Sunday, January 12, 2014

A Beautiful Sunday By The Sea


I have found this scripture to be truth in my journey through this life. He wants all of our heart, not just on Sunday. He wants us to really search for him and for his will for our lives, but for good reason, so we will know who He is and see His love at work in our lives. There have been many times when I have questioned were God was only to look a little harder and find that he was there all along. I am still crocheting little hearts and working on some others, so this was a scripture that spoke to my heart on this beautiful Sunday morning. I am reminded of my searches for God and I did find Him! I took a picture of the beach and went to Pic Monkey and played around with the picture. I loved the little pink hearts against the sepia tone. Like God sending down a shower of love!

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

A Teeny Tiny Crochet Heart

I love Pinterest. The other day I was searching hearts and found lots of inspiration. I have a design in my head and was looking for quick little hearts to crochet and I found many. One caught my eye that was perfect, so I gathered my supplies and made about ten of them. While I was making the little hearts another idea popped into my head and so I gathered up some more supplies. I started making them with thread, but they just did not turn out the way I wanted them to, so I tried changing stitches, but no the stitches given did give the right shape, so what could I do to make them better and be what is needed for my project! I thought of the ‘Magic Circle’ and sure enough it worked! A teeny tiny heart smaller than a dime. So many things you could find to put these adorable hearts on. I love them.
These are a little difficult to make because of their size, but the more you make the easier they get and the ‘Magic Circle’ really helps because you can loosen and tighten as needed. I will give one link to the Magic Circle but there are many out there, some call it the Magic Circle or Magic Ring.
Magic Circle
Click on the above link and it will take you to one tutorial
How I did it---------
Size 10 thread
Size 7 hook

Magic Circle 
Into the Magic Circle work-------
1 double crochet
1 treble crochet
1 double crochet
1 slip stitch
1 double crochet
1 treble crochet
1 double crochet
3 single crochet
1 treble crochet
3 single crochet
Join in 1st double crochet with a slip stitch, pull your magic circle string, now grab a needle that the thread will fit through and weave your threads back through the heart. If the top of the heart was not as indented as I would have liked, I ran the thread through the area of the slip stitch and back through the center, pulling tight and then finished off. Some hearts would be just fine. I guess it depends on if that slip stitch is tight or not, so maybe tighten up when making that stitch.

Friday, January 3, 2014

Still working on Christmas

Where did the time go? A New Year and so many resolutions. One resolution is to post more often! I have really neglected this blog, but it really could not be helped. I have a two year old who keeps me pretty busy. My creative time is very limited to the wee hours of the morning.
This is a pic of Lilly and I waiting for Santa to parachute on to the beach.
I know Christmas is over, but I am still working on some things. I made the tree top angel and am working on a few more for gifts and to add to my shop.You all know how much I love coffee filters and I continue to find new ways to use them.
Coffee Filter Poinsettias.
Coffee Filter Angels.
So even though the holidays are over I am still working on ornaments and I have a primitive Santa in the works. Another one of my resolutions is to work on Christmas all year. I have never been able to do that but I am really going to give it a try. I get side tracked and before I know it all my good intentions are out the window.

Saturday, November 30, 2013

A tutorial

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I did lots of cooking and eating, so I am on a guilt trip for overeating and vowing to get back to my healthier way of cooking. I really do not diet anymore, but I do try to watch my portion sizes and eat lots of vegetables. I did try some new recipes that I found through pinterest and wow! Oh so good!
For this tutorial I am going to let the pictures do the talking. I am still into layering, so making lots of bangles are a must. I am sharing the basic single bangle. I made these on the thin side, they can be chunkier by just wrapping until it is the thickness you want it to be. If you have any questions just ask in the comment section at the end of the post. I am going to be changing the way I get comments, so I do not miss any questions.

Lets get started!



On some of the bracelets I wrapped two pipe cleaners together.




At this point you can add embroidery stitches, beads, buttons or what ever else you can think of.



So the bracelets are comfortable be sure to crimp the wires into the pipe cleaner before wrapping with yarn.

This Bracelet I crocheted a chain of embroidery floss and that is what was used for wrapping.

You can work your ends back through with a needle or just tie off. There is still room for embellishment or just keep it simple. The pipe cleaners make a great base to wrap on.
Use a little glue here and there if need be.



Sunday, November 24, 2013


I decided to make another bracelet. I really love the idea of layering. These are so easy to make. Memory wire is the magic. Simply bend the wire to form a loop and string on your favorite beads. Make another loop on the other end. I added a few dangles to the loops and finished. I did three layers, but you could do as many as your heart desires.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Fall Color

I had the need to see some fall colors, so I transformed a corner of the studio and this is what I came up with. I just love the tree. I found the branch on side of the road, took apart a little fall garland and wrapped a little bunch around each branch, added a strand of lights, a few butterflies and fall ornaments. We really do not see much color her along the northern Florida coast. There are little patches of color here and there. A patch of goldenrod is a sure sign fall is here.


Have I ever mentioned that I love velvet roses? I had the roses sitting on a shelf next to the purse and thought the purse would be the perfect container. I am now looking at purses in a new light!

I have plans of painting this piano someday.

I just added the above pic because I loved how the chandelier was front and center. The picture above the piano belonged to my grandmother. A little corner of my world.

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