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Please Note: Throughout this project you will find many hints. They will help you complete the project. Important: The pattern pieces DO NOT have a seam allowance included. You MUST add a 1/4” seam allowance BEFORE you cut out the pattern pieces. Materials: Fabric scraps – 5 colors, light toRead More →

The expression "bitten off more than you can chew" must have been coined by some cockeyed optimist that took on a project that was far more complex than she anticipated! Yikes! I’ve never designed a pattern for anything this complex before. When I made my crooked house, I winged it. Far more complicated trying to duplicate it for others toRead More →

Edit: The pattern for the Owl Doorstop can be found HERE. This evening at 9:00 p.m. est the contest for Percy the Owl Doorstop Giveaway will be over. As promised, I have completed the directions, and they are now available in the FREE Crafting Club Patterns. Percy is made inRead More →

Materials: Felt Color A – back, front, bottom Felt Color B – chest, eyelids Felt Color C – eyes Felt Color D – wings Felt Color E – beak Embroidery floss Color B Embroidery floss Color C Embroidery floss Color D Embroidery floss Color E 2 3/4” buttons with 2Read More →

There was a crooked man and he walked a crooked mile, He found a crooked sixpence upon a crooked stile. He bought a crooked cat, which caught a crooked mouse. And they all lived together in a little crooked house. Several months ago I shared a project I had justRead More →

Several weeks ago we shared a pattern for a Knit Basket Weave Dishcloth. We threw together a few easy patterns to help our noobie knitter friends practice their knitting skills with relatively quick results. Today we’re sharing a pattern for another dishcloth. Although the pattern itself is easy, we areRead More →

Easy to make, and the "bumpiness" of the rope stitch makes them very effective when wiping down counters. Make one for yourself and make several to give away as gifts. Materials: 1 skein Lily “Sugar ‘n Cream" 100% cotton yarn (4 ply – 2 oz.) Knitting needles US 7 (4.50 mm)Read More →

  As promised, I completed the pattern and directions for our Puppy Dog Doorstop, Horace. Although I love the Kitty Cat Doorstop, Jasper, I’m a dog person, and this little guy just tickles my fancy! In the directions I included the felt and embroidery floss colors I used, but goRead More →

Edit: Directions for our Doorstop Puppy can be found HERE. Yesterday I turned my doggy doodle into our Puppy Dog Doorstop. Meet Horace. And despite common misconceptions, cats and dogs can exist harmoniously! Horace and Jasper have become fast friends and can be found skulking about, looking for mischief and mayhem.Read More →

The good news is I got the directions for the Kitty Cat Doorstop posted in the Crafting Club Patterns. If you are new to the site you'll see that many of our patterns are FREE for public viewing, whereas some can only be viewed by Crafting Club members. Membership and patternsRead More →

  Materials: Felt color A Felt color B Embroidery floss color A Embroidery floss color B 2 3/4” buttons with 2 holes for eyes Contrasting embroidery floss for sewing on eyes Stuffing (wool or polyfil) Beans, fish gravel or large grained sand for weighting the bottom Pattern Directions: (All seamsRead More →

In another couple of weeks Michelle and I are starting a knitting group. To begin with, we’ll be meeting once a month for a little knitting, a little chatting and a little wine. What could be lovelier, right? Most of the women are new to knitting. A couple know theRead More →

Easy to make, a dream to use, and wonderly quick to give as gifts. Materials: 1 skein Lily “Sugar ‘n Cream" 100% cotton yarn (4 ply – 2 oz.) Knitting needles US 7 (4.50 mm) Yarn needle Directions: Cast on 44 stitches. Bottom border: Rows 1 – 6: k row.Read More →

  EDIT: Pattern for the Doorstop Cat can be found HERE. Well…over break I was able to design the pattern for the cat doorstop, and finished him this morning. He’s purrfect! He weighs in around a pound, which wouldn’t be enough to hold open a door in a torrential wind, but he’llRead More →

The mitered bowl is knitted in a square shape, but after felting and blocking, it will be round. Each bowl will be unique since color changing is random. Embellish with recycled buttons to make a truly one-of-a-kind bowl!   Caution: This pattern is in Beta Testing. Although we think theRead More →

  Take the traditional wool penny design, pick three colors of wool felt, and in hours you can make a set of coasters that are both lovely and functional. Tie them with a coordinating bow and you have a charming gift for the holidays!   Materials to make 6 coasters:Read More →

The other day I was going through some old books and came upon a wool penny rug that I’ve wanted to make for years…I shared the pic last week. I know I don’t have enough time right now to tackle a rug, but I wanted to use the wool pennies for SOMETHING!Read More →

I was born a crafter. Some of my earliest memories involve yarns and fabrics. I started collecting ideas out of books and magazines when I was around 10. Whenever I go somewhere, I’m making mental notes of designs or arrangements I find enthralling. Thank goodness for the camera on myRead More →

Bean bags or coasters, this is a fun, quick and lovely project for gift giving or family use. It uses crocheting and felting. Once you get the hang of it, you can turn out several in an evening. Have fun and remember to save all your yarn scraps to makeRead More →