Sweet little recycled crayons from the shop. Gingerbread people crayons…aww, perfect for stockings and little fingers! Free shipping all month. xoxo, Karen.
December 5, 2013
I made this reversible play mat from a tried-and-trusted Purl Bee tutorial. I changed the size, but kept the method. After that, I tied it together with scrap yarn, alternating the ties on the top and bottom. It made me happy to use (finally!) fussy cuts from my childhood Strawberry Shortcake sheets, and some fat quarters and larger scraps I had on hand. Happy stitching! xoxo, Karen.
December 3, 2013
My little bundle of quilts! For the past year, Aunt Joan walked us through the ins and outs of quilt making. Here is a peek at my finished quilts. These five baby quilts were made using her pattern and instructions.
I added a little strip of contrasting color on the binding on a few quilts, decatur knots and meandering stitches in the center squares on others, and straight-stitched lines on two. In each of these quilts, there are things I would absolutely do differently and things that I absolutely love. I'm mostly happy these have homes and the little ones they are meant for won't care about a wonky stitches and color placement. I care, I learned, and I have more patterns and examples to share. How are yours? Happy quilting + xoxo, Karen.
November 26, 2013
I first made this sweater just before our daughter was born (here, in Madelinetosh Vintage Candlewick). She loves it, I love it, and I'll cast on another the minute she outgrows this one. This time around, I added little bear ears...I couldn't resist! You can find the pattern here and the yarn here, although I bought mine at our local yarn store, Loopy Yarns. Happy knitting + xoxo, Karen.