Saturday, February 26, 2011

End of the year gifts for Sunday School teachers

Here are some flower arrangements for  Katie's Sunday school teachers.  The large arrangement  we are going to put the kids pictures in the middle of the flowers.  Love making these paper boquets

Michelle's Scrap: Blog Candy Winner and NEW Blog Candy

Michelle's Scrap: Blog Candy Winner and NEW Blog Candy

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Check out this blog candy

Happy Birthday blog candy.     Click the green title to be taken to Debbie's web page for details

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

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This flower arrangement will be given to the Sunday School superintentdent. The kids are going to paste there pictures in the middle of the flowers and write thank yous on the back. Super fun to make. I used SCAL 2 and various flower files I have collected from all the talented people who share. Thanks for sharing with me.

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Cricut Flower arrangement made using the daisy on the George and basic shapes

Thursday, October 22, 2009

word books

Finally figured out how to design a word book in Cricut design studio.   So here are the pics of the book I made for a friend who just had a baby boy named Noah

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

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Halloween bouquet for Katie's teacher

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Harry potter shirt

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Bleach tee shirt

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Harry potter bleach tee shirt. Made a decal with contact paper and used bleach to create this shirt on a red color tee.


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graduation bouquet for my niece


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Flower arrangement I made for our poor Friday Breakfast at work. This was my first cuts done on my new cricut expression. Love my machine

Need to get busy

I need to get busy and add some pics of  my paper crafting projects that I have completed

Sunday, August 02, 2009


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Waterbottle socks for outings. Katie is modeling .


Sorry , I haven't update blog in a while. I have been knitting and working. Time has a way of keeping us all too busy!! Here are few finished things. I have more info on Ravelry. My ID is tamkat2. Thanks for looking

Monday, August 04, 2008

Wool Peddler Shawl

I made this shawl for my Great, Great Aunt who is 99 year old. She recently broke her upper arm and was recuperating from that break when she fell out of a chair and broke her hip. She is now back in the hospital and has had surgery for her hip. Red is her favorite color. I choose a acrylic yarn just for easy laundry care. The yarn was very soft to knit with but it was also very splity and I have a feeling it will get fuzzy over time.


Bring your own bag. Another great Knitty pattern. This was a quick knit . My bag came out super big. I think I should have gone down a needle size. I found the seed stitch worked out a lot looser.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Catching Up

Well , here I am finally taking the time to catch up and numerous finished projects. I sometimes even forgot to take pics and give the item away before I take pictures of the items. SO here are few pics of finished stuff recently

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Knitting but not keeping up

Sorry to not have written in awhile. It is very hard to keep up with the blog and ravelry stuff too. I will try and post some new pics soon. I have finished several things including my Lizard ridge blanket.

till I post pics later.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Alan Dart Patterns and Yuletide Gnome

Once again Ravelry strikes again!!! I was surfing patterns on Ravelry for quick Christmas knits and fell in love with this Yuletide Gnome. Searched high and low and finally was able to get the pattern. So here he is in all his festive glory.

Click pictures for larger image. He has a cute little nose. I wish I had choose different fun fur for his beard. It blends to well with his face. Oh well live and learn

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Havent posted in awhile

Sorry, I haven't forgot all you great bloggers out there!!! I have been working on Christmas gifts . I have finished several things but can not post these items till Christmas gets here. Several family members check this site and I would hate for them to guess who is getting what!!!

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Knitting with fabric

Here is a Finished UFO. I started this bag a couple of years ago and lost interest. When I was cleaning out my yarn bins I found the kit and decided I needed to finish. So I only had to knit one side for the bag I had already made the first side so within about an hour I had the second side done. I then went downstairs to my sewing area and sewed the kit together( pretty simple). I love the bag but I think I am going to redo the handles. I like a little longer handle. I was thinking of braiding some fabric and making new handles to match. Here is a couple of shots. I will reload if I redo the handle soon.

Sunday, July 29, 2007


Sorry I have not posted lately. Summer sure keeps us all busy. Between vacations and daily life I feel like I am running full speed ahead without a life-line!!

Here is a quick knit project I finished for my daughter. It is the Monica ruffled Tank Top from Summer Knitty.

I used TLC cotton plus in pink and green for this cutie. I did make some changes to original pattern. I did a 2x2 ribbing at the bottom and knitted the top in the round.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Wave and Shell Shawl

On the needles right now I have a Cotton Wave and Shell pattern Shawl. I love the one done in the cotton ribbon yarn but couldn't find any locally that I liked so I am using peaches and cream worsted wt cotton in faded denim . This is a very easy pattern and I have it memorized so it makes for good knitting on the go.

Itty Bitty Hats

Itty Bitty Hats . Here is a quick one I just knitted up for a friend who is a new grandmother. I used cotton yarn and DMC cotton doubled to do the flowers. I enjoyed the process minus all the hand sewing .


Funny how colors change!!! I found the perfect acrylic yarn( no yarn snobs comments). I fell in love with all the colors. But as I knitted , and I knitted I fell out of love with the colors. I loved the skeins but not the actual pooling of color in my finished project. I ended up giving my beautiful shawl to my sister. My sister loved it and was a great comfort shawl for her since she recently had surgery. So I guess you could say I win either way!!! Here are some pics .

I do plan to another Clapotis but in a nicer yarn.

Monday, May 21, 2007

Lizard Ridge

Any one want to swap some Noro Kureyon? I have one skien of color 153 I will trade for another color? Being on a budget I will be making this blanket a few squares at a time. So any trades or yarn donations would be greatly appreciated. I love the colors of these blocks. It is kinda of addicting!!!!!

Will post pics soon. I have the first block done and waiting for more yarn to come!

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Sunday, April 29, 2007

Forest Canopy Shawl

Well somehow another month has come and almost gone. I have been busy trying new stuff. I had started the flower basket shawl awhile back and have since frogged twice. Technically I don't think I was ready for that kind of lace. After searching the web and reading loads of blogs I found some lace and lace tips that worked for me. I have a fo to show you all. I love this pattern and project. It is the Forest CanopyShoulder Shawl . pattern can be found at:

Here is the shawl blocking.

I will try and post more pics outside when it is done blocking.
I used one skien (350 yards) of Mountain Colors Weavers quarters in OLIVE color wheel. This pattern is a wonderful first lace project. I think blocking the shawl was harder than the actual knitting.

I hope to start the Diamond Fantasy lace shawl next.

Friday, March 30, 2007

Socks, Socks, Socks

Socks come in all sizes and shapes. Two needles, Four needles or one needle. I finally mastered all the different ways to knit socks. Lets see, I tried toe up, top down, two needle , four needle, and one needle and finally finished a pair of socks. I love the magic loop method. I did both of these socks a couple of different ways. I started a pair 0f toe up but did not like the heel so I frogged and started over. I then did top down on two needles and switched to four until I reached the heel and went back to two needle. On the second sock I used the magic loop one needle method and found that to be the easiest. So far the hardest part has been trying to find 40" circular needles. None of our local craft store carries them and my lys just closed. So I have been trying to find reasonable price on line. Here are some pics of my Regia Jacquard socks.

Friday, February 23, 2007


How many UFP's (unfinished projects ) do you have going? I started the fiber trends Felted hedgehog over the summer. I got the front body done but never seemed to pick it back up. So once again while I was snowed in I finished the felted hedgehog. I just love him. He still needs a face but he is just so cute. I have about 3 more to make. A few friends have seen him and they all just have to have one so I guess I will get busy and assembly line them and make a few birthday presents. Well here is a pic of the felted hedgehog with no face. I will have to take a picture of the un- felted one next time. He turned out to be about 8" . Now if I can just pry him away from my daughter.

Felted Knitted Cable needle Case

Well I have been a little off kilter lately. Too much snow and too much time on my hands. Also one busy 6 year old under my feet due to snow days. I decided I would raid my stash for a project I have wanted to do for awhile. I can finally organize my bamboo needles. Pattern can be found here:

Here are my finished pictures. I used some Patton's Classic wool in rosewood and some leftover mauve from knit picks for the cables inside. This was a pretty easy and quick project.

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Ponchos in the round

Well I have busted my butt for the last three days to finish this poncho for my daughters friend's birthday party. I had made Katie the purple fun fur trimmed one last year. She did not like it, she said it was too fuzzy but now she is crazy about it. SO I made her friend a pink one in the round.

Around and around and around I went until presto it was big enough. I really like this poncho better than the two rectangle one . I will let Katie pick some new yarn and make her one like this as well but I need to rest my hands. Those size 11.00 circular needles and two boucle yarns stitched together were really tough on my hands so I will rest them a bit.
Here are the pics

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Yarn Purchases Any one?????

I just had to have some NORO yarns. So I have been shopping on eBay trying to win some yarn. I finally got some I could afford. I had planned to make the felted Dorothy Bag by black sheep bags. I bought this pattern before I had learned to entrelac. I am using NORO Kureyon Color number 153. It ranges from teal/blue/and purple. Reminds me of spring lilacs and Iris.

Here is a pic of the yarn. I have to finish some UFOs before I can start this project.