Crafter Magnetism (Part 2)

July 16th, 2015

The other day, I shared with you how I seem to "attract" fellow crafters no matter where I go.  It's something that I absolutely LOVE to share with everyone -- crafting!  Whether it be a tip on how to do something, or where to buy something, or asking for advise on a craft that they do!  I'm always learning myself!

As promised, here are more samples of crafts that fellow workers have shared with me...SUCH TALENT!  :)


Kim's little furry pets are sooo adorable!   They each have their own little personality.

20150314_114520 Emily & Sawako made this great Elephant diaper cake for a baby shower.  Can you believe it was their first time?

IMG_7295 Starlani makes something for her bowling banquet each year.  This particular year it was a bowling pin ornament.  Love it!

I could go on and on with examples of the talent that I'm surrounded with at work.  At another time, I'll share with you the talents of my wonderful circle of friends AND family!

Hope you're having a great's almost the weekend!  :)

Happy Crafting!




Crafter Magnetism?

July 13th, 2015

It seems like no matter where I go, my "crafter magnetism" just attracts fellow crafter's my way!  It's an unspoken bond that brings us together in fellowship even if it's not a similar type of craft.  I've made many friends and started many conversations just by sharing crafting tips or learned about a new type of craft just sitting waiting at the airport, visiting Paul's mom at the hospital, or doing crafts during lunch at work!

Here's just a sampling of a few that I've come across!

  Fuki's (co-worker) rice bowl's that were featured at Empty Bowl Hawai'i 2015

goos pics 077 Kim(co-worker) Whassup with this Stitch polymer charm -- she makes many other characters as well!

20150313_131528 Christine (co-worker)  She made this totally cute crocheted dinosaur for a baby shower!

20150328_100030 Trudy (co-worker) She made this ultra-cute turtle out of felt!  I've never worked with felt!  Cool huh!

I tell you, there are such wonderfully talented people all around me -- more to come tomorrow!


MARK YOUR CALENDAR! Empty Bowl Hawai'i 2015 - April 11th

March 24th, 2015

Be sure to mark your calendars for the upcoming 4th annual Empty Bowl Hawai'i 2015 on April 11th! 

6-9pm / 445 + 449 Cooke Street and Agora in Kaka'ako

A co-worker of mine has been involved in making pottery for the last several years (something I have been wanting to do since FOREVER, but that's another story).  The other day, she was telling me about her involvement in an event that's being put on by the Hawai'i Potters' Guild along with artists from The Honolulu Museum of Art School, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Windward Community College, Hickam Air Force Base, Iolani Potters, Leeward Community College, Makua Alii Potters and high school students from Mid-Pacific Institute and Punahou School.

The Empty Bowl Project is a grassroots effort that started in the 90's in Michigan and has grown in the U.S. and internationally to fight hunger.

Great concept...potters make and donate beautiful ceramic bowls to this awesome event.  Participating local restaurants such as Cocina, Mariposa, Big City Diner, Café Laufer, Le Bistro, Murphy's Bar & Grill, Roy's Restaurants, Side Street Inn, Tiki's Grill & Bar, Town, and 12th Avenue Grill will entice you with a serving of scrumptious soups from their renown restaurants.  There will be beverages for sale, and the sounds of The Fresh Preps band as well as Blue Grass Bands will provide the event a festive flair.  Sounds like a great event dontcha think?  :)

You can get your advance tickets for $20 at or purchase a ticket on the day of the event for a $25 contribution.  Enjoy a simple meal of soup, bread and take home a beautiful handmade bowl of your choice!  This event is presented by the Hawai'i Potters' Guild and is a benefit for Hawai'i Meals on Wheels.

Below is a sneak peak of the beautiful bowls that my co-worker will be contributing to the event!   I can't wait to see all of the bowls that will be there!!!  Get your tickets now!

Fuki 2Fuki 1  Fuki 3



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Crazy Drivers!!!

March 4th, 2015

Okay, they must've let the nutso/rude drivers out of their cages.

I get cut off not once, but TWICE by inconsiderate drivers with no blinkers that barely have enough room to cut in.  Then when I do let them in, don't even have the decency to acknowledge the fact that they've cut in by saying thank you!  One even cut into the next lane over almost causing an accident.  I don't know...maybe HE had to use the bathroom badly or something.  Geez!

Bikers beware...I even saw a car that was turning right totally disregard a biker who was right next to him and cut him off. can only start crossing when the white walk sign is DO know that once that do not walk sign starts blinking you shouldn't start running across the crosswalk right?  That's a $130 fine if you get caught.  So is jaywalking.  Also, if a vehicle doesn't stop for a pedestrian that's in the same half of the roadway as you, you can get fined $130!

Come on people.  We all have places to be, places to go.  Let's get there with a little courtesy out there.

Have a great day everyone...challenge for the day and every a stoplight, look over at the driver next to you and SMILE.  :)

Flying Fingers

February 27th, 2015

I like to dabble in crocheting and knitting, though I'm definitely better at crocheting.

Always on the lookout for cute things to make for babies, I saw this simple baby blankey pattern that I'm going to give a try.  I subscribe to a website called Hooked on Crochet from All Free Crochet.  They send you an update via email on various patterns.  Some are free, some you need to pay for.  I can get carried away just looking at all of the various items that you can make!  It also tells you what level of expertise you need to be at to make the item you select -- beginner, intermediate, etc.

The pattern that I fell in love with is called the Crochet Lovey Bunny Blanket By: Amy Ramnarine from The Stitchin Mommy

Crochet Bunny Lovey Blanket  Is this not absolutely adorable???

For those of you that want to try to make it, here's the link.

It's amazing what you can learn from others, and what others are willing to share.  You can learn to do ANYTHING on You Tube...I am always blown away by what my 8 year old granddaughter Kira learns to craft via You Tube tutorials and quite impressed by her resourcefulness!  When we were growing up, we had to go to the library to borrow books!

Wish me luck on my's on my "to do" or "to attempt to do" list.  :)

Make the best of your day!