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Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Soleil 100 Days

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Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Girls Crochet Beanie Hat with Ear Flaps

As I was flipping through patterns I found this one, and oh is it cute. I found it in Happy Hooker Stitch & Bitch which is a awesome series of books let me tell you.

Funny thing is I need something to display my hats on so that I could take good pictures of them to put in my shop. I own a female manikin but I don't have a manikin head. Saul suggested I just sew one, and that's what I did. I think it's rad, but it sure does get abused around here with a 5 year old... I guess it doubles as a punching bag.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Boys multi-color striped beanie

So, my son was playing in his room quietly this afternoon making a 'snowflake' by folding paper and then cutting in in several spots. I was in my room watching tv. A few minutes into the snowflake making he prances into my room to show me his lovely snowflake which turned out rather nice; however, his haircut he decided to give himself did not. I blankly stared at his head and thought "oh my, well you have to live with it not me" although I do have too look at this butcher job. That minute I knew I had to make him a new hat, and this is what I came up with. He will be wearing this the rest of the weekend, or until I feel like cutting his hair.

Large Filet Square

This was a very fun  filet project to learn with. I plan on doing a few more of these in different note styles to sew into a large blanket.  Surprisingly I found filet rather simple and fun probably one of my favorite styles of crochet I have attempted thus far.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Another Cat Nip Mouse

This is a pink CatNip Stuffed Mouse. I really enjoy making these for our cats. They are super cute and get lots of attention. If anyone would like to purchase a set of 3, I will sell them for 10$ and you can pick the colors. Please contact me through E-Mail   to make a request.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Visor Beanie

This beanie is hand crocheted in a half double crochet, being the first project I followed a pattern too, and it came out rather well! I did however modify the bill slightly so that it would be a better shape than the pattern showed. I also reinforced the bill so that it would stay upright with a little bit of plastic to hold it's shape. Thank you Saul for modeling your lovely beanie in which you will not take off. "Yes, he loves it!"

Cat Nip Stuffed Mouse

 I decided to make some cute cat toys for our cats. Currently we have three cats living in this house, so this first one I made for the oldest cat, chicory, he loves catnip. I simply stuffed this mouse with catnip in the middle and rolled white stuffing around it and pushed it inside. I plan on making a pink one for our girl cat who adores any toy that is either pink or red. It's funny, ever sense she was a kitten those are the only color toys she will play with. I thought cat's were color blind???  I was planning on making a blue one for Vinni my youngest cat who will play with anything and everything, but for him I wanted to put a bell inside along with the catnip because he loves bells!
I do have the pattern for this mouse,and I would love to share. Eventually, I want to start posting free patterns on my blog after it gets a little more established. However, if you would like this pattern now please let me know.

oh! Please excuse my photo's. I broke the flash on my camera while snowboarding (aren't snowboarding jackets supposed to be waterproof ?), so to get a good picture the lighting has to be right, and well it wasn't for the above pictures.

Pondering what my next project should be... hummmm   *any suggestions?*