Monday, August 30, 2010


I finished my first Christmas project! A holiday outfit for the little cloth doll that sits on my mantel.
There is also a new knitting project which is supposed to be the second part of my mom's birthday gift this year.
And as usual there were cats and flowers but no food, not that I did not cook anything I just forgot to take pictures, I tried a recipe from a fellow blogger and it was very good. I made the Dijon Meatballs .

Miss K. snoozing in the sun. She is the happiest cat in the world on weekends.

Floyd and MamaCat in the garden, not liking having their picture taken.

More mulch pile beauties.

And my butterfly jungle.

I hung two of my small quilts, this one is hiding our currently unused TV and

this one hangs on the door of the linen closet.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Christmas Projects

Well, here they are, all materials and patterns are gathered, now all that needs to be done is - well, everything else. ;) These are the projects for my handmade Christmas, both for the house and for gifts, the only thing not planned yet are the cards. I better get to work, time is flying, I can't believe August is almost over already.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Productive Morning

My assistant and I were hard at work this morning.

First we made a bag for our Scrabble tiles.

Then we made two test ornaments for a swap. I can not decide which of the two I am going to make 15 times. Maybe you, my dear readers, could help me with that and vote for your favorite.

And after all that hard work my assistant was plum tuckered out. ;-)

Monday, August 16, 2010

A Bit of Knitting

I had the urge to knit a tea cozy this weekend so I went hunting for a pattern, found this one and now I am working on my second tea cozy for one of my other tea pots. Really cute and easy, I used some wool yarn from my stash. The two sides of the cozy are different because of the coloring of the yarn.

Blossoms and Blooms

Garden Things


Some tomatoes from the garden.

Cupcakes for last weekend (chocolate spice with orange frosting, tasted very much like Christmas).
And Friday was baking day, granola, bread and a cranberry orange loaf.

On the mulch pile

The morning glories that take over my garden around this time of the year are light blue, the ones blooming on the mulch pile are in my favorite colors. How come?

Sunday, August 08, 2010

A Bit of Crafting

I finally got these little ornaments done. When I saw them on Corinne's blog I liked them so much that I wanted to make myself some too. Pattern and tutorial can be found here. I found the 3" hoops on Ebay after I could not find any around here, the smallest ones that HobbyLobby carries are 4". For some reason the fusible web did not work well on one of the fabrics, no idea why.

Friday, August 06, 2010