Category Archives: wool

Garden Gnome and Lamkins

The weather has turned a bit colder here in the past week and the sun goes down noticeably sooner.  Little Bit’s after dinner romp in the garden therefor requires a hat of course!  Here are just a few pictures of … Continue reading

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Baby It’s Cold Outside

The weather here has take a shift to the cold side, especially the mornings.  My thermometer outside has been reading 55 at 8am.  Brrrrr! It certainly makes me want to sit in front a warm fire with a cup of … Continue reading

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Sweet Pin Cushion

Looking for a way to use up those felted wool sweater scraps?Better Homes and Gardens has a wonderful tutorial for making a sweet little cupcake pincushion! I’ll probably give this a try sometime in the next week!  I have a … Continue reading

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Custom Work

I thought I’d share some of my recent custom work…. This little zipper birdy coin purse was for Yasemin. A hot pink extra large wetbag for Aspen… A pair of Soap Saver Socks in brown and white twist cotton.  I … Continue reading

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XBox Plush

My dear friend Moira is expecting a baby.  She and her husband were joking and saying that the baby would end up teething on an XBox controller.  So she issued me a challenge….make a plush one for the baby. :) … Continue reading

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Nook Sleeve Tutorial

I decided that I didn’t want the same style of Nook cover that I made for  Hubby’s Nook.  What I came up with was a simple zippered sleeve made from a recycled wool sweater and some cotton fabric. This really … Continue reading

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Toy Society Drop 2

Yesterday I dropped this little owl off in Crestwood, Kentucky.  It was raining some serious cats an dogs, so he was left at an inside location. He was my second dropped toy for the Toy Society. I hope he brings … Continue reading

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Owl Plushie

About a week ago I contacted Julie of QuirkyDame to ask her if I could try to pattern an owl plushie based on her paintings for my next Toy Society drop in May.  She said the wouldn’t mind my making one…so … Continue reading

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First Drop

I’ve recently become aware of a group called the Toy Society from a post by Chez Beeper Bebe.  They are a world wide group of people who make toys and leave them in different places for people to find, take home, … Continue reading

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Bunnies for the Basket

Here are the results of 2 of the many great bunny tutorials I’ve seen this past week. With Little Bit’s Easter basket to fill I figured these would be perfect. I found The Purl Bee’s finger puppet bunny tutorial through Lil … Continue reading

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