Sunday, April 6, 2014

Shawlette Knit-a-Long Results

I forgot to post pictures of my first finished shawlette.  My daughter modeled  (my grand had to get into the act too).

Since finishing this one, I've started two others in different patterns.

Happy Crafting ♥

Friday, March 21, 2014

1948 Vogue Knitting Book

My daughter was given some vintage knitting magazines, which she then gifted to me. (She is the best daughter!) 


I especially enjoy the 1948 Vogue. The styles are classic, elegant and beautiful. Even my six year old granddaughter recognizes the beauty of these styles.

The full length dresses and 3-piece suit patterns are amazing! I can't imagine how long it would take someone to knit an outfit like that. I feel accomplished just finishing a hat or scarf, and am slowly working my way through my first sweater.

Please excuse my poor photography, and the way the model's heads are cut off by the collage. I hope that you can still see how lovely the designs are.

It is a lot of fun to read the ads too. By the way, did you catch the .50 price tag for the magazine!

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Happy 1st Day of Spring!

Soon, we will be seeing these!


Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Treasury Tuesday

My shop has been included in a very pretty green treasury this week:

'Bursting into Green ...' by BlushingMermaid

Vanille Vert - 5 ml. Perfume Oil - Alkemia
Deep Forest Fern Earrings - FrolicInTheForest
Resurrection Fern - MrNature
Size XXL Maidenhair Fern Resin Bangle. Contemporary Resin Bracelet.   Green Fern Botanical Jewelry. Personalized Jewelry Engraved Name - SpottedDogAsheville
NEW! Spring,  green, Quality leather bag, women bag, tote, handmade - ADIKILAV
032 - Fern Gully tunisian crochet baby sweater pattern with embroidered details - 100BabySweaters
Fern Earrings - Cut Wood Earrings - GreenTreeJewelry
2x Window decorations set large hanging flower felt flowers flowers white flowers purple flowers decoration Mother's  for the apartment - mafiz
Fern ring, silver with leaf imprint. Made to order. - SilverBlueberry
10 sheets of Handmade Paper-Recyled- Green and Yellow - CanemahStudios
Spring Green Fern Photo Print - 10x10 print - wall art - woodland home decor - Square print - affordable art - Botanical Print - PhotoLadz
SALE 25% OFF Forest green beaded necklace, Green gradient necklace, Beaded bead necklace, Modern jewelry, Spring summer fashion - LizaKolesnik
Green Triangle Glass Beads Czech Picasso Edge Trim - msbijouxbeads
Batik Fabric: Montego Fern Bali Batik from Hoffman - 1 YD - FabricFascination
Comfy Drawstring Cotton Pants in Dark Green, M, L - oOlives
Spring Blooms- Wild Flower Art Quilt - LauraGlassArtQuilts




Curated by Janneke Hoekstra from Blushing Mermaid, this treasury hints of Spring to come.  

Janneke offers unique handmade jewelry made with semiprecious stones, freshwater pearls, sterling silver and vermeil. The lovely Wisteria Necklace shown here is one example of her work.



Friday, March 14, 2014

Recent Features from Totally Tutorials

If you haven't checked out my sister blog - Totally Tutorials, March is a good month to do it.  Take a look at a few of the marvelous tutorials from all over the world that have been shared recently:



Totally Tutorials is a collection of tips, tricks, tutorials and how-tos on a wide variety of subjects.  There is a handy search box if you are looking for a tutorial on a particular topic.  Just click on "Read more" to be taken directly to each tutorial.  All blogs that I link to are family friendly, and new tutorials are posted daily, so stop back often.