Tin Can Harvest Cardigan

Knitting Sweaters and Cardigans from Top to Bottom

My grandmothers were avid and efficient knitters. They made hats, socks, mittens, slippers, sweaters, cardigans and so on. They would reuse yarn from well loved sweaters and knit hats or socks. These skills and knowledge were not past down to me. They taught me repeatedly how to make a scarf in garter stitch but my […]

Waldorf doll

Waldorf Dolls Portfolio

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Grandpa Joe’s Quilt

In September 2015, while I was pondering my intentions for the upcoming holiday seasons gifts, I decided I would only give handmade items. I made countless slippers for family and friends. However, my father-in-law presented a very special set of criteria. His health has declined significantly over the last years to the point where his […]

Dottie Angel Frock

Dottie Angel Frock

My First Dottie Angel Frock In september 2015, I pledge that I would sew my clothes for one whole year and would not purchase clothes unless they are socks, underwear or footwear and could wear what I already own. So far I completed sewing 2 pairs of pants, 1 circular skirt and was actively looking […]

Holiday Knitted Slippers

Holiday Knitted Slippers

I have recently discovered Pinterest with its endless project lists and inspiring pictures. I looked at endless pictures of slippers, with or without pattern and I found a simple model I thought would be straightforward to knit for family and friends for the holiday season. The inspiration picture can be found here as well as the […]

Barter Fair Pine Cone Bird Feeder

Barter Fair Pine Cone Bird Feeder During the past few years, my son’s teacher has organized a barter fair in her class in lieu of “Secret Santa”. The children have responded with great enthusiasm to this initiative. Instead of being a little sad and disappointed by the result of the “Secret Santa”, where the children […]

Birthday Coin Purse

Birthday Coin Purse

It is time for first my first craft post. My dear friend turned 40 years old this year and as a group of moms we celebrated the event in a little tapas restaurant in Seattle. When it comes to birthday presents, I like to give a handmade gift. In general, I like that this kind […]