Thursday, December 22, 2011

Doodles, Cover and Shawl

A few more finished things to share - took these pictures a bit ago and then promptly; forgot them! First is a Pompadoodle yarn scarf - really weird stuff to work with but it did come out nice, maybe?

Next is another casserole cover - it's in variegated brown, black and white. I've shared this pattern in the past - very nice and quick to make.

And last for now is another shawl I made for one of the residents at the local nursing home. It is done in Lion Brand Homespun yarn - very soft and fluffy!

Be back soon with more.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

More projects and a Christmas Lapghan

I am back with more completed items. First is a purple and white wine bottle cover. Makes a great gift wrap idea. You can find the pattern at Wine Bottle Cover

Next is a little heart doily I made for a friend on one of my lists. You can find the pattern at Heart Doily

Next is a cornflower blue with silver thread running through it that I made for myself- this pattern was from an old magazine.

Next is a square I made from a pattern from The Needlecrafter Shop - it was a collectors series that I received in the mail years ago. I made it slightly bigger than the original pattern - I wanted it to be a 12" square.

And finally and the most treasured item I have right now - is my Christmas lapghan. I was in a swap for months sharing Christmas colored squares with other swappers - I put mine together for myself - first lapghan for just me! I love it - and I can not take any credit but that I sewed them together!

Be back soon with more.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Cupcake Hat, African Hexagon Flowers, etc.

Well of course, I have some more completed projects! First is a Cupcake Hat I made for my heart niece. The first view is it standing up and the second view is it laying flat. It is black for the wrapper, pink for the 'cupcake' and a red cherry on top! I found the pattern on line - just look for cupcake hat. I forgot to save the link - sorry.

Next is another beanie for my heart niece. It is a pretty blue and green mottled yarn - very soft. Just a simple double crochet.

Next are a bunch of African Hexagon Flowers I made for a friend on one of my swap lists - I do so hope she likes them and can use them for her projects. It was a blast to match these colors up. You can find the pattern at African Flower

And last is my started Christmas Lapghan. I received two squares a month from members of my swap group - it is so pretty - I have four more to add - but had to share -it's so gorgeous!! And it's all MINE!!

That's it for now - be back soon.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Teddy Bear Blankie!

This was a project - Well a fun one but a learning experience to the differences in baby yarns. I thought all baby yarns were the same, NOT!!!! So with that in mind, when I put the squares together they became an Irregular Teddy Bear! But now that I have learned that the one I am making next will be right on target - I hope. The pattern was found on the way back machine and was more of a guide than a true pattern, so I did it my way and I think it's came out okay other than the lining up of the squares.

Be back soon with more to share.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Wow lots of stuff to share today!

Well first I changed back to the other layout with some things here and there tweaked - I didn't like that other one, all my side bar items had disappeared!

Okay now onto my newest stack of completed projects!

First is a scrap shawl - I got the pattern at Scrap Shawl It is a great way to use up those medium to large size balls of leftover yarn! It came out very pretty and it is being donated to one of the nursing home residents.

Next is another 12 Point Round Ripple - I love this pattern - I've used it often. Round Ripple I did this one in peach and cream - I'm calling it Creamscile! The yarn has a little sparkle in it and it's so pretty!

Next is an Angel Wings Shawl - I made this for my partner in the Handmade Gift Exchange - from my previous posts - I do so hope she likes it. You can find the pattern at Angel Wings Shawl I did it in a soft white but I did change the edging a bit.

And next is one of a set of two Toddler length scarves I made for one of the ladies on my swap list. She had requested them as a Wishing Well Item - it was fun to do these up - I hope she likes them.

Next is a purple beanie for one of my heart nieces - I've got a few more in the works for her!

Next is another shawl I made with Bulky Yarn - no pattern just did what I saw in my head - it was also donated to the nursing home.

And finally for today is a Christmas Tree Door Decoration! You can find the pattern at Christmas Tree I made it for a swap partner.

That is it for today - more to come later!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Angel Baby Afghan, Oatmeal Scarf and Owl Tote Bag

I am very proud of this first item. It's an angel afghan. I got the pattern in one of the crochet magazines. It was a nice pattern to work up and I really like the finished product!

Next is a scarf - of course! The pattern is called "Fearless" and I found it on line.

And last for today is an Owl Tote bag. I also found this pattern in one of the crochet magazines. It even has two inside pockets as well! Great eye catching tote for you or a child!

Oh and I just got the sweetest gift from a fellow crochet member. A tote bag from the Cafe Press website - it's a canvas tote bag - and the graphic on it says "I'm working on my PhD" and then below "Projects Half Done!" I love it! And it is so true I'm always working on half done things!

Be back soon with more finished projects.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Holiday Handmade Gift Exchange

I have signed up for the next Handmade Gift Exchange - so excited. Last time I did this - my first time doing it - was a treat. I made a new friend, received the greatest of gifts! And really enjoyed it!

If you do anything handmade you can sign up too! Here is the link - Handmade Gift Exchange

You have till November 7th, 2011 to sign up!

Monday, October 31, 2011

New Layout

I have a new layout on my blog - I love it! Hope you do too! But to see all the pictures within a post you will need to click on the Title line of the post for it to show you the entire post! Thanks. Hope you like it as much as I do!

Scarf, Tiny Blanket, Cupcake Bear, and a Gift!

I do love coming up with titles for these posts! Never know what or how to say it so hope it makes you smile!

Today I am sharing a scarf I made - the yarn is Boucle - I never worked with it before - it is lovely, soft, and so warm. I held two strands one blue and one brown together - I think it came out very pretty. Just a double crochet nothing fancy wanted the yarn to show.

Second is a little tiny blanket I made - could be a preemie or a doll blanket. It's soft pink with little filet hearts.

Third is the Diamond Point Blanket. I love making this pattern it really showcases pretty colors of yarn. Sorry to say the color doesn't show well in this picture. It is lavender - Red Heart's lavender.


Close up of the stitches

Fourth is my Cupcake Bear - I finally got a picture a of him. I got his pattern from All About Ami

And finally is a picture of the gifts I received from my Friends Group on Yahoo. Starlett sent me these lovely dishcloths and the most wonderful and beautiful scarf.

I'll be back soon with more!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Tom Turkey and Loaf Pan Tote

Just two items today that I finished. The first is a little amigurami - he is called Tom the Turkey. It was so much fun to make this little guy - and very easy too!

You can find the pattern at Gobble Gobble

I got two pictures of him - front view and back view so you can see the colors of his tail!

Front View - Tom the Turkey

Back View - Tom the Turkey

Next is a little loaf pan tote I made for an exchange. I am going to add the glass pyrex dish to it (a new one - giggle this is mine) and a box mix for a loaf cake. I think she will like it - well at least I hope she will!

You can find the pattern Load Pan Tote

I did two views one so you can see how it looks when you hold and carry the tote. The second view shows the tote open.

Thanks for looking.

Friday, October 14, 2011

A Fairy Tale - Crochet of course

I just visited this adorable blog today - what a great blog. I found this adorable little fairy tale and had to share a link to it! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

Crochet Hook Fairy Tale

I've got more stuff to share soon - just need to get pictures taken.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Halloween Items and Cup Caddy

Here are some more items I've worked up lately.

The first is a little Halloween basket, with a ghost and bat! All the items were free on line - I just looked for Halloween crochet patterns. Sorry the picture is so dark.

Next is a Cup Caddy. You can use it for hooks, pens, pencils, tools, etc. I am really happy with the way they came out and I have a bunch more to make!!

The pattern can be found at Ravelry here - Cup Caddy

First is a picture of the two with items with nothing in them.

Next is a picture of just the yellow one with some items in it so you can see how they can be used.

And next is a picture of just the blue one. This one gave me a little bit of trouble, the yarn was nubby so I had a hard time finding some of the stitches to work into! But it all worked out in the end. Again with items so you can see it's versatility.

Be back soon with more, of course.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Shawl, Nerdle the Turtle and C.D.Corn

Now isn't that an odd Title for this post! Giggling all the way!!!

Here I am again with more completed projects. First is a shawl I made for one of the local nursing home residents. I began to follow a pattern and then didn't like it so changed it along the way and of course I didn't write anything down, but it is just a simple double crochet and chains with my imagination kicked in here and there!

Two pictures - one shown fully spread out and one wrapped around the person.

Next is a little dishcloth I made. The pattern was a free bonus with an order from a online store. I need to remember which one!

Next is my version of Nerdle the Turtle dishcloth and coasters! This pattern was found on Ravelry - it is a purchase pattern but very reasonable! I think they came out adorable - but I'm partial to turtles!

Dishcloth first:

Four coasters next:

And last for this post is C.D.Corn - I found this pattern on line! As I was making him, I couldn't stop laughing! He is just so funny looking to me! And he looked so mad till I sewed on the smile! Hope you makes you laugh as much as he made me laugh!

Thanks for looking and I'll be back soon with more.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Stuff for ME! and some other things too!

I finished two shawls and a vest for me! I am so happy with each of these - each one is special for a different reason.

The first is the Magnificent Mantle pattern - I did it in eldeberry merino wool! It is so soft and so cuddly. It's a soft light purple color. The pattern can be found HERE The first picture shows you the shawl fully spread out and the next picture shows you what it looks like in the front and I think it shows you a better view of the color. I did leave off a few rows on the bottom since I was running low on this wool!

Next is 1970's style vest. I did it in Red Heart Soft the color is called Waterscape. It's blues and browns. You can find the pattern HERE

Next is the yarn I got from the shop on Etsy called Yarns of Italy - I love their stuff. It's gorgeous yarn, soft and squishy and so beautiful to crochet! The pattern is called January Snow Day Scarf (but you can increase the width for a shawl versus a scarf. I'm sorry I don't have the link, but if you search for that name you should be able to find it.

Next are some more scarves. First is another version of the Windowpane Scarf I shared in a previous post.

Next is a scarf made of a russet soft wool - it's very pretty and so soft!

And last of the scarves is one called Shell Scarf - I think I may have shared this before but it was still in the file so I'm sending it through again!

And finally for this post is my swap items that I made for a Halloween swap. There is a little Ami ghost, a small spider that can be hung up by some fishing line and a little candy basket. Sorry the picture isn't that great but it was overcast and raining and the house was dark.

That is it for now - be back soon with more!