Special Olympics Scarf Project

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Sunday, July 31, 2011

I usually only share finished projects but I'm not sure when this work in process (WIP) will be completed and I want to get the word out about this fun charitable crafting opportunity!!

I first heard about the Special Olympics Scarf Project on Craftster.org and I immediately ordered the yarn required and started looking around for patterns. The Scarf Project is an opportunity to show your support of the Special Olympics by knitting or crocheting scarves for the athletes to wear during the opening ceremonies!

If you enjoy yarn crafting I encourage you to check out the Scarf Project. I'm hoping to make 3 or 4 scarves for the athletes before the February deadline.

This is the first one I've started. It's knitting up pretty quickly so I should be finished within a week or 2.

Introducing Mr. and Mrs. Lime!

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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

It's official! We're hitched!

We've spent the last 2+ weeks eloping in Las Vegas and then relaxing at the incredible Capella Ixtapa resort. We had an amazing time and we're a very very happy newlywed couple!

Everything was absolutely perfect but we are happy to be back home with our fur-family and my craft supplies! I didn't get any crafting done while we were away but I've jumped right back into it. I'm working on a lovely knit shrug for a swap and have just opened up another round of the Hoopla swap on Craftster. I'll be sharing some crafty projects as soon as I've officially come back to reality.

We won't have our official photos back for another 6 weeks but here's a few of our amateur shots for your viewing pleasure...




























































Like my Mom always says, it's good to go but it's good to come home. I missed all of my crafty blog pals and am happy to be back crafting again with all of you!

xoxo

Doxie Club House Sign - kEEp oUt gREat DAneS

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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

This is Opie and Beatrice. They got a new clubhouse for their upcoming 2 week slumber party with Grandma and Grandpa while Mom and Dad are off getting married.













They were having loads of fun playing with toys, chewing on bones and smelling eachother's butts until the local bully showed up to crash their party.













"What can we do??", they thought. They thought about this question for a long time because they are not very smart and ideas come slow. Finally it struck them!













They set to work making a sign!













After stitching all night, in their best handwriting, they hung-up the sign and went back to their wiener ways without fear of being interrupted by any more thugs.













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Okay, the truth is, Opie and Beatrice had some help making their new sign.

I wrote the words with my left hand so they looked sloppy and then transferred them onto the fabric. I stitched them up with 6 strands of DMC then sewed it to another piece of fabric with nice heavy interfacing in between. I did some decorative stitching along the outside with my machine and added some buttons.

I originally had a ribbon going between the top buttons to hang the sign but it made it a bit floppy. I decorated a tiny clothespin instead and used that for clipping the sign to their house.

Thanks for looking!

Thanx You Cards

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Saturday, July 2, 2011

It's almost here - 7/11/11 (aka my wedding day)! We're getting so excited for our runaway wedding in Vegas and then our amazing honeymoon at Capella Ixtapa.

Despite my protests, my wonderful girlfriends threw an unofficial bachelorette party for me last weekend. We drank, played golf, drank, opened presents, ate, drank, danced, drank and then passed out. It was so fun and they all gave me some very lovely gifts.

I wanted to make my own thank you cards to send them so I whipped these babies up. I used blank cards, linen fabric scraps, and my alphabet stamps and sewed it all together with red thread. I originally wanted them to say "Thank You" but I can't find my "Y" stamp anywhere! I'm pretty sure Quigley ate it.
































I made a whole bunch of them since we have a few thank-yous to send off to people that have sent us gifts already.














And in case you missed him the first time I posted this pic, here is our craft and letter "Y" stamp eating Great Dane, Quigley and his big brother doxie, Opie.

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