Saturday, December 29, 2012

Many items completed!

Well I have been saving up and I have a few things to share. Some are holiday themed, some are older items that I could not share till they were "gifted" to the person who received them, and some are just things I forgot to post! Here they are in no order whatsoever......

First is a bunch of 12" squares for two tote bags that were being given to the list leaders of one of my groups. I used various patterns found on the internet.

Next is an outfit I made for a 5" itty bitty baby doll I received as a gift. It didn't come out the way I wanted it to - but it looks okay for a first try at something like this - especially this little.

Next is a plastic bag holder I made for a friend for her grandchild's nursery room. It came from a leaflet entitled "Bag Ladies" - I did make some changes to the pattern.

Next is a Lovey - also called a snuggie, snugglie, etc. It is for a child to carry and cuddle. I grew up calling them security blankets. This pattern is from an etsy shop called Petals to Picots.

Next is a scarf I have made many times. I call it the "Rose Folded Scarf" because someone shared on a blog or Facebook that you could roll it up and it looks like a Rose! I think it does and it makes a stunning gift. It was from a Joann's tear off sheet pattern.

Next is a chicken shaped discloth. I saw a charted pattern on a foreign language website and tried it out - I haven't worked out all the kinks on it but I hope to soon. I've lost the website address - but I'm trying to find it again to share.

Next is another dishcloth. It is one from Maggie's Crochet - called Swirl. I liked working it up.

This is a sweet and easy shawl to make. I made if for someone going through a hard time. You can find the pattern at Popelkalida. I show a full back view and then a back view of it folded around the person.

Next is my Pumpkin House. I had a lot of fun making this for my holiday decor. I got the pattern at this shop Crafts for Angels Designs

And last is my Teddy Bear filet baby blanket. It is from a book I've had for years, but to be honest I have the page copied out and I can't remember which book it is from! I will look and see if I can update this post with the name of the book.

That is it for now - wow that was a lot!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Prayer Shawl and Angel Bag Holder

Here are some of my newest finished projects. First is a prayer shawl I made for a friend who is having some difficult times. I did it in Caron Simply Soft yarn in heather gray. I am sorry but I am unable to share the pattern - it was a test for someone and they have not yet issued it for publication.

Next is a grocery bag holder. You know how all those plastic bags get used one way or another? Well this is an adorable angel one! I purchased the pattern at Cute Crochet

That is it for today - now off to try to make a baby cupcake hat! Been having all sorts of issues with different patterns!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Dishcloth and Potholder

Recently I joined a new group, new to me, and signed up for a swap. It was one potholder and your favorite recipe. Well of course I did more than that, not too much, just a little bit.

First is the dishcloth. The pattern if from America's Best - I got it as a tear off from a store.

Now the potholder. The pattern is called Broken Dishes and I found the pattern in an older magazine.

That is it for today. Thanks for looking!

Friday, September 7, 2012

Drop in the Pond Lapghan and Sailboat Wall Hanging

Hello - well I am back with a couple more completed projects.

The first one is a Sailboat Wall Hanging I made for a friend's grandson. I had such fun making this - searching for beads, and heart shapes and the actual crocheting and then putting it all together! I found the pattern here at Sail Away

Second and last for today is a lapghan called Drop in the Pond. I did it white, red and black. I think it is a striking color combination. I donated it to our local nursing home and they are going to raffle it off! Such a blessing. I found the pattern at Drop in the Pond

Thanks for looking!

Friday, August 31, 2012

Two Baby Blankets and A Clam Family

I have a few shares for today.

First is a baby blanket I made for the NICU of a hospital near a friend. She donates items to them and I sent her a few blankets to add to her gift. The blanket is from this site - Baby Car Blanket

Next is a weave looking blanket. This is from a Leisure Arts book that I currently can't find - but if I do I will share the booklet's name.

And last for today is a clam family! There are two blue boys and two pink girls! I am trying to name them, but so far can't seem to come up with names that fit them. One girl and one boy will be leaving our little family soon to take a trip all the way from our home in Tennessee to meet their new family in New Hampshire. The girls are very special due to their rare gold sparkled shells and the boys, being a rare blue, also with those gold sparkled shells are extremely rare and sought after - but they will be safe with our friends/family and we know they will be well loved for years to come.

The yarn is gorgeous Red Heart Shimmer and the pattern is called "Clarence the Clam" and is available on Etsy.

Thank you for always looking and encouraging me.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Basket, Bear Ami and Baby Blanket

Hi there! It has been a bit but I have been busy with things away from crafts for a bit - but all is okay now. First is a basket I made for a friend. It was my own design by the flower is from Bonita Patterns - it is called Croco Flower.

Next is a little baby bear I made for another friend. I found the pattern at Crafty Expressions. Mine didn't even come close to hers but the friend said she liked it, so hopefully it's all okay in the end.

And last is a blanket I made for a NICU unit. A friend of mine donates a bunch of items to them monthly and I offered to make a few items for her to add to the box. I found this pattern at Lisa Lately's Blog. She called the blanket Easy Baby Blanket.

That's all for now - be back soon, hopefully

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Some Other Crafts and a Crocheted Basket

I have been working on some things that are not crocheted. I had fun with these projects.

First is a set of dog magnets. Plastic Canvas and I think they look like a little Scottie and Westie looking at each other.

Second is a little needlepoint of a hummingbird. It has some pretty colors, I think.

Third is a set of two coasters for a friend/swapper with her initial from her last name cross stitched. They are done in purple, which is one her favorite colors.

Fourth is a plant hanger also for a friend/swapper. It is done in cotton yarn that is called Spring Meadow. It is yellow, brown, green and white variegated. It's holding my plant for the picture.

And last for right now, is a basket I made. There is no pattern for this - I just did what I thought looked nice.

Be back soon with more stuff.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Totes, a Child's Purse and a Shawl

Well it's been a little bit of time since I updated the blog; but a lot has been going on with me and my schedule. I went to the Bernese Mountain Dog Specialty with Kathy and Harry for a few days the first part of May. It was held in Gettsyburg, PA. A lovely city and lots to do too! We enjoyed our stay and Rosie, our Bernese Mountain Dog - got a show ribbon and award! It was the first time Harry went to a dog show and I think he enjoyed it. Kathy and I, of course, always enjoy the shows. Also, Kathy, has had to have some procedures in preparation for open heart surgery - so we have been a bit busy. But I did get pictures taken of things I made before all this happened just haven't had a chance to share them. Well here they are!

First is my offerings for an exchange I joined in on one of my swap groups. This was fun. I made my partner a tote bag and filled it with goodies for her.

Then after my partner received it - and liked it.....her twin sister liked it I made her a bag as well!

And next is another tote I made, not sure what I'm going to do with it yet - probably send it as a swap item for a future swap. Just really enjoying making these totes.

Next are pictures of a shawl I made for another swap - I made it with Caron Simply Soft yarn in Permission. I think it came out really pretty and the shawl can be worn in so many ways. I've show two ways here.

Last to share for today is a child's purse I made - it was a fun item to make!

Update on the Child's Purse - I didn't share at the time of the post the link to this pattern - here it is: Child's Purse

That is it for now. I'll be back soon with more.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

I was beyond excited to see this article from the BBC! Click on this link to read the story - so inspiring. A History of The World

Queen Victoria crocheted and promoted it by doing these lovely works of art - simple but elegant crocheted scarves/sashes for soldiers! Enjoy!!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

It's me again back with some more completed projects. First is tea cozy I made for a friend - it is similiar in colors to the other one I made a while back - but thought I'd share it anyways! I got the pattern on line by searching for Tea Cozy.
Second is a bunch of daisies I made also for a friend. They are a bit top heavy and I think I will change them if I do them again to make sure that doesn't happen. The person is pleased and is going to work out something to make them stand taller. If you bend the stems in half they stand a bit better. This is a pattern from Lily - the cotton yarn manufacturer.
Third are two flower squares. The pink and purple centered on is from a book but the other one is from Luba Davis - you can find her patterns on etsy! They are very well written and she has some lovely squares and other items for sale as patterns.
Last is a tote bag for me! It is from Crochet! Magazine - from a set called A Day at the Beach - I really like how long and roomy it is - it fits great with me in my wheelchair. And it's pink so of course I love it!

Monday, April 9, 2012

Sandwich Dishcloth, Roses and a Square

I had so much fun making this first item - well items - I made two slices of bread dishcloths and then an egg shaped dishcloth for a swap - I am still laughing over it - hope you laugh too! I found both patterns on the web by searching for Bread Dishcloth and Egg Dishcloth (the egg was actually an amigurami with the yolk part stuffed but I adapted it).

This first picture is of just the bread slice.

This next picture is of the egg on the bread.

And, finally, here is the Egg Sandwich!!

Are you laughing yet?

Next is a bunch of dark red roses I made for a friend. The pattern is called Long Stemmed Roses and I found it through a google search.

And finally is a square I made for a swap. I took an afghan pattern and just made the one square, but did it Tunisian Crochet. This was my first try at changing colors - I had a few issues - but the receiver says its lovely - so I'll take her word for it! The pattern was called Bunny Square I think - I didn't save it - but I found it through a google search.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Just Two Scarves

Hello, just popping in with two new scarves I made.

The first is a Bunny Peep Scarf I made for my heart niece, Haileigh. I did it in bright yellow. The pattern is from Etsy - it's called "Coco Scarf by Rebecca Glaze" - enjoyable pattern!

And second is a Frilly Scarf. This is from the Red Heart Sashay Yarn and is the pattern that you can get from Red Heart for the scarf - it is pattern number LW2750 Frilly Crochet Scarf. It's sort of odd to get used to working with this ribbon style yarn, but once you get it - it's actually very easy!

That is it for now! I'll be back soon with more, of course!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Squares, Ami and Monkey Hat!

The first completed items I wanted to share is six - 12" flower themed squares for one of my friends on my swapping list.

Next is another flower square for a swap I am doing. But I mostly took the picture to show the friend who made me the blocking board! So I can make sure my 12" squares are actually 12"!!! I love it!

By the way, all of the flower squares are free patterns on line - search for flower square and you will find a LOT of them!

Next is a little kitty amigurami I made for a gift for a friend. The pattern I found on line - it is called ChiChi Kitty.

And last, but no way lease, is a Monkey Hat I made for my heart nephew! I so enjoyed making it! Also, this was a free pattern - I searched for Monkey Hat and found one that was available in all sizes!

That is it for now - thanks for looking.