I love to sample things. Buffets are my favorite place to go out to eat, but even better is yarn sampling. Continue reading Project: It’s a Scarf! It’s a Cowl!
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all TURTLE Loomers! We’re gearing up and looking forward to an exciting 2018, hope you’ll join us.
There ain’t no white stuff on the grounds in Central Texas, but them green is good lookin, too!
More information about this adorable gnome, using Berroco Ultra Wool and Berroco Plush, can be found on Ravelry:
It takes only three hexagons on the original TURTLE Loom™ to make an ornament that provides three “stages”. Combine that with a package of cute buttons , and you have a great story to tell to your toddler:
The First Snow of the Season
Sophia and Jackson have been waiting for what seems forever for the first snow. Finally, the day is today, and the snow is falling heavily, bright and white, with snowflakes dancing all around and everywhere!
But it is cold, too, so they bundle up in their snowsuits, with mittens and hats and scarves, until only their noses peak out.
“What are we going to do first?” asks Jackson. “Let’s build a snowman!” suggests Sophia. “Woof! Woof!” agrees Charlie, and adds another “Woof! Woof!” to tell them that he wants to come, too. “Of course you can come!” says Jackson, and Charlie thanks him with a tail wag. “We should bring this green hat and scarf for the snowman, so that he doesn’t get cold,” says Sophia. “Snowmen like to be cold.” replies Jackson. “I know, of course,” Sophia confirms “but it will look cool, and I’ll get a carrot and make some black paper balls for the face and the buttons, too. Let’s go!”
For hours, Sophia, Jackson, and Charlie have fun in the snow. The snowman turned out great and looks very happy with its outfit. But all of the sudden, Charlie has disappeared and cannot be found anywhere. “Do you think he got lost in the deep snow?” asks Sophia concerned. “I don’t know …” replies Jackson thoughtfully. “Let’s look around, maybe we can see his tail sticking out from the snow.” “There he is!”, Sophia calls out as Charlie jumps out from behind the snowman. “He has taken the snowman’s scarf!” she proclaims. And sure enough, there’s a happy dog with a green scarf prancing through the snow.
“Charlie is right,” notes Jackson. “It’s getting cold. My hands are freezing.” “And my feet are getting cold,” confirms Sophia. “Let’s go inside.”
When they open the door to the warm house, a sweet smell greets them from the kitchen. “Hot cocoa! How perfect!” exclaims Sophia. “I hope it comes with marshmallows,” adds Jackson. “And maybe a dog treat for me!” thinks Charlie.
And maybe some chocolate for the story teller …
Be prepared to tell this story more than once!
Here it is: Something for baby’s first Christmas! And – what is better, more lasting, memory creating, … than a personalized ornament. Continue reading Baby Bear’s First Christmas
We had the first “real” snow in Texas the other day, after about 6 winters! That makes thinking of snowflake ornaments rather easy. Continue reading Snowflake Ornament
I think most people own at least one jar with buttons. But then, “weaving something with buttons” serves as the perfect excuse to go and buy some of those little button collections that depict a certain scene. Continue reading Button Banner
When I was thinking about weaving something nature, I thought of weaving a leafy garland, or using little wood twigs for snow man arms, or to weave something with straw (still thinking about that), or weaving something with angelically white feathers … (rabbit trail) … angelic … (rabbit trail) … angels … (rabbit trail) … can I make an angel? Yes! And it’s SO EASY! Continue reading Angels …
Initially I was thinking of making an ornament with jingle bells, but then the jingle got lost and it turned into a bell ornament. Continue reading Carol of the Bells
One of my favorite German Christmas songs is “Leise rieselt der Schnee”, which translates to “quietly falls the snow”. Continue reading Leise Rieselt der Schnee …