Friday, January 15

Check Out This Blog Candy!

Check out Winnie's Blog for the best blog candy that I have ever seen! Wow what a prize. Be sure to check it out. I know I sure would love to win this prize. It sure would improve my pictures for sure. I have always wanted one of these. Click on the "Check Out this blog candy link".

"As promised, I'm offering blog candy! It is a light box with lights and a small tripod. All you have to add is the camera! It is amazing the difference a light box makes in your photos! It comes with 4 different colored interchangable backgrounds. Here's the rules: Good Luck to everyone who plays along:
1. Become a follower of my blog
2. Leave me a message
3. Announce my blog candy on your blog
4. I will be drawing a name on Monday, 18 January at 6pm EST.
5. Every day that I post a card and you leave a message, you will get your name entered in again for the drawing. (ie if I post 5 times over the next week and you leave a message all 5 days AND you're a follower of my blog, you will get your name in the drawing 5 times"

Good luck to you.

Mouse Cat Toy!

Hope you all had a great week. I am so glad that it is Friday once again. This week seemed like two in one for some reason. I think it was because I just wasn't that busy at work. I would rather be busy than bored any day. Anyway ...

Before Christmas I was going all over town trying to get some play toys for my cats Oliver and Smokey and when I finally found them they were over a dollar each and my dog Lilly liked them a bit too much. She was eating them. We soon discovered that the centre of these toys looked like cement and I really didn't want Lilly eating them so I decided to do something about it.

I can't really take full credit for the design of these mice as we already had one of them here from our other cat Alex who passed away in August.

The pattern really is quite simple actually. It is only plain knitting. I started off with making them with 15 stitches and ended up only using 8 stiches. I found that my cats liked them better when they were smaller. I must have made about 15 of these so anyone I knew who had a cat I gave some to for Christmas. They are stuffed with catnip which makes the cats like them all the more.

They were a real hit anyway.

What do you think of them?

Hope you enjoy your weekend!

Wednesday, January 6

Last Christmas Card !

I made this card for my dh for Christmas. I knew as soon as I saw this image that I had to give it to him. I think I told you before how much I love snowmen.

I had so much fun coloring this image. Whipper Snapper Stamps are tops with me. They definately are my favorite. The paper is SU Blitzen I think it is called. I really liked it and of course that means put it away and don't use it. I thought it was time to dust if off and use it. I bought this last paper last year.

Will be back soon with something a little different. Mice that I made for my cat with a story of why I made them.

Enjoy your evening!

Monday, January 4

More Christmas Cards!

I made this card for my friend Kelly for Christmas. The image is from an order that we went in on the shipping to from Whipper Snapper. I just love their designs. They are so whimiscal and so fun to color. Snowmen are just my favorite thing for Christmas so when I saw this image I just had to buy it.

I got to use some more of my SU dp from last year. If I remember correct the name of it is Blitzen. I really like how it is traditional read and green colors. I am more of a traditional personson myself when it somes to Christmas.

I also used this design to make a card for my dh Ev. I will be back tomorrow night with that one to show you.

I guess by now everyone is back to work after a bit of a Christmas holiday. I for one wish that I could have taken more time Christmas. I always find that I am so busy doing things for Christmas that I just don't have time to enjoy the season like I would like to do.

Enjoy the rest of your evening!

Sunday, January 3

Teacher Gifts!

I made four of each of these for Teacher Gifts for my daughters teachers and also used some for gifts. I really liked how they turned out. My friend Kelly came up with the idea and we did them together. I really enjoyed making these.

I will definately be making more of these next year. I really liked how they turned out and the people I gave them to really liked them as well.

I hope you all enjoyed your holiday season. I certainly did. I just love this time of year. The lights and the get togethers with family and friends is also so enjoyable.

After making these I found that I really liked altering things so I definately think that I will be spinning off to other altered projects this year.

I have a couple of more Christmas things to show you before I move on to other projects.

Friday, January 1

Happy Holidays

I hope you all are enjoying the holiday season. I had a wonderful Christmas with family and friends and have enjoyed taking the time to spend with them.

I will be back real soon to catch up

Happy New Year
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