Wednesday, December 29, 2010


Here is a group shot of all the dolls that were made during our 5 week doll making class.
(mine are the two on the far left)

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

making a doll

Learning how to make Waldorf dolls and absolutley LOVING it!!!
This one is for Mattie for Christmas-I am almost finished-just have to sew the body and knit some accessories.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

this moment

{this moment} - A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.

Sunday, November 14, 2010


knitting up some gnomes to add to my etsy shop
hopefully I will sell a few.
I need to make some $ to pay of my school bill.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

waldorf painting

Learning the "wet on wet" painting style taught in the waldorf classrooms.
Tomorrow I will be observing a 1st grade painting class at the Chicago Waldorf School-actually I am staying for the whole school day. I am very excited to sit and observe and maybe I will get a little knitting done too.

Monday, November 8, 2010

waldorf knitting

Here is what I have been making for my waldorf knitting class

Friday, November 5, 2010

this moment

I am going to start the soulemama tradition for my Fridays

{this moment} - A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

finishing up

What I planned to be an August birthday gift, will now be a Christmas gift instead.
A sweet doll blanket for my sweet Mattie.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

my nature bowl

I am all about the seasonal decorations!!-must be the teacher in me.
I made a few things in the last few weeks for my little nature bowl at home.
You can find the oak leaf pattern on ravelry and I just needle felted the acorns.
What have you been making lately?

Monday, October 25, 2010

feeling blessed

tonight I am sitting here feeling very blessed.
I am thankful for the job I have.
I am thankful that I get to spend my days doing something I love.
I am thankful for a good school for my children to go to and especially for all of the loving teachers.

Tonight was our school's fall concert/open house and I am feeling overwhelmed with gratitude.

Friday, October 22, 2010

my pilot caps!

get a hold of this cuteness!!!

Thursday, October 21, 2010


I finished my coraline the beginning of Oct, but just got around to taking a picture.
I wanted to make this one more of a vest than a sweater and didn't quite have enough yarn to make it long sleeved. I really enjoyed this pattern and think I will make it again in an earthy wool green.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010


stripes for the etsy shop

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

nature table

My classroom nature table

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

finished knits

a sweet vest made for a dear friend's (soon to be here) baby!!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

WIP weekend?

The things I SHOULD be finishing(top pic)are being pushed to the side, while
more exciting (smaller projects) are actually being finished.
MOnday I hope to share the projects with you.

Monday, October 4, 2010

we love bunnies

I made this little bunny for my nephew-and now that I know he received it, I wanted to post it on the old blog. The pattern was easy to follow and I loved using up scrap yarn giving it a mismatch look and here is a cute pic of our mustache bunny Buttercup.

Monday, September 20, 2010

waldorf school

I am adventuring down a long road-going to school-trying to get a waldorf teaching certificate.
I started school 2 weeks ago and so far I am loving it!!-There is a lot to soak in, a lot of new concepts and ideas swirling around in my head but It is a real nice change to my very busy week.

Here is what I made in my knitting class.
The first week we made our own knitting needles. We cut the dowel rods, sanded them down, and polished with beeswax-then she taught the class to knit. (because I have been knitting so long, I went ahead and finished the sleeping bag and made the doll)

believe it or not, this is what the kids will make in first grade at the Chicago Waldorf School-wow!!!!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

matching longies

matching longies-stash busting
available in my shop

Thursday, September 9, 2010

joy update

updating my shop-going back to work-(yep, that's me and the guitar)

Saturday, August 28, 2010

leftovers dishcloth pattern

Here is the pattern for my leftovers dishcloth .

worsted weight cotton-3 different colors
size #3 needles

co 29 stitches with yarn you have the most yardage (yarn 1)
knit 4 rows

change to new color (yarn 2)-do not cut any yarn-just carry it up the side
row 1 k1, p1 (repeat to end)
row 2 p1, k1 (repeat to end)

change to new color (yarn 3)
repeat row 1&2

change back to (yarn 1)
repeat row 1&2

repeat unil you are about to use yarn 1 for the 8th time and instead of k1,p1-
knit 4 rows
bind off

Let me know if you make one-or post it on ravelry.


Saturday, August 21, 2010

another baktus

this one took much longer and I had been working on it for awhile-size #2 needles
what was I thinking?

Monday, August 9, 2010

summer knitting part 4

loving this baktus!!
made with sock yarn purchased from etsy seller blairqualls
I love her color combinations! remember the baby sweater for Harper? that was her yarn also.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

summer knitting part 3

Here is a custom order of pilot caps that i recently finished for a newborn photographer.I love the colors she chose.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

summer knitting part 2

some new dishcloths for a friend
all made of leftover cotton yarn
I am going to post this easy pattern on ravelry and as soon as I do-I'll let you know.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

summer knitting

I wanted to share some of my summer knitting with you.
Here is a little something I have made for the shop.
Love these colors!!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

she's turning 40

a dear friend of mine is turning 40 in a few days.
This is what I am going to give my tree hugger friend.
the pattern is from kris knits

Monday, May 24, 2010

love cuff

I added the pattern for FREE into ravelry if anyone is interested-if you make one I would love to see it!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

soak it up!!

I made these for a friend of mine who is having a baby in June-I originally wanted to knit these to try out a pattern I am using for my shop. I knew the mom would love the look of them, but just found out yesterday that she has chosen to go the cloth diaper route -so now I am even more excited to give these to her.
Tomorrow is the baby shower!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Pearl's best friend is in LOVE with pigs-so I made this for her.
Not exactly what a 10 year old wants for her birthday, but she loved it!!!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

knitted rose bobby pins

Here is a batch of bobby pins that I made for the craft show-now available in my shop

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

mom-in-law love

I ran across this pattern while spending WAY too much time on ravelry the other night.
I decided to make it for my mother-in-law for Mother's day -she is always, always, always, reading-so I know she wil get a lot of use out of it.
I am using up some of the crochet cotton that I snatched up from a recent thrift store purchase.
I bought enough of that cotton to make over 500 bookmarks-seriously!!!!

Monday, May 3, 2010

a new week

I had a wonderful weekend in the country-too lazy to take any pictures.

I did have time to knit up another pilot cap though-I have a craft show on Saturday and wanted to make a few more hats-I also am going to make more fabric covered button barrettes and a few little purses.(I'll show you those as a finish them).
I have been very busy lately and it's only going to get more hectic before the school year is over- ahhhh!!!-

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

love cuff

I designed these love cuffs to sell at an art show next weekend-
I am going to post my pattern on ravelry soon-excited to design!!

Friday, April 23, 2010


Here is the cute nephew wearing the pilot cap I made for him!
I miss you terribly baby Dylan!!-you too sister !!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

on the needles

a little something for the little sweetheart in my life.

Monday, April 12, 2010

harper sweater

Here is a picture of Harper in her sweater!!
She looks so cute!!!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

finished!!!-and just in time

I woke up this morning and finished knitting the last inch of Mattie's sweater!!
I am very, very, happy with how these turned out.
Happy Easter EVERYONE!!!