Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Little Hats Big Hearts Free Knit Hat Pattern

This is a free pattern.

Volunteers for the American Heart Association are celebrating American Heart Month by knitting red hats for all babies born in February at participating hospitals.  We’re raising awareness of heart disease, the number one killer of Americans, and congenital heart defects, the most common type of birth defect in the country.

They need your help for the 2016-2017 campaign! go to:

If you knit or crochet and would like to participate in Little Hats, Big Hearts™, please click on your state, or the state nearest you, for more information on how to volunteer.  If you do not see your state listed below, please send hats to the next closest state until we establish the program in your area. 

Little Hats, Big Hearts™ started in February 2014 in Chicago, IL collecting 300 hats in the first year.  The program has now expanded to 29 states. We are thrilled to have so many volunteers interested in Little Hats, Big Hearts™! 

Thank you for making this program so special and for helping to spread awareness of heart disease and congenital heart defects.

Friday, January 29, 2016

Kitty Pod Updated Pattern

Now available at my Etsy * Ravelry * Craftsy * love knitting Stores
Kitty Pod Pattern, now with bigger opening for larger sizes!
Easy to follow, color code pattern written out for all sizes!

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

*NEW* Kids Coloring Book Hat Knitted Pattern

Create a lasting memory for that special little one in your life.

This pattern includes artwork of a hat for the child to color, the knitted hat pattern for 3 sizes as well as tips to help you create your child’s art.

Great gift for family and friends!

Pattern Available at my
* Etsy * Ravelry * Craftsy * Love knitting Stores

Monday, January 4, 2016

Neoprene fabric Soles

First Experiment of 2016:
Black/white jersey backed neoprene/scuba knit fabric for soles on felted slippers. I cut out the size I needed and pinned the fabric in place. I did a simple stitch around the sole using upholstery thread and a sharp needle (very important, since it is a rubber fabric). This fabric is flexible, durable and waterproof. I look forward to seeing how well these soles hold up to everyday wear.

"Thank you Mood"

Sunday, November 15, 2015

New* FREE Button Cowl Knit Pattern

Great Pattern for Beginners!

Now available! FREE Button Cowl Knit Pattern at my
Etsy * Ravelry * Craftsy * Love of Knitting Stores!

Created with Cloudborn Fibers Yarn
* superwash merino bulky wool

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

DIY Halloween Decorations

To create old leather books, use glue to create a design on the cover.

Let them dry and paint them first with acrylic brown paint, then dry brush them with a metallic paint. Remember to paint the edges of the pages brown to create worn look.

Use flea market finds, such as candle stick holders and vases, spray paint them black.

To create fun bottles, use wine and beer bottles, drip hot glue down the sides and let dry. Once dry spray paint with white, add free clip art designs, then dry brush with brown paint to age.

To create candle, use soup/bean cans wrap with paper to hide ridges, drip hot glue down sides and let dry. Spray paint white, dry brush brown to add details.

Save old jars and print off free clip art, glue to bottles and dry brush brown.

Use only battery operated candles and tealights. Never use real open flames around your creations!

For boarded up rooms or windows use cardboard and cut into strips, paint with brown paint to look like old wood, add keep out or other sayings on them.

Cheese cloth is a great way to create creepy, smokey affect around jars and bottles and for add fun put glow sticks in jars for lighting. 

Use black construction paper to cut out bats, birds, spiders.

Have fun creating your Halloween decorations, I know I did!

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

It's In The Bag!

Felted Hanging Bag Pattern is just too cute! But don't know what you'd use it for? Here are just a few reasons to use the felted hanging bag. Hang it on the inside of your front door and fill it with the things you need or are always forgetting to take with you in the morning. Never leave the house without the items you need the most.......yes, your knitting!