"No, what I love best", Lotte said "Is when I'm asleep in my bed, and the Angel of Music sings songs in my head" Christine Daae, Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of The Opera Cue the organ overture and chandelier crash. I've loved the costumes from The Phantom of The Opera ever since I saw… Continue reading Making Christine’s Dressing Gown For Under $10
It's hard to believe that I haven't really posted anything I've been working on. I didn't mean to neglect the site. While most of this strange year has felt really long, the last few months seem to have gone by rather quickly. This is probably due in part to how busy we've been over the… Continue reading What I’ve Been Working On + Project Planning
11.5 weeks into this pandemic shutdown and it's almost starting to feel normal. I definitely miss symphony rehearsals and the children in the nursery I was volunteering at, but the boredom is slightly less. Was it just me, or did May fell short compared to March & April? I've made progress on some of my… Continue reading May Progress – 2020 Goals
Even though I love trying new patterns, there are a few patterns that I find myself coming back to over and over.
This week I (somehow) finished a baby blanket in 2 days! I've talked before about how long it takes me to make blankets, and for that reason I tend to avoid making them. However, I had about a 1/3 of a ball of Bernat Baby Sport in Popsicle Blue that I needed to use up.… Continue reading Finished Project Friday – Stroller Blanket
I met my goal and made 4 plarn bags this year! All of these bags together used about 500 single-use plastic shopping bags. The first one I made unfortunately don't have any decent pictures of, but the pattern I used is Grrlfriend Market Bag. Bag no. 2 is Frankston Market Bag designed by Frankston Hooker.… Continue reading Saving The Planet One Bag At A Time!
One of my favorite parts of the Christmas season is making gifts for family and friends. In years passed I've done more elaborate things (one year it was ruffled scarfs, another year it was shawls), this year I've decided to keep things fairly simple and make this mini spa package. The best part is you… Continue reading Mini Spa Package
Last year I posted about the Virus Shawl that I made for my sister's birthday. After making a few of them as gifts, I finally made one for myself! This pattern always works up so quickly and with such beautiful results! I started it on August 6th and finished it on August 13th. Finished… Continue reading Finished Project – Virus Shawl #4
The pattern is Repeat Crafter Me's C2C Granny Stitch Blanket. I kept increasing the blanket until it was about 32" wide before starting to decrease. I did not do the puff stitch row. The yarns I used are: Red Heart Gumdrop in Blueberry & Red Heart With Love in White. Both of these were yarns… Continue reading Finished Project – C2C Granny Blanket
This dishcloth set was my Christmas present for my Grandmother. The patterns I used are: Hurdle Stitch Diagonal Dishcloth by Tricots et Creations Isabelle (bottom right), Sandstone Dishcloth by Anastey Lovely (left), & Tribble by Abigail - 1870pearl (upper right) (all of these are free patterns). The yarn I used is Yarn Bee's Scrubology Cotton… Continue reading Scrub-ology Yarn Review