Wednesday, November 26, 2014


I haven't been doing much at my workdesk lately (except for the card below). It's time for Christmas knitting. Only I get distracted. I get distracted A LOT, and I had ADHD so it's challenging to pick up exactly where I left off. So I printed the pattern at 200% and broke down the pattern into sets of 10. Because, I can count to 10  (or if I get distracted can sort it out). It's a lot of doublechecking, but fingers crossed I'll have it done in time for Christmas.  In case you were wondering it's a hat with 172 stitches, 2 colours on size 1 (US) needles. The things we offer friends in July lol.

My take on the snow challenge for Papertrey Ink, Dachshund Thru the Snow, which was a take on the globe I made for my father...

'Stache'n Thru the Snow. Which moves with the aid of a magnet under the globe.

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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Papertrey Ink November 2014 Blog Hop

Dachshund Through the Snow.  I used the Dachshund die from Come All Ye Faithful with Dark Chocolate cardstock. The antlers are from Come All Ye Faithful Additions, and red Stickles for the nose. The Movers & Shakers Spinner dies. Papertrey Ink November 2014 Blog Hop.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

'Stache'n thru the Snow

Another snow globe made with the aid of Papertrey Ink's Make It Market kit: Tinsel and tags. The mustache is moveable with the aid of a magnet underneath the globe.

The tiny mustache is from Cricut Billionaire cartridge and is narrower than the width of a dime. It's glued on a piece of clear packaging. I used two cuts of the cardstock to insure it stood up to the movement with the magnet. The base is covered with white cardstock and Diamond Stickles with iron filings glued to the base. The snow man and tree are cut off the Tinsel and Tags circular die cut with a little bit of a base. I used the small banner and wrote 'Stache'n thru the Snow with Faded Jeans Distress Marker and is glued to the base with Glossy Accents. I used really inexpensive fake snow from the dollar store because it it lighter  and I felt it was less likely to interfere with the mustache moving around than the mica flakes (but I didn't test it).

Simon Says Good Old Days, and I used the snow globe with the fake snow and the tiny gold rick rack to give a vintage feel .

WOYWW #283

Current work in progress, just waiting to be assembled.  The tiny mustache, fake snow (the very inexpensive plastic stuff) all to make a 'Stache'n thru the snow globe.  The bit of blue shiney is a lindt truffle wrapper. No idea what I'm going to make from them, but I collect them lol.  It's been pretty quiet as I've started my Christmas knitting (a pointy hat with 4 gnomes on size 1 needles for starters lol). A very late start, I'm thinking I'm the caboose this week.

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