Saturday, December 12, 2009

striped scarf

i made my first scarf for william october of last year, 2008. it was easy and yet i did not technically finish it until yesterday. i have left six short strings hanging from it for that long. william's been wearing it unfinished, i would try to just hide the strings when we were out in public. in fact he is pictured here in the scarf last december at the moscow parade of lights. kind of sad huh?

it took me all of 10 minutes to weave in the strings and now i love it.

william likes wearing it and that makes me more happy i finally finished it.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

tree skirt

i bought 1 1/8 yard of fabric last week to recover my living room pillows. after deciding i bought a safe and somewhat boring fabric i thought i'd make it into a tree skirt. i have clear, white and silver ornaments on my tree so the creamy, white damask fabric i chose will be perfect.

first i taped the fabric right side down on my kitchen table. after marking the center i took a piece of string tied to a pen and drew a line all the way around.

here is it cut out with an opening to put it around the trunk.

i reused this home-made princess Leia dress, a white sheet, from halloween to give it a little more weight. worked perfect. here it is pinned all the way around.

finished skirt. a little small but it does the job.

merry christmas and thanks for looking.
love krystal

Wednesday, December 2, 2009


i'm inspired by so many things this time of year. i love the frost, ice and snow most, and i love a good snowman. until i finish my holiday decorating, here's a little inspiration and fun for you.
i'll have pictures soon.

you can make these christmas stockings here.
merry christmas!