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Teacup Pig

I have a couple of teacup pigs in my doll collection and after searching in vain for ANY kind of clothing pattern for them I resigned myself to the fact that if I didn’t want my pigs to be naked I would just have to come up with something myself. (Buying clothes for them wouldn’t be as much fun) Here is the little dress, hat, and scarf I came up with. I don’t think there too bad, but stupid me didn’t write down what I did and now I can’t remember! Grrr…


Making Lace

I haven’t completed anything new lately, but I am crafting. I’ve been practicing my tatting. Just making a long piece of lace. It’s not for anything in particular. I have just been feeling like tatting. Nice thing about tatting compared to crocheted lace is that since it is a form of knotting, it can be cut to the size I need. If I was to try to do that with my crochet without a LOT of effort on my part it would come completely unraveled. When I use a crocheted lace edging I prefer to crochet it directly onto the item I’m working on. Tatting on the other hand, there may be a few stitches that come undone, but that’s it. It’s for that reason I like keeping a long piece of tatted lace in my sewing box. I can easily add it as last minute decoration to something.


I’ve been working on my UFOs (Un finished Objects) the last couple of days. for now I’m focusing on a stuffed rabbit I’ve been promising someone for about a year now. Normally I hate making identical items. It just sucks part of the fun out of it for me for some reason. Having a time limit seems to do the same thing. That’s the reason I have never been crazy about taking “orders” for the things I make. I would rather make something I feel like making and sell it (if I haven’t already gifted it to someone) Something about someone else deciding what pattern to make, what color, what yarn, how long it should take… just really puts me off and makes me not want to knit at all… on anything. Once I have completed a project like that I usually don’t want to knit for months after that.

It’s been long enough now though. My hands aren’t hurting, I replaced my missing size 6 knitting needles, and I found the color yarn I needed, so I’m good to go. And that’s good, because I have a lineup of three or four projects that have been sitting collecting dust, patiently waiting for me to finish them, so first up…. bunny!

Mothers Day Pen

One of the Mothers Day gifts I receaved was a lovely red fountain pen with a calligraphy nib on it. I’m enjoying it so much. It’s much more portable and now I am able to easily practice on the couch or in the car. I’m always much more likely to practice things that are portable. I’m one of those people who like to take my crafts with me. Inside, outside, up a tree…. well… I haven’t actually climbed a tree for a while now, but you get my meaning. The more portable something is the more likely I am to work on it.

Here is a picture my red pen as well as the little pot of roses and sandals I received for Mothers day



I’m trying to teach myself calligraphy.


Some More Art

Not a lot happening with me. I’ve been doing more art work. Still loving working with my copic markers and I’m also trying to teach myself how to watercolor. so far my favorite watercolor technique is line and wash. That’s what the caterpillar is. I’ve also been experimenting with combining the copics and watercolor together in the same picture. That’s what the little monster at the fair is. The play room drawing was done using prismacolor pencils.


Happy Easter everyone. :-)

Happy Easter everyone. 🙂

Been Arting

I haven’t been doing much yarn work. I got kinda disgusted with the pattern book I’ve been working out of for the tunishian crochet. It’s not very well written and it annoys me. So instead I’ve been working on my doodling. Or as I tell my husband when he asks what I’m doing. I’m arting. LOL! 


Based on my youngest son’s nick name and personality.

Here’s a drawing I did yesterday in the car while I was waiting for the kids to get out of school. (the pencil part) then last night I did the inking. I used Copic markers. I really like them a lot. Very nice to work with. The kind I use are the Copic Sketch.  I’m working on getting more colors a little at a time. They are a little spendy and that’s reason I can only get a couple at a time instead of buying a set, but they are also refillable, and that saves money in the long run. 

Double Ended Crochet Hook

I’ve been teaching myself how to use a double ended crochet hook. I got a pattern book on ebay that uses this method. (crochenit Easy cuddly Critters by Carolyn Christmas) It’s out of print, but there were quite a few available, so just keep checking if any of you are interested. I’m making Bartholomew Bear. He’s turning out to be much larger than I thought he would. I hope I have enough yarn to finish him.

DIY Yarn Bowl

DIY Yarn Bowl

I came across this today and just had to share. Such a cool idea.