Wednesday, December 7, 2016


Sadly not much has happened on my desk (except the addition of a few more things to put away... which is actually a happy thing). Most of my crafty time has been spent knitting (Christmas Knitting Time has commenced!!!!). The first of three has been knit, the ends woven in and is in a nice warm soak getting ready for blocking.

The only Black Friday shopping I did was 5 of these wood crates at Jo-Ann's. A nice sturdy little shelf (on the left) to hold lots of stamps. Plus now my craft room smells pleasantly of pine : D.

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Wednesday, November 30, 2016


My desk is covered with goodies to put away.

This is where the real crafty activity has been. I signed up for the Craftsy Class, Adventures in Garter Stitch. The pattern is pretty simple, but still easy enough to forget where I am, so I made a reminder that can be folded up and slipped in the safety pin marking the right side.

The fully dressed fashion forward teapot with cosy and Wool Tea Warmer is now off my desk and in it's new home : D I was going to show it last week, but was distracted by things like 2 feet of snow on Monday lol.

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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

WOYWW 389, the Teapot is finally dressed

The tea pot is back and is only missing a button, and a few ends to be woven in. I do not call my self a Knitter, I just knit. The tea cosy was made up as I went along.  Sort of like a hat for a tea pot, with ribbing to keep it close, and gaps for the handle (with a little trap door to keep it closed) ...

... and a gap for the spout. But if you are wanting to keep the pot even warmer...

... there is a Wool Tea Warmer. Inspired by a couple of Deskers who should know who they are XD. This is the bit that really took some time, but I did learn to do a proper Judy's Magic Cast-On (only took me months and rewinding of several Craftsy Classes - 40 Ways to Cast On and Bind Off worked the best for me... and apparently there are even more ways).  The bottom is stuffed with 2 loosely wound balls of the yarn. And everything is properly blocked (soaked in water and then dried flat). Blocking has improved my knitting by 90%. I am a blocking convert.

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Wednesday, October 19, 2016


 Sample, sample, sample, sample. Pulling out all sorts of green for another stationery set. This time I'm working off the wedding invitation.

 I went to the New York Sheep and Wool Show in Rhinebeck where I met this little guy (a young alpaca I believe).

I bought 3 silk caps for spinning (I'll be writing a post about it soon). They are a lot shinier than they look in this picture though.

 It was crowded. I met people from all across the country. The person pushing the stroller is the end of the line for some very yummy falafels being sold under that tent in the background. I stood in line for 45 minutes. It was worth it. 

Then I needed a little space, and I found it. Monty Python fans may recognize this as "A Larch" : D.

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Thursday, October 13, 2016

A Gender Neutral Card : )

A gatefold card made for Online Card Classes Wild Card. The card base is Papertrey Ink's Ocean Tides, stamped with the foliage stamp from Friendship Jar: Flowers set with Fine Linen ink. The flowers are cut from one of the small dies in the Friendship Jar: Flowers set out of patterned vellum. The hearts are Limitless Layers: Heart Stitches cut from Classic Kraft and the plane is Tim Holtz' Mini Airplane covered with a technique from Creative Chemistry 103 (also on Online Card Classes).

 The gatefold opened. Simon Says Global Exploration, so it's there as well. 

Wednesday, October 12, 2016


I need to do a bit of clean up. Had to take my new Tim Holtz Postage die (found for $11 on Amazon with free shipping) out for a spin. The purple post it have enough life in them for at least a few more masking tasks, so there they sit huddled together at the back. In the front is actually gold foil adhesive paper, looking dull as can be : D.

So lots and lots of crafting to do.. Christmas is coming (and to quote Babe the movie, "Christmas is carnage lol).

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Monday, October 10, 2016

Poe with Gold and Vellum

A card made for Papertrey Ink's Make It Monday #263: Background Building with Frames.  I started with Ocean Tides cardstock and added the frame die cut from Tag Sale #10 cut from a gold foil adhesive. The vellum is cut with Friendship Jars: Flowers (2 times) and is adhered to the card under the focal point with Ranger Matte Multi Medium. I love how the light reflecting off the frames catches in the vellum. The focal point is the Poe stamp from Wendy Vecchi's Metro Art stamp set (fussy cut, Tim Holtz collage crazing medium with  a little Distress Crayon worked into the crazing). I had made this a few months ago and it was just waiting on my desk for the perfect project : D.

Simon Says Halloween Inspiration, and since Poe always reminds me of Halloween, I'm entering it there as well : D.