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Oct 30, 2011

á la modes!

We're moving right along with Teaser Time for My Favorite Things, and today I'm tickled pink to share with you one of the newest á la modes!

Before I started paper crafting, I gave knitting a try....  I mostly made baby hats, and tons and tons of scarves.  I did knit a blanket for my older son, and I learned one thing... I needed a quicker craft.  I loved shopping for yarn, and picking out patterns, but once I got hooked on paper crafting, all those supplies languished.


For me, I love being able to fully finish a project in one sitting, which clearly wasn't happening with knitting.

My mom and my sister are both amazing with the knitting needles.  I'm always in awe of their patience.... to finish a huge project, and the part of knitting that scares me the most. Finishing.  Sewing all those sleeves, fronts, backs and putting together a finished piece.  Amazes me every single time.

My son still loves his "grammy socks" more than any others.  He also sleeps with the blanket my mom knit for him when he was born.  {{sweet boy}}

I decided to replicate the texture of handmade chunky knit pieces by paper piecing all of my image.  Patterned paper is from Crate Paper's 6x6 pad titled Random.  I added the sentiment "Knit Happens" with the File Tab Die-namics. You know I love a little pun sentiment.....

There are two á la modes previewing today, be sure to stop by the MFT Blog today to see the other one, and also, for a full list of designers participating in teasers today!


31 Comments    Post a Comment:

Kelli Hull said...

she is SUPER Cute... and that is a TON of PP'ing goin on there Jo!!! I hear ya on the knitting, I would TOTALLY love to learn (again) but the part that gets me... STARTING... I haven't gotten past row 6 on my ??? and Lord knows where it even is.....

Steph Herbert said...

The paper pieced year is fabulous! Love your card and this set is a must have:)

Kary said...

This is such a fun card, Joanne!! Love the paper peicing & gorgeous colours. I'm much like you, my sis makes beautiful knits but I just love quick results..hehe. Have a wonderful weekend!

zehra said...

She looks awesome all paper pieced and so beautiful and matching to the rest of the layout. It always amazes me that others knit so well.

Nancy Thomas said...

Really great paper piecing - love her leg warmers especially. A really pretty card. I hear you on needing a faster hobby. That's why I don't quilt anymore!

StampOwl said...

love your paper pieced ball of wool

Melody said...

So Cute!!

Heather said...

So cute, love this image :)

cutiephinphin said...

I enjoy knitting and it's something I do to relax as I watch my movies or online shows.

Finally a stamp set for knitters and I'm SO getting it :)

Diane said...

so sweet...a wonderful job of paper piecing...love the cheerfulness of this...pretty!!

crafternz said...

Love the paper piecing and the use of the lovely bright patterned papers as your background...

Betty (Bammin' Designs) said...

Great card - I think this set is going to be very popular.

Karen Giron said...

OH goodness Joanne, this is just darling! I love all the little stitched accents you added and of course that yummy bow. Super cute!

wendy said...

amazing ..love all the paper piecing ..so much texture...fun fun fun

Anita said...

This is amazing. Love all the layers.

Laura said...

The paper pieced wool looks fabulous! Another must have set.

Karen Day said...

I'm the same! Sweaters and blankets just take too long... I'm a sock & scarf knitter :o) Lovely card!

CraftyMomOf2 said...

Soooooooooo beautiful!! Love all of the patterns and colors!

XOOX!

Becky Carafa said...

Love the piecing!!! Fun paper.

Inge said...

Gorgeous card Joanne, all those layers and stitching... so yummie!

jeanne girl said...

Great card Joanne and what alot of paper piecing you did so well!!!!

mplsbetty said...

Love all the patterned paper and the paper piecing on this one! Fabulous.
Becky S.

Kimberly said...

Great paper piecing.

Debbie Carriere said...

Love, love the paper piecing!! fabulous card!

Dawn said...

So cute Joanne! Makes me want to sit down and knit! Maybe even finish the scarf I started two years ago.

Jenny said...

Makes me wanna take up knitting...ah no, not really :) but I LOVE this card!

Jenni said...

Super card!!

jennik

MissScrapAlot said...

I am loving all the cuteness going on here!!!!! TFS!!!!

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Elle said...

I love the papers that you used and all of the paper piecing.

Flo - Sweetideas said...

Cute card. Great paper piecing and love her little pom pom on top.

Megan said...

I love the bright colors--super pretty!

 
 

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