Saturday, December 17, 2011

Lucet Braiding

I have attempted my first cord with the lucet.   I'm using:

 Lucet Braiding: Variations On A Renaissance Cord by Elaine Fuller.

I used some crochet cotton - size 3.   With practice, I should
get a better tension.

There is a lot of information on-line & this was quick
and fun to make. 
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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Gifts from Mom

Christmas Cat Tree
Michelle M. Lash:  Brittercup Designs

Christmas Tree 2011
Karen Kluba:  Rosewood Manor

(2011 Ornaments Issue)


Not sure the designer or pattern name.
Sure is pretty ; )

Thx Mom.   Your ornaments are beautiful.

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Kanzashi Flower Maker

I have enjoyed the Clover Templates for round and heart shapes.   Also, fun to make the round and butterfly shapes.  

When they made Kanzashi (flower) templates, I was over the moon!!!!   They have three types of flowers in two sizes;  (six templates) for flower petals.   The  petals are strung on a strong fiber/thread (I like quilting thread) ... then, embellished with stash.   Buttons, fibers, tatting, yo-yos, etc.   

Should you get the chance, pick up a template and enjoy making some flowers!!!

Monday, December 05, 2011

What is it?

Ah yes, dear readers ... I have something
new to play around with.


We had an introduction to Quilling during

Jennifer passed out paper, rulers (templates), glue,
card stock & all of the students made a heart and
attached it to card stock.    Oh, my - really had a good time!

(And, as things seem to vanish around here --- 
I've already lost the ruler with the circle guides and had to order a new one.)

While I should have picked up holiday kits,

Stay tuned, hope to have some little bugs soon.

Saturday, December 03, 2011

Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art

I have wanted to view this exhibit
since October.   I never seem to
find free time to go!

The article on the web site 
is so interesting - check out the photos, too.


General Information:
Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art
220 Cottage Hill Avenue in Wilder Park
Elmhurst, Illinois 60126
Phone: 630.833.1616
Fax: 630.833.1225
Sunday1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Thursday10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Friday10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  (Free Admission)
Saturday10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
*The Museum is closed on major holidays

Thursday, December 01, 2011

Hello Kitty

Recently, I've had fun 

DD got the one in the middle, a small jewelry box
with two braclets AND
DS got the one on the right - you wind it up and the hula hoop swirls around.

And, during a recent trip to Hobby Lobby
with DD and DH, picked up the TY Beanie Babie (on the left)
to clip on to a bag (or something) - Maybe put it on the tree!

I must remember to pick up an angel
costume for my 12" HK!   She will need holiday theme!


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