Monday, November 28, 2011

gnome around the world

Adding some more gnomes to my shop, and a miniature knitted gnome pattern.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011


Matts wants to be a fox for Halloween.
A little white felt and and a few oil pastels and this is what we came up with.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

new colors

more hats in new colors

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

wrist warmers

I made these for my sweet sister and can now post photos because I know her package arrived. Everyone needs a new pair of wrist warmers to welcome fall don't ya think?
I used this pattern from ravelry.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

another blog

I have decided to start another blog(yes, I am a little crazy!)
In my new blog you will find

handwork class ideas
homeschooling/classroom ideas
seasonal knitting and craft ideas for teachers.

I am in my second year of teacher training at my local Waldorf school and I am working 2 days a week assisting the first grade handwork teacher.
I hope you enjoy!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

WIP goal with pictures

Please send me a note of encouragement to help keep me focused!-I want to finish all of these up by the end of October!
What are you trying to finish?

Thursday, August 18, 2011

thrift store finds

loving the colors-loving the prices
all for about $11

Friday, August 12, 2011

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.

If you're inspired to do the same, leave a link to your 'moment' in the comments for all to find and see.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Saturday, June 11, 2011

now that's a wrap

taking photos today of baby wraps to add to the shop.

Monday, May 23, 2011

scratch one off the list

I know Christmas is very far away, but I like to spend my spring and summer making gifts for my friends.
Here is a pair of socks I made for my dear friend Corey.
She never reads my blog, so I know all is safe.

Monday, May 16, 2011

the needle lady

the needle lady is my one of my favorite on ravelry.
I am working on the latvian baby blanket with a steek!!!
Love seeing how these colors will end up.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

This weekend we did a little (ok, a lot of work) on our R.V.
Here are the before and after shots.....more to come.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

gnome couple

I am knitting gnomes to sell at the Chicag Waldorf School May fair-I am raising money to help pay for my school tuition.
My fellow classmate Chris dyed the purple yarn and I was excited to knit my first gnome couple.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Friday, April 1, 2011

Thursday, March 31, 2011

gnome if you want to

making baby gnomes for our May Fair
still trying to raise money for school.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Monday, March 21, 2011


working on a few workshop ideas

Friday, March 18, 2011

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.

Monday, March 14, 2011

favorite things

These shelves hold a few of my favorite things
1. mouse pin cushion (bought on etsy)
2. sewing can (wanted to put my sewing supplies in a can like my mom always did)
3. photo of my trailer (where I spend all of my summers in the country)
4. ball jars (reminder of my favorite weekend of the year-spoon river-junk collecting weekend)
5. button collection
6. church photo-just cause!
7. photo of Jesus that I cut out of church bulletin when I was a child. It was always hanging on a bulletin board next to the back door of the house I grew up in.
(after my parents died, I had to go and take it off and keep it).

What are some of your favorites?

Thursday, March 10, 2011

baby boy turns one!

My sweet nephew turned ONE in February.
Here is the gift I made for him.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

v-tines party at school

I love the "old school" way of collecting valentines(in a decorated shoe box) so that is what I did with my class.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

wrist warmers

I designed these to sell in my etsy store.
I think they turned out pretty great!
There is a blizzard outside, school is canceled for tomorrow, and I might just have to start another pair.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

blender socks

I made another pair of blender socks for my friend Andrea.
She loves wool socks, and this pattern is so great for using up scraps.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

doll close up

Here are a few pictures of the dolls I made in December.
The purple I made for Squirrel and the white one(snow baby) I made for fun.I haven't quite decided what to do with it yet, but I just might have to keep it.
I love knitting the doll bodies for these-they knit up fairly quickly and are just adorable.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011


I do not enjoy doing laundry at ALL! But I must admit, last week when I was pulling my clothes out of the washing machine, I had such a great sense of accomplishment-I was pulling out of the machine our families collection of hand knit socks, hand knit dishcloths & slippers that I had made over the years.
This time of year I love pulling out the wool socks-my husband by far owns the most pairs, and I will continue to make them for him because he Loves them. He is one of those guys who never asks for anything for himself- one thing he does love, are the knitted socks made by me. HOw can a girl say no to that?

ANd how can that same girl, who has made so many socks, abandon these wrist warmers that were started in 2008?-I stopped after the first one!!

My January goal is to finish the other wrist warmer.

What are your project goals for January,and what is longest it has taken you to finish a project?

wish me luck-now I am off to memorize a fairytale for school!!yes! memorize!!!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

handmade christmas

a few of the handmade christmas presents I made for the family.