Sunday, September 11, 2016

Here is the tote bag I made with the Cat Lessons CCS. I used Lizzy Kate's "Cat Lessons for People" as my inspiration and some of the elements, but changed it up quite a bit. Most of the mini designs were gleaned from the internet, books and magazines. This is a birthday gift for Emelie.

I finished this birthday card for Emelie (October birthday). The cross stitch is from Durene Jones. She has some very cute cat charts! I also used my embroidery machine to add "Happy Birthday".
I got totally sidetracked this morning while browsing the internet and decided to finally make some purse tissue holders. I made these to go with the eyeglass cases I made for my friends. They are quick and easy to make. The tutorial I used did not call for batting, but I used some anyway; and I added the loop so they can be clipped together with the eyeglass cases if my friends want to do that.

Friday, September 9, 2016

Julia likes to chew/suck on the tags on her toys, so I made her a taggie. She seems to like to finger the machine embroidery soft book I made her, so I decided to make a machine embroidery design on the front of the taggie. I've been wanting to use this cute cat fabric for a while. I just selected various ribbons from my SABLE, and added some pom-pom yarn  for a little additional tactile interest. It also has some plastic cereal box lining
added inside for the crinkle effect. Hope she likes it!

Thursday, September 1, 2016

I hope and pray that I won't need this prayer shawl for a loved one any time soon, but it is knit in prayer for comfort and health of the eventual recipient. I used a drop-stitch bind off in lieu of fringe.

     Pattern: One Row (scarf)
     Yarn: Loops & Threads Urban
               (4+ 3.5 oz. skeins)
     Color: #6 Gray
     Needles: Size 10 1/2
     Stitches: Cast on 82