Sunday, May 19, 2013

Neckwarmer done!

Hello friends,

How are you all on this lovely Sunday evening?  the weather has been so beautiful here and I hope everyone has great summer weather as well.  I finished this piece last week finally... not going to be wearing it right at this moment now with the heat.  I will have it for next winter season ready to go! 
 I am enjoying the colour and the flexibility as you can see in the photos it can be worn closer to then neck or as a circle scarf.  

 Pattern: (my own pattern)
cast on 120 stitches
work in rib stitch k2, p2 for 10 rows
then knit for desired length.
rib stitch k2, p2 10 rows
cast off.

Have a good night! enjoy your long weekend!

Saturday, May 4, 2013

DIY: Dreamcatcher complete!

Hello Friends!

This morning I completed the dreamcatcher!  I had purchased a dream catcher kit from Michaels to make this dream catcher using real leather.  I enjoyed making it, now that I have the basic skills on how to make one I might get a little creative the next time by using different color sinew and feathers or charms.  It was fun! so below I posted some instructions on how I made the dreamcatcher.


Suede lace


Step One: Wrap the lace around the ring until the entire ring is covered.  Then apply glue every now and then so the lace stays on the ring.

Step two: tie the sinew onto the ring that is now covered with lace.  Then tie every inch so there are tied sinews around the entire ring. 

Step three:  continue tying each layer using a half hitch know until you arrive at the center then tie a know and cut it off.

Sinew is completed.
Step four:  then once the sinew is tied all around, cut a 8" cord and a 12" cord and use the Lark's head knot to tie the cord to the ring.  The 12" piece will be used to hang the dreamcatcher and the 8" strand will be to hang feathers and beads.
Step five: put beads onto the lace and then stick the feathers under the white beads, tie a knot.

Then you are done!  enjoy!
Come again soon!

Lisa :)


Friday, May 3, 2013

Fridays Favorite Things!

Hello friends,

IT'S FRIDAY!! I am bringing you another Friday's favorite things because I really enjoyed doing it last week and I know a few of my friends did as well so here we are again :)  I will be doing this weekly.  This week I find I was more interested in home décor, style, and food.  I hope you enjoy this week's collection!
1.    Very cool bicycle sink! A must have for any cyclists ;) Found on Pinterest.

2.        Making bracelets out of buttons ! so cute :)  I seem  to always post something with buttons :) Found on Pinterest!

3.       This is such a pretty cake! perfect for the spring days we have been having!  Found on Pinterest.

4.    These crocheted butterflies are so cute and look simple to crochet! A great way to welcome spring crocheting. Found on Pinterest.

5. This bracelet looks so easy and you can use some old clothing to make them!  Found on Pinterest.

6.       How classy and elegant Duchess Kate Middleton looks while pregnant. Found on

7. These bracelets are awesome! They melted knitting needles and turned them into bracelets... would LOVE one! To order one on Etsy click this link.

8.     I love this! I find it interesting to see how you can wrap a scarf in different ways from the traditional.  Found on Pinterest

9.  This tissue paper flower bouquet is so cute for a quick home decor or fun gift to say you are thinking of someone. Found on Pinterest.

Enjoy your Friday night!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Happy May Day!

Hello friends,

Today is May Day and I am so excited we are getting closer to the Summer.  We are experiencing summer weather now in Toronto, the flowers are in full bloom, the birds are chirping, and it is hot!  I was outside with the children today and wanting to take my thin sweater off!

I took a few photos of the flowers in my garden that are either in bloom or starting to bloom and the spring wreath on my front door.  I even heard that it is custom to put a bouquet of flowers on someone's doorstep to celebrate May Day.  Have any of you done that before?  

Thank you for dropping by,

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