Linen Skirt with Painted Wrought Iron Planter

Linen Skirt – Burda Pattern

Finally I have completed a finished garment I am happy with. Getting the pattern size to fit right has been difficult, so I made a muslin first. Well worth the extra time and cuts down on the frustration level.… Read more

Chalk Paint – Painting Furniture

This is my first adventure painting furniture. I used chalk paint, two coats, sanding to add the distressed worn look and then waxing at the very end. Now I want to paint everything. The chair on the left is the original.… Read more

Spincycle Yarn – Fingerless Gloves

These little gloves went with me to Charleston this year to be photographed.

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Cut and Sew Linen Like Prototype Dress

Lily Linen Dress

This is the first garment with my new Bernina Sewing Machine. I purchased discounted fabric to make a sample of the pattern first. The fabric is ok, I think it is a polyester but I am pretty happy with the pattern.… Read more

Best part about this cowl I completed it while sitting on Napili Beach, Maui.… Read more

Be Sweet – Sweetie Pie Baby Knit Hat

I made this sweet little baby knit hat for my nephew and his wife. The baby is due next month August 2014.

It takes one skein of Bambino Taffy, 100 yards.
70% organically grown Cotton / 30% Bamboo

The yarn is handmade in South Africa.… Read more

Men and Knitting – Out Of The Closet

Some of my favorite knitters (and friends) are men. There is an up tick of men knitters today as noted in this UK article in The Telegraph:  Men’s knitting: is it ‘the new yoga’?

Brandon Mably, a British knitwear designer who runs knitting classes has also noticed a boom in male interest over the past year he says: “I think the stigma of knitting just being a woman’s craft has passed,” he says, pointing to a history of men’s knitting, with many in the army and navy being taught needlework during the war.… Read more

My First Felted Bag – The Unflappable

FELTING

This project started a couple of months ago. What was supposed to be simple I ended up needing help with knitting in the round. See my post Fixing Knitting Mistakes. Today I am so happy with the finished product, from knitting to felting.… Read more

What should I do with these luscious weaves? Japanese fabrics and colors are hard to pass up. Mix and Match for sure or go pure?

  1. Stamped by Ellen Luckett Baker for Kokka
  2. echino ni-co collection by etsuko furuya for Kokka
  3. Oh Deer!
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Warren’s Famous Margarita Recipe

There is nothing better than a good tasty Margarita on a hot afternoon. Below is Warren’s Famous Margarita recipe. For a heftier drink add more ingredients in equal proportion. 4 oz. of tequila may be a good starting point.

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