Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Snowflakes are Showing Up Everywhere!

The winter winds have set in, and snowflakes have been flying around intermittently here ~ not as much as the heartland of America, but Jack Frost has definitely moved in for the season!  With snow mingling with the holidays, I'm excited to share that my Snowflake Punchneedle Pillow design is in the February issue of Create & Decorate Magazine on the news stands now!  I designed it, and did the patchwork for the sample, and Heather did the punchneedle work on the center snowflake, so it was quite a team effort!

This was my first time working with the ladies at Create & Decorate, and they have been such a pleasure to work with.  If you haven't seen this magazine, check it out (I've spotted it in Joann's, Walmart, and some grocery stores).  It's a delightful magazine chocked full of primitive style craft projects of all kinds!  You can "like" the Create & Decorate girls here on their Facebook page to keep up with their upcoming happenings...and tell them I sent you ;)

Enjoy the day!
~ Dawn

Monday, December 13, 2010

I Was Interviewed :)

I was interviewed by Kim's Crafty Apple as a participant in Season One of Project Quilting!  You can check out the interview here on Kim's Blog.  The above montage are the projects I made in the first season.  Thanks Kim for such a cool feature!
Stay tuned ~ Season 2 of Project Quilting begins January 9th...and anyone can participate, consider joining in on the fun!

Enjoy the day!
~ Dawn

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

The Littlest Things

I've been knitting a lot lately.  It's an easy carry-along that I can do as a passenger in a car, and in less than perfect light.  I always have a little knit project in progress tucked into my handbag for when I have time to kill.  I like to work on little things for that reason, and because I can also feel like I'm accomplishing finishes.  They are such little projects, but it's funny, when I visit my dad at the nursing home, he can't always have a coherent conversation, but he always recognizes my handwork projects that I'm working on and is interested in my progress :) 

So, as of lately I've been completing a bunch of little projects to give as gifts, and this one in particular sparked my dad's attention, I'm not really sure why.  This is a little scarf that I made for Elsie out of a fun polyester fleece yarn ~ and since I had more yarn, and it kept my dad's attention so much, I've made an extra one for sale here in my Etsy store for some other special little girl.  

Even though he doesn't go out side in the cold, I think I'll have to find some more "manly" colors and make one for my dad next.  Sometimes it's just the little things that make a difference :)

Enjoy the day!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Decking the Halls 2010

This weekend was about decking the halls at the Stewart house, so I thought I'd share a little dose of Christmas Spirit with you.  First I had to make my new ornament for 2010.  Each family member in our household has one with their name on it, so we had to add one for little Abby! 
These are Easy-Peasy: One cheap After-Christmas-Sale ornament, and a Silver Permanent Pen...Write the name + doodle = finished in 5 minutes :)

Now the Stewart Family tree is complete...on to decorating the rest of the house!

And just because I can't help myself, I have to show you some pictures of the girls first Annual Christmas Photo Shoot together.  These are a couple of the many cute pictures that my daughter took of them.

And my personal favorite:

A Christmas Classic :)  I hope you too are enjoying this magical time of year!

Enjoy the day!
~ Dawn