Today (February 27th) is the feast of St. Raphael (Hawaweeny), Bishop of Brooklyn. In fact, today is the 100th anniversary of his repose! St. Raphael was the first Orthodox Christian bishop to have been consecrated in North America. [Excellent information page here.] Last year a time capsule sealed in 1914 was opened in our small, … Continue reading St. Raphael’s Local Legacy
I started this lacy scarf as a commission from my mom for a friend of hers. It's turning out quite nicely! I'm not going to make the loop that the pattern calls for, but just continue the pattern to make a long scarf. I can't seem to get the pink of the yarn to … Continue reading Yarn Along: Pink Scarf and After the Storm
He looked up and saw the rich putting their gifts into the treasury; and he saw a poor widow put in two copper coins. And he said, “Truly I tell you, this poor widow has put in more than all of them; for they all contributed out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty put in … Continue reading The Widow’s Mite
Forgive me, my brothers and sisters, for anything I have done to offend or hurt you in any way. May God forgive us all! I wish everyone a good and holy first week of Lent.
During the past few days I worked on another doll sweater for the shop, this one with owl buttons. (c: I've been waiting a long time to use these buttons. Instead of knitting buttonholes, this time I experimented with knotting button loops. One of the books I picked up at the thrift store last week … Continue reading Yarn Along: Doll Sweater and War of the Worlds
How to toddler-proof? Isn't that just like baby-proofing? Ahahahaha! You poor dear. Let's look at this more closely: Pickles, 2008 Baby Proofing: 1. Examine floor for small objects. Remove from reach anything that can fit through a toilet paper tube. 2. Insert outlet covers into all outlets near the floor. Hide or cover all electrical … Continue reading How to Toddler-Proof a Room
This hand-knit little bonnet is just right for spring! (Miss Moppet wanted no part of the photo shoot to begin with:)
I went to the thrift store yesterday and found these two skirts. Neither will fit any of us but the fabric was great! Look at the way they coordinate! I'm going to use some of each to make a dress for Miss Moppet and the rest will turn into quilt fabric. (c: Even the pattern … Continue reading Thrifty Fabric
I'm running a "little" sale at Cozy House Curios. Five of my one-of-a-kind miniatures are on sale for the next week. Hurry before they're gone! SALE - 1:12 Miniature patchwork quilt with two matching pillows. SALE - 1:12 Miniature decorative parrot pillows - set of two SALE - 1:12 Miniature wreath with crocheted flowers SALE … Continue reading "Little" Sale!
I added this sweet teddy bear to the shop today: It comes with a cardigan, if desired. I had so much fun making them! I also made this custom order of some layered, crocheted flowers to attach to hair clips. The request was for neutral colors, but I could have made a rainbow from my … Continue reading Yarn Along: Bear, Blossoms and Books