Thursday, December 22, 2016


Creamer Bottle Snowmen --for 5th Grade christmas craft--Teacher does the Hot gluing for kids

We began them as a very simple craft

We use Coffee mate  Creamer bottles

We have the Kids fill with cotton balls

We use Stick for Arms .google eyes--orange foam for nose --pipe cleaner cut in half and pom poms for the ear muffs ...

Here is one with out the vest \

Over time we have added a few more pieces to improve the craft

Someone was nice enough to share the Vest pattern and Mitten pattern with me ..Wish I could remember who ..but my computer crashed and I lost my emails

Here is one that I made as an example

I added some yarn around the vest--I used beads for the eyes and Nose

Saturday, December 10, 2016


I got my pumpkins at Hobby Lobby when the were 80% off i had slim pickins on the pumpkins ..

I Think he turned out pretty Cute ..even though i did not like his body type

I first cut off the Stems of the artificial pumpkins

 10.4 X10.2 in


 6.8X9.2 in 

Then i spray painted them white 

I then filled small baggies with RICE and fed them through the hole where the stem was so help give the pumpkin some weight 

I hot glued them together 

I used round buttons for the Eyes 

I used a wooden biscuit for the nose ...just painted it orange 

I had  a knit scarf 

i used Pom Pom's for the front buttons 

I found these for the arms ..I just cut off the balls 

MEET CHARLIE --Another member of my snowman addiction   ..I definitely think next year I will make him a friend 

Monday, January 25, 2016

4 X 4 Snowman 2015

My  NEW 4 x 4 snowmen

These are actually 4 x 4 from a Fence that we took down .  I just spray painted them white

I just use these buttons below for the eyes ...and remove the back so they will lay flat

The Noise is just a simple biscuit used in wood working to join wood together

link to HAT

many more of the Hat patterns are on my Ravelry page

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Knit Childs Hat

Co 52 +1 to join

Kneedles ---size 9

I used Homespun ...White ---with Fun fur for a few rounds

k2 p2 around for about 1 1/2 inches
knit around …til total hat now is 7inches long (to include the 2k p2 length)

decrease rows
Knit 3, K2tog * repeat around.
Knit 2, K2tog * repeat around.
Knit 10 rows
Knit 1, K2tog * repeat around.
Knit 5 rows
K2tog * repeat around.(i did this until i had 6 stitches …and then did a I cord for desired length---
cut --and pulled tail through remaining stitches

and added a Bell to bottom

this was inspired by Thank you ….very much for sharing ---
Cut approx 6 inch tail. Using a tapestry needle thread through remaining stitches and pull to tighten. I strung a small bell to the tip. And wove ends in.

Loom Potholder Pattern

Loom Potholder Pattern

Large potholder 27 looms each way


Loom and loops from Harrisville Designs
---The loops where really nice !! They all fit perfect--if they say makes two ..they mean 2 potholders ..I may have had 2 extra loops