Sunday, April 26, 2009

Where's my pith helmet?

Today we've been on a safari in the back yard showing off Esmerelda's new dress. Mostly we were attacked by "oak worms". I just love this time of year!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Just a little crazy....

....about working in miniature. Some of the fabric I've used is hand-painted and some is hand-dyed using Colour Vie pigments.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009


I don't normally link to other people's blogs -- primarily because there are so many wonderful things out there I just don't have time to pick and choose. But this smocking tutorial on Marie Grace Designs is just too fantastic to miss!

The first part is here:

And the second part is here:

Now I know what I'll be doing on my next day off!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Thursday, April 09, 2009

Little Knits

I completely forget when I put things up on Ravelry that I should probably post them here as well. I made this little sweater not too long ago (infant size pattern from LionBrand sized down with smaller needles and a finer gauge yarn) to see if I could make something similar to one my grandmother made my aunt back in the '30's.
I'm currently working on a human-sized version in blue which I'm going to put a little brass button on but I'd like to make more miniature versions. Perhaps even smaller -- I like the idea of making it as small as possible.