mspt: a spring bunny flag bunting

I found this terrific bunny fabric at Walmart. Bunny fabric that I actually like is somewhat rare, but this design is charming. And at $3.97 a yard? Sign me up! I thought it would make a good lunch bag for spring. The contrast fabric is lovely, too. Instead of sitting down to make that lunchContinue reading “mspt: a spring bunny flag bunting”

A covered journal

I made another covered journal for a friend who moved away (boo!) and bought a new house. The book is intended to keep a journal of house activities, so you can look back and know exactly when you did things like update the water heater, install a new faucet, keep paint chips and chronicle whereContinue reading “A covered journal”

knitting: a shawl in Lion brand cotton

I figured out how to make the shape of shawl I was going for after last month’s fail. This one is exactly what I wanted. The triangle drifts off to the side, and the pattern is simple garter stitch, no frills, so the colors do all the talking. I used Lion brand cotton yarn, andContinue reading “knitting: a shawl in Lion brand cotton”

knitting:multi-color shawl

I kept looking at the Mandala yarn at Walmart, because they have such pretty self-striping colors, and they are only $4.98. I figured even if the result wasn’t high quality, at least it would be a painless lesson in figuring out how to make a triangle shape. I really wanted to make a lop-sided triangle,Continue reading “knitting:multi-color shawl”

knitting: washcloths

Knitting up more wash cloths. These have a sort of nautical feel, don’t they? I didn’t know that would happen. I was just combining Americana colors. Or could be a racing-stripe feel. Maybe? Then I thought more than Americana, they have a French flair…. I’ve got twenty-three wash cloths finished right now. Definitely a coupleContinue reading “knitting: washcloths”

mspt: knitted wash cloths

I am trying to fit in a little knitting every day as my zen time. I don’t have anything I particularly need to knit, I have enough scarves (can one ever have too many scarves?) so I am knitting simple washcloths. Quick, easy, and something you always need. This is Peaches & Cream cotton. ItContinue reading “mspt: knitted wash cloths”

mspt: lavender wreath

For those who haven’t been reading forever, “mspt” is “make something pretty today.” I used a wreath frame from the floral section in the dollar store, and ribbon and fresh lavender. You have to gather the lavender on just the right day–too soon, and it’s not fragrant, too late and it’s gone to seed. IContinue reading “mspt: lavender wreath”