Sunday, February 24, 2013

Bunny Knitting

Will you please make somebunny outta me?

What a mess ... a heap... let me see what I can do.

Looking a little Alien...hoping...

Phew... I think somebody will love me now.

weelambie knits.

A collection of Etsy Animals in hopes of spring.  From It's A Madcap Life Team on Etsy. 
Enjoy, Anne

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Picking Green

I love picking and lately I have been going for green. 
Green glass that is.

Love this shade of green.  This depression glass biscuit jar will be going in my shop soon.  
Time soon for sharing O'the Green
I made this treasury today for my It's a Madcap Life treasury team on etsy. There are wonderful shops there and lots of goodies.  Enjoy.


Sunday, February 17, 2013


Yesterday we went to a very special place in Sarasota.  The Big Cat Habitat they were having an annual fund raiser for their rescue of big cats, and many other animals that have found themselves in need of a permanent loving home.
I met this elephant there.  He is a very rare Asian cross tusked elephant that lives here in FL and was visiting for the fund raiser.  
It is so important to protect these animals.  Don't buy exotic animals for pets.  What happens is they end up looking for new places to live and their situations can be horrible.  Here in Sarasota the Rosaire family at  The Big Cat Habitat is giving everything they have to provide sanctuary for life to these animals.  They are lovingly cared for.  You can read about it on their site in their words.
I just want to show you the animals we got to see.


Gunther Gebel-Williams family

Ellian Rosaire Dymek

just like the Ed Sullivan show!

one hilarious dog show
The afternoon was a lot of fun.  It is great living in a circus community. 
Today I finished the cocoon and cloche.


Saturday, February 16, 2013

Finishing Projects

Frequently projects accumulate in their project bags.  When this happens they become part of the overall household decor.  Hanging bags from every peg, doorknob, hook, and often shoulders.  
They produce varied emotions when come across.  Some I see and just groan. Others I actually say, "hurry up and finish this one so you can get back to that one..."
This weekend I am finishing the Pink Poodle yarn baby cocoon and cloche.  I have to get it into the mail on Monday am.  It has a long way to travel to Canada. 
It is a work in progress and an invention in progress.

I have the cocoon and the cloche completed.  I am busy knitting different types of flowers and leaves and stems to adorn it.  

The knit flowers were coming out better than the crochet.  I especially like the one on the hat.  

Arranging the flowers and stems is the next giant problem.  I can already tell I don't want to use those two little flowers.   The button box will eventually come out.  I need to decide on the type of button.  The vintage button box has just about everything. Rhinestones or Mother of Pearl ?  
Will update when it is completed.

My Shabby Chic jewelry box that I was working on a week ago is completed.

I love making these. This one is a music box too and it plays the theme to Love Story.  It is in my shop here

Recent yard sale treasures that followed me home.

I love shabby chic white linens.  These are so pretty. I don't want to part with them, but I must. WeeLambieVintage

Off to get some work done!


Saturday, February 9, 2013

Talking To My Dog @ weelambievintage: Car Knitting

Car Knitting

Nothing to do?  Take up car knitting.  Makes the traffic less of a problem.  Just don't knit and drive.

Working on the Poodle Pink baby Cocoon 

I bet you had snow to look at today.  We on the other hand.... here in Florida got to go to a great party at this beautiful backyard pool and hang out with the best Shepherd Mix pooch in Sarasota

Isn't that a nice pooch?

Wait I'm not done having fun yet.  First thing this morning we went to the most fabulous tag sale at a mobile home park here in Venice.   I shopped and Skip carried the boxes.  It was spectacular. I hated to leave.

Now that was a fun day.
I do miss snow.
~Anne ~

Friday, February 8, 2013


Credit to whom ever made this wonderful cartoon.
I hope the blog patrol doesn't arrest me for 'borrowing' it.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

The Big Brown Delivery Truck

After ten days of anticipation the UPS truck finally arrived with my box of yarn from Lion Brand Yarn

I have a custom order for my Knits By Weelambie  

and that Poodle Pink yarn is greatly needed along with Duckie and Sweet Pea.
I would like a job dreaming up color names. 

This yummy green is called Seagrass and there is a little baby arriving in April that will snuggle up in it.

That buttery yellow is called Honey Bee it is so soft and chunky.  I don't know what it is going to become yet, but I can't wait to finish all the pink up and get on to the yellows and greens.
I see spring in a box!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013


Finding useful things is a passion.  Getting free supplies is a dream.
Picking up the trash.

So happy to find all these free boxes and bubble wraps at work today. Recycle!

Dreaming of springtime.  Fresh greens that whisper ... spring is coming.
What are your dreams for spring?  


Sunday, February 3, 2013

Making Shabby Chic Jewelry Boxes

With the wonderful cool Florida weather I can't resist working on the lanai.  This is the perfect time of the year to do these projects.  The breeze blows the sanding dust away and the paint dries in no time at all.
All you need is an old jewelry box, some sandpaper, coffee and elbow grease.

Sanding off the old varnish.

This is the worst time of year in Florida for allergies.  Since I am medicating for seasonal allergy I may as well put sawdust on the list of things that make me sneeze.

This jewelry box has a music box inside it!  I'd forgotten all about that. 

Etched glass doors removed.  All sanded and ready for paint.

First coat of white latex paint going on.  Tried a great new yogurt flavor for lunch.   
While this dries I think I need a cat nap.
I will dream about painting everything in the house white.  I almost have my courage up to tackle the cherry dining room table and the pine hutch and cabinet.  Should I?
I love white.
Here is some on Etsy.

This little shelf is in my etsy shop here: link

I found this jadeite juicer at an estate sale on Friday.  It is chippy and worn, but I still love it.  Not everything has to be new and not all vintage has to be perfect.  Sometimes the signs of age just make me love something all the more.  The young woman who sold me this said it was her Grandmother's and it was very old (1930's).  She had memories of her Grandmother squeezing oranges and grapefruits with it.  It is still usable but also just the most lovely shade of green. link

That nap is calling me.