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Thursday, August 23, 2007

New Purse:)Black with fun fur yarn

I love it. Love this purse. I am always crocheting other people purses and backpacks that I never really get to crochet me one so here goes my new purse love it.:)

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Has a crochet pocket with fun fur crocheted around it. I use the fun fur around the base of the purse also. There is 2 silver handles that I crochet around so it can be easy to carry it mainly a little more of comfront to the handles. :)

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Inside with all my things.
Inside there is 4 pockets. I used the fun fur yarn to do crochet edging around the pocket I thought it would give it a bit of a big pop to it so it wont be all just black.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

my first post here

this is my first time posting on here since i joined so i figured i would post something good. i just finished this up today. its for Christmas of course and i was thinking it would be alot bigger then it is. its only 7 inches from the bottom point to the top point. and it should be a doily but i think its to small to be one. but that's OK cause its not for me wither. oh and it was also my first time doing the symbols. ya know what i mean. like they have in the magic crochet magazines. i wonder if that what its actually called?? oh well i am very proud of it. and i think who ever gets it (or the other one awaiting the flower) will be happy to get it.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

I am taking a break from my halloween crocdhet because I decided to start putting my granny squares together from all the swaps I have been in, I didn't realize I had so many piling up. This is some of them. I am putting the squares together by pattern..............all the patterned ones together, and then all the granny squares together. I am not sure how they will come out, but my hands are so cramped from putting them together. I sorted them all yesterday by patter and traditional squares, then by color, then by size. Then laid them all out and decided how I would put them together. I had to use some colors that I didn't really want to, but I wanted to get them all used up...............then I will be set, no more squares piled up all over, and I can start collecting new ones, but this time, I think I will ask for specific colors hopefully, and that way when it comes time to put them together, I won't have to use squares that really don't match. Anyway I am using all the squares I had from exchanges, I all in all I think I had over 100 squares. The red, white and blue squares will be made another time, as I only have a few of those.
I crochet mine together using a front ridge, I like how the ridge comes out............I am using white yarn, as I could not really find a color that would look best with all of the colors from the squares.

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Here go my first shirt shirt ever

Well this is the first crochet shirt I've ever crocheted. I've always crocheted halter tops and tube tops but, never a whole shirt so I have to say it is lovely. Like it alot.

Here is my 2 yr old Ms. Nellie showing off her new shirt mommy made. Aint she cute:)

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The first

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Close up on front

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Close up on back

This shirt is done on my own mainly free handed it no pattern followed. Done in single stitches with 2 different yarns.

Friday, August 17, 2007

Look what I made for my little niece :)

I done my little 4 month old niece some headbands due to her having craddle cap her hair as been falling out in the front and I thought it would be nice to make her a couple of headbands to cover up that part of her hair until her hair starts back growing.

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More to come I have a least 3 more I will try to finish this weekend. :)

Thanks for looking.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Calling All Crochet Chicks

Come list your blog on Crafty Crafter's Top 100 site and get rated hope to see your blogs there.

Link is below :)

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Toddler Pillowcase Romper Set

Ok, so I finally did it. I loaded the pictures of my latest creation. For your enjoyment, here's the Pillowcase Romper Set that I made for Sierra a couple of months ago. I have another one waiting to be cut out.

She wasn't happy about it when I took her picture, but here ya go.

Monday, August 13, 2007

So far so good..

Here is a picture of the spiderman afghan i'm making for my nephew. Not bad if I do say so myself :O)

It's a fun pattern to make. I love it, and will make more.

Also, I finally learned how to make granny squares. Here are some I made with some leftover yarn a bought for 2$ a bag.
I'm not sure if I'll use them for a blanket or a purse for my daughter...decision decision :O)
Happy crochet!!

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Blocking Board

I had to share this.

The Man made me a blocking board today - it was SO simple, cheap, and I LOVE it.
I got a 12 X 18 X 1 1/5 piece of styrofoam, two pieces of stiff felt, sized to match. He drew a grid on both pieces of felt, 1" X 1", covered the edges of the block with duct tape, and then I pinned the felt on either side of the board. This way, I've got both sides to use - and can stand it up. The felt is then washable should it get dirty.

This is my first attempt at blocking - and I coulnd't see shelling out $40+ on one when I'm not entirely sure if it's necessary yet - plus - I like DIY things. *chuckles*

I also wanted to throw in this other picture. This is Gaisgeiel (Buddy G). He was helping me use the new blocking board today.

Maybe he thought if he sat on the squares it would help keep them blocked?

Thursday, August 9, 2007

I started to crochet this passed May. And so far I'm loving it. So much so that I decided that this year I'm making (or I will try) crochet gift for Christmas. I already started one, for my nephew, it's the Spiderman Round Ripple Afghan as seen here : but I'm making the Black Spiderman one like this one : . So far it's going great, not to hard for a beginner.

I also made a few skull cap (will post picture soon, need to fix software bug) for my daughter and even one for me. I not a hat person but I like it, I made it with camouflage yarn..I just love the camouflage yarn!!

Thanks for reading, and have a nice day :)

Sunday, August 5, 2007

Started a felted bag

I've been trying to make a fetled bag. I used a few different patterns but they all called for 2 strands of yarn and I didn't have enough to finish any of them. Now I'm on to the one that was the free pattern at Annie's Attic a little while back. It's going to be super easy, just 2 rectangles - 1 for the bottom and one for the body then crochet them together, make the handles and felt. I hope I have enough yarn this time, it's only a single strand.

I'll keep you posted on my progress.

Friday, August 3, 2007

One Skein Scarf

Yet another project from the Happy Hooker (I love that book!). This time, it's the One Skein Scarf crocheted in Knit Picks' Merino Style.

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One Skein Scarf

More at my blog post. :)


Thursday, August 2, 2007


I've been working on some giant granny square lapghans for a local hospice charity that I work with.
My latest creation is this:

Normally my pictures are ALOT better - but it's too hot to do outside pictures - plus the neighbors dog is a terror and we have this "Killer Cicada Wasps" burrowing in our yard. I love my crochet and want to honor it with good pictures - but I don't feel like getting dive bombed by large bugs just for the purpose. :-)

This will be a hospice donation. There was no rhyme or reason to the colors, other than the colors 'matching'. I used Red Heart in Lavendar and some vareigated that I don't remember the color of and don't have the wrapper. :-P