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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Last September I had picked up a Halloween cross stitch piece. My goal was to work on it a little each day and it would be done before Samhain or Halloween. Well that didn't work out as planned. I even worked on it up until Christmas. Then life got complicated and I wasn't able to get back to it until recently. Well it is now done, it's a little black wizard kitty in side a Jack - O - Lantern. With some bat's and a candle to light the area. A cool thing with the kit is they add some silver monofilament thread. This gives an illusion that there is a light inside the pumpkin and the candle flame.

Before Christmas I was able to get all the cross stitching done. I wasn't able to get the back stitching details in. So that is what I have been working on. I think it came out great, one of the things I like the most is doing the details. The whole piece changes after that step and it almost comes alive. A fun piece even if it's a little late or early. All how you look at it.

Monday, March 28, 2016

Origami 3/28/16

I actually expected more Easter pieces this week. I did have one little bunny, it is actually a napkin fold. I decided to do it with a square of paper instead. There is also a whale, quaking duck, fish and dog. So you see how I thought there should be more for Easter. No matter it fun week.

Monday, March 21, 2016

Origami 3/21/16

This weeks pieces are fun as always. We have a dog, tulip and stem, two different types of folds and a kit or fish base. It all depends on how much folding you do. The last one of course is for the new week. which you have to wait and see what those will be. Till then, have fun.


A year ago while I was in Frenchtown NJ. Ed and I stopped into the Spinnery which is a fiber arts store, spinning, weaving, knitting etc. while I was shopping I noticed a kit to make a knitted chicken that holds a plastic egg. I had the extra money so I picked it up as a reminder of a time gone by. When I had one from Grammy who made them. I thought it would be fun to make myself one and have a bit of nostalgia as well.

An guess what I never got to making it until this past weekend. So much got in the way last year that I never got to it. So over th weekend I made it, well actually I can make more then one. The kit come with  more then enough supplies to make several. I generally don't buy kits, I thing thy are a little pricey. So I don't bother, in this case it was well worth the money since I can at least get four out of the kit. That means they cost me about $3.00 each, without time included. Not bad at all and I think I can get a couple of more out of the kit. Cool and fun I'm glad I bought it.

Monday, March 14, 2016

Baby Shower

Our Niece and her husband are expecting a new arrival next month. So yesterday was her baby shower. It was a wonderful time and she got lots of wonderful gifts. It is guite ironic though that I'm the only one that made there gift. Now there where a couple of people who but a basket together. But everything in it was purchased, nothing hand made.

So Ed and I are watching what we spend. The fund are tight at the moment. So I made our gifts, I made two set a new born baby booties. An I also made a dream catcher for her room (doctors say and 80% chance of a girl). I believe I am the only one that got her baby booties and I am the only one that got her a dream catcher. She thoroughly enjoyed them which I'm glad she did. I wouldn't have known what else to do.

Origami 3/14/16

This weeks pieces are pretty cool. We have  a fish, flower, a letter fold. An my favorite for this week is a four dollar suit. It was supposed to be a two dollar suit but I used two dollar bills instead on one's. They came out really well this week and there was no preview for the new week, perhaps next time.

Monday, March 7, 2016

Origami 3/7/16

I'm not sure how about it already being March. Time just moves too fast for us anymore. Well to subject at hand, this weeks origami has a couple of toys init. One is just a spiral square and the second is a triangle that right's itself. We also have a dinosaur, bunny mask and the starter for the new weeks projects. Another fun week enjoy.

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Prayer Beads

For the past couple of months I have been wanting to make prayer beads. What I would like to do is get some semiprecious beads and use them.
Unfortunately I don't have the extra money at the moment to invest.

So a couple of weeks ago a friend of mind showed me some jewelry he made. He made it with old rosary beads. At first I didn't think anything of it, then the light went on. I have those rosaries from when I had the store. An I have no plans on selling them as is. So I took them apart and used those beads to make the prayer beads. I think it became a very worth wild recycling project and best use for the beads. Next to jewelry of course, let me know what you think.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Origami 2/29/2016

I'm sorry for my tardiness. But in my defense i wasn't home yesterday. So that is why I am late but I do have some cool pieces this week. There is a fox, two cicadas, frog head puppet, samurai helmet and a diamond. The diamond is a base for the new weeks pieces. I hope you enjoy.