Archive for November, 2012

November 24, 2012

My Secret is OUT: I HEART Ravlery!

Like I promised, here is my second and last dirty little secret. This secret is a more healthy one. I am still smoke free if you were wondering (10 days now) and the withdraws are as bad as ever but I feel great. I can breath so much better now and I have more energy than I had before, the only thing negative is that I am very grumpy person and will be for another 2 weeks. I am eating loads which will mean I will gain weight but for now I am not worried about it and will concentrate on being a non-smoker.

So back to my little secret. A couple of years ago I started to knit, this was before I even had a try at sewing or quilting.  When I was living in the US at the time, same time I started this blog, I stumbled upon  Raverly. If you haven’t heard of it yet, well this is the chance for you to join the biggest  knitting and crocheting community online. You can find loads of knitting and crocheting groups. They have a huge database of patterns and yarns, you can get free patterns or pay a small amount for the designer of the pattern. Its free to join and you can keep all your patterns and projects in one place, if you get stuck you can contact the designer for help or go to a forum and find someone to help. It is a really great community but  I should warn you of the risk you take once you register; Ravelry is highly addictive!  So go at your own risk and register. While your there send me a ‘hello’ , my name in Ravelry is glitterlife.

So here are some of the things I found in Ravlery I thought was worth posting here in the blog, enjoy!

Starting at left top row*:

1. Sloth Baby by Chiwaluv Amigurumi Critters (Ravlery only pattern)

2. Jiji The Cat Pattern by Gamer Wife  (blog)

3. Shrunken Head Guy by Kim Lapsley (ravlery only pattern)

4. Fairy Hideaway by Karla Fitch (ravlery  only pattern)

5. Bob Ross Amigurumi by Allison Hoffman (ravlery only pattern)

6. Hedgehog Pillow by Carolina Guzman

7. Free Hobbes Crochet Pattern By Suki Girl (blog pattern)

8. PDF Crochet Pattern for Raccoon Scarf  by BeesKneesKnitting (etsy pattern)

9. Luke in the dinosaur suit amigurumi By Owlishly

10. Kraken Of The Sea Scoofie – Monster Hooded Scarf By Rhea Richardson (Ravlery only pattern)

* Some of these pattern you can only download as a member of Ravlery. Once you register just copy and past the name of the pattern you like here and go to search option  in Ravlery to find the pattern in the photo. All the other patterns have links to the original source other than Ravlery.  I hope this is not too confusing! 

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November 17, 2012

Another amazing easy technique for making an awesome quilt block. Love thus one!!!

Sharing My Stitches

Strip Quilt Blocks

This video is amazing.  It shows a whole new way of making fun, fast quilt blocks using  Jelly Rolls or your own strips.  I can’t wait to try it.

May Every Stitch Be A Happy Stitch!

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November 14, 2012

Picnic of doom

Luke and I had a picnic today, we were going to go and have it on the beach but the wind almost blew us away so we had it at the playground area. The weather is pretty crazy around here, it’s suppose to be almost summer!!!! It has been raining and cold which is abnormal. I guess it’s all over the world that the weather is unstable. I feel scared sometimes of what this all means for our future generation; mainly my son of course, what kind of mother would I be if I didn’t get paranoid once in a while? By what all the scientist are saying I should be moving into a bunker with seeds for future use seeing we will all start starving soon enough, when food won’t be available for all of the people in the world because of the crazy weather and overpopulation. But what kind of life would that be? So I guess I will keep doing what I do best which is worrying about things I cannot change and keep enjoying the ride. I guess all moms are great at this skill!!

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November 2, 2012

Flying Geese the easy way!!!

Had share this from one my favourite bloggers ‘Sharing my Stiches’. I had seen this before and shared in Facebook but I need to keep this one handy and thought all quilters who read my blog would appreciate this great method of making flying geese!!!! Enjoy

Sharing My Stitches

THIS IS AWESOME!

I was dumbstruck when I watched this.  Making the Flying Geese Block is probably the least favorite thing for most quilters.  This makes it so easy, and it actually makes the quilt block look  three dimensional.  I can’t wait to try it.

The picture to the right, is not part of the video.  I put it on here for those of you that might not know what Flying Geese are.

May Every Stitch Be a Happy Stitch!

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