Saturday, February 19, 2011

Handmade Coasters for a Gift...

Recently I have taken up knitting.

 I like doing it, but I am frustrated.
I've started about FOURprojects!

You might say that's quite ambitious,
 but let me tell you why...
I am constantly making a mistake!
So when that happens,
 I need to set aside the project until I can ASK bother again, someone who can undo what I have knitted incorrectly.
  It is frustrating and I can't wait until the day
when I can fix my own mistakes.

Well, you ask what does this have to do with "Coasters"?
One of my "knitting friends" was having a birthday and I needed a quick gift for a get together.

Here's what I came up with...

Don't you just love the saying.  

I love the site
Just search for a specific subject and they will have a saying for it.
Actually it did not say "knitting" it said needlework. 
I just switch it! 

I found this wonderful frame HERE at the Graphics Fairy.
I did some work on my computer and  printed it off the image
 on some scrapbooking paper.
I had purchased these ceramic tiles
 and with a little bit of Mod Podge I had my gift.

Made a cute matching gift bag...

Since it was all about "KNITTING"
I thought I would use some fun yarn to embellish the bag.

This PINK Frame was also from the Graphics Fairy!

Like the PINK leopard ribbon bow?

I finished it off by cutting some squares of cork
and gluing them to the back of the coasters.

Wrapped them with more pretty yarn
and added a girly flower petal and

I'll be linking up to...


dizzytina said...

This is fab I love it Tina x x

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

What a creative and thoughtful gift, Sherry! I'm sure she is going to love the quote!

Jo said...

Once again a great project!

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

These are adorable and the packaging is so pretty. I just love all the little details and the ribbon is perfect.


Donnie said...

What a beautiful gift. I'm sure she will really love it.

Unknown said...

Oh how cute! And I can certainly empathize about the knitting issues. I tried knitting, but kept dropping stitches and couldn't figure out how to fix the problems. That's why I prefer crocheting. But the fun thing is that two of my kids are great knitters. :) Guess it skipped a generation or two - so now we're wondering if the grandchildren will be knitters or crocheters or both.

Gypsea Nurse said...

Sherry~ amazing... everything is!
Hope you have a great PS!

Mom in High Heels said...

How very sweet! What a lovely and well packaged gift!

Gail said...

Oh Sherry, what a beautiful gift! I'm sure she is going to love the coasters. Thanks for the inspiration.

Enjoy your weekend,

Marina Capano said...

Just beautiful!

you have terrific blog!
I'll follow it!


Anonymous said...


I would like to invite you join my blog party "Being Creative" starting today. I hope you join in!

nancybabb said...

I just learned (Thursday) how to knit too! And I have the SAME ISSUE! How to UNDO the mess I made! But I didn't wait, I just kept moving because I knew I probably wasn't going to love the final project anyway. Now I know I hate it so I can rip it ALL out and start over!

OH! Check on YouTube, I bet there's something out there that teaches how to "unstitch" something. That's how I learned to bind off. YEA!

Good luck with yours.

Mama Peck said...

What a lovely gift! Very classy looking. I'm sure she'll love it.

Crafty Mommy Diva said...

What a fun gift for your knitting friend! Love the quote! Thanks for linking up to Scrappy Saturdays!

Christy said...

Knitting is a wonderful creative outlet, I have been knitting for many years and I started just like you did. One thing I would suggest ASK someone for help, it is not a bother, they had to ask for help when they began. Go slowly, be patient, relax your hands and breathe.
Also, You tube is a wonderful resource when you need it. Also check out

Good Luck


Valarie said...

What a fabulous gift. THanks for sharing a how to also. Have a wonderful day. xxoo Valarie

Annesphamily said...

You are one of those crafty ladies I would love having as my friend! What a thoughtful and beautiful gift. Anne

Beverly@southernhomesweethome said...

Sherry.. I love your ideas.. I've just nominated your for the Stylish Blogger Award for such a wonderful blog! If you choose to accept the award, you can read about how to do it at
Hope you are able to accept this award and pass it along! Have a great weekend.

Gabriela Delworth - Instructional Designer said...

Happy Pink Saturday!

Love your creations, you have great talent! And yes, I checked your TV Show, loved what you do!

~ Gabriela ~

Jami said...

Love the gift bag as much as the gift!!! I hope you'll find some time to stop by the Pretty Packages Party and share some of your beautiful things!

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