Category Archives: Valentine’s Day

Hello and Brrr!

Hello from “Winter Wonder Land”. Winter weather in northern Illinois has finally caught up with the season we are currently living in. It is COLD and our landscape is covered in piles of frosty white. It’s taken this long for it to finally feel like winter, which is when I start dreaming of… yes, spring!

Last week was filled with lots of knitting and no finished projects to show you yet. However, I still managed to make a short YouTube video showing my work for the week.

This week I am working on embroidery for the two doll cardigans I was knitting last week. I have also just published a free pattern on Ravelry for one-piece knit hearts. The pattern is written for fingering weight yarn, but is easily adaptable for any weight yarn with appropriate needles. This handful of hearts was made with fingering, sport, DK, worsted, chunky, chunky/fingering, fingering/lace mohair. The width is easily changed too. It’s all in my video and pattern.

A few of these hearts were made years ago as sachets, but the lavender smell is long gone. I was thinking of stringing all of together them and turning the lot into a garland. What do you think? Do you have any ideas?

The pattern and be found here. And the accompanying YouTube video is below. Enjoy!

I hope you are having a great week! Hugs from here! ūü§ó Take care my friends. ‚̧ԳŹ

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day to you, my love-ly friends! ¬†Do you have any special plans for today? ¬†I’m afraid it’s work as usual over here, but that is fine with me as the sun is shining. ¬†Yay!

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The collage above is from 2014. ¬†Thought you might like to see it again, or for the first time. ¬†I was sure busy making Valentine’s Day dresses back then, wasn’t I?

What have I been working on lately? ¬†Well, my cowl is nearly complete. ¬†It would be complete right now if I wanted to make it per the pattern, but I’d like it a little longer, so am going to use up as much of the 100 grams of yarn I can.

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I finished my second pair of socks. ¬†They’ve been soaked in lavender wash and blocked, ¬†and awaiting for their recipient to come home for spring break.

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I’ve also been working on a new knitting pattern on and off for a couple of weeks. ¬†To say that the math was blowing my mind is putting it lightly, and really, I realize it shouldn’t have been that hard. ¬†Notice all the graph paper; things got a lot easier when I started using that. ¬†(Thank goodness I found some in the house.)

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I completed a Little Darling ensemble yesterday! ¬†Lucy is wearing it and oh, so happy. ¬†I just got finished with the photo shoot and still have to edit the photos. ¬†Here’s a sneak peek of Lucy while she was waiting (patiently) for me to set things up for the photo shoot.

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Wishing you all a very beautiful Valentine’s Day!

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day! ¬†I want to send you all warm thoughts and wishes for an extra lovely¬†day today; may your day be filled with sweet and lovely things.


Joy sent me this vintage valentine. ¬†That little doll looks like my Little Darling, Alice. ¬†It’s just perfect; I love it! ¬†Thank you, Joy!


I wanted to show you¬†my hearts in my little cabinet of pretty things. ¬†I thought a photo of them would be appropriate for today, don’t you?


Gina and Alice ¬†had lots of fun with paper dolls and valentines a couple of weekends ago. ¬†Did you see the slideshow I made of their fun on my website’s home page?

My tiny Fairyland Pukipuki bjd, Sugar wants to send to Valentine wishes too!


I want to send all of you, my¬†readers, a great big Valentine’s Day hug today. ¬†I hope you all have a very beautiful day.

Happy Valentine’s Day, with love!