Some wee little things in Grandma's Afternoons

Thursday, March 7, 2019

The Answer to Painful Cold Diabetic Feet




I'm so excited about the upcoming Etsy Spring 2019 Market

These are my 70's slippers, don't you love them?

That 70's Slipper



In Pink


In time for Easter and the Sprint Market. Find these and other crochet items @

These are the Answer to Painful Cold Diabetic Feet, the bottoms are a warm Canadian Made felt that I handcut to size then crochet the slippers onto. Felt bottom sole are flat so they don't hurt painful diabetic feet, extra warm and sized to fit.
Thanks for viewing,
Cindy









~00~ Grandma (aka Cindy) or Crafting - http://scrapandwrap.ca

Friday, March 1, 2019

Cinderella's Slippers! Proof a New Pair Can Change Your Life


I Love a good snowstorm!! Especially days that have a high wind on the Island and everything is shut down and we stay in our P'J's and slippers all day. 

I was inspired by our last storm to combine a cloud white yarn with a rose  and gold.  This latest colour combo celebrates our last snow storm. I make these in baby booties, kids & children even adult sizes.  What makes the cloud look? It is the super soft yarn that Bernat has introduced me to. I'm all about comfort these days so if your anything like I am, you will want a pair of these for everyone you know!




I'm a Grandmother who has spent precious time putting socks and slippers back onto little feet. When I designed these I made sure to make them stay on slippers or bed socks with a drawstring. 


Years ago I worked nursing elderly Among the many complaints I often heard. "The knots in the crochet hurt the bottom of my feet." 
So I designed this slipper with a Canadian made wool felt sole. I cut and punch the holes and crochet a slipper onto the soft warm sole.  My slippers found their way to many a seniors feet especially the ones with diabetes. Then I started hearing, "are these every cozy, warm, comfy, I don't take them off, I wear them to bed, oh they are great they don't hurt the bottom of my feet."

I love the comments on my slippers and they have become my best seller at farm markets, and events around the island as "Cinderella's Slippers.  If you are visiting Prince Edward Island this summer be sure to look me up at MadeByGrandmaHands.etsy.com
Or find me on facebook.
Proof a New Pair Can Change Your Life!

Cindy - for short
~00~ Grandma "C"
MadeByGrandmasHands.etsy.com
SeaGlassing.etsy.com

Monday, February 18, 2019

Grandmother Abuse


I recently haven't been around, Oh you noticed!

I worked so hard to read, write, comment on blogs and get followers and then life got real for me and it all went to hell in a hand basket, then gave it all up to take care of all these cranky, don't eat peas, tv watching, video playing snot nosed generation of grandchildren I have.  Did I say that? I think I might have.

Don't get me wrong I love children especially the behaved ones, and I also love crafting and blogging. I've done neither of the last two as I am an Abused Grandmother.

It started last June when my daughter-in-law went back to work and I was watching little Eric full time, FULL TIME, means going shopping after work, it means staying at work later because someone didn't show for shift.  It turned out to be 7am to 8:30pm most days and I was exhausted. Then my lovely daughter left her husband and moved in with us. I'm a full time, taxi, mother, diaper changer, cook, entertainer, referee, the list goes on.  It starts at somewhere in the middle of the night because Victoria works shift work so my baby monitor wakes me up and I stub my toes in the dark to get to Hazel before she wakes anyone else up. God only knows if a child awakes in the middle of the night and they are 4, they think it is morning already and the tv should be on, and "I'm hungry, I'm hungrr" plays over and over.  When it is morning, Ana gets driven  to School, I fight with Rory to get dressed because he wants to just watch tv, he says he doesn't do anything yet because in his words, "I don't want to". I then take him by the hand to his room where he sits on his bed and hisses at me like he is a cross between and vicious snake and a grandma eating monster. What the hell is that?


You know when it is going to be one of those days.  Today I was all excited because I wasn't on the clock. Ya, no the kids are staying over at their dads, my son and his family aren't here YET.  So I decide to start to blog again because it is something I like to do. Well I'm typing away and I hear Hazel who is 10 months old talking away in her crib, every once in awhile she lets out a cry that sounds something like, "grandma, come get me mom is gone to work and my brother and sister stayed at dad's house yeasterday but he was busy so mom brought me home, did you not read the note she left you?"

I thought I would blog today, so I'm going to anyway she can stay safe in her crib until I get this done. But this is what I wan't to be doing and won't get a chance to.

Make Moccasins



Make Jewelry


I wanted to finish beading my vamp for a pair of moccasins


I was going to work on a weighted blanket, get it finished


Maybe make a bracelet


Or make a hair stick for this tooled butterfly


Whatever I thought I was going to do today will be put on hold until 3:30pm. I guess her chatter has gotten a tad bit loud by now I should go get her some breakfast. 

Just remember, Grandmothers are there to teach, hold, love, and have fun.
If you have children - think about the short time A grandmother has.

Diaper Time!






Monday, November 5, 2018

Messy Mum Bun Bennie

What is a Messy Mum Bun Beanie?

Simply said it is a hat with a pony tail elastic knit in the last row so you can wear your hair up and still be warm in the cool months ahead.

I have been making Mom and Me hats with messy bun elastics and have put them on my site,
etsy.com/shop/madebygrandmashands

come on over and have a look.




~00~ Grandma (aka Cindy)

Monday, July 16, 2018

Sea Glass Island - Source, Course & Suggestions

Living on an Island can be insular, finding sea glass impossible - unless you know what you're looking for.


It wasn't long ago I could walk the beach and find a fist full of sea glass in a matter of seconds. Today however the sea glass source is becoming less and less with the growing interest the tiny shards of washed up discarded broken bottles of treasures that are coming ashore.

The Sea Glass Island

Prince Edward Island floods with vacationing tourists each year wanting to enjoy the scrumptious fresh lobster, mussels and oysters. Some come for the fun, others the sun, but most often the sea. There is something special about the sound of waves reaching the shore and especially on PEI you can walk for miles listing to crashing waves in the distant surf.  The Island of Sea Glass holds true that perhaps the great number of shipwrecks around the Island are returning these sea glass shards scarcefully these days along the tine lines.
You have to get up pretty early if you are going to venture sea Glass picking, because most likely someone has beat you to the hour of the hunt. 

The Sea Glass Source



Tiny shards like the Cobalt Blue Sea Glass seen above can be picked on the shore in Souris, PEI. While other larger nuggests might be found in places like West Point Lighthouse area, Nail Pond, and Georgetown PEI. These are some of the places I frequent when my busy lift allows me to venture to the beach.  

The Sea Glass Course

During the summer months my little gift shop becomes a popular meeting spot for some to shop and for many to take a class in wire wrapping sea glass. Learn more at seaglassing.ca/workshop.html





My Sea Glass Suggestions

Rise early, be the first on the beach, walk slow, and know that sea glass can be in a few places. Look under rocks, on the timeline, and even just in the sand of the beach. Stop and pick up pieces and hold them up to the light, you might be surprised. Now if you don't have any luck finding sea glass I have a suggestion where there is plenty. I've created a beach in my backyard where children can come and pick a piece of sea glass, bring it inside and I've told a story or two about the journey this rounded nugget has taken. Also I have a treasure box in the Island Made Gift Shop where you can pick yourself a piece of sea glass and sit down in the workshop and take a class in wire wrapping you own piece of glass into a pendant to be on a chain or key chain. 
Happy Seaglassing
Cindy