Friday, July 25, 2008

Fairie House

Finally got around to constructing it although its not finished yet. Let me know what you think.

We obviously need a front but then I couldn't take pictures.

Here is the inside without the roof on.

Its located at the base of a tree that leans toward the Northeast. After our first try at building at this site, a thunderstorm with heavy rain and large gusts of wind blew through and we thought it was ruined. Nope. Completely intact and only one side was a little damp.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Bargains for Scrapbooking

I read through those scrapbooking books from the library and one of them had an interesting idea for paper storage. I didn't think much more about it after that. Well, I was yard saleing during our community yard sales and ended up finding the materials I needed, as well as a brand new scrapbook for $5. Seems like someone is trying to tell me something ;)

I've decided it will take me a while to gather all the supplies needed for scrapbooking so I will be waiting until winter to start. Unless it snows and I can go cross country skiing what else am I going to do?!

Here's a picture of my new scrapbooking storage unit.

Did I mention that I got all the materials except the cable ties ($1) for free?

There are more wire squares and I only have 3 connectors left but I found the connectors online for $0.20 a piece.

I'm going to make some storage units for the kids because they really need them, there are no closets in their rooms. I really scored with this find as the wire cube units (6 cubes) sell for $35 a set.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008


This little elephant is so cute and one of many free Amigurumi crochet patterns here. Noelle is in love with them and I guess I know what my next few projects will be :)

I also like these ones:

Here are some more patterns for amigurumi. I guess this little guy is my first project for my little dog lover.

Monday, April 7, 2008

For Noelle

She has me crocheting clothes for her My Little Ponies. They're cute, check them out!

I keep waiting for her to come ask how to crochet beyond a simple chain stitch...... until then I am more than happy to make them for her :)

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Crochet on the Net

I love the internet! With a few clicks I can find great crochet patterns. For free! How great it that? Crochet Pattern Central is my new favorite site! I also like to recycle whenever I can and found out about My Recycled Bags. I also found video tutorials for crochet on NexStitch if you want to learn how. Three gems that I thought I'd share just in case you didn't already know about them ;)

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Crochet Tote

I really like the way it turned out. All my other totes always fell over when I was trying to crochet or knit and working out of a gift bag wasn't very lasting.

The pattern is from the book Crochet with Bits and Pieces that I found at our library. I also made Noelle a drawstring purse for Easter out of this book.