Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Recent scarves

I've been working on 4 different scarves for friends this fall season. They were Christmas gifts and they were very well received, which made me super happy. I chose my friends' favorite colors, then I chose a pattern to match their personality. I like to challenge myself by trying new patterns and stitches with each new project. In fact, I don't think I've ever duplicated a stitch pattern, only because there are so many new ones out there to try! So here are the final projects:

Ok, so I take terrible pictures, and the lighting is all wrong, but you can see the project well enough. I've got to learn how to snap awesome photos of these scarves, because they really are beautiful. 

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Gorgeous pearls from Pearl Paradise

The only pearls I own are the ones my grandma gave me for my wedding. They are gorgeous and really sentimental. Every woman needs pearls, no doubt about that.

My pearls are a little fancy though, and I don't find that I can dress them down much. I think the only way to wear pearls with nice clothes (without looking like you're going to a wedding) is the multicolored pearls.

Well, I just so happened to find an awesome giveaway at www.sweeps4bloggers.com! See what a little patience can do? Amazing. So here it is if you want to check it out:
It ends the 31st, so hurry!

Sunday, December 18, 2011


Who doesn't love gumball machines? I have never met anyone who didn't love getting candy out of the machines at a mall or grocery store. Even if the candy or the toy was so-so, it was incredibly fun. A treat, really. Pink Dandy Chatter is having a giveaway for one of these. Check it out:


I would love to win. I would totally use it in my own house (although--hello cavities!), but I would certainly use it in my classroom for positive behavior, and I know it would be a hit as a gift for my nieces and nephews. Oooh, the possibilities!

Thanks so much for hosting the giveaway! Fingers crossed!