top 10 tuesdayMorning kids, welcome to yet another edition of Top 10 Tuesday. Today I’m going to show you some of my favorite craft projects I’ve done over the years. I’m hoping this inspires me to get creative again and start doing things.


Rios Sweater

Rios Sweater

I’ve knit 4 sweaters for myself so far, and this one is my favorite. The yarn is beautiful, soft, and the color is gorgeous. (and it fits!)

the hat, for GoldFish

the award winning hat

I used to go to a yarn shop every Thursday night to hang out and knit with other women. They decided to have a hat contest that was voted on by folks who came into the shop. This was my first place winning hat.

2014-06-02 20.21.38Cross stitch peony in a vase. I can’t remember what the Chinese character is. I love this piece, but I would NEVER use that kind of frame again. Total pain in the ass to get on the wall.

2014-08-04 10.00.50This is what’s in the gold frame next to the peony. It’s a blackwork sampler that I put together from individual bands I found on the internet. I worked on this a lot during my lunch breaks at work.

2014-06-02 20.42.28At one point in my life I had this delusion that I’d make this filet crochet rose valance to go around the top of a canopy bed Rob was going to build for us. Why yes, I was manic at the time! I got exactly enough done to span the opening on my desk above where my laptop sits. It’s beautiful.

2014-06-02 20.42.38This is my little blue angel friend. She was done a long time ago, back when I could hold beads that tiny still. She also hangs on my desk. And she was the only one I made that looks like that.

2014-08-04 10.01.57That’s a single color cross stitch on linen. I don’t like to cross stitch on linen, it’s a bitch. But I was determined.

2014-08-04 10.02.49That is a mostly lousy picture of a painted glass window piece that I did. I found a stained glass rose pattern online, resized it, and then did the glass painting. The frame was a garage sale find. It had this extra wood mat bit that Rob wrapped with purple fabric to enhance the piece.

2014-08-04 10.03.47For awhile I made a lot of my own jewelry. I still do sometimes, but evidently I’ve parted with a lot of it. This has always been one of my favorites because I had to figure out how to make it happen, without any real guidance.

Make Believe sock

Make Believe sock

I rarely wear socks, even when it’s cold, but I love knitting them. Mom and Josh both had knit socks before I did, and they both have more pairs than I do. Of the 2 pair I’ve made for me, these are my fav.

There you have it, 10 of my favorite craft projects I’ve made. Go forth and be creative!