Cotton + Steel Fabric Giveaway Winner Announced!

Congratulations to Kathy J. for winning the Cotton + Steel Free Fabric giveaway!   Kathy will be receiving 2 yards of Melody Miller’s Fruit Dots Dottie’s Friends Fabric! Thank you for participating, Kathy! Thanks, everyone, for your participation in this giveaway ~ I look forward to seeing what Kathy creates with this cute fabric. 🙂

Tie-Dyed T-Shirt Dress

I don’t think I’m the only one who enjoys wearing something so much that it eventually disintegrates. I’m talking about a t-shirt dress that I got MANY years ago at Old Navy. It was super soft 100% cotton and was a stretchy knit. Super comfy to wear around the house and lightweight for when the weather makes the a/c…

Stadium Seat Cushions

Hubby and I went to drag boat races this weekend. It was hot outside and in the process of transitioning from unshaded seating to shaded seating, I managed to lose one of our padded seat cushions in the process. It was a freebie from an insurance company, so not a big deal, but I still…

Crocheted Pattern Weights

I was between test knitting projects so I crocheted these pattern weights. I used the pattern Crocheted Metal Washer Pattern Weights by Haley Pierson-Cox. My pattern notes are here. For those who don’t know what pattern weights are, they are used to hold down a paper pattern on top of the fabric you’re wanting to…

And Now For Something Completely Different

Sorry to disappoint, but this is not about Monty Python. This is a story of how it came to pass that I no longer am a weaver. I now enjoy sewing. (But I still knit and crochet!) As I discovered in a previous blog post, weaving wasn’t doing it for me. It was sad to sell my…

Pumpkin Floor Pouf

Ann is coming in from Florida for Knitting in the Heartland next weekend and I thought what better than to make a little floor pouf for her to prop her feet up when she is sitting on the futon couch knitting! I searched the Internet for ideas, Pinterest was a good one. Seems that knitted…

When the loom hands you lemons…

…make zippered pencil pouches! I finished a weaving project with some Tencel blend yarn that I had been holding onto for a while. The colorway as it was woven looks beautiful, but I had some tension problems with this yarn on my loom. 😦 The scarf was not to be a scarf for long. I…