>Hex Adult Shirt

>This is the size small adult shirt. I have made actually two of these, one for me and one for the store. This is a pull-over top. This shirt is the same as the skirt in that it is not lined to give you ease in matching your clothes for the day; just wear a camisole or tank top of your choice in color. I think it has a soft feminine touch with jeans or a skirt. When paired with the matching crocheted skirt, it has a real nice 1950’s starlet look.

>Hex Skirt


This is one of the items I made from those found hexes. I really like this skirt. I used antique buttons on the back of the skirt as the closure. On my other forums I have had a lot of comments on the lining of this skirt it actually isn’t a lining. There is no lining on the skirt that is just the slip I picked for the day. I don’t like to line skirts that way I have the option of color change. I wanted graphic patterns that day. If I want just soft color I would have picked a pale pink, white, or ecru slip.

I also made a shirt, and I have just enough hexes to make another shirt and skirt for the store. The second set is only half made at the moment.

I wore this today while job hunting. I think more people where interested in the skirt. It was funny how many people asked if I had made it, the fact that I made the skirt seemed to surprise most people. Then they asked for the whole story and got even more surprised. Sometimes I feel like a dying breed of a person. But in the same breath I wouldn’t have it any other way. I love making things; it is who I am, just too bad I haven’t been able to figure out a way to make a good living at it so I can stay at home with my kids and still craft and make money to help out my family.

On a side note for those who are on Ravelry, you can find me here.

hem detailclosure/ waist detail

>JOB WANTED Help please

>So things have happened recently in our lives that require me to find a job. If any of my readers know of something I can do from home I would be so grateful. I love being a full time Mom but I am not sure that is possible any more.

Thanks in advance for any help you can give me.

Wendy Harbaugh

>A little Crochet….


Front of dress

Dress for the store, size 0 to 3 months. White thread; not sure if it is vintage, antique or new. I found it, the thread that is, without a label, while thrifting. I do know it is a 100% cotton. This has been an on- and off-again project for about two months, and now it is available for you. This dress took my trip with me, to entertain me while traveling on the planes on my way to the Caribbean, so it is made with love and found memories.
  • 100% cotton
  • hand crocheted
  • 10 double sided satin ribbon bows with bead embellishments
  • 2 antique mop buttons (mop = mother of pearl)
  • OOAK (one of a kind)

detail of hem of dress
Back of dress
back of dress
detail of bodice and sleeve
bodice and sleeve
Detail of button closure
antique mother of pearl button closures

>Happy Presidents’ Day

>I hope you are all enjoying this day with your kids since they are all out of school in most of the USA. Me, I am hanging curtains and making curtains; nothing fancy, just trying to cover up some really big windows in my family room. It has been like living in a fish bowl for the last 6 months, and I just can’t take it too much longer.

>photos on explore


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photos on explore, originally uploaded by sunshine’s creations.

1. the start of three dresses? or just shirts, 2. on tree, 3. hung on tree, 4. front with out buttons but after star, 5. poinsettia / The journey, 6. kid airplane ornament, 7. more blooms, 8. butterfly pillow,

9. suzyhomemakers mini quilt is done, 10. This block is made by clare, 11. 1st finished butterfly for curtain, 12. 3rd butterfly on curtain, 13. lt and dk pink tatting, 14. hex granny squares, 15. antique tatting, 16. more antique tatting,

17. front, 18. redwork butterfly signature block, 19. style d, 20. layette set, 21. crazy daisies, 22. flower tutorial, 23. English Paper piecing tutorial, 24. bubble gum pink quilt #1,

25. SRE = silk ribbon embroidery, 26. lazy daisy week 3, 27. back side dove, 28. felt ornament dove, 29. felt snow man done, style:christmas colors

>Map fun


Just playing around with maps. I wish the country map was more detailed because you can’t see some of the places I clicked on very well.

create your own visited countries map

create your own visited states map

>My Camera is Weird

>My camera keeps acting up lately. Some days it works fine; others, not at all; and sometimes it converts the pictures I take into unreadable files. This is one of three pictures I took while trying to see if my camera would let me take photos today. This is the only one that came out. Not half bad; I just wish it worked more regularly because I may end up with a cute picture of my kids that isn’t really there.

In case you are wondering, I collect Portuguese roosters and Swedish Dala horses. The little pigs are a gift from my older sister; three little pigs to represent my children, and one mae pig to represent me. These, too, are from Portugal.

>Valentine’s Past Due


Ornament wreath

We just put Christmas away yesterday, but my children still wanted to put Valentine’s Day up, even though it had passed. So even though this is after Valentine’s, here are a few decorations the kids had me put up. I know it isn’t much, but after the Christmas staying up a few months longer than expected due to me being so busy with their schools and all, I was worried if I put up much more it would never come down.

>Kids art

>If anyone remembers, my kids entered a tree decorating contest at Christmas time. Well, they did not win first prise, but they are fine with that. They did win one of the other prises, and they think it is better than first prise. They get to have their tree in a magazine next year at Christmas time. How’s that for ages 6, 8, and 10. They got in a magazine 20 some-odd years before their mother did, age-wise that is. Because of this, yes Christmas is still up at our house because I haven’t had a chance to take good photos, yet; at least not ones I want to have the world see. They also got this prize in the mail as a thank you for entering. This is not my photo; someone at Mary Jane’s Farm took the photo, that is who hosted the contest.

Note posted on forum by Meg (Mary Jane’s Daughter)

We wanted to do something special for Sunshine’s little farmerettes that won an honorable mention in the Christmas Tree Contest. Their tree was so beautiful and all handmade by the three girls.Thanks for sharing your beautiful tree with us and watch the mail for a package!

MaryJane’s daughter,

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