Monday, November 23, 2015

Copy Cat

Yes, I'm a copy cat. I saw this darling tote on Ravelry and pretty much just copied it except for her darling handles.

Thursday, October 08, 2015

Santa bag

Christmas Projects

My daughter sent me a picture of some similar snowman on sale for $60 and asked if I could copy it.
So the biggest dilemma was the body.  My neighbor suggested a 2 liter pop bottle.  So I filled it with rice and padded around it.  I put a cardboard cake circle in the bottom, styrofoam ball for head, and covered it all in fleece.  The scarf was knit in 2x2 rib on my knitting machine, and the hat was made on the machine as well.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Kimono style pjs

I think this lol wrap pj top would be boring without those little Pom poms. 

Wednesday, September 23, 2015


I hope I'm going to get a lot of use out of this shirt and that I won't end up having to chop off a half foot of it.  I like that it covers the rear.  But obviously it will not look good with regular slacks like this.  So what to wear with it?  And this was the first successful try at making undies - undies that stay under the rear without riding up cause I bought too big a size so it doesn't cut in the waist!  These stay put with no visible lines.  I ordered the lace from Sew Sassy and the spandex material as well.

The next shirt collar will incorporate this great tip forwarded to me by a buddy:

Monday, August 31, 2015

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Saturday, July 25, 2015

The Masked Woman

This has received the funniest responses I have ever had on a project, some so funny I nearly choked to death on a cracker laughing!
The design is from urban threads. I just thought it was pretty, world!  Figured my daughter might want it for Halloween. Nothing else going on here. Really!

Friday, July 24, 2015

Scarbucks Anyone

I got the design from here:
and it cut beautifully on my Cricut.  I hope Scarlett likes it as much as I do.  

Thursday, July 23, 2015


This machine embroidery design was bought on Etsy ( An extraordinary amount of stitches and then a mess up which I then had to resort to cutting it out and appliqueing to another front.  I used a free top pattern from Scattered Thoughts of s Crafty Mom ( as a start for top. Wasn't sure about that hem line and so I changed to a boring one. 

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Linen napkins

Anna Bove white work machine embroidery design. It's an H if u can't see it!  

Tuesday, July 07, 2015


I just love this print. I'd do a few things differently next time like the hem and maybe I wouldn't make it so long (should I cut it off?). I think I'd do a crew neck and add three stitches to each side of sleeves.  This was machine knit on my Brother 930 using KnitWear (no longer available free software...) and plunking in A-line ballet neck pullover and lengthening the sleeves an inch and the Perianthe stitch pattern from Ravelry.  It's made in Michael's ever-so-cheap Woolike yarn as I still don't think I'm worthy of "good" yarn (and the fact that I'd like to make all those changes is proof of that!) Another consideration is that this length of sweater really needs to be short-rowed to make the bottom of the sweater bowed a bit so it isn't quite as long on sides.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Got sticks?

Next one will be better. Pinterest is full of great things to do!

Sweet summer romper

Oh to have had white eyelet lace to trim this with!   Nice tutorial here:

Fabric is very soft cotton that I got last year at Walmart (sorry to those Walmart haters out there) for about $5/yard.  And this took almost the whole yard.

Just happens her child was the perfect size!  Now I can't wait to see Scarlett in it.

Monday, June 08, 2015

Picture Knitting

This was done a while back, but I neglected to post it.  This is my husband's sister and niece and her children (brand new baby!).  Doctoring up the picture before knitting is much more work than knitting it!  I used Img2Track to get this into my knitting machine.


For some reason I'm infatuated with samplers. Certainly I cannot do them by hand. It took some searching but I finally found some machine samplers.

More to follow I'm sure.  Here is one site with some nice samplers:

A little expensive.  

But here, the mad woman (lol) has some nice ones reasonably priced:  I didn't quite get this lined up perfectly, but good enough for me.  It's an "overlay" design.  How the heck do you line that up perfectly?   I think I'll even give it a go to make up my own.