Saturday, April 27, 2013

Helping Hand Pocket Pouches

I love to sew, especially for others.  Currently I am specializing in walker bags and other aids.  I've been called the "Pocket Lady" because I want pockets on everything.  Stash it away, but keep it handy.

I have nicknamed my items as Helping Hand Pocket Pouches.  Who doesn't need a helping hand?  Carry this or that from room to room.  Hide it away and clear a night stand.  Or just sooth an aching muscle with a hot pack.  Browse through the several categories in the shop.

Do you have a suggestion or design idea?  I would love to hear all about it!

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Broomstick Lace

I love trying new stitches and techniques.  New for me, at least.  This week I tried the broomstick lace stitch.  The Broomstick Lace Technique uses an object to form the loops such as a broomstick, large knitting needle, pvc pipe, or whatever you find in the desired diameter.

It was a bit awkward at first.  I needed to hold a size US 35/19 mm knitting needle along with the project, while using a crochet hook.  While some people hold the needle, others brace it between their knees.   Once I found that I could brace the knitting needle between the cushioned arm of the couch and my rib cage, (not as uncomfortable as it sounds), off I went making row after row.  What do think of the result?

Broomstick Lace Scarf
There are so many videos and free patterns out there to choose from to learn this technique.  Try your hand and show me your results.  I'd love to see your creations.

Monday, April 15, 2013

A Floppy Spring

Spring is in the air, finally!  Raised in Ohio, I still remember after a long winter, it feels great to shed that big and heavy winter coat.  I was so ready for a floppy spring.  

Flip flops and floppy brim sun hats are now my go to items for a spring wardrobe.  

Unbundling from the winter cover ups expose us to the harsh spring and summer sun rays.  The large brim hats with a mesh crown provide needed shade to your face while letting body heat out the top.  

Dont forget the sunscreen for a more healthful and younger looking skin.