Contents of this blog: Original hand crafted wood items, crochet, sewing, knitting, painting, drawing and also some How to's and craft tips thrown in! Enjoy!

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Painted Doily on Gourd

I finally got around to painting a doily on one of the gourds I raised a few years ago.  I love the way it looks and will finish it off with some flowers around the bottom and top.  So much fun!
 The paint is really black but I enhanced for the photo and made it blue.

Looking down on top of the gourd.  Gourd is about 7 1/2 inches high and 5 inches in width across the largest part.

I will post when I get the flowers painted on.  Fun project!  I thought about really crocheting a doily just to set down over it but I love this look.

Thanks for coming.
My Krafty heart to yours...

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Edging for the dishcloths/napkins

I started the edging with 2 single crochet and then a picot but tore it back out.  I decided to try just a simple shell stitch and it looks much better!  I love the colors of green and blue trim.  Just adds that extra touch.  These are large enough to use as Napkins and would make a lovely housewarming gift.  To see more info go back a couple of posts.
Reject of picot edging. 

Using  size 1 steel hook and # 10 crochet thread. 

So cheerful, just love them!  I am doing the solid color Yellow ones next with white edging.

Thanks for coming and come again soon.  Hope you all had a wonderful Mother's Day!

My krafty heart to yours...

Saturday, May 4, 2013


Bouncing Sofiah on my knee about a week or so ago to a little sing song and she loved it!  You will have to turn the sound way up to hear it and this blog is the only one that it would fit on-LOL!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Link to post your items for sale

Every Thursday, Beverly at How Sweet the Sound lets you link your blog to the Blog Shop so you can attract more people to your blog and sell your items.  You can add your Etsy Shop if you like, also.  This is a great idea.  Spread the word and link up to sell your hand made items. Thanks!  I will be linking my Kraft Blog and Etsy Shop today. Beverly also has a link to embed a button on any of your blogs sidebar like the one in mine.  Thanks, and happy crafting!
My Krafty Heart to yours...

To get the button link to put on your sidebar.  Copy and paste into your gadgets 3rd party option.  Good luck! 
Button embed can be found on