One Down! One to Go!

Pardon the crappy phone photo, but I knit this simple sock using Noro sock yarn. I have never tried this yarn before in sock weight or any other weight before. Crazy I know, but it certainly does make a fun sock. I knit this puppy in two days when we holed up over the holidays due to snow. So let’s hope I don’t drop the ball and never get to the second sock! The hubs might look a little goofy with just the one.

Tea Time!

Had some loose leaf tea laying around and so I decided to make these cute DIY tea bags I saw on The Sweetest Occasion. They are so cute! Pretty easy too, even for someone who does not sew, I did not have to care about precise fabric cutting or even stitches and it still works. phew!

These are going to be little gifties for Valentine’s Day to my mom and grandmother. I happened to have this crazy craft pad called Paper Purses laying around and I made them mini purses to hold their tea. So easy to do, just had to punch out the paper and glue together, fast and useful!

Egg-cellent Tie Dyes!


Back at easter time we tried out a new to us technique for dying. And I have to say I see why it would be so popular. It was fast, easy, CLEAN, and the results are like magic. Very fun. Not a drop of dye on the hands or anywhere else in the kitchen, yay!!
You just wrap the eggs in some old silk ties and an old sheet and then boil them for 20 minutes, when they are cool you get to see the magic. The unwrapping was the most fun part, the eggs really take on the prints of the ties very well.
You get about 3 eggs per tie. Here is a link on the “how to” if you wanna try it yourself sometime: Silk-Tie Easter Eggs or the updated video using scarves as well Silk-Dyed Easter Eggs.