Monday, January 28, 2013

Timeless Twine: Kawaii Mittens


busy day on my blog...post 1 of 2...click HERE for a special Skipping Stones Design blog hop!


Hello and Happy Monday!

I'm over on the Timeless Twine blog today!


Here's a peek at my project:


I used Timeless Twine's



I contacted the artist of those CUTE mittens to find out if I could post my project using her PDF and she said yes!  If you pop over to the Timeless Twine blog, I have the PDF linked :)

A little bit about the book I used...My father was the Editor of the book and gave it to me back in 1997, just before my boy was born.  I chat a ton about my Momma here but not so much my Dad.  

He passed away in 1999 of lung cancer as a non-smoker.  It's my personal opinion that it was due to second hand smoke he endured while living in Japan.   

Sadly, I didn't have much of a relationship with my Father....we moved when I was in 2nd grade.  I remember he would take us to places like  THIS.....and I'd be horribly bored but as an adult, I love to go to museums.  I attribute graduating from the University of Washington in 2006 to my Dad.  He never had a 'poker face' and those that know me, know that I don't either.

This post is dedicated to my Dad.  I'm certain that he'd be proud that I'm pursuing my passion.


21 comments:

June Houck said...

Those mittens are so cute!

Joan Bardee said...

what a great post Amy. I'm sure your Dad would be thrilled to read it. Darling mittens too.

Christy Q @ SchnauzerCrafts Creations said...

Lovely! I love the twine with the mittens - super cute!

Jessi Fogan said...

That book sounds like an amazing keepsake for your father to have given you, just before becoming a mother yourself. (((hugs)))
I lack poker face too - I wear everything right out there in the open.
Love those sweet mittens :)

Emily Keaton said...

Beautiful post, Amy!

Sherry Eckblad said...

Great post Amy! Your Dad would of been proud of what you have accomplished.

Annette said...

Amy this is such a sweet post... Your dad would be so proud.. You are the sweetest. Thanks for sharing.

Tracey McNeely said...

Amy your post is a lovely tribute to you Dad. I am so sorry you lost him too young. I lost my brother to lung cancer 5 years ago, but sadly he was a smoker. Your mitten are just simply the cutest!

Evelin said...

Love your card. and it's sad that your dad passed from lung cancer from being a non-smoker. So sorry about that.... hugs! Love you!

Angie Tieman said...

Great card and twine! I'm pretty sure your Dad is smiling down on you! :)

lenny said...

Coool! Cute mittens!
Yesterday I also played with gloves and some twine!! ;)

Karen B. said...

These are the most darling mittens, why don't my real mittens look like that?!

Kelly Booth said...

This is Adorable and I Love the Twine you used!! xoxo

TesaB said...

This is sooo adorable. Love the mittens and the use of twine!!!

Jess said...

Cute project! Thanks for the link!

Trinh said...

Such cute mittens! And what a special keepsake!

Rose said...

cuteness!!!
i am sure your dad would be very proud of you :)

jen said...

What a sweet creation- and I'm sure your dad would be proud of you for sooooo many reasons!

Helen F. said...

Oh what sweet little mittens, Amy.
AND a very nice tribute post to your Dad, who I am sure would be very proud of all your amazing accomplishments :)

JJ Bolton said...

Love your mitten bookmark and the story behind the book. I love that you dedicated this post to him and I'm sure wherever he is, he's more than proud of where *you* are. Hugs!

ivy said...

thanks for sharing a bit about your dad :)