My Dear Jane Journal

I have moved all the posts for my "Dear Jane" quilt to a separate Blog.

Friday, September 28, 2007

The Swap Box

I mentioned I was cleaning out my craft room. I have a basket full of stuff I am ready to swap out for "new" stuff. I have created a photo album just for The Swap Box. You can find the link in my sidebar.

Today's featured Item:

A set of lap looms for making hexagon place mats, doilies, hot-pads and coasters.

There are a few other items in the photo album. I will try to add to it each Friday as I clean up my craft room.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Knit hat

My third ever knit project. It has flaws, but the fact that I can see them makes me think I learned something. I feel pretty good about just getting the UFO finished. I had started the hat last winter. Too bad none of the kids like the colors.

Now that the hat is done, these cute little grannies will be my t.v. project. A make it up as I go along poncho for Myra. I don't know how much yarn there is to finish this project. I "borrowed" it from my mom's yarn basket back in June. This was my car project. But now that school started there are not many long trips in the car.

I found a few more socks for monkeys. But not the perfect pair of Halloween socks. It is really hard to find non-directional patterns. Myra says she wants a sock kitty so I will have to changed the ears and the mouth embroidery on hers.

I am cleaning out the Craft Room so over at the side is a Link for the Swap Box. Take a look I may have something you want trade for. I will consider any kind of trade it does not have to be a like Item. I will try to add more to the box as I clean.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

New Blanky

Made to replace a Halloween bandanna That has been everywhere since last Halloween. The bandanna was starting to look a little ragged around the edges. The nine patches in the new blanky were original made to put on the Scooby Doo Quilt as a border. But what looked good with the computer generated design did not look quite right in reality. I think the blocks work much better as a mini quilt. Noah is super proud and excited about it. He is telling everyone the ghost on the backing fabric are the Boo Brothers! ( characters from a Scooby Doo cartoon. )

Friday, September 14, 2007

Friday already?

Thrifty find of the week!
A dragon for Halloween or just for rampaging around the house.

I made some Homemade stencils and quilting began.

Stencils are made from the front of a three ring binder that came apart.
The long pattern is a "feather" without the central circle. I did away with the circle in order to make the pattern more continuous.
The circle pattern is from the
motif book I mention in a previous post.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Works in progresss

Thanks to nap time, I was able to layout and pin-baste a quilt.

This quilt was made using Amy Butler's free pattern. It was mostly a use what I have project. I did purchase the border fabric. All other fabrics came from my stash.

Above is a crochet coaster, using the selvage edges of the fabrics in the quilt and a few scraps of light blue.
My WIP cross stitch is a clock.

Friday, September 7, 2007

Monkey face

I really like this monkey. All three kids want it. I will probably have to make a few more.
I am thinking of looking for some Halloween print socks.
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