Monday, February 27, 2017

Best Wishes Card

Hello on this sunny Monday!
Today I continue with the orchid theme using a Penny Black stamp. This time I embossed the front panel and raised the flower.
What do you think does it work in yellow or do you prefer the pink?


 Enjoy the rest of your day!
Jutta

Sunday, February 26, 2017

One Stamp Two Cards

Happy Sunday!

Today I have a couple of 5"x 7" cards to share made with a Penny Black stamp.



Thanks for looking and I hope you enjoy a creative week!
Jutta


Sunday, February 19, 2017

Wishing You Joy Challenge Card

Hello, today I'm sharing a card I made and shipped off to England for the February Card Chain Challenge. I used the Beautiful Day stamp and die set from Altenew for the images. Thanks for stopping by.
Jutta




Friday, February 17, 2017

Cozy Slipper Part Two

Happy Friday!

The last two pair of cozy slippers are now ready for shipping to the grand kids.



 

On another note this Sunday I'll be going to a one day crop with some special friends. Hopefully I'll have some pages to share real soon.


Wishing you all a crafty weekend.
Thanks for looking,
Jutta

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Cozy Slippers

Hello it's another day and another project post. I've been busy knitting slippers for my clan. It's been awhile since I held a pair of needles but I think I've got the hang of things again.

I thank my mom for teaching me how to knit. When I was nine she gave me a ball of yarn and needles to celebrate St. Nicolas on Dec. 6th. :)



These are fun to make as they work up fast and are a great way to use up partial balls of yarn.
Cast on 27 stitches, knit 1st row.
2nd row -knit 8, pearl 1, knit 8, pearl 1, knit to end of row.
Repeat until piece measures 4 inches.
Decrease 1 at the beginning and end of next 2 rows.
Continue knitting until desired length.
Knit 2 together for final row then pull a 10 - 12 inch length of thread through remaining stitches as you remove them from needles.

Use thread to pull front of slipper together and stitch front up to where you decreased.
Sew up back and your done.

Thanks for your visit!
Jutta

Monday, February 13, 2017

Happy Valentines Day Card

Happy Valentines Day every one!
On this card I've used one of my favorite images from Stampin Up! (R) and the lovely sentiment from Quiet Fire Design.




I'm entering it into the following challenges
Die Cut Divas Feb. 2017 - it's red or pink.
Love Handmade Cards +FG Feb. 2017 - hearts & flowers.

Enjoy your day!
Jutta



A New Crafting Adventure - Felted Merino Scarfs

A couple of years ago my pal Judy showed me her collection of felted scarfs. Each one was a pretty and unique piece of wearable art. She described the process and asked if I'd like to try making one. At the time I jumped at the idea of learning a new craft but had to put it off until last month. We worked on the first one together. The stripes made me happy and the colours looked so pretty together, it had such promise.  Until after all the work the purple turned out to be the wrong type of wool and did not felt. Lesson learned.


Scarf number 2 turned out great it's very light and soft. I really enjoy wearing it. With a width of ten inches it can be used as a light wrap too.



Scarf number 3 is identical on both sides, thicker and only six inches wide. This one with it's darker tones is for my son,

The colour combinations are endless and I'm already planning another project.
Have a creative day!
Jutta