Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Basket for a puppy

A colleague adopted a 5 weeks old Yorkshire Terrier puppy.  I helped to make a dog bed for this little cutie.

I found a basket ,sewed and lined it with comfy bedding, also made the small blue blanket.  

It is like a nest for the puppy, keeping it safe and warm.

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Scary Spider

I made a spider web a while back.
A spider web needs to have a spider...

Material used: odd yarn ends in double knitting thickness
Size of knitting needles: 3mm
Pattern is from a book called: Amigurumi Knits by Hansi Singh

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Stitch Markers

The pattern of the red coat asks for placement of many stitch markers.  I actually finished what I had and have to buy some more.
I purchased my old stitch markers from Joann Craft shop, and I paid about $6 for a bag of 20.  I  bought 2 bags.  This time I looked around on-line and decided to try a ebay seller from China. $1.13 for a bag of 100 of mixed color.  It took longer to arrive but they were the same size and shape as my old ones.

Just want to share this with you.  If you are not in a hurry for stitch markers, it is big saving if you buy on-line.

I have to place the markers in pairs, so the mix color works out great.

Monday, January 5, 2015

A good holiday

Some might look at the holiday in terms of gifts, the number of days off work, and the amount of food and drink.

Me?  It's knitting.  I was totally spoiled. Hubby took care of all the shopping and cooking; I can just knit.
 It's the best holiday ever.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Happy 2015

Happy New Year everyone.  It has been a long while since my last visit in blog land.  It is good to be back. 

2014 has been an eventful year for us. 

Our place was flooded.  
Luckily the water came inside the garage but not the house.  The cars were flooded and we had to write off one of them. It took us a little while to clean up the place and sort ourselves out. 

We celebrated Poppy's 10 years birthday and our 20 years wedding anniversary. 
Rescued a little terrapin from our yard.

Let's hope 2015 is going to be a more peaceful year. I am looking forward to spend more time on my craft work and on my blog.

Till the next time, sending you my best wishes for the New Year.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Hand made round teabags

My husband brought home some special teabags when he traveled to work in Europe recently.
They are special because each teabag is hand tied. The bag is made from cotton muslin, not paper.  The price ticket reflects that of course.
This gives me an idea; I can make the sachet for my chamomile tea.

I was able to find all the tools and stuff I need around the house.  Labels for the teabags.
Cutting the cotton muslin into 5" circles.
Tea leaves, cotton string (for cooking), a little dish, and a mini Bowdabra.
Then off I went...loose tea leaves on the muslin.
 Fold the muslin in half.
Gather the folded edge together. Don't over stuff the sachet. Tealeaves need room to expand.
 Put the cotton string in the Bowdabra.
 Put the sachet's gathered edge into the Bowdabra.  I can now use both hands to tie the sachet.
 Wrap the string around the sachet and tie one more time.
Use scissor to trim back the excess string/muslin on the gathered edge and add a label.
My home made chamomile teabag is the one with a brown label.

The 5" circle gives great result.  It is a perfect match in finished sachet size to the shop purchased Earl Grey French Blue which is the bottom one with a black label.


Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Beginning of the rainy season

It is the beginning of the rainy season with us now.   It rains a lot lately, and the water forces animals away from their hiding places.

Here is one moved to the open ground to warm up and dry out.
 A close up...