Thursday, September 27, 2012


Aloha everyone!

These past few weeks have been busy!  It's  been fun too!  Crafting of course was top on my list of fun things to do.
 How many of you have UFOs?  No, not the ones up in the sky, but the ones in the craft room.  You know, the UnFinishedObjects!  I certainly have my share but I lowered the stack these past few weeks.
I finished a sweater I started a year and a half ago.  I had the instructions,  lost the instructions, found the instructions and now my sweater is complete.  Check it out:

I also knitted some washclothes that was long over due, but I don't think you all want to see those.

I created more earvines, unfortunately those went before I had a chance to photograph them.

The next thing I did was stitch some muslin covers for my new cushions for my Koa furniture.  I needed to cover the raw cushions so that I could put my new outer covers on them.  My husband loves the new covers.
The old covers & old cushions

New cushions, new covers

I fixed my son's Hawaiian quilt (wall hanging size) and started working on a Hawaiian quilt cushion my daughter started who knows when.

 Kukui nut wall hanging

In between working on my UFOs I helped two of my grand-daughters celebrate their birthday.  It was  a quick and simple just family celebration, so dear daughter just asked for some cupcake toppers.  Gotta love these grand kids, they're so easy to please.
cupcake toppers
Malia loves owls
Sorry this turned out to be a long post, but I hope you enjoyed the photos.

Aloha for now,


Monday, September 10, 2012

On a Roll Crafting

Aloha everyone,
Hope you  had a great weekend!  Did anyone go to the Women's/Sewing and Crafts Expo this weekend?   I don't know if it's just me, but I'm noticing less and less sewing and craft companies are showing up at these expos every year.  How very disappointing.

So, this past week I was on a roll crafting and sewing.  I finished knitting another waffle patterned dishcloth, finished overcasting a Hawaiian quilt pillow top and made another tablet folder.  SU did these fantastic file folder/tablet holder with matching pen.  Well, I decided to try it with the acetate folio page pockets from Manuhe`ali`i; they carry these with their beautiful Hawaiian prints.  This is what I came up with.
Added a coconut button
   I think it turned out pretty good; what do you think?

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Friday, September 7, 2012

Linky Party

Aloha everyone!
I just wanted to give you all a heads up about a Linky party that Karen from Sew Many Ways offers every Friday.  It's called Find a Friend Friday and here's the link:  You don't have to join, just visit.
from my garden


Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Aloha Everyone,
Just got back from Hawai`i Island a few days ago.  My husband and I don't always have a chance to hop on a plane to the other islands, but it seems this month we've visited two islands!  We landed in Kona then drove to Keaau to visit my auntie and cousin.  It was a short but wonderful visit.
We stayed in Hilo for one night so that I could visit Island Scrapbooking; what a fun store, I just had to buy something.  We then continued onto the Hamakua coast, stopped at the Waipio Valley lookout, then headed for Waimea where we stayed for a couple of days.
My dear hubby did all the driving, all 430 plus miles! Yes, this is why Hawai`i Island is called the Big Island.

Pololu Lookout
Waipio Valley

I'll always enjoy visits to our neighbor islands, but it's always wonderful to be home.  Besides I have some crafting lined up, so stay tuned.  Until then, have a great rest of the week!