Amigurumi Letters

Now that we have confirmed what I knew all along, that we are adding a little boy to the family, I need to get started on all the random things that I want to make for him.  I'm in the middle of a white, green and blue chevron baby blanket (that I seriously miscalculated the amount of yarn needed.)

I also want to make his name in amigurumi letters.

Here is the pattern.

I'll update the blog as they come out.  :D


Embroidery. Let's try this again.

I've recently become interested in embroidery again.  I learned it maybe 10 years ago and I enjoy it.  It's simple and quick for me.  Unlike counted cross stitch.  :shudder:

The website I get most of my design from is urbanthreads.com.  They are very reasonably priced and have a huge selection.  I haven't embroidered in a few years, but I did not forget this site. Go there.  Do it.

I decided to start with a gift.  I always like to make things that remind me of people.  This one reminded me of a good friend of mine.  She always has a smile and something cute in her hair.  She reminds me to go with the flow and not take things too serious.

I used fabric and thread I've had for god knows how long.  I love how it turned out.


Fix: Stray Yarn

SO.  I've not posted anything for a while.  Please forgive me.

We have acquired our short sale home a little over a month ago, fixed it up a bit, moved in and we are still in the process of making it ours.  My "craft room" is in the dining room.  (Which I kinda love) and I have the same problem I've always had with my yarn set up.

I like EVERYTHING out.  If it's not out I forget what I have.  I pass on projects that I could pretty easily do or I buy duplicate stuff.  

The problem with having it all out is this hanging yarn.  My cat has yet to notice it.  The lil human beast hasn't noticed it either but ...  it's ugly.

I have come up with a solution I want to share.  




So go to the Dollar Tree and get some clothes pins.

First, I usually have both strings going accidentally.  So let's get rid of the not center pull first.  Just wrap it around the paper and tape it.  I don't like to get rid of the paper cause you may need to color match later.  When the skein gets smaller just unwrap the yarn and fold the paper over itself to make it tighter. 

Next, pinch the tip of the center pull with the clothes pin and wrap the yarn around it.

Then pinch the yarn again in the clothes pin.

Lastly, put the pin, bottom end first, in the skein.


Clean and still very easy to get to.


I just looks better, no cat or kid teasing.  (Don't mind all the other junk. This "craft room" is far from complete.)