Saturday, May 20, 2017

A Vintage Lady and some Knitting

Hello everyone,
I hope you enjoying your 
weekend!
I'm taking a short break from yard work 
so I can get this blog post done,
no complaining here,
I'm a bit sore from pushing the mower,
pulling weeds and getting my garden planted!
So yes, sitting down feels really good!

A while back I made this beautiful 
vintage silhouette card for my mom's birthday
and I'm finally getting around sharing it with you all.
 The "Vintage Lady" Birthday Card.
 Silhouette was cut with Cricut cartridge "Heritage"
and the frame is Cricut cartridge "Sophisticated". 
 Flowers are punched and layered.
 Rhinestones for some extra sparkle. 
A beautiful card for a beautiful Lady!

And yes I got some knitting projects finished too..
 ...remember the cute little "Fish Cocoon",
it's ready for the new arrival in August.
And my stash busting shawl...
 ... all done and ready to wear.
 I really enjoyed this little knitting project,
not just because it was fast and easy but also because the
colors and pattern came together so amazingly...
..and they are all leftovers from other projects.
You just have to love that!
The shawl is called "Debut" 
by The Yarn Juice - Katiuscia Bayslak.

Thanks you so much for taking time and stopping by!
Hope you have a wonderful creative week!

Diana

Saturday, May 6, 2017

The Quarter Stitch and Broken Wings

Hello and
happy weekend to y'all!

I will apologize ahead of time!!!
Sorry!!! 
This post is a bit long,
As always, I could not make up my mind which pictures to post
so, I did them all.

For quiet a while I been burning to stop by
"The Quarter Stitch" 
in the French Quarter of New Orleans
and on this trip home it finally happened.
 Tucked away in the shadows of St. Louis Cathedral
on Chartres Street is this adorable little knitting shop...
 ... The Quarter Stitch.
So come on in and take a look around with me.



 Is your mouth watering yet?

 Yes, maybe I lied a bit, it's not that little,
and it's filled to the rim with beautiful yarns, fiber 
and needlepoint supplies.
Maybe on your next visit to the Crescent City 
you find a minute or two to stop by
 Even your purchase gets wrapped in an extraordinary way,
with little punched hearts in the bottom of the bag,
like a little gift from fiber heaven!
 And this is what I bought,
3 skeins of Colinette Calligraphy in Elephant's Dream
for a sweet shoulder wrap creation.
 I was fortunate to test knit this stunning wrap called
"Broken Wings"
for a very creative friend of mine
It only took me a few days to finish and
I loved how the yarn, color and pattern came together so beautifully.
Here are the links to the pattern
Happy knitting!
Just one more...
... I'm really trying to make use of my odds and ends,
so after some searching I found this pattern called
It looks like you can use whatever leftovers you 
have laying around
and what you see is my color/odds and ends line up.
Hello New Project!

Thank you so much for stopping by!
Hope you have a wonderful creative week!

Diana


Saturday, April 22, 2017

Rainy Day Knitting!

Hello everyone,
hope your weekend is of to a good start!
It a bit cold and rainy in Kentucky today
so I figured sharing some 
warm and cozy knitting projects with you
 would be appropriate. 

Yes, I finally finished my cowl,
or  the supposed to be cowl, LoL,
I changed my mind at the end and
decided not to join the ends.
So the cowl became a scarf!
 And who knows, maybe I will change my mind again?!
 Knitted with Classic Elite Yarn "Firefly" in color "Rust".
 So glad it's done,
I been working on this, on and off,
more off, since last July.
I get sidetracked easily with new projects... 
 ... but for the last few weeks I promised myself
I would not start another knitting project unless the scarf was done!!! 
And I did...
 ...here is my newest adventure...
...Baby Fish Cocoon!
A gift for friends expecting,
you guessed it right,
a baby girl!
You can find the pattern in the book
"Knitted Animal Nursery" by Fiona Goble.
The pattern is super easy to follow 
and for the yarn I chose 

Baby Bee - Sweet Delight Chunky in Pink-a-boo marbled
and
Yarn Bee - Alpine Authentic in Purple multicolored

both found at Hobby Lobby.

A little tip! If you do not want to purchase the book,
just visit your local library and see if they can get it for you!!!
Our Library Rocks,
of course I work there!!!
Sorry, tooting my own horn here!!! 

 Thank you so much for stopping by,
have a great weekend
and
a wonderful week!

Diana

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Did someone say Chocolate Bunny!

Hello everyone,
hope you are enjoying
some nice weather this weekend!

We had quiet a stormy week, 
hail, high winds and even a tornado warning,
not my favorite kind of spring weather,
but everyone is OK and the sun is back out!
With all the sunshine and spring blooms everywere
I could not resist and take my camera outside
to snap the pictures for today's post.
Can you believe its almost Easter, I know,
ready or not, it's right around the corner!
I decided to go with a
"Chocolate Bunny"  
Easter card this year,
I figured you can't go wrong 
with chocolate, LoL!

 Butterfly was cut with Cricut cartridge "Everyday Pop-Up Cards". 
 Yummy bunny stamp is "Chocolate Bunny" by Stampin'Up!
 Eggs were cut with Cricut cartridge "Folk Art Festival"
and the background panel was embossed with
Cuttlebugs "Plum Blossoms" embossing folder.
 Did someone say chocolate bunny!
I hope you have a sweet Easter!

With all the spring blooms and blossoms I had to share
a few more pictures.
This is one of my favorite trees in our yard...
 ... this is a "Kwanzan Flowering Cherry" tree.
 Absolutely beautiful this time of year.
What is your favorite spring flower or tree?

Thanks so much for stopping by,
hope you have a wonderful week
and a blessed Easter!

Diana

Sunday, March 26, 2017

A Handyman Apron Card!

Hello everyone,
hope you having a great weekend!

Looks like the cold spell is over and
spring has finally arrived.
And since the sun is out I'm itching to get
busy in the yard.
I love this time of year, 
everything comes back to life,
the dull gray month are over and
color and sunshine are coming back.
It's also the time of year we start cleaning
and fixing up stuff around the house.
This gave me the idea to make a little
"Handyman Apron Card" 
for our oldest sons March Birthday.

 Tools were stamped with Technique Tuesdays "Tool Time" stamp set.
 The front has two little pockets, 
one for the tools,
the other for a gift card.
What do you think,
how about a cute apron card for the
handyman in your family?

Sorry, this is just a very short post,
but the yard is calling,
ready to get my hands dirty!

Thanks for stopping by and
have a wonderful week!

Diana

Saturday, March 11, 2017

A Happy Camper Retirement Card!

Hello everyone
and a special hello to all the
camper and glamper camper fans out there,
I think you will like this post!
Today I'm sharing my 
"Happy Camper Retirement"
easel card with you.
 Made for my dear friend and co-worker, who decided it was time
to retire and spend more time in her beloved camper and explore the world.
The adorable camper was cut with the 
"Campin' Critters" Cricut cartridge.
 Have you noticed the fancy curtains?

 I got a little lazy on the banner and 
had the cricut machine do the work for me.
Banner size 1 inch cut with "Art Philosophy" cartridge. 
 The background panel was stamped with "Trailer Travel"
by Stampendous.
 I hate to say it, I'm not much on camping but I sure love
this little glamper camper!
Happy retirement dear friend, hope you enjoy 
and have many wonderful adventures in your camper!
I sure will miss you!

I hope you enjoyed the 
"Glamper Retirement" easel card?
Thank you so much for stopping by!
Have a wonderful creative week!

Diana


Saturday, February 25, 2017

Thinking of you and a hint of Spring!

Hello everyone,
hope you are enjoying your weekend!

Today I'm sharing a card I made just because,
well maybe I should say I made it for
someone who needed a bit of cheering up!

 Flowers are stamped with Stampin"Up! set "Asian Artistry".
 A few rhinestones for a bit of sparkle.
 Sentiment was stamped with Stampin"Up! set 
"Always in my Thoughts".
 Just a little simple card to let someone know I care!
When was the last time you send a card, 
just because or 
to let someone know you are thinking of them?
Maybe you should!
--
I don't know where you live but here in Kentucky
Mother Nature is having some major Hot-flashes,
I'm not kidding,
we hit the 80th on Friday just to plunge back into
the 30th with flurries on Saturday. 
So this will explain the next picture.
When you are not sure winter is over and you are
really want to decorate for St. Patrick's Day!
You just combine the both!
 My Daffodils in full bloom.
 Star Magnolia
I hope they will survive tonight's cold temperatures.

Thank you so much for stopping by,
have a wonderful week!

Diana