r-anne-dom : a place for me (anne) to leave random blog posts.
Such as:
..knitting, sewing, and other random activities pursued
..Girl Guides of Canada : yep, Guiding Lives Here
..the 3 shops on Etsy : one features quality handmade items; the second has lots of patterns, & crafting supplies; and the third is stocked with Vintage
Enjoy the r-anne-domness!

March 20, 2015

It's Spring!! (well, according to the calendar...)

It's Spring!! 

(well, according to the calendar...)

Soon enough there will be flowers blooming in the garden!  I can't wait!

March 13, 2015

March 07, 2015

Spring Forward!

Yes, it's Daylight Saving Time!

Time to Spring Forward!

Be sure to set your clocks ahead one hour overnight tonight. Darn! We lose an hour's sleep...but it's good to know spring is on the horizon!

Welcome Spring by knitting up a new tote/shopping bag for your groceries! ...a good way to go green and do your part! Click here to purchase the pattern!

February 06, 2015

Tutorial - Popcan Tab Keychain

Tutorial - Popcan Tab Keychain

scraps of yarn
key ring
several popcan tabs

Cut yarn approx. 14 inches for adults to work with, longer for children.

Put yarn through key ring.

Yarn through first popcan tab: 
1/2 of one colour goes opposite way of the other 1/2 of the same colour...

Repeat for other colours and you'll have this:

Repeat for next popcan tab.

Repeat for all colours.

Repeat for next popcan tab(s).
Then tie a knot to keep it all in place.
(this is where children might need longer pieces ...
it took me 3 tries to do this knot using the lengths of yarn I had.)

Trim ends after knot.

For fun ... unravel the ends.

TA DA!!!!!!!

October 12, 2014

Sunday Solitude

Sunday Solitude

Girl Guide Stained Glass

I was in Orillia this weekend and at the Catholic church ... and found this stained glass window! 
What a nice surprise!

October 10, 2014

Keep Calm its a Long Weekend!

Keep Calm its a Long Weekend!

It's Thanksgiving weekend in Canada!
Happy Thanksgiving!