Crochet Nativity–The Angel FINALLY!

For anyone who has followed the Crochet Nativity saga…you know that I made an angel last year, as the crescendo to my April’s nativity set. Trouble is that I used the wrong hook and the angel turned out to be from the Land of the Giants and was positively ridiculous. No, really. Plus her hair was really dumb. So, I brought her home and stuck her in a box and started over.  I’ll just have to sort her out later. No, you can’t see her because I’m too embarrassed to show you.

But this little lady is exactly the right size.

And don’t you just adore her ruffles?!!

I mean….

And get a load of her HAIR!!! I had an epiphany from my old macramé-ing days–to do a row of Lark’s Head knots with curly yarn, over a yellow pipe cleaner. Absolutely BRILLIANT if I do say so myself.

It made a lovely little headband of hair that I could tack in place and pull back in a ponytail or leave down. Either way, it was gorgeous.

The end step was to give her a golden halo. Pssst– I made it by wrapping some spare gold ribbon around the red plastic ring from a milk jug. Heh, heh.

Feeling quite clever right now.

At last, at last, I kissed her on the head and boxed her up for her new home.

Happy Birthday April!!  With so much love…

the Angel, at last…

done right.

To see all the rest just start at Crochet Nativity and follow the links.



My Very Own Quilt

Now, I ask you–isn’t this the most beautiful quilt you’ve EVER seen in all your life?! No need to answer because of COURSE it is!!

Long ago, I told April, my quilty daughter, that I would love a quilt made with only fabric that she designed and this is the lovely creation that she gave me.

It’s the perfect combination of pinks and purples and everything else to keep me happy for a very, very long time.

Thank you so much April!! I ADORE it!!



Meadowbloom Cupboard Curtain

Well, here it is my dears! I got tired of waiting for the painting muses to give me the oomph that I needed to refinish the cupboard doors. This was a waaay better option–for sure!

The fabric is my daughter April’s own Meadowbloom from Moda– which she designed herself. Isn’t it gorgeous? I’m a lucky duck to know that girl, alright.

I have to say–it’s a good thing that cupboard curtains are all the thing right now because, well, I’ll take a sewing machine over a paintbrush ANYday.

Three Wise Fellows

It is a peculiar thing to me that I seem to be the only person on earth that knows the song, “Out of the East.”

Of course, my poor children know it too because I’ve drummed it into their unsuspecting little minds since babyhood.

My point is that if anyone besides us actually knew and loved that song–we would certainly be singing it now.

Because, I mean really…

are these not the cutest…

most adorable wise men you’ve ever seen?!

It’s this year’s present for my daughter’s birthday. She’s already had the Holy Family, the Shepherds, the donkey, and a lamb…

so logically, these little dollies had to be next.

with their priceless, precious, button gifts for the little baby.

You can’t hear it, but I’m singing…

“Out of the East there came riding…riding, three of the wisest of men…”



The Holy Family

The Shepherds

The Donkey & Lamb

The Camel