Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Personalized Firefighter Blanket

I have several good friends that are firefighters. Though I make a lot of the usual pink and blue baby blankets, I thought I would try for something a little different with my friends in mind. So here it is - the personalized firefighter blanket!

I had knitted a scarf last year for a customer that wanted it for her husband - an assistant chief. I incorporated the same idea into the blanket. Add a flame font. I could even put a number on the hat!

Now what - maybe a police blanket? Hmmmm.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Rosh Hashanah

Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year. The holiday food is apples dipped in honey and a round challah - egg bread. Usually challah is made in a braid, but at Rosh Hashanah it is round. At our house, we have both plain and raisin challah. The challah gets dipped in honey, too. Then we wish each other L'Shanah Tova! A sweet New Year.

Here is a special challah cover just for Rosh Hashanah. It says L'Shanah Tova in Hebrew. At each corner is a pomegranate - a traditional Rosh Hashanah decoration.

It is knit of acrylic yarn and lined with cotton broadcloth. You can find it here Challah Cover

Monday, December 21, 2009

Great Idea from a Customer

One of my customers asked me to do a Hebrew/English name blanket with a train around the edge. And add some color to the cars. It is terrific to get new ideas. Now I am thinking soccer balls, footballs, ballet shoes .....

Monday, December 14, 2009

Hanukkah Bread Menorah

Well, here it is Hanukkah season again. Everything is the same except that my daughter is now out on her own in NYC. When she found out she didn't have a menorah, she did what any creative person would do - she improvised with what she had. In this case it was 2 slices of bread and some birthday candles.

Whatever you celebrate this season, have a happy one!

Monday, August 31, 2009

Personalized Scarf in Rare Bird Finds!!

I was honored to have one of my personalized scarves featured in the Rare Bird Finds Blog! Rare Bird Finds gets over 2000 people viewing a day and 70,000 - 100,000 page hits a month.

You can check out more pictures of this type of scarf at my etsy shop Blazingneedles

Monday, July 6, 2009

New Shop!

I decided to do it - open a new Etsy shop! The new shop, ChickadeeChic, has all my knit bags and will have felted bags and crochet jewelry. It has been a chore moving all the bags from BlazingNeedles, but both shops now look better.

As Mae West said - Come up and see me sometime.


Sunday, March 8, 2009

New Crochet Cactus

I got back into the cacti mood and designed a few new ones. I also learned how to spell "amigurumi" correctly.

The cacti seems to be getting smaller. Now I have a teensy 1" clay pot that is on my work table looking for inspiration. I even have smaller ones that could be earings. Since I just got my ears pierced last year, I think I will try that. Imagine wearing cactus earings in real clay pots!