I love my dragon!

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So I’ve been wanting a dragon for a year. I asked for one for Christmas last year, but they’re kind of expensive.  I know you’re thinking, ” where do you buy a dragon?” It’s not that kind of a dragon. I’m talking about the talk to type computer program.  You know, the one they advertise on TV around this time of year.  Well, I found one really cheap on O.co, so I bought it for myself.

We’re both still figuring each other out, so for the time being, it’s not that much quicker than typing;  however, I’m sure as we get to know each other, it will get faster.  It’s still tons of fun though!

Anyway, this past Sunday was the Yarrrn Club meeting at InsaniTea.  I brought along lots of sock monkeys who needed eyes and mouths. As soon as they were able to see, they fell in love with the giant InsaniTea sock monkey, and had to go sit with him. They were very sad to leave, but they are looking forward to their new homes in Texas.

Monkeys-with-the-InsaniTea-monkey

On Monday morning the girls saw the new additions to our sock monkey family and had to start the quality control. Vada just had to see how many she could hug at once. (more…)

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Flower Faerie costume patterns

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Well, I have been home alone all day and have finally finished adding all the patterns and tutorials for the girl’s flower faerie costumes. I am listing all the links here.

Flower-Faerie-knit-and-crochet-patterns

Bloom Hat~This was the first piece I made, Kyla’s hat! (more…)

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Faerie Wings Tutorial

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Faerie Wings free crochet tutorial by Jessie At Home

All righty friends, this is just a loose tutorial, not really a pattern. You kind of have to “wing it” ~ hee hee!

You will need:
2 wire coat hangers of equal size and shape
masking tape
5 yards plastic boning (some stores only sell this covered in white or black fabric)
about a foot of craft wire, 20 gauge or thicker
Sample was made with Bernat Softee Baby yarn in Garden Ombre

Ravelry Link (more…)

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Just monkeying around

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Lots of monkeying around here lately. We are working on sock monkeys for the current Craft Hope project. These little guys will be going to children who lost their homes in the Texas wildfires.

first-four-Craft-Hope-monkeys

Our contribution started out with these 4 cute little girls. (more…)

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Things I meant to share.

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I’ve found some snaps from about 2 weeks ago I meant to share with you. First were a few from the last Yarrn Club meeting at InsaniTea.

Knitting-at-InsaniTea-2011

Dot and Katrina came along for the first half hour or so. The played at the checkers table. (more…)

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Powerful Powerless Lessons

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So it snowed Saturday morning/afternoon. Umm…isn’t it October. Who ever heard of a white Halloween? It was a bit odd. I had already told the girls we would go to the grocery for their Trick or Treating at noon, so we ran out to the car and braved the oddness.

About 3:30, Doug and I were playing with the girls in their room, and the power went out. It soon became clear it was going to stay out for quite a while.

Vada-plays-her-drum

The girls informed Doug that they wanted to “Throw snowballs at Daddy!”, so they all bundled up and out they went. I stayed in and made dinner. Yet another reason I am fond of my gas stove! (more…)

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