Crafts & Projects

Current Crush-All Things Steampunk

  The Steampunk style makes me happy and a little bit giddy. What is Steampunk? LOVE this definition. As defined by Wikipedia… Steampunk is a sub-genre of science fiction and speculative fiction, frequently featuring elements of fantasy, that came into prominence in the 1980s and early 1990s. The term denotes works set in an era…

Sir William Baffin & Rose Miel

“I’ll never forget the first time we saw our Victorian cottage. We knew we were home the minute we walked through the front door. When we stepped out the back door and saw the rose bushes we just knew the house was blessed.” ~Melissa Placzek Welcome Home 2004 The first time we saw our house…

A Day for Grapes

“We hear of the conversion of water into wine at the marriage in Cana as of a miracle.  But this conversion is, through the goodness of God, made every day before our eyes.  Behold the rain which descends from heaven upon our vineyards, and which incorporates itself with the grapes, to be changed into wine; …

Repurposing Idea ~ Fun Craft-Crazy Crayons

“Artists are just children who refuse to put down their crayons.”  ~Al Hirschfeld Gracie and I go through her room a couple times a year, and do a thorough cleaning. We usually find a half ton of broken crayons that we turn into these fun art crayons. It’s a great way to recycle, it’s a…

Cute Knit Hat

“… Even though there are no knitting police and we could start 20,000 projects a day (if we wanted to) we try to ‘do better’ or work on being a monogamous ‘one project at a time’ knitter…as though there was some sort of moral victory in resisting the urge to do more of what we…

Flower Garden Scarves for Friends

“How could it be that any knitter could have anything of value to say to crocheters? Didn’t I know that knitters and crocheters are like Sharks and Jets- They don’t get along, they keep off each other’s turf, they break into fights on the playground? Yes, I know, I know.  But have Tony and Maria…

Valentine’s Mail Boxes

A week of Valentine’s Treats! “I’m a-gonna wrap myself in paper, I’m gonna daub myself with glue, Stick some stamps on top of my head; I’m gonna mail myself to you. I’m a gonna tie me up in a red string, I’m gonna tie blue ribbons too, I’m a-gonna climb up in my mail box;…

Buttermints Baby Blanket

“Heirloom” is knitting code for “This pattern is so difficult that you would consider death a relief.  ~Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, At Knit’s End:  Meditations for Women Who Knit Too Much I promised I’d start sharing my knitting and crocheting projects with you and I’m starting with a baby blanket I crocheted for my grandbaby Madeline May.…

Good Enough to Eat…Almost

I am intrigued by knitted and crocheted food. I have no idea why. It serves no purpose, I just love it. Sushi, cupcakes, breakfast food, animal crackers…I love it all. This year my resolution is to knit or crochet at least 10 food items. So, if you read my last post (which I retracted because…