May 30, 2010
May 28, 2010
May 26, 2010
Needle Size: 9mm
Cast on 44 sts.
Row 1: *K1, p1; rep from * across.
Continue in K1,P1; until piece measures 1 inch from beginning. Work in Garter st until Hat measures 8 inches long from beginning.
Next Row: (K2tog) across – 22 sts.
Next Row: Knit.
Next Row: (K2tog) across – 11 sts. Cut yarn leaving an 18 inch tail. Thread tail onto large-eyed needle and thread through remaining sts, pull tightly pull tightly to gather together. Knot securely.
Sew seam. Weave in ends. For the felt pieces I just cut them out freehand, hot glue gunned them to the hat then hand stitched around each piece to keep them in place!
Personal use only!!!
May 25, 2010
May 21, 2010
Hope everybody has a safe and happy long weekend...Enjoy!!!
May 20, 2010
May 18, 2010
May 16, 2010
•1 skein of Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick
•One size US 13 / 9mm circular needle, 18” long (or there abouts!)
•One stitch marker
Cast on 55 stitches, place marker and prepare to knit in the round.
Rows 1-2 knit
Row 3 *(p2tog) twice, (yo, k1) 3 times, yo, (p2tog) twice; repeat from * 4 more times
Rows 4 knit
Repeat these rows 7 more times. Knit one more row and then bind off loosely.
Yes, that's it! You're finished!!!
May 14, 2010
May 13, 2010
May 11, 2010
I continued to keep digging for treasures when I came across these two mannequin heads (also on sale!) These are just perfect to use as props on my craft table to display my hats, I just couldn't believe that I found these...I'm still smiling!
When I brought them home the dogs went crazy barking and lunging at them, I think they actually thought that they were real people without bodies, lol. My son was a little afraid but has come around now and likes to look at them. We named the girl Renee and the boy Jack.
Placing them in my studio last night right before bed gave me a creepy feeling, thinking that when I turned out the light an episode of the Twilight Zone may occur behind the studio door, I will admit I do find them somewhat creepy!
May 10, 2010
May 7, 2010
May 5, 2010
May 4, 2010
May 1, 2010
Relaxing Essential Oils:
Cinnamon. Cozy, comforting.
Florals. Stress relief.
Lavender. Relaxing, soothing.
Sandalwood. Warm, comforting.
Vanilla. Stress-reducing, relaxing.
Uses for Essential Oils
Dilute with water and spray on your bedsheets.
Use it in the bath.
Create scented massage oils.
Anoint candles with it.
Choose incense scented with it.
Put a drop on a cool light bulb to release its fragrance when you turn on the lamp.
Place some in a ceramic diffuser.
Simmer a few drops in a pot of water on the stove