Saturday, January 14, 2012

This & That...

Since I didn't blog yesterday, I thought I'd share a few things that I didn't in December. These beautiful quilted stockings were made by my dear friend Iris. Didn't she do a wonderful job? I love the prints she used and that she embroidered the names. I also like the decorative stitching where the seams meet. :)
These yummy pretzel sticks are something I shared at work this past Christmas... so easy to make, so inexpensive, so much fun!!! This is how I made them:
1) Melt a bag of chocolate chips using either a double boiler or by placing a small pan over a larger pan filled 1/4 to 1/2 hot water (on med temp burner).
2) Dip large straight pretzel into the melted chocolate, you can also use a knife or spoon to 'pour' the melted chocolate over the pretzel.
3) Sprinkle 'candies' (sometimes called 'Sprinkles' found in the cake decorating area in your grocery store) over the chocolate.
4) Place pretzels on cookie sheets that have been lined with waxed paper and refrigerate.
5) Wrap in clear plastic wrap.

You could make these for any holiday or special day... birthdays, anniversaries, open houses, school functions. You could also decorate them with ribbons and lace after wrapping them in the clear plastic, or you could group them together like a 'boquet'.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Who would have thought?

Today as I was 'visiting' a favorite vintage pattern site, I came across the crochet pattern to the teacups to the left. Cute :)
To the right you will see one of my own knitted patterns that I created last year.... who would have thought? Even in my sub-consciousness, I'm thinking vintage :) LOL

Saturday, January 7, 2012

My First Vintage Knitted Baby Wear Design

For about 6 years now I've been a successful knitted dishcloth designer. But now I'm trying my 'hand' at designing knitted baby wear that is based on vintage patterns from the 40s, 50s, & 60s. This is my first design. What's great about this design is that I used 'Knit Picks' Comfy Sport Yarn. It's 75% Pima Cotton and 25% Acrylic. This makes this 'vest' so soft. I LOVED knitting with it and play to make a lot more patterns from this very reasonably priced yarn. I hope to post the pattern soon. :)


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