Friday, November 28, 2008

Results of knitting and felting like crazy

Well, I tried my best with the camera that I have to make some great pictures. I used a light box of my own making and hoped for the best. So here are some of the best pics from that group. These are also some of the items that I will be selling at the Arts and Craft Marketplace tomorrow.

Don't you just love the colors.

Here's a few bowls I had fun making.

This is Noro Kureyon
I had no idea that I made so many bowls.

These next few bags are camera cases or
credit card holders or
cell phone and lipstick holders

You would not believe how soft this is.
It's just like the top of a baby's head after he's had a bath. Really.
This one matches one of the sweater bags.

This could be your change purse!!!
I made these for Christine. She asked if I would make them for her brother-in-law who always has cold feet. He's going to love these. I sure wish I could find her phone number...mmmm
So, so, so, warm!!!

An awesomely warm neck warmer. I got the pattern from here.
More mittens for more people.
Little, little people, or you could use them for a bookmark, or a
Christmas tree decoration, or
hang them from your rear-view mirror...
This is Susan B. Andersons apple, or pear protector. Isn't that a great idea??? Someone should come up with a banana protector. Mmmm, maybe not.
A cute little bag for inside your purse or
to take along for your cell phone and a few personal items for the evening
I just couldn't resist making this hat. It's so cute and fun to make. It's for a baby and in case you can't tell its a pumpkin.
Well, this picture is sideways. I'm not sure how that happened. Anyways, this is Saartjes baby hat. I've never tried it on a real baby but its not suppose to come off, i mean the babe can not pull it off. The socks are really nice and warm.
I was really tired when I made this.

Warm baby booties

Isn't he cute? He's actually made up of three bowls. Surprised?
I came up with this idea one morning before I got out of bed.
I tell ya, it just never stops. I just love his carrot nose!!!

Well, I am tired and am looking forward to the Art fair tomorrow. I put alot of time, fun and enjoyable time, into making these things. I'll just be tickled if someone actually wants to buy any of these items. Secretly, I hope noone wants the snowman. He'd look so good in my house.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Knitting Like Crazy

I've been knitting non-stop lately. I put money down on a table at the Arts and Fine Craft Marketplace. It is this weekend and I'm kind of excited about it. Ok, I'm really excited about it!!!
So if you're around the White Rock area of Surrey on Sat come and check us out. There will be some real interesting items.
There are so many craft fairs this time of the year. A person could be in one every weekend.

These are a few of the things that I will be selling.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Josie Finds another place to hide

When Josie disappears we like to go and look for her. We know one thing for sure and that is she has found heaven somewhere. She loves anything that is wool. Why is that? Do all cats like wool? Now it doesn't necessarily have to be something that is knitted. It can be as simple and as easy as a ball of wool. She will sit on a ball and sleep. If I put my wool knitting down she will fall asleep on it.
Now she doesn't seem too happy here because my son took the picture. She has a love hate relationship with him and really I think she disappears on purpose just to get away from him.
What would Josie do if I wasn't a knitter? What would she carry around at night meowing away like shes trying to get her family together. There will be times when our house is void of displaced balls of wool and then out of the blue when I get up in the morning sure enough there are a few balls sitting around in random places.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Unloading my stuff at a friends Craft Sale

This is Craft Sale Season. I spent two days putting the finishing touches on some projects so that I could put them in a friends Craft Sale held in her house this weekend. It's suppose to rain all weekend so I'm not expecting too much traffic. I've never done this before so I'm not sure how it will go. Here are a few things that I finished. Sorry about the quality of the pictures:

The Buttonhole Bag made from Buffalo Wool , felted , with a button made of a deer antler. This scarf was made using the Branching Out pattern
The Buttonhole bag with a dry needle felted design. Imagine it with the other purse handle invisible...come on I know you can!!!
Neck Warmer: a Homemade Originals Pattern. Warm and Fuzzy.
Booga Bag with an attached felted flower
Pumpkin Hat from Fiber Trends
Another Booga Bag with a dry felted flower
Amanda's Squatty Sidekick from Knitting Daily patterns and Susan Anderson's pattern for an apple cover made into a money bag with drawstrings
A mesh bag evolved from Amy Singer's Everlasting Bag Stopper pattern. Its hard to see but it also has a deer antler button.
Another mesh bag with an attached homemade button from a Steveston artist. Neck Warmer from Homemade originals patterns. Those are also Mini mittens and Baby Uggs made of Buffalo wool and a baby hat from Saartje Knits. A baby hat that will not fall off.
another mesh bag...

and yet another...these are Fuzzy Feet slipppers from Soooo warm!!!
This was some crazy thing I started knitting. I like knitting with two colors and creating my own pattern as I go. I used Buffalo wool and felted it. The shape was kind of weird but I managed to form it into a cool bag with a sturdy short handle.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Fall: West Coast style

Living on the west coast I understand that Fall colors are nothing compared to the east. When I was a kid and was learning to read the "I am Sam. See Sam run. Run Sam run" books ( I think it was Sam or maybe some other 3 letter name) the pictures in this book always had trees with so much color. I always wondered where in the world this was?
Where I lived all I saw were Cedar or Pine trees and some deciduos. So, I always wanted to go to the place with all the beautiful colorful trees. Well, maybe that is something I have to do before I die.
Anyways, this is the entrance to my Cul-De-Sac and for a few days a year it looks like this. I think its beautiful, so for those of you on the other side of the country please be happy for me.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Happy Birthday to Me

My friend Linda made this for me.
Check out the candles

She so proudly told me that there were 4 of each size and 2 cables. Isn't she awesome!!!