Saturday, October 27, 2012
Friday, October 19, 2012
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
|This is a ruffle scarf that I made off of a free pattern from Red Heart I picked up at JoAnns over Christmas Vacation. I totally ignored the yarn suggestions, both color and type, and how they did the colors (each "side" a different color - and the colors they used - just didn't look good) I like to play with different kinds of yarns - sometimes the work out and sometimes they don't. This red is a soft warm one, and the white is a lighter, pearly one - kind of pain to work with at times. It turned out so nice! |
Brian calls it my "Mrs. Claus" scarf because of the colors.
Both of these are in my craft fair collection to try and sell this winter. I need to make some more if I can get over my thing for hats :)
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
I made this hat to go with a sweater my grandma knit for Grace for her birthday. I loved the colors...and I have fabric to make a dress for her that has flecks of of orange in it and will be nice and fallish with this hat and the sweater.
I knew what kind of hat I wanted to go with the sweater, but I had to find a pattern...preferably a free one. I finally found this one on Pinterest. The bow didn't work with what I had in mind, I wanted a pom pom on top (I think I'm going to go back and make a little bigger one though). I ended up making two...i thought this one was just too big for Grace, but the smaller one I made was too small. I looked at the original picture again and saw that it is really designed to pull down over the ears...tried it again and it's a little big, but it works :)
This was a really fun pattern - I love when I learn new stitches or something (I learned how to do two hdc together to decrease and a popcorn stitch...fun!)
The yarn is actually from my great grandmother's stash that my grandma has...old Dazzleaire - soft and fuzzy and fun!
The BROTHER'S KEEPER layout used bazzil CS, costco CS, the Zoo Day Cricut Cart. alphabet, CM journaling block & pen...and i can't remember the plaid paper -I've had it for ages.
DADDY'S BOY is done on some embossed brown CS (can't remember that either), some blue CM CS, the star punch is CM as are the little blue alphabet stickers (which I outlined in brown). The brown alpha stickers are Storyteller's Club.
The fiber is some I've had for awhile too...hopefully in the next week or so I'll get the other LOs I did in July finished up.
Thursday, October 4, 2012
I have two first cousins. They are both younger than I am - around the ages of my two youngest sister. They were both expecting babies this summer - yay more babies in the family!! One cousin was expecting her 3rd daughter and her sister was expecting her first baby - a little boy!
The little girl arrived in early July...this is her blanket. I used a pattern I'd seen in a JoAnns' flyer a year or so ago and had just been waiting to try it out. I made the border on it white instead of the same color of the blanket as the pattern said. I like the contrast much better. I can't even remember if the pattern had a name, but I called it the Heart Blanket because the stitches are a cross over double crochet and that made it look like little hearts :) The yarn was some my grandma had given me years ago and I finally put it to use :)
|A1 - she's 5 years old|
|A2 - she is 2 years old|