Wednesday, January 4, 2017

My Quick and Easy Way to Make Pom Poms

So many ways to make Pom Poms, but this is how I make them!
Hopefully you have a dresser with knobs
Tie yarn onto knob and wrap 30 times.
Tie a piece of yarn at each end and then one in the middle as tight as you can
I spaced them about an inch apart
Cut off knob
I am showing this part if the Pom Poms are going to be on an item that will get a lot of wear and tear. After taking them off the knob I will tie again really tight and then with a needle take a few stitches. This part is optional you can just tie.
Note _ For demonstration purpose I used a red yarn to tie with. Use same color yarn as Pom Poms 
Fluff with a needle and hair brush or just leave as is

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Christmas 2016

It is hard to believe that Christmas is over. Really where does the time go! I decided to go with a white tree this year. I lost my beautiful white flocked tree to not storing it correctly. Never ever store a flocked tree in the box because the tree will turn yellow. Now I know! I found this one at Walmart and I love it! I love how it has lights already attached and the fact there is plenty of space to hang my many collected and handmade ornaments. For years I did not like tinsel, but now it is one of my favorite things It makes the tree so pretty even when the lights are off.
The old ornaments are so fragile and easy to break. I seem to lose a few every year and that is painful, but it gives me a good excuse to go in search of more.
This year while out junking I found the sweetest little porcelain Christmas scene
Details so sweet!
I never did finish doing the decorating I wanted to do, but that is how it goes sometimes.It has been very warm here in sunny Florida and that seems to effect how much I get done. We had some damage to the house from hurricane Matthew and that also had lots to do with the lack of enthusiasm. Thank goodness for Lilly and her excitement of the season, 
She does not understand why it does not snow here, so I asked her why she wanted snow and she said she wanted to make a snowman, no problem lets grab a few carrots and walk down to the beach and make a sandman.



Saturday, September 17, 2016


Doodling tonight thinking about making the little pig into doll. The piggy bank is my inspiration.

One man's trash is another's treasure

I found this bunch of pieced pieces on the trash and they are finding their yummy vintageness into my pillow. How could anyone throw something so beautiful out!
I have always had a love for old things and it has remained  throughout my life. The hunt is just as much fun as the find. Adding more fish to the pillow and tiny yo yo . It's almost time to get the embroidery thread out, but still a little more stitching down to do.

Friday, September 16, 2016


I found this little piggy bank in one of my favorite 2nd hand shops. The little pig was only 1.00. I just find this vintage face so sweet. It makes me want to paint or stitch little pigs with flowers or maybe make a little pig doll. Inspiration!

Thursday, September 15, 2016


Life can be busy at times and I wanted to have a project to work on that I could just grab and stitch.
I will post pics of progress.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

In the studio

Working on a pattern of this little bear. I like small bears. I think she is between 4 and 5 inches.

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