Thursday, January 31, 2008
This week wasn't all bad. We cuddled, we napped, we read books, we watched TV, and, of course, we crafted. We tired our hand at chinese brush painting. Katherine likes painting Coi.
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
I pretty much followed the Gryffindor House Scarf Pattern on atypically.knit. For economy sake, I used Red Heart Super Saver yarn in Claret and Gold. And for speed, I used my Bond Fashion Knitter with 50 needles in the bed. The Bond Fashion Knitter knits, and thats all. So the result is a long roll of stockinette stitch. So I folded the 50 stitch wide scarf in half and used mattress stitch to seam the long edge. My guage turned out to be 4 stiches per inch and 4 rows per inch, a bit bigger than the pattern. The final dimensions of the knitted scarf, minus the fringe is about 6 inches by 90 inches. I plan to make the fringe a bit longer than in the pattern to account for the increased length.
I made this scarf as a practice for a scarf I'm making a very special "Potter" fiiend of mine.
And just look what an owl brought!
K LOVES the pigmy puffs! Ran off with them the moment we opened the package.
Very cool buttons! K's not gettin'em. They're mine! And...
A fat quarter of Polyjuice potion fabric!!! I have wanted some of this for years!
Thank you so much Jennifer! Made my day!
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Monday, January 14, 2008
Saturday, January 12, 2008
Friday, January 11, 2008
Wednesday, January 9, 2008
The drawing will close midnight Friday, January 11, 2008 and she will announce the winners the next day. You can find all the details here.
Click on over and give her a name, why don't cha.
Monday, January 7, 2008
Isn't it cute! I found this picture on a lovely blog, Life is Just Ducky. I forgot I had posted the label on Harry Potter Crafts and Madam Malkins Yahoo Groups years ago.
There is also a brief discussion of K's costume on the Leaky Cauldron.
A few years ago, just before K read "Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone," she wanted to go to a Harry Potter costume party at the local library. She wanted to dress up as something fun and she was just entering that age when girls essentially communicate through high pitched squeeing.
Imagine a library filled with little Harrys and Rons and Hermiones, all chasing a tiny mandrake and trying to pull her out of her pot. And every librarian in the place laughing hysterically.
Sunday, January 6, 2008
Friday, January 4, 2008
Happy Crafting Janice! Can't wait to see it!
There is a challenge going on at the moment: design a new logo for Harry Potter Crafts. As I have had an enormous amount of time on my hands of late, being I am not yet ambulatory, I thought I'd give it a try.
The design is based on the wonderful "Tales of the Beedle Bard" by J.K. Rowling. You can see just a teasingly few images on amazon.com. They bought, at an auction for charity, the only copy that was up for sale. You can read about the volume on this page.
Wednesday, January 2, 2008
"Isn't sanity just a one-trick pony anyway? I mean, all you get is that one trick, rational thinking, but when you're good and crazy, well, the sky's the limit!"– The Tick (comic book)
That one still sings to me but, I think I have a new favorite:
"Sucess is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm" - Winston Churchill
Oh that's good.