Monday, May 28, 2012

Quick headband necklace

Measure your head, divide that number in half, then devide the half in half...say its 20 inches around....then the sides of your headband will be 5 "each side....main will be 10. Cast on 4 sts an knit, knit until you have the 'half/half' this example, 5inches. Then increase 3 sts inbetween the exsisting sts. 7 total. Knit the half measurement....10 inches. Then dec 3 sts....knit the matching half/half measurement....ex: 5 more inches. Pick up one matching st on cast on edge and bind off, repeat for each st until all sts are bound off.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Say "Sorry" when you're wrong

This is what the mug is supposed to look like...only i had the 20 oz mug....this picture is on of a 12 oz mug.

Be a grown up....not a child. When you're wrong....admit it, appologize for it. To make excuses is just plain childish.

Brother broke my handblown coffee mug....stuck it in with the clean dishes....with pieces of glass falling out of it.  Then gonna tell me (when. I told him specifically-- don't wash my stuff...I'll do it.) "It was cracked when I washed it." Well now my NEW mug is broken. He owes me 20.00. If it was cracked...pisspoor excuse...not to mention an outright lie....then why would you touch it and even risk breaking it? Duh.

Accidents happen....if he had said "sorry, it was an accident" I wouldnt have been angry. And bottom line....he could have said sorry. No...he wants to make excuses. He needs to man up and get out. It wasnt even the broken mug that angered was the attitude attached to it. No appology and then an excuse. C'mon old are you? Mentally, I'd say around 9 or 10 years old, despite the actual years on the planet. Children make excuses. Grown ups do not.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Knit along 2: Right leaning diagonal lace baby blanket

The second knit along...also a baby blanket so you can perfect your skills. The fun part about practicing new ptterns on a baby blankey....the baby never complains about a oops in the work, parents dont notice an oops in the work cuz they know you made it out of love, and you get to hone your skills. Another plus....they work up quickly.

Heres the pattern...cast on 110 sts...(or some even number thats a multiple of 4)

Right Leaning Diagonal Lace Pattern

(Worked over a multiple of 4 sts. and 8 rows)

Row 1 [RS]: [K1, k2tog, yo, k1] to end.

Even-Numbered Rows 2-8 [WS]: P all sts.

Row 3 [RS]: [K2tog, yo, k2] to end.

Row 5 [RS]: K1, [k2, k2tog, yo] to last 3 sts, k3.

Row 7 [RS]: [K2, k2tog, yo] to last 4 sts, k4.

Repeat Rows 1-8 for Right Leaning Diagonal Lace Pattern. 

Watch "407. Knit along 2: The first 8 rows!" on YouTube 

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Purple butterfly shell earrings

Check out the detail on these. Thank you Topaz! These are all natural and hypoallergenic! Gotta. Love that!

Mother's day gifts

My children are full of surprises. With everything going on...I was not expecting anything. I have a purple butterfly keychain, purple butterfly earrings, shell earring, crystal earrings,  a handmade bracelet, a beautiful card. And a big smile on my face.

Thanks babies!

Sunday, May 13, 2012


By request, here is a before and after of the headlights befoe the toothpaste treatment. And here is the youtube vid:

 headlights....toothpaste clean 

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Headlights at night: after

These are the same hightlights...tonight, after being cleaned. The visability has been restore. Illumination now exceeds 10 feet.  The pictures were taken at 9:25 pm on Saturday 5/12/2012.

Headlights at night: before

This is the headlights, at night, when they we're still cloudy. The visability was greatly reduced. The illumination didn't go past 3 feet. These pics were taken at 9:25 pm, Friday 5/11/2012.

After....toothpaste. wha!

This is after. Toothpaste. Can you believe it? After my efforts, I took the car to the car wash to get rid of all traces of the toothpaste left on the headlights, and dirt and debris that was on the car. 2.00 to fix the problem. Say wha! Ya!

Cloudy headlights

While getting my oil changed, the technician offered to buff the debris off my headlights....for .00 and they'll be "like new".  I said "for that price...and I can see thank you." But the fact is...I couldn't see fine out of them. Visability had been greatly reduced over the last year. i had looked at kits...over the last few weeks...they want anywhere from 15.00 on the low end to 34.99 on the high end...and you also need a drill. I don't have a drill. Not willing to buy one just for that.

Well after a bit of research....I came across an alternative...toothpaste. this is the before.


Friday, May 11, 2012

Duck tape wrist brace

Another use for ducktape....injured wrist. Not broken but needs support. I wrapped a paper towel around it......then lightly wrapped it with ducktape. This also works on knees and ankles. Whats more....i dont have to take it off when i take a bath. To remove...simply cut it off.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Zebra with cougar, purple with tie dye...the newest clips.

Zebra with cougar, purple with tie dye...the newest clips. One was a surprise for a child who has never received a write the entire school year, and she mentioned her favorite color is purple.

The other is to match a black and white outfit for a graduation ...the cougar trim was cuz she said "zebra, maybe with cougar." This child also has near perfect behavior on the bus and has never received a write up....and she admires my hair accesories so its a joy to hold one up and watch her face light up.

I will be back to selling these over the summer. In the meantime...I'm developing quite a few designs.