stitching, knitting, sewing, printing, crafting

handmade steel cooler stands

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my husband is making these really nice lightweight steel cooler stands.

handmade steel cooler stand $75 @sneezerville

fits most medium to large sized coolers. can be specially made to fit a specific size cooler or height.

handmade steel cooler stand $75 @sneezerville

no more bending over to get your favorite beverage!

handmade steel cooler stand $75 @sneezerville

perfect for camping, outdoor entertaining. would make great father's day present! think ahead!

handmade steel cooler stands $75 @sneezerville


handmade steel cooler stands $75 @sneezerville

leave a comment or shoot me an email if interested.

pups looking for a home

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our feist dogs had pups and they are in need of a home so if you live close to portland indiana shoot me an email.

feist pups @sneezerville
feist pups @sneezerville

3 females. 2 males. they will be available to take home after this weekend. 

full blooded feist but not papered.

feist pups @sneezerville

our pup from the first litter (this litter was an oops), Copper.

feist pup @sneezerville

crocheted owl

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my little niece wanted me to make her a little crocheted owl since i had made myself one. so i made her one that is a bit different than mine and a tad bigger.

crocheted owl @sneezerville

then i looked closer and realized that i had forgot the beak!

crocheted owl @sneeezerville

luckily i had some scrap yarn in my bag!

crocheted owl @sneezerville

i found the pattern through pinterest. it is from kristi over at sidrun. you can find it

crocheted owl @sneezerville

i will admit i am very new at crocheting and it took me several tries to get this little guy started but then it was a breeze! i used sport weight acrylic and a size ?? very small hook :) 

free knitting pattern: feros snood

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i used some scraps from an old shawl to make this fun and easy knit.

free knitting pattern: feros snood @ sneezerville

super versatile. wear over the shoulders, looped once or twice around the neck. or even over your head!

pattern : stockinette, stripes, eyelets

shape : seamless tube

directions : written
yarn: Heather Prime Alpaca (fingering weight; 100% alpaca; 330 yds/112g per ball): 1 ball orange heather (A)
Peruvian Tweed Alpaca (fingering weight; 100% alpaca; 400 yds/226g per ball): 1 ball charcoal tweed (B)
needles: Size 8 (5mm) 24-inch circular needle or size needed to obtain gauge

18.5 sts and 30 rows = 4 inches/10cm in St st. (blocked)
Gauge is not super important for this project.

Finished Measurements
22.5 inches in circumference x 24.5 inches tall

download free pdf here.


tutorial: ipad sleeve

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i made a new ipad cover using my old tutorial found here.

tutorial: ipad sleeve @sneezerville

for this one i used my trusty heavy weight canvas. i squirked purple fabric paint all over one side and then folded it in half for the Rorschach look that i like to play with. i let it dry and then did it one more time. it gave it a more dimensional look with the second layer being even darker than the first. i used a button from my stash.

tutorial : ipad sleeve @sneezerville

for the lining i used some cotton fabric that i had in the stash with some fusible interface for padding.

tutorial: ipad sleeve @sneezerville

super quick easy project.

tutorial : natalie's pintuck top : update and final photos

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i had originally made this two summers ago, but hadn't worn it much because it was just too tight across the upper back area. but i am on a kick updating old pieces that didn't quite live up to my expectations and this was one of them. so after finding out how to to this if you end up with my problem, read on to see how i fixed it. (BTW, i look horrible in that first picture!! embarrassing. hurry up and look at the better photos!)

natalie's pintuck top updated @sneezerville

i undid the entire side seams and added in a long strip of material about 2 inches wide on each side. this gave me extra room under the arms and through the shoulders. now i love it!

natalie's pintuck top updated @sneezerville

i can wear it with so many things. 

natalie's pintuck top tutoral @sneezerville

i love the pintucks.

natalie's pintuck top tutorial @sneezerville

i love the cute little collar.

natalie's pintuck top tutorial @sneezerville

super happy with this update.

natalie's pintuck top tutorial @sneezerville

so if you followed my tutorial and find that it is a light snug. try my simple fix and you will love it!

won't one and missed out to make it. just go back to the days prior to this and get the complete how to!