Christmas Ascot Scarf

This weekend begins our craft show season with the Oktoberfest.  Needless to say - and as I'm sure you've noticed - I have been doing a good bit of loom knitting in preparation. 
Today I wanted to share with you an ascot style scarf I knitted using the Red Heart Starbella yarn and the Garter Amidst Ruffles pattern by Isela Phelps.  This was an easy one to knit and I love the way it turned out.
Who knew you could knit these kind of things with this yarn?

Colors of Fall - Gobble, Gobble

Happy Friday everyone and welcome to our Colors of Fall challenge over at Cardz TV.  This week our Go to Galz made cards, layouts and other projects featuring the colors of Fall:  red, orange, gold, brown and purple.

For my project I decided to alter a charger plate for some Thanksgiving style home décor.  It doesn't show up very well in the picture but the charger plate is purple and my gobble, gobble is cut from a lighter purple metallic paper.

My turkey and the gobble, gobble are both from Create a Critter.

The stamped sentiment is from the Cardz TV Stamps set "Happy Days".

And now that you've seen my project be sure to check out the other awesome ones created by our team.  Then after you've been amply inspired, create your own, link up and play along with us.

I can't wait to see what you create. 

Have a Holly Jolly Christmas Tags

I had a couple of shipping tags left from my stash that I decided to finally do something with this past weekend.  Of course that something was turn them in to Christmas gift tags. 
Once again I used the shaving cream technique which is so perfect for these tags.
My owl is from Create a Critter 2, cut at 2 1/2".  After putting him all together I used my snow writer 'pen' to add the texture to the brim and tip of the hat.
The "to" and "from" cuts are from Christmas Cheer cut at 1".
The stamped sentiment is from the Bright and Merry Winter Wishes stamp set from the Unity Stamp Company.

Drop Stitch Ruffle Infinity Scarves

As I prepare myself for Oktoberfest here in a couple of weeks I've been getting a lot of loom knitted and other projects completed.  And today I'd like to share with you a couple of the new infinity scarves I've been working on.  They're so easy to make once you get the hang of it and I have found that if I put my mind to it I can make one in a night.
These are just a couple of the ones I've finished.  I've been making them in all sorts of colors.  But in making them I have found that I much prefer the shorter ones over the long.

Necktie Scarves

I found this  cool idea for repurposing old neckties over on pintest the other day.  So while hubby was playing Call of Duty I decided to sit down and try my hand at making a couple of these necktie scarves.
They were pretty easy to do and I found that while the directions called for using an industrial/commercial sewing machine my Babylock stitched them just fine.  The hard part for me was finding the right embellishment to use to finish of the scarves.
Not too shabby for a first try and now I can't wait for the weather to get a bit cooler so I can wear some of my button up shirts and sport my new scarves.  I even had an old Christmas tie in my stash - perfect for the upcoming Christmas holiday season. 

Summer Harvest Just For You

Happy Friday everyone and welcome to another Go to Galz Challenge over at Cardz TV.  The week our projects are all about celebrating the summer's harvest.  For my take on this challenge I want to share a quick and simple card I threw together using some of the older cartridges.  
For this one I used:

Accent Essentials for the scalloped square

Pooh and Friends for the Apple basket

Doodlecharms for the Apples
The stamped sentiment is from the Cardz TV Stamps set "Love in a Jar".  And now that you've seen my project for this week, be sure to create your own, link up and play along with us.  I can't wait to see what you make for this week's theme.

Christmas Gift Tags

This my first official "Christmas" project of the season.....the snowman globes being my first "winter" project.  lol
For these tags I used the shipping tags like you can buy at an office supply store and marbled them using the shaving cream technique
For my cuts I used the following cartridges:
Bears from Teddy Bear Parade
Star from Create a Critter 2
"To" and "From" are from Christmas Cheer
The stamped sentiment on the bottom of the star tags is from the Cardz TV Stamps Happy Days stamp set.  The stamp on the bear tags is from the Beary Sentimental set from Maymay Made It.
I love making these gift tags.  They're so easy to do and the size is perfect for all occasions. 

Snowman Globe Bowls

Here's a quick and oh so easy craft idea I found on Pintrest.....

Pull a sweater sleeve over a small ivy bowl and cut so that you have the portion that will cover the bowl.  Remove the sweater and sew the bottom closed.
Using black buttons sew on eyes.  For the nose you can either cut one from felt or if you can find carrot buttons use those.
For the mouth glue on 6 small eyelets in the shape of a smile.
Using either Christmas/Winter print fabric, felt or flannel cut a scarf and adhere along the bottom of the bowl.
Then when ready to use for entertaining or Christmas décor fill with candy canes or whatever other Christmas candies you desire.