Sunday, February 12, 2006
Saturday, February 04, 2006
A Unique Baby Wrap
My friend is having her third baby any day now. It will be her second girl. I wanted to do a little blanket for her, but I was not very excited about all of the pastels in the baby yarns. So, I went with the Stria by Manos del Uraguay. It is so soft and the colors are very vibrant. The bummer is that it has to be hand-washed in cold and dried flat, but it is so beautiful that I could not do this blanket in anything else! I love the contrasting colors.
So, I gave it to my friend along with a couple of very cute burp cloths made out of cloth diapers with ribbon sewn on the ends. Another friend of mine makes them, so I gave her some of the yarn and they matched great. Very cute! My friend was thrilled and even her husband said how cool it was! (Note: the beautiful tulips in the background are from my hubby for our 10th anniversary!)
I will definitely use this yarn again, except it will be for something that I can wear!
Saturday, January 21, 2006
Late Christmas Gifts
Wednesday, December 14, 2005
Secret Pal Gift!
Wow, did I ever get spoiled! My secret pal, Leah, sent me all of the goodies below! Included in the package was:
sock yarn - probably enough to make 3 pairs, the ball is beautiful hand-dyed in deep purple, green, teal, a book with a bunch of patterns for my pups, a notebook, pen, and sticky notes (which my son has claimed), a calendar, a candle, bath fizz, a collectable doll (which my daughter has claimed for her room already), oh and I can't forget the chocolate, mmmmmmm!
This package was loaded with great stuff, and I truly appreciate everything! Thank you, Leah for your generosity, you were a great secret pal!
Another Gift 2
Sunday, November 27, 2005
Teacher Gifts 2
So, my kids wanted me to make felted bags for their teachers for Christmas. Here is the first one, pre-felted. I use Galway double-stranded and added in some Lion Brand novelty yarn. It took a while to felt and I probably could have kept it in longer, but I think it came out fine!