April 16, 2010

What kind of projects have you been working on lately?  We have been stitchin’ up a storm!  With all sorts of new and wonderful things arriving each day it looks like we won’t be stopping  anytime soon; but why would you want to when each new thing that arrives is better and more fun than the last.  There are such awesome fabric designers, yarn dyers and pattern makers out there in the world.   There is definitely something for everyone!  Enjoy the pictures of what we have been working on, then drop us a line to let us know what you are working on.

Vicki has been knitting lately and has finished a Crazy Zauberball sock.Oh! These wonderful sock yarns they just do their thing as you knit along.

Did you ever stand and admire balloon animals and wonder how they could put them together without them popping?  Well, here is your chance – knitted balloon animals!  Knit from sock yarn (or worsted for a larger balloon animal) this new set of patterns from Cid Hansom Designs will allow you to create balloon animals that will never pop.  Great for kids!  Plus they are small and work up quickly with easy increases and decreases.

Every moose in the north should have one – a soft scarf to drape around the shoulders for an accent or to keep the chill away.  The yarn is a wool/mohair blend from Mountain Colors and is hand dyed.   The pattern is a scarf pattern from Fiber Trends.

A great way to spruce up your kitchen this spring is to add some decorative accents.  These decorated kitchen towels will really spice things up!  Add a fabric band or some applique with either hand stitch or machine stitching and they are ready to go.  Makes a great gift!

Another great way to spruce up a room in your house is with a new rug.  This rug will do double duty by brightening your room and helping you use your fabric scraps.  This pattern from Aunties Two uses cotton clothes line and       2 1/2″ fabric strips or jelly rolll cuts.  It also uses lots of thread so it is a great way to use up patial bobbins and spools.

Till next time – Happy Crafting!

Lisa 🙂

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