Monday, November 11

Wednesday, November 6

DIY this year!

When purchasing gifts for family and friends, many of us seek to purchase gifts we consider our recipients have a need for and will love.  We will visit the store, buy the select items, wrap them up and present them when the time comes.   And that is totally OK.

However, more and more people are opting towards DIY gifts these days, and there is a myriad of reasons for doing so.

In my mind, first and foremost, is the satisfaction it gives to offer a gift created by my very own hands.  The time, effort and emotion involved in creating that gift makes it unique and special.

Sure, our commercially bought gifts will be loved, but our DIY gifts will be treasured and appreciated more and will remain forever!

Add a little thought and creativity this year and make your own gifts, too.

So much talent presides on Craftsy; it will be easy to find that special DIY project! There are so many patterns of all skill levels to choose from and my Craftsy Outlet to the right, will enable you to find the right materials to make it all happen.  Make sure you browse through it.  Feel free to visit my patterns outlet, too.

Monday, October 7

chunky yarn and lace

This cowl took up no time whatsoever to whip up.  Excluding the fact that I ripped it out a few times till I got the stitch count correct.  Sometimes, the brain doesn't function that well :)

Anyhow, I decided to see what forgotten yarn I had in my stash that I could use to make what I did.  I had 2 skeins of bergere de france Alaska - yummy two toned chunky yarn.

So here you have it.  A beautiful chunky lace cowl.

Thursday, September 19

green finger

I'm no green finger when it comes to planting flower seeds, rose seeds in particular, but how hard could it be?  Errors will be made, they certainly will. And most likely, many many pots will be thrown out.  But with so much information available online, it's easy to narrow it down to the basic needs of growing a rose plant from a seed.

And so, I have prepared and planted quite a few pots and with a bit of luck and patience, they will sprout.  But only if they are good seeds.  It remains to be seen if they are.  

Till then, I'll continue to learn new things about planting roses and hoepfully I'll be good at it.

Unfortunately, the little green leaf in the photo wasn't a little sprout.  It's too bad because I thought it was and I got excited about it.  I'll get there.


Sunday, June 9


Etsy has made it so much easier with pattern downloads.  They are delivered instantly to the buyers.  Sellers no longer have to worry about manually sending them.

Patterns are the easiest to sell on Etsy.  

I've added my second pattern to my shop.  Anyone can knit their own chunky neckwarmer.  It's easy to follow.  The only knitting knowledge needed is to knit, purl, cast on and bind off.

It will give you so much satisfaction.

Be the first to purchase it at 35% off with the coupon code PATTERN. This offer is available for a short time.

Sunday, May 26

pattern store

I have my very own pattern store on Craftsy.  I've added my first pattern and will be adding more soon.  Take a peek.
(I'll also let you in on a little secret.  These slippers can be purchased for less on Craftsy than on Etsy where I have them)  
But shhh. :)

Click to be taken there.

Friday, May 24

soooo warm!

This is the latest knit neck warmer I whipped up the passed few days. It's so warm and gorgeous. I think I'll focus my attention on creating these till I get bored of making them.

In fact, I'm all set to go for the next one. Yarn, buttons and all.  I've purchased a much chunkier yarn than the yarn used in this neckwarmer. I'm trying out different knit stitches to see what I'll be happy with in order to create the neckwarmer.

Will keep you posted. This lovely is available for purchase in my Etsy store.

What do you do?

I met an Indian dentist the other night and after the introductions, he asked me what I do.  I answered, "I'm a housewife!"  ...