pastimes or anything that you think we should know or that you just feel a need to share LOL

5. Least favorite things--scents that might bother you, allergies etc. If you don't tell us we won't know.

6. What so you prefer--candy or cookies--those special things that we only make at this time of the year. Like fudge, caramel popcorn or Mexican wedding cookies, yum yum.

7. How about--coffee or tea

8. Do you wear knit or crocheted scarves? Yes or No

9. How about slippers? Yes or No, If yes what size.

10. Hats? Yes or No. Pin head or pumpkin head.

Hope these questions help, they are only meant to give some insight about your swap buddy. I want everyone to do as they please, there are no set gift rules to the swap.
Here we go.....

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

anyone need some First Aid?

I told you guys that I would show you these when I got them finished. Well I'm about halfway thru the stack. I am going to sell these at the craft shows. Closed they measure about 4 x 4. Doesn't everyone needs a first aid kit for their purse or backpack. I hope so.

Monday, September 24, 2007

Stop me, please!!!

I can't stop making these. It's so addicting it's like eating potato chips.

It looks like I'm infested with ladybugs

(doesn't the one in the back look a little upset maybe even a little mad).

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Secret Santa

Don't forget to sign up for the Secret Santa Swap. The more the merrier.
Check earlier post for the details.
Come on don't be shy!!!!


I just finished these and I wanted to show you guys and also to give credit to Jen who came up with this idea. She does a wonderful job and has a book coming out on pincushions, check out her site. . The base of the pincushion is a soda bottle cap. Very sweet.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007


--Projects for the holiday shows--
felt bottle top pin cushions
felt first aid kits
it opens up and one side is for a little sewing repair kit
the other side is for a tylenol pack, band-aids and a alcohol wipe.
Perfect for your purse
I have a whole pile to sew together and when I'm finished I'll show you guys.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Panic Attacks

Oh man, I am trying trying to figure out why I have been having panic attacks. For the last 3 days I have been battling that horrible feeling. I can be doing just fine and then here it comes, it feels like my throat is closing up, my mind starts racing and I feel like I'm going to come out of my skin. Yuck!!! It is so scary, which doesn't help the anxiety. I had this problem years ago but was able to work through it. I'm hoping that I can figure out what has triggered the problem and get a handle on it. Wish me luck.
Now on to happier things....

Hey, where did you come from. What a ham!!!

We went to some garage sales yesterday and I found a beautiful red wool sweater (25 cents) that I came home and felted it so that I could use it for a project that I have been thinking of. I'll show you when I get it finished. Also sewing patterns from the 50's and 60's ( a cute apron pattern), vintage wrapping paper, and some cute note cards (all for 25 cents) how cool is that!!

I love this gift wrap

Also, I just finished a felted purse, I still need to come up with an embellishment for the front, maybe a felted flower or a needle felted design. I might need to ponder that for a while. Also, started a purse with the yarn sent to me by Tasha from the virtual vacation swap. It is the softest wool yarn it almost seems a shame to felt it, you did hear me say ALMOST. Oh yeah, that baby is going to be felted I just can't stop myself.

A little hair cut

A work in progress

Warm thoughts to all...

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Cool days ahead.

I love this weather!!! It's about 70 degrees outside, a beautiful blue sky with a few puffy clouds. Did I say clouds we never have clouds in the summertime.

Apples, pumpkins, mums, apple cider, sunflowers, scarecrows, hay bales, corn stalks, raw apple cake, leaves changing color, vineyard harvest this is what makes this time of year a favorite of mine. Where is my camera??

Busy, Busy Busy. Does anyone else out there knit for holiday shows. I love it but it is a bit time consuming and no matter how early I start I always feel a little behind. Here are a few of my hats. The skateboarders and snowboarders love these....

Talk to you later...

Saturday, September 8, 2007

Secret Santa

OK so I'm sitting here knitting and thinking about the holidays my absolute favorite time of the year and I start thinking---I love to give and I have to admit I do enjoy receiving, so of course what pops into my head SECRET SANTA, oh yeah!! So what do you guys think would you like to play along I'm thinking 1 handmade gift and 1 handmade decoration, both beautifully wrapped to be mailed by mid November, decoration to be opened on December 1st and gift to be opened on Christmas Eve (restraint, yes you can wait). Well let me know what you think if I get any takers I will pick names and let everyone know who they will be playing SECRET SANTA to by October 1st. Your gift can be whatever you love to do--knitting, crochet, painting, sewing, embroidery or whatever else makes you happy. Post in the comments section to let me know if there is any interest.

Friday, September 7, 2007

Barter for the Holidays

Hi guys,

I like to share this site with you This is the barter section of their website. Tina came up with a great idea about bartering for Christmas presents so if your interested go by and visit. I personally think its a great idea and what a wonderful way to get handmade gifts for everyone on Santas list. I am going to put together a listing of items that I'm making with a description and a barter price (or selling price) and then shipping would be extra depending on the weight of the item. So what do you think. There is so much talent out there ladies lets get to bartering. To see pictures of what I'm making look for the word BARTER under the labels section.