• General Crafting

    Rolling Red

    It was TJ’s birthday on Wednesday, and he was away all week on business. I thought that I should at least make him a nice cake since he didn’t get to spend his birthday at home. (He did however get to spend it with missbedora and her friends – thanks again for taking him out my dear!). Hopefully some of you have one of these in the house and can recognize that it is a rolling Snap-on tool box. I couple of years ago I made him a cake that looked like our car, but I thought this one turned out much better. Complete with tools on the top… …coffee…

  • Gifts,  Sewing

    Pretty and Practical

    It’s Whitney’s birthday this weekend, and since she has been such a great boss AND friend over the last year, I wanted to make her something that would be both pretty and practical. With a full time job, plus the shop, plus a 2 year old (and another on the way) Whit always has lots going on. And I have noticed a number of times how much paperwork she carries with her. Quite a while back I had seen a hanging file holder that looked more like a purse. It was practical, but definitely not pretty. I figured I could make something that was a little more Whitney’s style. (As…

  • Knitting

    Pretty Pink (Quick) Cowl

    October’s feature at the shop is bulky yarns, so I thought that I would knit up a quick cowl that used just one ball of Serendipitous Ewe Fate Bulky. The pattern is actually called Quickie Cowl – true to it’s name I knit this up in about an hour, maybe an hour and a half. It’s been in the shop for a while, but I couldn’t seem to remember to bring it home to take silly shots of myself in the backyard. Seriously. I hate taking pictures of my FO’s. There is just no good way to do it yourself. I need to buck up and just buy the remote…