Monday, January 23, 2012

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Dog Sweater

Check out this adorable purple dog sweater my sister knitted for Lily. It took some getting use to, but puppy has decided it's ok for the other dogs in the neighborhood to see her in her new attire. At first Lily would only run outside with her sweater on after dark. Now it's the cats pajamas - or rather, cool doggy sweater.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Flower for Hat

I made this microfiber flower with a pearl button in the center for my winter hat. You could also attach this to a pin and place it on your coat or a sweater.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Snowflake Decoration

I learned to make this decoration from people I work with. They made the creation out of paper. I took it a step further and used closed-cell insulated plastic foam.

Start by cutting six separate squares the same size.

Fold each square into a diagonal.

Cut six diagonals into the triangle shape - careful not to cut all the way through the piece at the top. The piece needs an area secured to fold out and maintain its integrity.

Roll one set of the cut pieces onto its self and tape together.

Repeat the rolling and taping on opposing sides of the cut-out. Now, repeat the procedure for the remaining five squares.

Staple each rolled unit onto to the next.

All six units are stapled together at their base.

Tape each unit together at their mid-point. And your project is finished. Try making the snowflake using different colored papers and various sizes. This is a fun and easy project for children and adults. Use it to decorate your home throughout the winter season.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Meet My Puppy

This is Lilli. My eight month old puppy that is full of bounce and fun. She is a rescue and is suppose to be a cross between a border collie and terrier. I don't see any border collie in the dog.

Puppy is a happy and independent dog. Just what I was looking for and what I needed.

Happy New Year!