My Dear Jane Journal

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

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Coming Soon.....

......Cactus pincushion tutorial.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Chocolate Cake!

Yummy and cute!
Sort of a Belated Birthday cake.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Thursday, September 25, 2008

What I have I been doing?

I had a terrible Head cold for two weeks.

I crocheted a tiny basket. (I showed this before without the pattern information.)

27-G741K Mini Basket
by Pierrot (Gosyo Co., Ltd)

I knit an unoriginal hat.

An Unoriginal Hat
by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee

and a My Melody hat. The motif for My Melody came from a Japanese crochet book. The rest of the hat was totally made up.

I Started on the Halloween costumes for this year.

I also decided to remodel my bathroom closet. It needed it! The 30 inch deep built it was just to hard to reach all the stuff in the back.

It has a proper door now and soon some shelves.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Vacation Memory Rock

I Picked this rock up in my parents driveway while we were visiting them on vacation. I used flowers I might see at their house to decorate it. Pansy, Daisy, Rose, Columbine with a leaf, and a Butterfly.

Thursday, September 4, 2008


Teddy Bear crayons! Made from recycled crayons.
Idea found through The Crafty Crow. here

I used an ice tray for the bear shape. Only it was not silicone. I ended up cutting apart the individual bears and melting the crayons in my crayon maker, then pouring them directly into the bears.
This involved a little problem solving. I had to improvise a funnel system to get the melted crayon into the mold without spilling most of it down the front of the Crayon making machine. ( I had already altered my crayon maker so I can open it before the melted wax cools. My kids don't use this machine. They have another that still stays locked until it is cooled.)
This takes a lot longer than putting the whole Ice tray in the oven but I could not find a silicone tray so...
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