Sunday, December 25, 2011

crafters DO christmas

football buddy made from felt....other side is angry face!

slippers made of recycled wool sweater, embroidery
 a few of the crafts that made their way to home made Christmas this year....and everything fit!
bag constructed of recycled wool sweaters, embroidery

stocking made of wool blanket, with gold accents from retro gold iron ons

an amazing cookbook, hand drawn and laminated

a robe made of thrift shop towel and animal print has a hood!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

this bird goes to a cookie exchange

martha stewart molasses ginger cookies drizzled with dark and white chocolate for fanciness....also brought a home made ornament (see birds, felt, in older posts:o)

Wednesday, November 23, 2011


salt dough birds made of salt dough, watercolor paint, modpodge

salt dough owls. these guys are about 2 inches tall. salt dough, watercolor, modpodge
 I continue with my love of crafting with wool and embroidery stitches, as you can see. The salt dough is very interesting to work with (it is a cooked dough of salt and cornstarch and baking soda) which dries very hard with a sparkly surface. A primer coat of mod podge gave a nice painting surface.
detail of a potholder, embroidered upcycled wool pieces and bits, cotton embroidery cord

one side of the story, embroidered upcycled wool sweaters

and the other side of the story


mittens made from sweater sleeves, embroidery...these are "in the making"

Monday, October 31, 2011

Still Crafty

a parliament of owls (upcycled sweaters, embroidery with cotton thread)

potholders created from upcycled sweaters and embroidery


potholders created from upcycled sweaters, cotton thread embroidery


three little birds made from papier mache'd air mail letters and handwritten letters, wire, cereal box wings and tails

The three little birds are always crafting but not always blogging. We'll take care of that, don't worry.

Monday, July 4, 2011


birds constructed of felted sweater and scarf bits, embroidery, and felt beaks. The owls are wide awake. Must be night time.

A Little Quilt

a quilt constructed of fabric squares appliqued and embroidered birds and hearts (upcycled from an unworn sweatshirt). The back is a bit of colorful upcycled sheet.

Sunday, June 19, 2011