I am finally finally able to share my secret duck project! For the past year I’ve been working on my mom’s final quilt. She planned it for a young mom who had her first baby. Mom loved making baby quilts for all the ladies at church. This pattern was special. She took a class and… Continue reading Ducks in a row
I had a nice blog coming together in my mind today. It was about quilting and ducks. But that’s not what I’m going to talk about. For the 3rd time (at least) this past 12 months, I have nicked the tip of my left hand’s first finger. The first time was quite traumatic. I was… Continue reading Nips and Thimbles
I finished a new blue and purple BonBon outfit. It was an absolute disaster so I had to take it completely apart and redo it. Which led me to the conclusion, button holes are evil. I’ve never struggled with button holes this badly. My machine is even one that can do the holes by itself… Continue reading Ready for spring
I am currently working on some new dog hats. I tried two types of yarn, one thick and one thin and stretchy. Both are darling! I am going to be sending a couple to a friend in Alaska who’s huskies are eagerly awaiting their very own package. I had planned on sending it today, but… Continue reading Doggy hats
I have been thinking about Steampunk clothes for about a year now. Earlier, I had read (audible read to me rather, too busy to sit and read) Gail Carriger’s Finishing School series and her Alexia Tarabotti series and I was hooked on Steampunk. Which also led me to time travel books, such as Ruby Red… Continue reading Steampunk your pup! Steampup!!
The past two weeks have been exceedingly cold (for Houston at least). The weather completely froze me out of ideas and work. But now, it’s sunny and in the 60’s, just purrrfect! I did end up making one small thing. A small crochet mouse for cats to bat around. It’s made from the leftover yarn… Continue reading Cold Weather Blues
With the new year here, I have some amazing ideas for new outfits!! First, the one I am so excited about is my line of Steampunk Dog (or Cat) clothing! They’ll be little Steampups!! I have authentic clock parts that I’m currently taking apart and getting ready to sew onto some darling brocade vests. Second,… Continue reading A New Year!