Friday, September 30, 2011

I Learned to Crochet

This is what I made:

I learned to crochet!

Pictured (L to R):Single crochet (incorrect); single crochet (correct); half double crochet (correct); treble crochet; half double crochet (incorrect); double crochet; ?????. This is my kind of sampler. I only stopped because I ran out of yarn.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Mini Patchwork Squares

From "130 Mini Quilt Blocks" by Susan Briscoe. The block on the lower left is called Friendship Star but I made it a Ninja Star instead. I like it better this way.

Four patchwork blocks

My next step is to go in with hand applique and embroidery (The Tank doesn't like all this fiddly stuff) and see how I might put these blocks together.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Heart Badge

Blue Ribbon Heart 1

A little heart as a blue ribbon. This idea has been on my mind for a while.

Blue Ribbon Heart 2

I haven't decided what (if anything) to embroider on the hanging ribbon.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Stary Skirt: Complete!

Remember my starry skirt from way back when? (Here is the sketch, and here's the skirt pre-decor.)

Batteries for skirt lights

There's a steampunk event nearby this weekend and I'm FINALLY wearing my Bitchin' Steampunk Dress, which means I've been a busy lady the past couple of days. There will be pictures!!

Monday, September 19, 2011

A Weekend in 1811

...sort of. Two four-hour shifts in 1811 plus some time walking around with Fix? I had a great time.


There are better pictures of the outfit here.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Cats LOVE Sweaters

...but not as much as they love sarcasm.

Cats LOVE sweaters...

I'd thought about making the cat sweater and I'd thought about cats in sweaters but by golly I didn't think about getting a cat into a sweater.

Poor Cat

He wasn't happy so I won't try to put it on him again. I'm disappointed but not surprised. Here's the Ravelry link.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Art Quilt #4

Maybe I should start giving my pieces real titles. I don't know what this one would be called yet. Give it a couple more days hanging on the wall...

In the Forest

Monday, September 12, 2011

Sneak Peak- Art Quilt #4

Some fine fall colors in my newest quilt. I'm hoping to finish it this week.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Flea Market Finds

Had a flea market adventure last month. We arrived before dawn to get the best deals!

I found vintage patterns (I've already used the one on the left!), lefty scissors (HOORAY) and "Viking Panel Posters."

I'm going to make something really cool with these someday.

Not pictured: really cheap snacks.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011



I like doodling because it makes me laugh out loud. No idea why there's a thumbnail of the image in the corner...

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Quilt #3

Reaching Out

The orange and the blue bring some nice depth to the piece. I waffled about it here.