Perhaps one of the most challenging pieced quilts is a hexagon motif. I combined this challenge with one of the easiest methods of quilting, rag quilting. If you have never tried these techniques, make it your next project. There is something so satisfying by completing something that is a bit of a challenge.
I know it may sound nerdy, but I love PBS. Honestly, I prefer the documentaries and such over prime time television. What makes it even more nerdy is the fact that the commercials surrounding most of the shows I watch are geared toward senior citizens, which I am a good 30 years too young for. Anyway, one of the shows I really enjoy is Knit and Crochet Now! They have some really great projects and I often find myself trying new techniques because of what is taught there. Today's post is a shout out to a pattern they shared for an amigurumi kitten by Amy Gaines.
My mother in law shared this recipe with the family some years ago and it has really become a staple in our home. I try to keep most of the ingredients on hand so that it can always be a back up if I'm stumped on what to make. The best thing about this soup is that it makes a lot and the left overs are often better than when it was originally made. Try it out and let me know how it goes.
Recently, I went to a triple baby shower, not for triplets, but for three separate soon to be mommies. I decided that I would try my hand at some fabric baby booties and the result is this post. I got the pattern from The Purl Bee (my newest favorite place), which was for some adorable felt booties. With a few modifications, this pattern became great for some left over flannel I had on hand.
I came across this project on Pinterest and knew it had to happen. Paper Matrix is an awesome blog chuck full of printables for a Silhouette Cameo that you weave together to make incredible 3D objects. There are a ton of balloon patterns available; I opted for the scalloped version. The weaving takes a little getting used to, but is so worth it. Plus, for the balloons, there is a YouTube video available.
Probably a year ago or so, I came across the lovely Big Herringbone Cowl by The Purl Bee and was intrigued. I wanted to make it but just really didn't feel like knitting. Then, my amazing friend, Abby or LADY from the NORTH, showed up wearing it and I knew I had to make it. I had some yarn in mind from my stash, however it wasn't quite thick enough and I wasn't sure if I had enough so I modified things a bit. Originally, I was planning for it to be a cowl and started out knitting in the round, but the color changes were going in a diagonal and didn't look too great, so I switched to knitting the herringbone stitch back and forth. Then, once I finished, I just liked it better without the ends connected. I added a little linen stitch bow for a touch of femininity. All in all, I quite like the end result.
You may have noticed that a new post hasn't showed up on my blog since last October. Truth be told, I had so much going on that the blog kind of fell by the way side. One of the reasons for this absence was that I was busy making things for the Christmas Beehive Bazaar last December. I thought I would share how it all turned out. (By the by, if you follow me on Instagram, you may recognize some of the items!)
Many of the quiet books out there sew two pages, right sides together, then flip them right side out, which is fine, but I personally like the look of the books over at Orange Crafts, which have bias tape around the edges, so that is precisely how I set up these pages. If you prefer the other method, sew the pages with a 1/2" seam allowance and adjust your measurements for the cover, which will be my next post.
The idea for this adorable little page came from my favorite site for quiet book inspiration, Orange Crafts. The blog author, Katarinka, created a quiet book based on Thumbelina that features a little closet with dresses for Thumbelina. I loved the idea and found a way to make it mine. Honestly, I think I had the most fun making this page! (For a mini version of this page, check out this post.)
A few years ago, I started throwing Halloween parties for my husband's family. I had planned on posting last year's party last year, because it was the day after Halloween. As I was planning this year's party I pulled the decorations from last year and decided to rearrange things a bit. Below on the left is last year's party and the right is a new set up for this year's backdrop.
Hey there! I'm Kristin, aka Kit. Here is just a peek into my crafting mind. I hope you find something to spur your creativity!