Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Hanging Out With Dad!

Last month my 86 year Old Dad had a health crisis. He's doing better now, and I'm now a full-time caregiver. He loves to ride his bike, even with only one foot as a pusher! Love being near the ocean, 10 miles is closer than Phoenix! IF ONLY I had time to get there!


Hi! I'm Bobina! I was born of a knitted clown doll pattern! My brother Bobo scared people- so Mom made me! Brother Bobo is still lurking in the knitting basket. I'm about 24 inches tall, and am made of 100% wool yarn. My clothes are custom-made! I even have more clothes than these- my Mom hasn't taken pictures of yet!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Stony Mountain Watercolor Spring 2005

I painted two watercolors as a panoramic set. They were at my Dad's house in California. I just brought them back home. Here is one, minus a lot of the edges, due to the scanner's size.  I thought it fitting, since it is early spring here. This is the mountain my Mom and I live under. It is called STONY MOUNTAIN. I have been clearing rocks out of our garden beds for a week. And, Finally have a new Spring garden planted!

Monday, January 23, 2012

Thanks Sharon For This Awesome Blog Layout!

                    Isn't this theme just perfect?
            I Love it! It makes me "sew happy!" 
               Actually, that's the name of it!  SEW HAPPY!
  I hope she doesn't mind it, but I made some Thank You cards for my ETSY shop and others. I used some print-out stickers from the Thank-You avatar, along with other sewing themed art I  purchased from another talented lady,  named Jamie, from Masterpiece Designs. I had so much fun making these, I cut out another stack of paper for another batch!
  Since I'm only JUST learning how to create with my PC, mastering  basic Word and Publisher skills are still
on my priority list! BUT.... I'm thrilled with the way these turned out!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

My New "Design it Yourself" Stitchery Kits ~ Now on ETSY

http://www.etsy.com/shop/KLKingDesigns   I carry  Vintage to Contemporary Sewing Patterns and other items, such as my new  "Design -It- Yourself" Stitchery Kits . There is no limit to the ways you can use your patches, as  accessories or embellishments.  Let me tell you about them....
   I make shaped patches in 14 Count Aida Cloth, and Pack these kits Full of supplies. You will get a 16 page detailed instruction book, and Everything you need to complete two patches.  These "Design It Yourself"  kits are  brand new, and have never been seen before. You will need your own headband, as an exception. Several other finishing parts have been included. I even show you how to easily stitch on the acrylic Cabochons!   It's not JUST Cross-Stitch! You can do anything you want- blank charts are provided, so you can design your own. These photos show my own work,in sequence as I created them. I also have a Butterfly Kit, and a Hearts Kit, which is soon to be released.

Final Fitting and Pick-Up Day!

This Bridal Gown was cut down 8 inches, both in the body and the length. It started as a size 14, and ended up a 2 Petitte. My Bride was very happy! This dress had thousands of tiny lace and tulle layers making up the skirt, the tiny ruffled tiers went all the way to the hem of the train.

This Gown had the most fabric taken out of it than any other Bridal Gown I have ever worked on in my entire life! Too bad I wasn't able to get a BEFORE Picture!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Craft-a-long... 100 Flowers Book

    I started a Craft-Along on Craftster.Org for a book entitled:
100 Flowers to Knit And Crochet; by Leslie Stanfield.
In this Photo Collage I have made a small batch of  flowers in 
Crochet, with a size 1.80 hook, and size 10 Soft Twist Craft Thread. I'm showing the multi-color pack I purchased for this, each skein is 10 yards in length. I really love the little butterfly the best!  
    Also, I'm starting some of the knitted flowers and leaves with a set of tiny size 0 DPNS. ( That's double-pointed needles) 
  Please check them out ! I haven't decided what to do with the flowers yet, but they will be used to embellish lot's of things, like gift packages for starters!  

Sunday, January 15, 2012

New knitting project! Vintage 50's/60's pattern

I'm knitting my Uncle Joe a COLD WEATHER sweater. He's moving up to Washington State soon, and he's elderly. I found a pattern in my old childhood favorite craft primer: McCall's Needlework and Crafts.
I'm using two strands of Lion Brand Fisherman's Wool. This sweater is VERY thick. I am at the point where the raglan armholes need to be  shaped ( and I have both sleeves on the needles together), but I'm concerned the pattern is flawed. More about this later! I'll be back to edit this post with pictures and details.