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 https://crapsmanship.com/2015/06/23/easy-to-do-cheap-to-make-pain-to-maintain-pretty-to-wear-scarf/. Read the rest of this entry
On a recent trip to Santa Fe, I saw some beautiful yarn scarves. Unfortunately, they cost $40 each, but they got my creative juices flowing. Well, maybe not flowing, but trickling — they looked SO easy to make! Read the rest of this entry
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 http://www.smallfriendly.com/small-friendly/2014/05/bitty-baby-booties-.html. 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
America the Beautiful! I made this patriotic door hanging to decorate my side door from Memorial Day until the Fourth of July. Unfortunately, I didn’t take any photos as I made it, but the assembly is easy.
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