Wednesday, January 28, 2009


I took these in my back yard this morning. It's cold and icy, and I didn't have to go to work today! I'm relieved because my husband got to stay home with me and the kids. We have a fire going - just a word to the wise, check your firewood for bugs before bringing it into your house! We found lots of wood beetles in ours. Don't worry, they got fried pretty quickly. Another side note, try to buy firewood that has been aged for 2-3 years. The newer wood leaves deposits in the chimney that can cause a chimney fire.

Child's Felted Crochet Purse

This is such an easy project - and lots of fun! I just got some thick wool (100% wool or it won't felt) yarn and crocheted a rectangle. Then I folded it and sewed the sides together (with the wool yarn). I just crocheted a single chain for the strap. When it's all together wash in warm water and let dry! If it doesn't shrink as much as you'd like you can wash again and toss it in the dryer for 5 min to help it shrink up. The purse was adult size before felting and ended up the PERFECT size for my 2 year old after felting.

I chose not to line this purse, I like how it looks as is.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Kate's Purse

This is the purse I made for my sister. It's my second attempt at felting. I taught myself how to knit because I liked the felting so much! The lining turned out better than I thought it would. I had to knit the purse, then felt it (wash it in warm water - I did it in the washing machine). Once it shrank down I did a little measuring and eyeballing to get the lining to fit. I sewed the lining up on my machine and hand sewed it into the purse. I'm going to try to take some pictures of my daughters purse - it was the first attempt at felting! I just taught myself to cable knit, so stay tuned because that makes felting SO much more fun!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Auntie Kate's Quilt for Bub

Here is the quilt my sister made for Bubba. It's beautiful...she quilted circles all over it. It's much better than anything I have ever done and I am so happy it's Bub's.

Thursday, January 1, 2009


Happy New Year! I have a few projects to post, but no pictures yet. I'll also be posting some new kid crafts, my daughter got a suitcase full of craft supplies for Christmas!
I'm hoping to be continually working on something during 2009. My husband and I decided our resolution would be to spend more time outside. Anyone else make a resolution?