Thursday, April 19, 2007


Okay, I've been all over the place with crafting. I did manage to get the mystery item completed, only now I'll have to frog part of it and try something else, I'm just not happy with it, but it shouldn't take long. I hate frogging though. I've made about 4 more hypertufa containers that came out really nicely (I'll have to post a picture from home later). My neice had a birthday party and I was the designated craft person, although the weather did not permit us to do that, we were really trying to get the party over with (dealing with approaching storm and lots of wind). I was prepared though, we were going to make polymer clay pens and/or keychains. I practiced the night before and ended up making 3 of each, they're kinda cool. I've got a pair of trousers that I started sewing, only I'm completely confused when it comes to the interfacing of the waistband. And of course I've been trying to do some gardening, preparing my beds and getting the yard in shape. I don't want to be the one to bring down the neighborhood.

Sunday, April 8, 2007

Patterns now available

I'm excited about finally having my patterns available for sale right here on my blog. I've been wanting to do this for a long time now and quite frankly was intimidated by the HTML Java mumbo jumbo that is required. But with the new blogger, it made it much easier. They've finally made it to my sidebar. Hopefully soon there will be a few more NEW patterns. Any suggestions?

Thursday, April 5, 2007


I wanted to share a photo of my first hypertufa project. I know I'll make more now that I've done this one...I love the way this turned out. It's a pretty big container, I used a small recycle bin as the "mold". It will take about 3 weeks before I can use it, it's going to cure outside for about 3 weeks. I started an indoor greenhouse and the sprouts are coming in strong and about ready to be planted. We had some really cool weather today, near freezing, which isn't at all how it's been for the past few weeks. It's supposed to stay that way at least through the weekend, so I've brought them all in.

So...what's going on in the crochet design world? I'm really close to finishing a project...just indecisive about one small detail. I've about made up my mind on what I'm about to do on it so hopefully I'll finish it up so I can post a pic of the finished product. So far, I'm really happy with the way it's turning out.