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