Sunday, June 28, 2009

Out Comes the Pink

My new grandbaby was born May 30 and now we know it's a girl! Riley Loren. So I wanted to add the pink flowers I had already made ahead of time to the green sweater set. I crocheted a bunch of pink flowers to have on hand so I could sew them onto anything that needed to be "girlied" up a little.

I finished this little green set and posted it on April 30. You can see the difference a little bit of pink makes. I crocheted pink trim around the sweater, added a pink flower to the hat, and replaced the yellow pom-pom with a pink flower on the bootie. I still need to make the 2nd bootie. This set is a size 3-6 month, so I still have time.

I also finally finished the booties that are attached with buttons to this onesie that I originally posted on June 8. This is supposed to be a 0-3 month, but it looks bigger than that. Riley is only 3 weeks old and is growing fast, so it's possible by 3 months it will fit.

I just started knitting a pink baby sweater. I can actually go with all out pink now. Love it! So far this little girl has so many clothes she can wear a different outfit every day. Baby girl clothes are so much fun. It's like playing with a real life baby doll. I also made a baby quilt posted on May 4, and I have more of the same fabrics to make a valance for her nursery window. They'll be moving into their new apartment in Spokane on July 26, so I'll have it ready by then.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

More Mini Framed Quilts

Here are a few more of my little mini quilt blocks that I have framed. And then I have a few that I initially made to frame, but decided to make little tiny decorator pillows out of them. They look real cute just sitting on a shelf, on a small easel, on an end table, or the pillows can be shown on a shelf, on a bed, chair, or couch. Again, they're embellished with charms, lace, beads and the words are cross stitched.
This one"Tea For Two" is a teapot and tea cups, using my favorite color fabric, pink.
Close up

"Home is Where the Heart is" I decided to make into a mini pillow (about 6"x6").

Monday, June 15, 2009

Thank You, Charmine

Attitude of Gratitude Award

Thank you so much, Charmine. I have enjoyed your blog and the glimpse you give us of India and the beautiful crafts, furniture, homegoods, etc. that are part of your culture. And thank you for peeking into my world and following along. I have so enjoyed the creative outlet that blogging has provided and I have just been amazed at how intelligent, creative, funny and entertaining the special people in Blogville are.

For any of you that have not paid a visit to Charmine in India please do so at

The guidelines are:
1. Post the award logo on your blog.
2. Nominate at least 10 of your favorite bloggers.
3. Make a link of your list in your post.
4. And let them know about this award by leaving a comment on their blogs.

Now I want to thank the following "friends" for entertaining me, making me laugh, making me think, and sharing with me:

Laura at

Melissa at

Molly at

Carrie at

Grandma J. at

Snooty at

Mariah at

Brenda at

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Framed mini's for sale some day

Here are two of my "charming creations" that I am considering selling on Etsy. I just haven't had time yet to study and set up my Etsy store. I'm going to work on that as soon as I get a chance. I love making miniature quilts and like to be creative with these mini's. I like to embellish with beads, charms and lace. These little 3-4" quilts are attached to a cross stitch cloth, then I cross stitch a saying or word that fits the pattern, add a little lace border, and frame in a 5x7 frame.

"Star of Bethlehem"

"Star of Bethlehem" close-up

"Desert Rose"

"Desert Rose" close up

Monday, June 8, 2009

Baby's Here and Onesie is Done

Baby Riley was born last Saturday, May 30, at 3:30 p.m. And I think it was two days later that I finished knitting this onesie I've been working on. It's a size 0-3 months, but I think it will be closer to the 3 month age before it will fit her.
I used "Peter Pan" double knit yarn, soft blend. It's part nylon and part acrylic and feels so nice. I used a size 3 needle and since I don't knit that fast it took a little while.
I've started little booties that will match and then they will button onto the cuffs so that they don't fall off.
I hope it fits eventually. If not, I'll frame it just because it's so cute.
Check out the baby pictures on my other site.