Thursday, December 30, 2010


Like I needed a new addiction!  Tawashis!  They are little sponge replacements, scrubby things - to washie your dishie!  Actually they seem to be of Japanese origin.  Made from acrylic yarn, they are quick to make, great to use.  Just abrasive enough to clean stuck on food, gentle enough for cleaning counter tops, etc.

To make one:  Cast on about 12 - 15 stitches with two strands acrylic yarn using about a size nine needle, knit until approximately square.  Bind off.
OR - Crochet ( I like this best).  Use two strands of acrylic yarn and a F or G hook,  Chain about 12-15, turn & hdc in each stitch.  Continue in rows until approximately square.

The frost is on the pumpkin . . .

. . . well not really on a pumpkin, but it did cover my car and lawn yesterday AM

Monday, December 20, 2010

Happy Feet!

Wearing funky shoes.  Since it's too cold for flip flops and I am not supposed to go barefoot anymore (Doctor's orders), The next best thing is funky painted shoes.  One thrift shop pair, cans of spray on fabric paint - still too plain - so a few silver accents and polka dots.  Than't better.

Sunday, December 19, 2010


. . . .with lots of earrings!

And the house with tropical christmas stockings.

These were made for a contest at the Weaver's Guild holiday party.  They won first place - easy to do with only one entry!
Maybe I'll leave them somewhere as part of the Flip Flop Drop.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Long time . . .

. . . no posts!  Two months!  And our beautiful Florida fall turned into a VERY COLD, for us, winter.

Here's a basket of pumpkins my daughter helped me make for Thanksgiving.

A pile of crocheted scrumbles - stay tuned to see what they become.

And a couple of hats.  Free form crochet over a commercially made hat.  I really like these!

And a pet bed that has been in the works for a long time.  It started to be a boxer sized bed - but I quit at chihuahua size.

More later - I wish I had a restart  option like on my computer.  Mine should be a restART option. 

Friday, October 8, 2010

It's Fall!

Just a few images captured around the yard this morning.  I love fall - the weather is perfect - low to mid 80's.  Time to plant and to enjoy the blossoms and critters around our house. 

Thursday, September 30, 2010


If you saw the shoe full of lint, maybe you wondered what became of it.  I finally decided to Kool Aid dye it, make it into beads.  Before I got to that, however, My husband threw out the lint!  That was a big surprise since he's as much of a pack rat as I am.  Oh, well, there will be more.  He carefully placed the shoe back on the dryer for a refill!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

A Fiber Art Challenge

A swap and challenge that I just could not pass by was posted on Fiber Art Traders.  It was to create a Frankenstein type creature.  I already had a box of Body Parts! 

I gathered some wool scraps, the box of parts and my scrap bits and pieces of thread & fiber.  She has funky wild hair, perky bustline ( a girl can dream ) and of course - BARE FEET!  She was a bit modest, so I crocheted a teeny bikini for her.

Now she needs a name, maybe you can help.  And perhaps her wardrobe will grow before I send her off to her new home.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

There was an old woman . . .

Who kept lint in a shoe,  And when it got full, she didn't know what to do!

Or more accurately:

There IS an old woman (me) with DRYER LINT, carefully stored in an old sneaker!

Why? I have no idea.  Because it was there, I guess.  Now do I toss out the whole thing?  Empty the shoe & start over? Needlefelt something with the lint?  Or maybe mix it with glue and roll into beads?

Monday, September 6, 2010


Just a few wire coathangers with "Random acts of Crochet".  The idea came from HERE.

Friday, September 3, 2010


These simple cuffs are made from recycled jeans, yarn and buttons I had on hand.   It's another idea from FAVECRAFTS.  You can find directions here.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010


My stashbusting September has begun:
Take a skirt, some T-shirts and a few empty water or soda bottles:
Turn them in to:

A really long scarf - just over fifteen feet long.

Lots of very cool, lightweight necklaces.

And  a bunch of fun bracelets.
The idea came from Fave Crafts (but I didn't use the flower cut-out)

All I added was thread

These last three are velvet, cotton print and candy wrappers and packing tape

Monday, August 23, 2010

Stash Busting September

As most of you that know me are aware - I've been on a de-stashing kick for a while.  So I've committed to the Stash Busting September

I have already started.  Yesterday I packed up fifty things for donating to a local thrift shop.  And last week I made several things from my stash.

A friend had de-stashed five or six skeins of this yarn.

From it I made:

A shawl.

Two Flower pinsAnd

A funky loop fringe choker.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

MY HERO . . .


My grandson, Kyle is home on leave from duty in Iraq. There he is a scuba diver, a sargeant in the US Army. Last week he was simply "Scooter". We enjoyed the beach, good food, friends and family.

Here he is pictured surrounded by the hands of his wife, Rachel; Mother, Deb; Step-mom, Stephanie; and his Grandmother, me. We are wearing the bracelets I made in his honor.
Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers
as he returns to duty next week.

Sunday, July 4, 2010


Today, as we celebrate with patriotic songs, colors, parades and fireworks. please remember those (especially my grandson Sgt. Kyle Broughton) who are working to preserve and protect the freedom and independence we enjoy.
And should you wish to send a note of encouragement to a soldier:
Sgt Kyle Broughton
511th En Dive Team
APO AE 09337

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Beware of UFO's, PIGS and WIP's

That is UnFinished Objects, Projects In Grocery Sacks and Works In Process.  I have declared open war on them!  So, to help me be accountable &; stay on track, I'm posting a picture of just a few of them.
These are all beading, some will not be finished, but incorporated into other things.  Some are just samples from teaching a stitch.  But others are just abandonded projects & will be finished.  Feel free to check up on me!

On that track I finished up two recently begun projects: A big white felted purse and a big blue one (it's my favorite)