Wednesday, June 29, 2011

June Team Challenge - Time to Vote!

If you're a fan of my work, please do vote for my 'candy baby ring' #6
... there is no signing up necessary!

Just click & run...or stick around & find many lovely colorful items by the talented 'crafting in color' team!

It would be all kinds of awesome to win my etsy team's blog challenge for June & I'd really appreciate your support!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

So I've Been Knitting the Cutest Mitts Ever - Pattern by TinyOwlsMagicAttic on ETSY

If you love to knit, adore cute kittens, & want to keep your hands toasty, you'll have a hard time resisting the cuteness that is this adorable knit 'meow mitts' pattern by Stephanie at TinyOwlsMagicAttic's on ETSY!

The dictionary should be rewritten so that under the definition of the word 'cute' you come across this pattern as an example!
I think that the difficulty rating that Stephanie gave her pattern is spot on, as I'm not an expert knitter, but the pattern along with the video she provided was actually easy enough to decipher. Stephanie also offers 'knitting support' if you have any questions as you go along. Isn't handmade grand?
I love that personal touch!

She promptly sent the pattern via a pdf email file & I was able to shop for my yarn right away. The only notions needed were the needles, a darning/yarn needle, a couple stitch markers, scissors & a few balls of yarn.

It only took a long afternoon & one evening to knit these up...which is pretty good considering the 4 year old helped me by un-doing many rows & taking the whole thing off my needle at one point. She tells me she's going to knit when she grows up! I bet she will!
I'm also knitting up a pair of these for myself... as I have perpetually cold hands even in Summer. The mitts are perfect because they offer that extra toasty warmth, yet the fingers are free so I'll still have the full use of them.

After that, my next-next project may be the 'sweet robin wristees' or the 'baby lamb cuffs' ...decisions ...decisions! How can you pick when it's all so charmingly cute?

As you can see, my 4 year old is thrilled with her new accessories! She even posed pretty so I could take photos rather than running from the room & hollering 'no pictures Mama!' like she usually does, LOL!

Please check out Stephanie's shop & her other darling patterns that she's offering. I highly recommend her patterns & her customer service is fantastic as well.

Stay crafty & knit on!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

double rainbow all the way ttv - what does it mean

It was just before the sun set and just after a rain shower that we were graced with the appearance of a double rainbow! I was so glad to have had the camera with me at the time, because I would've been sad to have missed capturing it's beauty!
I think this one needs to be blown up poster size & hang in a place of honor in our home.

Friday, June 3, 2011

I Scream... You Scream... We All Scream...

For ice cream!!!!

Summer time is the right time. Somehow it just tastes better when you're trying to beat the heat.

I surprised the kiddos with these earlier this afternoon:

And I'm going to indulge in one of these new Klondike mint chip treats!
What would you do for a Klondike bar?