Monday, February 16, 2015

One year later

 This is last years Pat Beam bunny I made.  Finished it in January when we had the big snows.
This one is this years that I finished up today.  Changes in how we make things come from seeing what other people are doing.  I think he looks like a sissy-pants and I will change him.  Stay tuned.

I can't change the weather though...8 below this morning.

Friday, February 6, 2015

Mini-Craft Show for Jackie

 Jackie thinks she is suffering from crafter's block and asked for pictures of what I have been working on.
This will give me a chance to see them from the camera's eye, so I will probably change some of them. Also I loovvee playing with The rabbit is  a pattern fromChestnut Junction and the next one
 is a  larger doll and I tried a stick nose.  Maybe ok for a first try. Although I think the rabbit looks wicked.

 This one was just lying about for awhile so finished her with thoughts and wishes for garden-time.

 This one has very short legs and I wanted to try my hand at making a sheep.  I love the fabric on her dress, it is outline of farm animals.
 This is just a little piece of painted old quilt.  It sure is green! But one of my favorite things to do and hope for a chuckle or two at the Town Peddler.
But these little purses are my very favorite thing to make.  They are just pre-owned little black purses with
whatever I can find to decorate them.  They are not a very fast seller.  I know that some of the things I make leave people scratching their heads and wondering what I am thinking.  But that isn't the point is it?

I hope you have not been bored this morning.  I am venturing out today to the grocery and tomorrow John and I are going to the Melvindale Library for valentine's crafts.  Kynda, Mark and Isaac are going to have a fabulous weekend in Arizona so hope we have lots of pictures of the Gala coming up. If you come to Detroit this weekend you could take your family to the Winter Blast downtown, expected to have 100,000 people, ice skating, tubing, snow shoeing and winter fun.  A good thing about Detroit you won't hear about except on the local news.  Whatever you are doing, stay warm and have a nice weekend.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015


The snow is piled high and the world news is horrific.
It seems insane to pick up a needle or a paint brush, but work somehow seems to soothe the soul..
Say a prayer with me while you are working today, for all those who are in scary places.

Monday, February 2, 2015

Snow day

 Wasn't going anywhere anyway, maybe to Salvation Army if someone helped me clean off my car. The wind made some drifts that were beautiful except when they need to be moved.
 I don't remember if I showed you all my mouse angel.  Pattern by The Goode Wife of Washington County.
Friends came by for lunch and Becca and I watched some Homeland.  I made vegetable beef soup. I hope you had a nice warm day.