Karla Krafts

This is where I log craft projects, ideas, products, materials and sources including links. I'll also document sources of inspiration. I love crafts, including knitting, quilting, scrapbooking, stained glass crafting and others. My specialties were knitted baby caps and glycerin soaps I call "Gemsoaps." Now, I'm into embroidery and beading.

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Location: Millers Creek, North Carolina, United States

I am a retired science teacher who loves creative endeavors. I love to learn. I love to laugh and make people laugh. I am married to a wonderful man and have one beautiful, brilliant daughter. My first grandson was born 2/17/2010!

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Florida Quilt Show

I was fortunate to visit the Florida Cabin Fever Quilters' show last Saturday with my friend, Nancy McNeill who lives in Winter Garden. I didn't take my camera, I'm not sure of the protocol for photographing other people's work, and I wish I had. They had the funniest display of embellished bras. Maybe the guild will post photos on their website: www.floridacabinfever.com


Sunday, January 18, 2009

Snowflake Buttons

Here's Petula in her latest cap. I like to use snowflake buttons this time of year. The yarn for this one is Bernat Softee Baby #30301 Baby Pink Marl.

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Baby Jacquards

Here's a link to that wonderful new yarn:

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Friday, January 9, 2009

Fishy Soap

These are photos of the fish soaps I made for the neighbors' kids. There are a couple more at http://the12monthsofchristmas.blogspot.com/, January 5 post.

New Craft Book, New Craft!

This is one of the craft books I ordered from Crafter's Choice's great sale. I can't wait to try metal clay. However, I'm going to try to restrain myself. I am terrible about buying craft supplies and then not using them. So, "No new materials until I've used up some old!"
I need to pour some Valentine's Day soaps. Maybe when I've got them packaged, I can order some silver clay and supplies. I have a blow torch somewhere in my old teacher stuff in the basement. If I can't locate it, I'll just ask for a blow torch for Valentine's Day. Some hot gift, huh?

The book looks great by the way, very inspiring!


North Wilkesboro Craft Store

Ooops, I goofed when I said Walmart was the only source of craft supplies in town. Judy Bliss's "Blissful Memories" is a wonderful scrapbooking store. It's located in Melody Square (the old Roses building.) Here's a link to Judy's website: http://blissfulmemories.com/

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Just one more skein of yarn!

I couldn't resist another skein of Bernat Baby Jacquards. This one is mainly yellow, white and lavender, and called, "Easter Basket."


Thursday, January 1, 2009

Cute Cap!

Look what a cute cap this yarn created! I am so thrilled with how it turned out! I wonder what it would do if I used circular needles? It's Bertnat Baby Jacquards in "Boo Berries!"

That's my model, Petula, by the way. I think she's a La Baby. (Amazon.com has an amazing offering of La Baby dolls.) Her head is 14" in circumference. According to my internet research, that's the average for a newborn.

The ladies in the craft department at Walmart got a big kick out of me when I carried her back there to measure her head. They're kind of used to me, though. Walmart is the only source of craft supplies in town right now. I'm a frequent visitor.

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