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I am a work from home, home schooling Mom who loves her Kids...yep, I think my kids are great. You will find me: Knitting, cross stitch, embroidery and working with felt are things I enjoy for fun. I also love to decorate and find deep satisfaction in decorating my home with great finds and my handmade items.  Gardening is one of my great loves, it like decorating outside!

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Saturday, February 26, 2011

Silent Saturday and Sunday

Shhh...fairies are at play in my garden

Friday, February 25, 2011

Flopsey Eared Rabbit Knitting Instructions

This little guy is easy to make up.  And just right for the Easter Table, Nature Table or to add to a farm or woodland animal play set.

Yarn of sport knit or worsted (not too bulky and no cotton it will give too much)
Size 3 needles
Darning needle
Wool fleece for stuffing

Cast on 35 stitches
Knit all rows till you have a square and cast off
Next sew all four corners together...this makes the feet
Next pinch one end between two feet together and sew up to make the head
Sew up the belly all the way to the rear legs and stuff very firmly.  Make a head shape by manipulating the stuffing. Pull the head up and tie some yarn around the neck tighter than you think you should.  This will make a nice firm head.
Next  draw both legs up to the belly and hold with your thumb.  Sew the legs to the body and to each other. 
Sew the bottom together. A natural pooch will form work the pooch to make a rabbit tail.  And wrap some yarn around it and tie it off.  Draw the ends into the body of the rabbit to hide.
Next stitch the eyes.

Knit two Ears
Cast on 2 stitches
Knit 1 row
Increase one in each stitch (you should have 4 stitches)
Knit 10  rows
Cast off
Attach ears and weave stitches in to hide

Now make a dozen more

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Wonderful Word Wednesday

I'd rather have roses on my table, than diamonds on my neck.
                                                                  -Emma Goldman

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Silent Saturday and Sunday

Just in-case a Heaven sent House Elf or Fairy want to stop by...we have a vacancy.

And it was funner to do since the hole was in such a difficult place to fix it.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

I wish that life should not be cheap, but sacred,
I wish the days to be as centuries, loaded, fragrant
.                                                                 -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Strawberry The Snail

Here is my latest creation...
she was fun to do...and is ready for spring...
She go's well with the Mushroom I have to offer as well.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Here Birdie Birdie

I'm not quite sure what his tactic is but I don't think its going to work...he might attract the attention of the hawks though.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Wonderful Word Wednesday

Artwork by Artist Alex Duvall (11) my Son

Love is the spirit that motivates the artist's journey.
The love may be sublime, raw, obsessive, passionate, awful, or thrilling, 
but whatever its quality, 
it's a powerful motive in the artist's life.
                                                                   - Eric Maisel