Category: arts and crafts or something

Bird Toys

There’s this toy that Kiwi really likes. Mostly cardboard with some wood pieces, held together by a soft cotton rope.  Retails for $25.  For as long as it lasts her, that isn’t too bad.  However, you will notice that she is really only interested…

I Totally Made This.

I have mentioned that my mother and I have been gifting my grandfather with scarves and hats and mittens to donate to his church for Christmas.  I may have mentioned that the scarves are generally crocheted The mittens are not.  And occasionally my mother…

Prepping Fleece

Annette from Catnip and Coffee asked how we prep the fleece for the crochet-edged blankets.  Karen and Penny, from my chapter of Project Linus, created a video demonstration: The first half shows how to prepare it and the second half shows how to go…

Too Much Yarn

The Project Linus people, and my own mother, will tell you that there is no such thing as too much yarn. ‘Cause we’re going to use it all, right? Just like I am going to read all of these books “sometime”. Yarn is overflowing…

Blanket Two

I just finished the second blanket for Project Linus.  For my “records”: Caron Soft Yarn – Lt. Country Blue, Country Blue, Dk Country Blue (My mother says it reminded her of the Dallas Cowboys.)  Project Linus makes a point that they always need blankets…

Putt’s Pet Portraits

My mom’s friend Miss Gayle is a semi-professional artist specializing in pets.  She just launched a website http://puttspetportraits.weebly.com/ so I thought I would give her a Shout Out.  This is the piece she did several years ago of my Late Great Dog Dallas: It…

The First Blanket

I finished my first blanket for Project Linus.  No – I am not a crocheting prodigy.  I have had the thing mostly done in a cubby since before Ainslie was born.  I had only three skeins of yarn to go. I only do one…