Tuesday, January 28, 2014



I find that this time of year I start to crave color!!  (This shot was taken in MOMA a couple weeks ago.)

I hope you all find some colors today that make you happy!  Have a great Tuesday my friends!

Monday, January 27, 2014

Blocks for Garran

Charity Blocks

Samantha from The Soucy Empire asked me if I could make a couple of crocheted blocks for her.  She's making an afghan for a fundraiser for her cousin Garran who needs a double lung transplant.  (You can read more here if you'd like to help!  She needs squares by Feb. 6th.)  These are the three blocks I just sent to her.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Connie's Garden


The other day I pulled out some yarn and grabbed a hook with the intention of creating a new block to keep my crochet skills from getting rusty.  And this is the result!  I'm pretty excited about it, so please forgive the repetitive photos!

Tuesday, January 21, 2014




I love how these two pictures from the week paired together really capture a certain feeling for me...  Do you see any connections between the two photos?  A story?

I hope you all have a terrific Tuesday my friends!!

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Little Mermaid


"I've got gadgets and gizmos aplenty.  I've got whozits and whatzits galore.  You want thingamabobs?  I got twenty...."  Anyone a fan of Disney's The Little Mermaid?  I know a little girl who is, so I made this Little Mermaid for her for Christmas!

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Apple Doilies


Let me guess.  You woke up this morning thinking "gee, I'd love to look at a doily to really get my day going!"  Well my friend, you are in luck. Here's a cute and quick little doily that I made two of (one in the color "natural" and the other in white) for Christmas.  They went to two fabulous ladies who have an apple decor in their kitchens.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014



These foggy shots were taken over the weekend in NYC through a window in MOMA.  Even in an art museum, you don't need to be looking at what someone says is "art" to find beautiful art!

Tuesday, January 7, 2014



If you're getting crazy and cold weather I hope you are staying warm!

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Maple Christmas Decorations


I made 9 of these Christmas sets that I gave as gifts!  I drew up the patterns, cut them with the band saw from maple (1/2 inch wide), machine sanded, hand sanded, sealed, sanded, painted, painted, painted... and varnished!


On the bottom of the reindeer I put the year, which is something I always love to see on my own Christmas ornaments when it comes time to decorate!

They may not look it, but these little wooden figures do take quite a bit of time.  And I think it's so worth it!  I love how they turned out!  I even really enjoy the process.  I always find it amazing when something you think up in your head materializes in person just as you pictured!

Perhaps by next Christmas I'll have an Etsy shop up and going where I can try to sell some of these sets!  (I also think I should make a set for myself; I miss them!)

Friday, January 3, 2014

Bear in Pajamas


What's cuter than a bear?  A bear in pajamas of course!

And the Christmas gift sharing begins!  I made this bear for my cousin's baby from a pattern in Ana Paula Rimoli's book Amigurumi Two!  This book was the first amigurumi book I ever bought.  I think the patterns in it are adorable and easy too!

I recently saw a picture of baby Gavin snuggling with his bear, so I think it's safe to say that he liked it!

Have you guys crocheted anything from Ana Paula Rimoli?

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Our Christmas Table


Happy January everyone!  To kick off the New Year, I thought I'd share our Scandinavian-inspired Christmas table...