Monday, February 16, 2015

Quilling Cup Cake

Hello,

Today I am sharing Faye's card that she made for her friend.

Stay warm

Until next time

Helen



Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Echoes Of Kindness Note Card

Hello,

Are you tired of the cold weather yet?  I am.  I am looking forward toward Spring weather.  So today I'm sharing a simple Spring note card.  The stamp image was from Stamping Up called Echoes Of Kindness.  It was one of my favorite stamp set.

Helen

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

AG Doll Clothes By Faye

Hello Blogger Friends,

Do you still remember me?  I can't believe it is already February!  During my absent from blogging, I had been crocheting/knitting a few items but my camera is not working as good (pictures don't come out clear) so I don't have good  pictures of my craft to share. 

But I just have to share this doll blue skirt and the dress. 








They were made by Faye!  Aren't that impressive?  Faye learned to crochet last Summer but  she lost interest because I asked her to practice the same stitches over and over.  She thought it was boring then I told her if she found practicing the stitches is  boring then crocheting is not for her.  She stopped for a while then she started it again.  Over the weekend she told me she wanted  to crochet doll skirt.  I gave her the supplies and the instruction.  She made the blue skirt.  I thought it was pretty cute. It was crochet from side to side.  Then she wanted to crochet a dress.  I told her to use the same technique but used one row double crochet one row single crochet.  I went to work on Sunday.  When I came home, Faye surprised me with the peach dress and the hair band.   I was excited to see that she picked up quickly. 

Until next time

Helen

Monday, January 5, 2015

Old Shale Shawl

Hello,
I promise my sister Sue a crochet jacket.  I thought she would look better with a shawl so I made her this Old Shale Shawl, free pattern here

The color is Blue Hawaii.




The color for the next one is called Winter Berry. I love this color.
Thanks for stopping by. 




Helen

Monday, December 22, 2014

Christmas Boxes

Hello,
My neighbor, Anna,  asked me to make 2 boxes for her necklaces.  As soon as I saw the necklaces, I wanted one too.  I show Anna my Kusudama.  She liked them and wanted  them for gifts; I suggested  we  trade.  She thought it was a great idea.  So I'll be getting the blue necklace in January.


Aren't they pretty? I like both of them.  May be I'll ask if she likes to trade with something else.

This will be my last post for 2014.

Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Helen
  

Monday, December 8, 2014

AG Doll Dresses

Hi Everyone,

I can't believe it has been more than a month since I post!  I had been busy with craft shows. Some shows were good some were BAD.    If the craft show coordinator advertised well, then we will have good show.  Many just took our money and didn't do their part.  Oh, well, then we will never go back there again.   I booked one craft show every week since the end of October.  Some weeks I even had 2 shows.  Crazy, I know.  I won't do that again next year.  

Here is what I had been working on


Everyone only wanted dresses and the colors are pink or purple.  I made a bunch of tops over the Summer; no one looked at them.  Everyone just grabbed the dresses.  So I had been making dresses.

Also, I wanted to share my Black Friday fine.  I wasn't going to shop on Black Friday.    However, Victor was browsing Walmart flyers and I happened to  catch the page with the Red Heart With Love yarn on sale, $1.97 per skein for 315 yards.  My favorite yarns on sale.  I had to get some! May be more than some.  It turned out not only me wanted yarns.  The first Walmart I went to only had a few skeins left.  I went to 3 Walmart to get these yarns.  I didn't know how many skeins I bought.  Some were not in the picture.  I still need pink,green, and teal.  Couldn't fine those colors at any Walmart.   Hopefully these yarns will last me a while. 
Until next time....

Helen



Monday, November 3, 2014

Sequince Circular Vest

Hello,

I bought this yarn at Joann Fabric from the yarn bin.  It sold by the pound.    I used about half a pound and size 4mm needle  to make this circular vest.  I found a graph pattern on line.  Sorry I don't have the link to the pattern.

The finished vest looked very nice.  I wanted to keep it but it didn't look nice on me so I took it to the craft shows.  My thought was if I sold it, then it's good.  On the other hand if it didn't sell, I'll just keep it.  It attracted lots of attentions  and finally sold it on my third show last Saturday.

I  wanted to thank you everyone who stopped by my table last Saturday.  It was a great show! Don't you just love the communality who appreciate handmade craft.  The weather was bad but it didn't stop the craft show shoppers.    They came out and supported us. They were also very considerate of us.  They paid us in small bills.  I didn't need to use the changes that I brought .    I think all vendors did well.

 Faye also had been crocheting.  She started learning to crochet earlier this year.  I asked her to practice one stitch at a time.  The first stitch was the chain stitch, then the single crochet stitch, and so on.  She made this purse while watching some movies.


  I was curious how she made it.  She said it was easy "I just crochet a long rectangle, fold into a purse shape and sew the edges together."  I asked her how come the flab edge is not straight.  She said she likes it like that.  And look she helped herself to one of the button.
 

Until next time....

Helen