Archive for the 'Crafts' Category

Laura & Ava Crocheting

Saturday, January 6th, 2018

Lazy Saturday on the Couch.

Eclipse at the Patio

Monday, August 21st, 2017

The Crew view

Cereal Box Projector & Eclipse Glasses

2017 Stitch’nPitch

Friday, August 11th, 2017

Laura attended the annual Stitch-and-Pitch night hosted
by the Yarnover Truck ( and enjoyed watching the Dodgers game (and stitching of course)
She even got a pack of baseball cards from Topps (
as a giveaway - Aug 12th is National Baseball Card Day

2017 Iditarod / Iknitarod

Saturday, March 4th, 2017

Watching the start of Iditarod XLV and participating in the start of the Iknitarod VIII on

LA Quilt Show 2016

Saturday, July 30th, 2016

After years of saying “Someday, Someday…” Laura has finally decided to enter one of her many quilts into the LA Quilt show……
“I was fortunate to attend three Mary Ellen Hopkins quilting seminars, where I made many quilting friends and learned many MEH concepts and techniques. This quilt is a celebration of those good times, and […]

Crochet Edged Blankets

Wednesday, June 8th, 2016

Taught a fun class in how to make a Crochet Edged Fleece Blanket in June. There were about a dozen people in the class and everyone caught on really quickly – there was even one person that had never crocheted. I did all the prep work on the blankets (cutting, hemming, poking stitching […]

Flower Basket 2015

Saturday, July 11th, 2015

Did a crochet pattern test recently.
The pattern (”Sweet Little Old Fashioned Flower Basket”) will be available on Ravelry ( soon. It was fun to crochet, and the finished basket is only about 3 inches across.

El Segundo Slipt Stitchers

Monday, June 29th, 2015

Easter Egg Cozy 2015

Saturday, April 4th, 2015

German Twisted Cast On

Monday, January 19th, 2015

With the start of the new year, it’s time to do some charity knitting. Our Local Yarn Shop (LYS) is collecting hat and scarves to be distributed. Tried out a new hat pattern with some Lion Brand Homespun that had been languishing in the stash. It knitted into a nice warm hat […]

Adjustable Crocheted Necklace

Monday, August 11th, 2014

Adjustable Crocheted Necklace - Photo Tutorial. Very easy crocheted necklace (only chain stitch used) that is adjustable in length. Easy and fun to work up, and they make great gifts! Also available on as a free download - click here to download the instructions

Duct Tape Wallet

Wednesday, September 11th, 2013

These instructions are created from notes taken during an 8/14/2013 class.

Recycled Calendar Envelopes

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

Don’t throw away those Old Pretty Calendars… Reuse them!

How to Can, Freeze, Dry and Preserve Any Fruit or Vegetable at Home

Thursday, March 29th, 2007

1) How to Can, Freeze, Dry and Preserve Any Fruit or Vegetable at Home
2) 60 Most Popular Canning Recipes to Preserve Your Fruits, Vegetables, and Meats (Morning Chores)