Monthly Archives: June 2015

Handmade Beads Failure



I bought some beautiful handmade beads at an artist’s shop in Albuquerque a few weeks ago.  Aren’t they beautiful in the picture above?  The top two were made from handmade paper and the green one from fabric.  I thought I’d give it a try myself with the yarn I used in my recent scarf-making venture.  See Read the rest of this entry

Cutie Booties



My friend Jackie had twin granddaughters born on June 11.  Aaaaawww, the babies are precious, and I just had to try my nascent knitting skills on some pink booties.  I found an easy pattern from the blog Small + Friendly at  I knew how to do the stitches, and it made an easy T-shape that only required some simple whip stitches to complete.  I found some cute buttons to embellish the finished booties. Read the rest of this entry

Easy Wine Charms



I have a wonderful group of friends from high school — we call ourselves the HaHa’s because we laugh together all the time.  We’re now of the age where we are hosting baby and bridal showers for our children.  At our last shower at Jackie’s, guests were constantly putting down their drinks and then forgetting where they were.  I decided to solve this problem by making a set of wine charms that we can use a future showers.  They couldn’t have been easier. Read the rest of this entry