Friday, August 31, 2012

Doilies!

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Hi, my name is Kate and I have a doily problem...  I just finished unpinning these beauties, want to see more?

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

I Won Some Paintings From Genuine Mudpie!

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These three little beautiful paintings were made by Trish of genuine mudpie, one of my all time favorite blogs!  If you've never visited her lovely blog you really should.  Right now.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Photo-Tuesday

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"If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be.  Now put the foundations under them." -Henry David Thoreau

Monday, August 27, 2012

Vintage Doilies

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I don't think I can ever work on just one thing at a time...  One of my projects right now is playing with some vintage doily patterns that my mom brought home from Idaho when she was visiting my grandmother. I've got one almost finished and a couple of more I'm probably going to have to try as well...  I just love looking through old patterns!  Don't you?

Hope you all have a great Monday, I'm off to catch up on my blog reading!

Friday, August 24, 2012

Guess What?

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I'm learning to knit!  And I'm having more success this time!  I think the key for me this time was trying the Continental Method as opposed to the American/English Method...  I finally pulled out The Absolute Best Way to Learn How to Knit with Leslye Solomon dvd that I bought from this nice little local yarn shop when I was living in California.  The owner was so nice and helpful and told me that a lot of crocheters have an easier time knitting Continental because they can hold the yarn in their left hand and primarily move their right hand, just like in crochet (unless you are a left handed crocheter).  She's so right!  I haven't moved passed the knit stitch yet, as I want to make sure I really have it down before moving on to purling, but so far this dvd is great!

For those of you who can crochet and knit, which method do you use to knit?  Did you learn to crochet or knit first? Do you prefer one over the other?

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Wedding Gifts, Chapter 3

In which I share with you projects made of vintage goodness and brag of my sister's crafty talents.

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Today I'm showing you some of the gifts that my super talented sister made.  Our friend has a thing for birds (her photography business is Bird On A Wire Photography), so my sister wanted to make an art piece with the quote "birds of a feather flock together."

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Photo-Tuesday

Reflection

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"Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart.  Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside awakes."  ~ Carl Jung


Monday, August 20, 2012

2nd Mandala for the CAL

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My second mandala is finished!!  I think it will go nicely in my sister's kitchen...

Friday, August 17, 2012

Wedding Gifts, Chapter 2

In which I share with you projects made of wood and paint, and I make a very bad pun (for the second time [for those of you following along at home]).

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Just like for the wedding I went to earlier in the summer, I made a set of mahogany tea light candle holders.  I've been dying to try painting sections of something turned to give it a dip-dyed look, so I thought this was the perfect opportunity... and I think I got it!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Mandala CAL Update

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I finished my Crochet Overlay Mandala No. 1!  It was such a fun pattern, and I can't say enough about how great a pattern it was!  Being very well written, it's a fantastic way to learn this crochet technique.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Wedding Gifts, Chapter 1

In which I share with you projects made of burlap and crochet, and confess my recent love affair with spray adhesive.

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I knew my friend was using burlap and lace for decoration at her reception, so as part of her wedding gift I made these burlap and doily wall hangings.  I was so pleased with how they turned out!!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Photo-Tuesday

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I think I have a growing fascination with bridges...  I just love the lines, shapes and patterns!

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Is there anything that you find yourself looking at a little differently?

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Cake Toppers in Action

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Thought you might like to see the cake toppers I posted the other day in action at my friend's wedding!  Pretty darn cute if I do say so myself!

Friday, August 10, 2012

Overlay Crochet Mandala CAL

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I've joined a CAL over at one of my favorite blogs, a creative being, to make Crochet Overlay Mandala No. 1 by Carola Herbst.  I've just started, and I must say it's really fun, and it's a very well written pattern!  If you're interesting, go HERE for the details and to check out wink's beautiful mandala!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Photo-Tuesday

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Saturday I helped out at a golf tournament that raised money for our lake association.  My job was to take pictures of the teams.  It was the first time I'd ever been on a golf course while people were actually playing golf!  (I can't really count sledding down hills in the winter on my local golf course.)  Anyways, it was a beautiful (and hot) day, and while I was waiting for teams to get to the tenth hole where I was stationed, I took other pictures...

Monday, August 6, 2012

Wedding Cake Toppers

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Quick post to show you some little 2 1/2 inch hearts I made for my friend's wedding cake!