Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Been Too Long

I know it's been a while since I posted.  I don't like to go this long between posting but sometimes life gets in the way of the things we prefer to be doing.  I've been dealing with some personal issues that are hopefully settled down now.  And I've gotten a chance to create another little one that I'd like to share. 

Allow me to introduce Ella, a little pink crocheted elephant.  She is my own design and stands only 2.5 inches tall.  She has a beaded tiara which matches the beads on her crocheted (removable) dress.  The doll house size rocking chair is used for display only and not included with Ella.  She is available in my Etsy Shop at

I've also completed another doily which is currently being blocked and some more tatted items that I will be posting soon.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Awareness Ribbons

I was very busy the past few days making up some Awareness Ribbons for Huntington's Disease (a special order).  I'd hoped to lay them out and take pictures of them because they turned out really nice.  However I had to get them out in the mail today to arrive in time for a fundraising event, and I didn't have time to take pictures :-(  What I do have to show you though is the sample one I worked up for the customer (it's not the color for Huntington's).  The pattern I used was by Lenore English and can be found here.  It's really easy to work up!

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The ones I made were in Navy Blue and Medium Lavender (5 of each).  They will be made into an awareness pin and be embellished with a crystal.  The money from their sale will go as a donation for Huntington's Disease.  I was very happy to be asked to make these.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Citrus Summer Fun

More Earrings!

hehe I told everyone I'd be working on more earrings and other jewelry type tatted things.  These are from a free pattern found at  I've also got a coordinated tatted bracelet in the same colors.

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I have a request to make some special Awareness ribbons for Huntington's Disease and will be working on those for the next few days.  I will post a picture when I have them done.

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

In Creatin' Mode

Sometimes I get in a creating mode where I just want to create something all the time.  I keep going and going and going, til I burn out, then I take a break, then I start in again.  Right now I'm in create

Here's my newest little bear... Sam

My daughter suggested I make a white bear and decorate it for 4th of July.  Sam is the result. He's a traditionally sewn out of synthetic fur.  Every stitch is handstitched, including the seams.  His face is embroidered and he has onyx beads for eyes. 

Sam is currently available in my Etsy Shop at

Next up dunno yet...hehe...I have an idea I'm working on and we'll see how it turns out.

Hope everyone has a great day!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

More Dangly Stuff

A long time ago I saw some tatted earrings that I thought were very pretty.  I don't remember where I saw them, I don't have a pattern for them, I don't know who made I said it was a long time ago.  But they have stuck in my mind so I pulled out some thread and a couple of dangly beads and tried to recreate them on my own.  This is the result:

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They are made with Lizbeth thread and the dangle beads have both pink and a slight touch of green in them to go with the colors on the threads (it's kinda an aqua/mint green in there next to the pink and blue)

More earrings coming tomorrow :-)

(if interested these are available in my Etsy shop - )

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Something Different

One of the groups I belong to had a challenge to make something totally opposite of what we normally make.  Well since I normally crochet contemporary style bears, that meant I needed to sew (not crochet) a traditional (not contemporary) bear.  With that in mind I pulled out some cashmere bear fabric that I had on hand and a pattern that I'd used before and started cutting away.  Then I threaded a needle and stitched every stitch by hand to make Aryanna.  Once she was done she needed some finishing touches, so I tatted (again no crochet!) a collar and little flower for her ear.

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My fingerstips are sore from all the stitching because they are not used to pushing and pulling a needle!  I will admit to poking myself a few times as well..hehe.  All in all I think it was a good exercise for me and I might make more traditionally sewn bears in the future.