Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Prim old quilt Christmas Stockings

These are some newer versions of my Christmas stockings i make every year. I used some brighter and more colorful quilts this year and I also used some of my old hand dyed feedsack material..... My dog Chester seems happy that he has something to stare at!!!!!!!!I am selling these on Etsy as well. I can't wait for Christmas!

sCRAP wool holiday Christmas wreaths

I saw in a craft magazine a great idea for using those unwanted wool scraps that you might feel guilty throwing away. The idea is to take what ever wool, cut it into 1" squares and then punch heavy gauge florists wire thru the wool and VOILA, you have a small to mid-size wreath. They are fun and easy to make.... just make sure that you have a wire cutter for finishing off the wire when you have finished. I am selling some on ETSY right now but I wanted to show you this great crafting idea.....You can use them as tree ornies, wall decor, mantle decor, door decor and even table displays. I left some of the wreaths without ribbons to hand them and then I added longer ribbons to some.

I have included some pictures so you can get an idea of how they turned out.

Let me know what you all think...

All the best to everyone this Thanksgiving season......Kim

Rug Hooking Daily

I wanted all the hookers out there to know that Rug Hooking Daily is an awesome ning group that has great groups, nice followers and wonderful ideas. Click on above and the click will take you to the link.......... What a wonderful site!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Father Christmas!

Father Christmas is on his Way

The air at night is slowly growing crisp with the anticipation of the holiday season. This my favorite time of the year and I am excited by the prospect of enjoying many family and friends, good food and lots of laughter. I am getting in the mood!


Tuesday, November 10, 2009

The Fall and buying to create

It is almost the middle of November and still seasonally warm, cool in the mornings but nice and toasty in the daytime. The holidays are getting closer by the minute and I am constantly thinking of ways to create new things to make. To keep myself interested and challenged, I try to find new and interesting textiles and fabrics to accomplish that. I have a store on ETSY. While searching fabrics one day I found an awesome store. I purchased some bunches of Amy Butler Fabric, Kaffe Kassat and a few others and used these fabrics to make purses and totes that I have pictureg in previous posting on this blog. So,,,,,, the store now is open on the internet with a much larger and broad selection. This site is wonderful for color, patterns and ideas and I hope that you will take the time to check it out. The store is Hawthorne Threads and I have included the link for your perusal pleasures..... I encourage everyone to seek this store out. Hope to hear from you all!!!!http://www.hawthornethreads.com/ Click on the title about fall at the top and youcan go right to Hawthorne Threads. I hope you you will enjoy the sre as much as I do!
Here is my latest purse listed etsy.