Wednesday, December 10, 2008


I have been experimenting with felted trays more and more. They make a great canvas for needle felting and also a wonderful way to display items. Plus it is easier to see the designs when they are on the inside. Here are a couple I have recently listed in my Etsy store. Thanks for looking as always~

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Flower Bowls Abounding

I had an inquiry through my Etsy store about what other flowers I needle-felted and I realized that it has been some time since I have done many. What better time to needle-felt flowers than the middle of a snowy dreary day when I am missing the sun and my blooming garden. So here are the first 2. As always, click on the pictures to go to the listings.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Nature Bowl in Purples

The yarn I knit my nature bowls and most of my dresser bowls out of is absolutely wonderful. It comes in the most amazing color combinations, is softer than soft and felts wonderfully. They take quite a bit of work because I choose to knit with the thinner yarn on smaller needles but the end result is so worth it. I would like to share with you the first in my series of Nature Bowls that I will be selling in my Etsy store. They will all come with a "ring bowl" for smaller collected items. If you see this and are interested in other colors I have available, drop me a line here at my blog.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Good Morning!

My Orange Star Bowl has been featured in a lovely Treasury. Check it out before it expires! AND I woke up to a sale of 4 bowls this morning of which I am hugely grateful for however, there is a good chance I will really be missing here at the blog since I can't type and knit at the same time. Hopefully I will prove myself wrong but in the meantime I do apologize ahead of time.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Gratitude Day(s)?

yep. Now I am so far behind it is embarrassing. This silly head cold has me all distracted and lethargic. Not a very good excuse, I know. I have a couple of pretty straightforward exclamations of gratitude though. The first is for our good friend who helped my Dear Husband wade through removing all the valuable files from our PC harddrive. I am grateful beyond words that the post office and paypal allow me to print shipping labels so I don't have to stand in the growing lines at the post office and last but not least I am so incredibly grateful to the farmers here in Colorado who grew the delicious organic beets and apples we have been enjoying. Who would ever have thought that my little guy would love vegetables and fruit so much. I guess that is another thing to be extremely grateful for.

I am busy knitting as always but will hopefully have some new bowls and cozies to share with you very soon. I should be running a felting wash this very night and am really excited about what will come out of it.

Saturday, November 22, 2008


So I am missing a couple of days...We hiked 11.5 miles today and I am exhausted. I promise I will fill you in and post pics tomorrow. May everyone have the sweetest of dreams tonight. I know I will be sleeping like the dead myself.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Day #2

I am squeaking this one in under the wire I suppose. On the news they were talking about how our local food banks are in such need. I encourage anyone that can to donate to your local food bank to do so. We have and will continue to. I am so grateful that we are not wanting for food in our bellies and so pained that so many are. Every little bit counts.

3 New Bowls!

I am trying to get more bowls in my Etsy store. Here are the most recent:

Click on the Pictures to go to their listings.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Keeping Up and Thankful For It

So I today I made priorities. I could have stayed home tackled the sink full of dishes, sat down for some serious needle-felting not to mention all of the Christmas knitting I have decided to do. Instead I choose to go hiking/geocaching over 8.5 miles with my husband. We snapped some photos of the different angles we got to experience Pikes Peak this morning. Supposedly it will be cold and miserable tomorrow but you would never know it today with 6o degree weather and clear blue skies. I feel so Thankful on these days to be able to experience nature in such a way and I feel even more Thankful that my soon to be a year older body is still allowing me to go such distances. In honor of this time of giving thanks and my impending birthday I am going to do the 10 days Gratitude. I would love to hear what you are thankful for if you feel like sharing~

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Upcycled Scarflettes

I have been sewing up a storm ever since Halloween. I had a request for an upcycled scarflette that looks similar to the Red Cuff that I made a while back. After some trial and error I think I have finally got it. Sorry for the poor picture quality , it was overcast and grey yesterday .

Sunday, November 2, 2008

My Jedi

A week before Halloween my little guy finally told me he wanted to be Anakin Skywalker. So I got on the good old interweb and started searching out what I needed for a Jedi Padawan or Youngling costume. Everything I found was for bigger kiddos so I decided to improvise. I went to the craft store and found a pattern for kids karate uniforms and modified it for the tunic that I sewed out of Cream colored flannel then created an obi of sorts from the scrap fabric and the belt from an old leather camera strap my dad had given me. I found a $3.99 brown fleece blanket at a big box store when we went to get the all important light saber and created his robe from that. I really didn't have a pattern for that and I am still marveling at the sewing skills I have apparently picked up over the years. There was even a coordinating piece of grosgrain ribbon wrapped around the blanket with velcro so I used that for the robe closure. The underclothes are simply coordinating brown sweats and brown boots. It was so comfy that he probably could have worn it for longer even with the robe. Needless to say my little Jedi was a big hit when we went Trick-or-Treating.

Thursday, October 30, 2008


Once again I had a beer cozy epiphany. Why don't I make cozies in Sports Team Colors? After all people love to drink beer and watch the game all decked out in team spirit so why shouldn't their beers get to dress up too? So my first listing in my Etsy store is for a pair of Denver Bronco Cozies in Orange and Blue. These would make a terrific Christmas gift for the sports fan who has everything! I also listed a new coffee cozy in Brown and Orange and an Acorn bowl.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Custom Business Card Pouch

Amanda over at Eenie Beanie Threads asked me to make her a business card pouch. She wanted it in eggplant purple with a bee and a daisy flower. Here is what I came up with.

Monday, October 27, 2008

And the Winner is...

Mary Jenkins over at Now Entering Momville (who has great giveaways I might add)! Thanks to all fabulous 5 of you for playing. Please send me an address and color preferences for your felted coffee cuff.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Carol's Windows

I am not sure if I have mentioned that my mother-in-law has an Etsy shop called SunshineCarol.She is finally getting her gorgeous stained glass mosaic windows listed and I wanted to share them with you today. Go check out her shop if you get a chance. She also makes wonderful hand-built ceramic ornaments, wind chimes, plates and all sorts of other wonders and Tom her partner in crime is the creator of the step stools and plant stands. He made a step stool for Seamus and I will admit that I use it just as much as he does. It is definitely an indispensable tool in our household. I truly think that more people should know about the amazing craftsmanship coming from their household. So go check it out I insist!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Tuesday is Giveaway Day!

Maybe not every Tuesday, but I have apologized for my inconsistencies. This week I would like to contribute something from my own darn self. This weekend I organized and listed most of my Felted Coffee Cuffs and in the spirit of things I would love to give the winner of this week's drawing their choice of cuff whether it be one I have already or a different color combo. You can see them in my Etsy store or on my Flickr page (which actually has the Cuffs not listed as well).

What do you
have to do? Leave a comment here! That's it! I will draw a name on Monday October 27th.

I forgot to mention that I can only ship to the US or Canada. Sorry to all my lovely overseas friends!

Monday, October 20, 2008

BeanpickleSprout Rocks!

Amy over at BeanPickleSprout strikes again! You probably think I am biased because she is my good friend but oh my gosh I can't even stand how wonderful her stuff is!
Anyway enough of my gushing and to the point: Amy is making Placemats!! She is also looking for feedback on them. I love the woodgrain even though it doesn't go with our design scheme I would be tempted by them anyway.

Lots Listed this weekend!

Hello! Once again I apologize to any and all who might actually still read this blog that I have such a difficult time keeping up on apparently. I spent this weekend cleaning up and organizing my inventory and getting a bunch of things listed. The Pinecone Tray is officially up as is it's little sister the Acorn Tray. I found a set of nesting bowls that I had never listed that I thought went well with the season. By request I made 2 more Alpaca Heart Bowls and they are even better than the last ones as I am finally getting the hang of felting alpaca. Thanks for looking!

I almost forgot! If you are interested in custom orders for your holiday gift giving please drop me a line so I can get cracking on your projects.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008


I wanted to bring attention to a Purse in my shop that I have re-listed. It is knit in baby pink and black Fibonacci stripes and has a handmade ceramic button designed specifically for this bag.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Hearts on Oatmeal

I posted this set today in my Etsy store. I am loving this oatmeal yarn that I got from fishlegs: another super etsy seller. I have a lot of this yarn so you will be seeing all sorts of fun oatmeal creations flying off my needles.

Queen's Canyon

We hiked an intensive 9 miles on Thursday Past Echo rock and up the reclimated mining scar overlooking Colorado Springs eventually ending up in Queen's Canyon. This canyon might possibly be one of the most gorgeous places around Colorado Springs. I thought I would share a few pictures. At the mouth of the canyon sits Glen Eyrie castle and Big horn sheep wander throughout the area in large herds and can be seen grazing in the valley or lounging all over the grounds.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Fall Color

We went hiking last Friday (I know big surprise!) The leaves are brilliant and I wanted to share a couple of pictures with you. We were hiking along trail 666 in Bear Creek Canyon just outside of Colorado Springs.

Pinecones and Poppies

Well here it is! I went with the pine cone and I am so excited with the result. I included the pine cone I used for a model, my Italian beach stones, a sand dollar and a cork from a bottle of wine I drank with Mariah when we were in Cinque Terra, Italy. I have not listed the pine cone tray yet. It will be up in the next couple of days.

The poppy bowl is fun. I had a wholesale order and there was a request for a small poppy bowl. I was so excited with the result that I decided to make one for my etsy store.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Any Suggestions?

After Nona commissioned Clara's nature bowl, I decided to play around with the concept of trays. This is the biggest one I have created so far at 11" across and an inch deep. I used my large All Clad pot as the form. The color is a fantastic heathered olive yarn. So my question to you is: "Should I needle felt anything onto it and if so what do you think it should be?"

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Newly Listed Bowls

I revamped a bowl I have had listed for awhile now. The shamrock bowl was missing something so I decided to rename it, add more (including a 4 leaf clover) and add steams to the leaves to make them pop. I am really excited about the result! So "I'm looking over a 4 leaf clover..."
I also listed the second of my Grape Bowls and a new small blue (I like to call it Colorado Sky Blue) 3 Stars Bowl