Monthly Archives: August 2011


Today I was sitting around and being bored and then I realized that we had yellow, black, and white felt and I could make the Purl Bee’s Apple Coaster.

It was really easy thanks to the easy to follow instructions in the tutorial. I also added some running stitches on the stem to make it look more complete. It’s a Golden Delicious apple. I love those apples because they kind of taste like pears.


Here’s the back. I always thought I sucked at making felt softies but I guess it’s easier than I thought it was.


I’ve also been working on this mini cross stitch kit that I got at Hobby Lobby for $1.99. It was really easy and I love how it looks. 🙂


This is a better picture of the doll outfit I made for the fair.


Banana bread


Yeast bread


My pineapple poster


Baby elephant origami


Fair results

Fair judging is over and I’m glad it is because I hate waiting so long to get each thing judged. It’s fun to get ribbons though, and it was a lot cooler this year than previous years. 🙂

Central Park Hoodie –blue
Nemesis Socks –blue
Thorpe Hat –red
Fiddlehead Mittens –blue
Baby hat –I forget, either red or blue
Pillow –blue
Fruity Trivet –red
Tiny Cactus –red
Midnight Interlude drawing –blue
Spider Lily watercolor painting –red
Corgi drawing -blue
Poem –red
Short Story –blue
Origami –red
Horse breed scrapbook –red
Yeast bread –blue
Banana bread –blue
Poster on how to cut up a pineapple -blue
Doll clothes -red
Camera cozy -forget
Apron -red

4-H Projects are Finished!

Here is a quick post on what I am entering in the fair. I just finished my last item and I finally have a chance to post about it.

Central Park Hoodie – I love this sweater. Really seaming it was easier than I thought it would be.

Nemesis Socks – Beat my nemesis and finished these a couple months ago. They are so pretty!

Thorpe Hat – Made this while recovering from getting my wisdom teeth out in January.

Fiddlehead Mittens – Finished!!

Baby hat – shell stitch baby hat or something from Ravelry.

Pillow – fits a 12×12 pillow form, 18 granny squares, Caron Simply Soft.

Fruity Trivet – pattern from the Purl Bee

Tiny Cactus – OMG cutest amigurumi ever. 😛 Filled its pot with plastic pellets so it stands up nicely.

Midnight Interlude drawing – He was my pick to win the Derby.

Spider Lily watercolor painting – Tip: don’t buy 6×8 canvases at Michael’s. They don’t make 6×8 frames. This is a 6×4 photo frame minus the mat that came with it.

Corgi drawing

Poem – I wrote a limerick.

Short Story – I wrote a story called The Bus Ride of Doom.

Origami – I did a baby elephant from the book Crease + Fold as well as a dog from a kids origami book and I’m not sure which one to exhibit, though I’m leaning towards the baby elephant.

Horse breed scrapbook – there are 10 breeds featured.

Yeast bread – King Arthur Flour’s Classic White Sandwich Bread recipe. I’ll have a pic tomorrow. It rose really nicely!

Banana bread – Cooking Light’s Classic Banana Bread recipe. Tried and tested recipe. It’s really good.

Poster on how to cut up a pineapple (for poster about a cooking technique) – No picture yet, but it has really cute illustrations!

Doll clothes (shirt and skirt). It’s even cuter when my doll Molly is wearing the outfit. 🙂 Even found an American Girl doll clothes hanger. It’s so cute!! Plus I made the shirt out of a fat quarter which cost me like $2.85 or something so it is way cheaper than buying clothes from American Girl.

Camera cozy


Today I spent my entire morning baking breads, then I finished my corgi drawing. Then I went to work on my 4-H club’s booth with some other club members. Then we ate supper. Then I finished sewing the doll shirt. I have had a very busy day and I am going to bed now. 🙂

Will have more pictures in the morning.