Brown and Blue Wrap

Knit wrap with crochet lace, tie and accents.

Machine knit fabric with crochet edges.
Main yarn: Tahki Yarns, Arlington, 06 Copper
Weight: Bulky
Fibers: 50% Fine Merino Wool, 25% Superfine Alpaca, 25% Acrylic
Yarn made in Italy

Trim yarn: Malabrigo, Rios, 894 Cielo Y Tierra
Weight: DK
Fibers: Pure Merino
Yarn made in Peru

Side view.

Edge dots detail.

Bottom edge lace.

Button and tassel tie

Outside top stitching.

Fall Puzzles Card

With COVID separating family and friends it seemed like a good idea to design some more puzzle cards for young ones. A surprise in the mail is always a thrill.

Young children will be excited to get a puzzle card with fun games from you. The puzzle card is decorated with illustrations of pumpkins, acorns, leaves, flowers, corn, grain, and apples. Games included: Find the twelve words, Dot-to-dot, Find the five pumpkins and Apple box maze. Inside greeting: Happy Fall

Printed on 12O lb. weight, white, matte finish high-quality paper

Festive orange pumpkin sticker is the perfect finishing touch to your envelopes, packages, favor/treat bags, gift tags or hand-made items. Pairs with the “Fall Kids Puzzles Activity Card”.

Sticker sheet of 20

A toddler will be excited to get a new pumpkin t-shirt from you. The t-shirt is decorated with a pumpkin, leaves, and a vine. Colors are orange, yellow, brown, maroon, and green. Little ones will love learning about the leaves, colors, and pumpkins of fall.

Fall Pumpkin Toddler T-shirt -OR- move this pumpkin to a product of your choosing.

Have any requests? I offer my design services for your print on demand items.

Best wishes,
Connie

Lightweight Blue Wrap

 

Machine knit fabric with crochet ruffled detail.
Yarn: Mirasol, Khusku, #19 “Paso Andes” hand-painted, (2) 439-yard skeins
Weight: Superfine
Fibers: 40% Merino Wool, 40% Bamboo (Viscose), 20% Nylon (polyamide)
Yarn made in Peru

 

White modern statue on green background

The Formal Garden

Image of a whimsical formal garden. Through the rose trellis is a statue in the distance that sits atop a small pond. Sculptured evergreen plants form the background.

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Hello,

This is the time of year I always think about exploring gardens. I enjoy how plant partitions create garden rooms to be discovered. Each different and all beautiful.

Image of a whimsical formal garden. Through the rose trellis is a white, goddess statue in the distance, that sits atop a small pond. Sculptured evergreen plants form the background.

Best wishes,
Connie

Artwork is a digital photo collage of hand painted paper. Materials used: Liquitex, Heavy Body acrylic on Canson XL watercolor paper. Illustration created in Adobe Illustrator.

A Quilt as Design

Greeting card with quilt on front

Modern Quilt Blank Card

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Fabric shapes, sewn together
Does makes a quilt.
Shapes in a straight line
And some are at a tilt.

Perhaps the most fun of all
The hunt for cute fabric.
Yards are, for the stash
So fantastic!

Although quilts, are often used
To keep you cozy warm,
A quilt is, without a doubt
A stunning art form.
–Connie Moore

Artwork is a digital photo collage of hand painted paper. Materials used: Liquitex, Heavy Body acrylic on Canson XL watercolor paper. Illustration created in Adobe Illustrator.

Best wishes,
Connie

KENZIE KIWI FRUIT

I must have grown up in the age of ponchos. I just love them.

Knit and crochet poncho in the yarn HIKOO, Kenzie, Kiwi Fruit
Let’s say you don’t think the shirt you have on makes you gorgeous, put on a poncho and out the door you go looking fabulous!

I try yarns that interest me and have the fiber content I am looking for. This yarn from HIKOO named Kenzie is from New Zealand with love — says so right on the label. I liked working with this yarn both on the knitting machine and crochet handwork. It hangs straight and keeps it’s shape very well.

As for the color name Kiwi Fruit, let’s do a test:

The fuzzy part?

The Kenzie yarn has silk noils. Being new to knitting I had to look up what “noils” meant — a decorative additive. AKA flecks of stuff.

Yarn: Hikoo, Kenzie
Color: Kiwi Fruit (1007)
Yarn Weight: Worsted
Yards: 160 yards per ball
Fibers: 50% New Zealand merino, 25% nylon, 10% Angora, 10% alpaca, 5% silk noils
Pattern: Manikin draping

Best wishes,
Connie

At the Beach

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Pebbles in the sand there are
Round because they’ve come so far.
At this time it feels so free
To be standing at the sea.
The beach stretches far and wide
Ready for the coming tide.
Treasures in the sand you wish
And there it is, one starfish.
– Connie Moore

Artwork is a digital photo collage of hand painted paper. Materials used: Liquitex, Heavy Body acrylic on Canson XL watercolor paper. Illustration created in Adobe Illustrator.

Best wishes,
Connie

Magenta Sleeveless Sweater

Machine knit fabric with crochet edges.
Yarn: Elsebeth Lavold, Silky Wool
Fibers: 65% wool, 35% silk
Weight: DK
Yarn made in Italy
Sewing pattern: Style ARC, ESME DESIGNER KNIT TOP

I took the yarn from the hanks and rolled nice stiff balls with center strands that pulled out with even tension. I like to work with silk fiber in the mix because it’s slightly sticky and stays on the needles of the knitting machine. This is the first yarn I have managed to work so tightly on my LK 150. The drape of the knitted Silky Wool is straight without curling problems. I don’t recall any unravelling strands or knots coming undone. Love this yarn!

Pattern piece outlines are glued with a fine line of fabric glue on both sides. Seams are yarn sewn and then bound with a crochet stitch. Cheating? You bet!

The Esme top is longer in the back than the front.

Crochet flower accents on the front neckline.

Knitting machine set to three needles forward, one back. 

Purple Sweater

Tunic with bell sleeves.

Machine knit fabric with crochet edges.
Yarn: Plymouth Yarn, Encore
Color:(0686) Wine Heather
Weight: Worsted
Fibers: 75% Acrylic/ 25% Wool
Yarn made in Turkey

Multicolor yarn

Neck binding with crochet edge.

Comic Blast 4th of July

Remember as a kid getting your first firework sparklers and your mom yelling “Don’t run with the sparklers”! You’d watch it burn down to the end of the silver stuff and think (Oh man, it’s over already)?

What about Glow worms? When lit they oozed out … I don’t know what. You were left with these long, charred, cheese puff things. You saw the flames and smelled the smoke. Cool man!

July 5, on the ground lie little pieces of paper and red sticks from the — cover your ears — bottle rockets.

One year we did not have more fireworks so my dad lit a road flair in the back yard. We sat around and watched the awesomeness.

May watching bright colored lights give us strength.

Connie

Roses

Hi, For several years now I have been taking photos of the roses in my yard thinking some day I would put them to good use. The rose, being a historical flower, lends itself to a vintage look easily. For the designs I choose to use a fanciful type and border treatment with a rich, textured gold look.

Best wishes,
Connie

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