You Know Someone Wants One of These!

You know they will open this first when they get their mail! Surprise someone with a greeting card for no reason other than to let them know you are thinking of them!

Bird on a branch with butterflies notecard, created by HorseMark Cards

Giving an actual card to someone is also a more personal social media way of communicating in our busy world!

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Thank you for visiting and I hope you enjoy your creative day!

~~ Vickie

Squirrels & Acorns!

There are many squirrels that scamper around our yard all year long. We also have several trees on our property, along with a 300 year old oak tree. Now that fall is here, I enjoy watching the squirrels gather acorns and bury them around our yard. I often wonder if these little creatures remember where they buried their food treasures. (I guess they do as every year we still have lots of squirrels!)

These little squirrels inspired me to create these two cards. I love this stamp which has been in my craft room for a few years. It is from Clear Dollar Stamps.

Notecard with squirrel and acorns created by HorseMark Cards

Squirrel & Acorn Note Card $4.00

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Squirrel with nuts & acorns birthday card $4.00

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You can get one of these little squirrel cards to give to a friend. Each card has a bit of hand cut work and layers of elements, which make them perfect cards to display!  Each card is $4.00  and you can purchase them securely through PayPal.  They are sure to bring a smile to someone!

 
Enjoy your day and thank you for visiting today!

~~ Vickie

Playing with Yarns!

Yes. I’ve returned to my basket of yarns. When I recently reorganized and cleaned my craft room, I realized how many balls and skeins of yarns I had. All sorts of colors, weights and types. What a waste of storage space and beautiful yarns! I decided to use them or donate them.

Basket of yarns, knitting, slippers, using scrap yarns

When I was in the 9th grade (many moons ago!) I learned how to knit these slippers. It was the popular item to knit during the time. I’ve been knitting these slippers off and on ever since. They were made with white and solid colored yarns when I learned how to create them. They can be thrown in the washer and dryer and come out looking new again!

In recent years I’ve used the different varigated yarns along with a matching solid color. They look so different when completed. It is a bit tricky to lose count on the varigated yarns, especially when you get to the same color as the solid yarn.

Checkerboard knitted slippers, slippers with pom pom,, knitting,

Checkerboard slippers, knitting slippers, varigated yarns, knitting

If I make these for a girl or woman, I usually put a pom pom on the top. The guys get a bow or a simple braided knot on the top of their slippers. I’ve even adjusted the pattern and made baby slippers and smaller sizes for children. I’ve used the smaller scraps of yarns to create colorful slippers too!

My stash had several smaller balls of yarn. I know I could never find the exact same weight and color, so I considered these colorful scrap of yarn. I needed a new pair, so I started knitting a pair using these scraps. Each foot is different, but that’s okay with me!

Ways to use yarn scraps, knitted checkerboard slippers created by HorseMark Cards, knitting, slippers

Do any of you remember these slippers? Do you still knit them? I could not even begin to explain how to make these, as I found out recently when I tried to teach a friend. She just watched and followed along with her own set of needles and yarns. There are a couple of videos online that show you how to make these, but they were a bit different than how I learned. One was in French, so that isn’t helpful for most people.

I hope you enjoyed seeing what I create as I sit and watch a movie or a ball game. Thank you for stopping by my blog! I hope you have a creative day!

~~ Vickie ~~