Friday, May 15, 2009


Amigurumi is the Japanese animal crocheting craft.

Do you think my 32 year old brother would like one of these for Graduating from BYU with a Master's degree?

Check out the amazingly large stock of free patterns for these little creatures from Lion Brand Yarn's website.

Looks like I'll be learning another craft...

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Rotary Cutters--a cautionary tale

So, I love my rotary cutter, but it doesn't always love me back. Really, it's kind of like having the untamed wild in your craft room--a rogue craft tool if you will.

I was cutting some fabric for a gift (I'll post that one later), and unbeknownst to me my thumb was sticking out of the edge of my ruler (aka no man's land for appendages). Zip went my rotary blade right through the fingernail and tip of my thumb. YIKES!

sharp little things they are!

I think I'm going to purchase one of those metal mesh gloves to use from now on...

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Military Style Cap (finished)

Alllllrighty then. Sewing hats. 1 part fun: 1 part frustration.

My favorite thing about this hat (besides the cutie underneath), is that it was made from a pair of my husband's shorts that had a hole and could no longer be worn by him. Enter the fabric recycling fairy (aka me). It's a disease really, because now I can't throw anything out!

Just think, where can you get one-of-a-kind fabric for your projects for FREE?? yep, your closet. Those clothes that you used to love but don't anymore can become the accessories that your kids will love today!

Really, that's the only downside, there isn't usually a lot of fabric to salvage, but if you can get enough, it's pretty darn cool. Now if only I could get him to keep it on!

I'm not in love with the size of the bill, but hey--he's young--he can get away with it, right?

Sorry about the blurry pic, but I wanted you to see the front

Pattern: Military Style Cap from Amy Butler's little stitches for little ones