Thursday, September 08, 2011

Coles frog shirt

Just wanted to show you Cole's new frog shirt. He looks quite festive and sort of Halloween-ish. The shirt and trousers are made from socks. His little tennies have very flat bottoms so he can stand quite easily.

Saturday, August 20, 2011


Recently I've been into using some fun old typewriters, instead of writing with a pen. The typer in the pix is a 1921 Underwood 3 bank - meaning it only has 3 rows of keys. Its a small portable. I had it refurbished and it works like a champ. From what I've heard, typewriters are making quite a comeback. High school and college students are discovering them and typewriter repair men are swamped. I'd forgotten how much I enjoy using a typewriter. Sad thing is, there are no longer any typewriters being produced, all the factories have gone out of business. Thankfully, typewriter ribbons are still being produced. If you are interested in getting a typewriter for yourself, check out your local thrift store. They often have them for a pretty decent price. Recently I saw for for $4.99 and another for $5.99 and both of them worked just fine. Be sure you try each key and make sure that the platten moves as you type. They are fun to use, don't require electricity or batteries, just some strong fingers.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011


Just finished this little guy. Makes me think of the pups in "Lady & the Tramp".

Sunday, March 27, 2011


Just finished this little cutie snail. His name is Spice.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Glasses & Boots

So, what do you think? Found Roy some boots and a pair of glasses.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Look at Herbert

This is Herbert the Gardner bear. My sister knit him for me for my birthday. He is made from an Alan Dart pattern. I was so surprised and pleased when I opened the box! She did a wonderful job on him. He looks like he is ready to head off to work in the garden.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Monkey Mittens

Just finished knitting a pair of mittens for monkey. What do you think?