Tag Archives: gifts

Treasured Quilt and Just Like Me

0017.jpg 

A few years ago the manager at a place I worked made wonderful quilts.  She can’t even remember how many she has made and sorry she hadn’t taken pictures of them long before she started to and before she GAVE THEM AWAY!!  Whenever someone left the company she would make them a quilt, usually a  throw size and inspired by that particular person.    She is so fabulous at quilting it seems to take no time and she’s done.   Yet she continually takes courses to learn new techniques and ideas.

When she showed me this particular pattern with its houses and bird houses I remarked in glee how that would be just my style if I could make one.  I was astounded when she said this one would be for me.  That hadn’t been my intension.  She wanted to know what colours would suit my decor and asked me to show her a pillow, fabric etc.  I showed her the greens, yellows, mustards, brick reds, pinks I so love and said “please…no blues”.  That was a bit of a challenge for her as there was to be blue sunset. 

I didn’t think about the quilt knowing she was working on a couple of projects in her classes.  When she presented it to me I just gasped.  My first thought on this beautiful quilt was how could someone know MY favourite colours?  It was absolutely me!  She signed it for me and I treasure it.0018.jpg

Advertisements

3 Comments

Filed under Uncategorized

Busy Time of Year…

I haven’t been here for a long time!  It has been a busy time of year and crafting hasn’t helped make it less so….  Santa brought me a Sony digital camera for Christmas so now I’ll be able to snap pictures again.  Love it!

Since my last post in November I was saddened to have to put Kelly my 20 year old kitty to sleep.  She developed a tumor in her jaw in the early fall and in December I had to make the decision.  She was a lovely little companion for me and the family.  We miss her a lot.     Pretty Kelly

Christmas came and went…..    Santa and Mr. Snowman

I made some gifts for Christmas …..and then sewed headbands and knit us ladies hats (my mom, me, Madeline, Robyn) as gifts for AFTER Christmas…

Handmade Headbands and Knitted HatsHandmade Knit Hat

and Eva, we’re modelling our new knit hats…

    This is the Pattern for the Knit Hat   Handknit Hat

Materials:  I ball of “Chunky Barnet soft”   (main colour) & 1 ball of  “Bowa”  -eyelash yarn (or similar) 1 Size 6 circular needles.   4 Size 6 double pointed needles.  Marker 

Note:  Knit using one strain of each. Cast on 60 sts.  Place a marker at the beginning.  Continue knitting in round as follows: K1 P1 ribbing until work from beginning measures 5 inches.  Last stitch ending at marker. Tie off bowa (eyelash) and work with remaining “Chunky” as follows: K all rows from marker until work from beginning measures 8 inches ( or desired length) Begin cast off as follows: Row 1:  K10, K2 tog , K 10, K2 tog,  -continue to marker.Row 2:  K rowRow 3:  K9 sts, K2 tog, K9, K2 tog,  -continue to marker.Row 4:  K row Continue in this way, decreasing by K1 until 5 stitches remaining.-change from circular needles to 4 double point needles as work gets smaller.-cast off and sew top.  Add optional pompom.

Handsewn Matching Accessories

New Coat and Handmade Headband and Tote Bag

Santa gave me a fur-like white coat and I made a furry type headband to match.  The head band is sitting on the coat at the left bottom.  I also made the purse and attached some of the furry material to it.  I think it turned out quite nice.   

Madeline’s Fleece Poncho 

Handmade Fleece Poncho for Madeline  I took a picture of the fleece poncho I made for Madeline.  It also has a matching hat.  Quick and easy and no sew!

I bought a nice new teapot….so I made a new tea cozy.  I loved the bright colours of the fabric.   New Handmade Tea Cozy

Leave a comment

Filed under Made by Me, Tutorials

Story Behind the Creations Gift Basket

This is one of my favourite soaps (apart from Lavender) that I enjoy making. It has a wonderful lather and contains goat’s milk to give it the properties as well as the milky look. I embed different coloured soap chunks so the effect is jewel like. It smells fabulous…fruity.

Good Life Fitness in town is having an auction so last night I dropped off a basket for them. I included a whole variety of my handmade products including a pair of earrings that had a leaf on it which hung from a little silver chain…dangling off the silver hook. I hope it will help them with their cause. I took a picture of it before I ran out the door to deliver it.

I invite you to visit my Creations by Judi online store.

Assorted Gift Basket

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized