Friday, April 23, 2010

Another adorable pattern

I just finished Laura's V neck Capelet. It was a fun pattern, and I got to practice my shells. I decided to make a matching hat. I believe I used the same yarn as her pattern suggested but this seems larger than hers. Thanks again Laura for the pattern.

Friday, April 16, 2010

vintage gem

I was cleaning my sons closet today. Which might seem like a small task, but not when his closet is half the size of his room. I found some interesting things. I had kept every piece of paperwork from when he came home from the hospital, pictures and manuals from when he was a baby and this vintage quilt.

It was made for my mothe,r for my baby shower, by the women who lived in our hometown of Wanakena. Each square designed by a different person. It is appliqued and signed by the woman who made it. I have been thinking about doing more quilting. I think this was a sign, to get the gears turning to make my own quilt. I call it vintage because it is 28 years old, that is vintage right?

Monday, April 12, 2010

Mistakes work out

Thanks to the generous Laura, I have completed another of her patterns. I ran out of yarn so it kind of turned into a little girls shrug after starting out as a vest. I finally found use for my gigantic pink buttons and added a flower. It is darling maybe someday I will find a little girl that could use my crocheted goodies. I am also in the process of adding my projects to ravelry. I am slightly moronic when it comes to those sorts of things.

Pattern by Laura Hooker

I have attempted multiple times to download this picture to facebook and here. For some reason it is turned and I can't figure out how it turned. I had a lovely time using Laura Hooker's pattern. It is so adorable. I added a sage colored ribbon. I am not sure if this would even fit a newborn, maybe a doll perhaps. Her directions were fantastic, better than most that I have found on the internet. I am now attempting Laura's scoop neck vest, I am sure the pattern will be just as fantastic as this one was. Thank you Laura for keeping my crochet habit intact.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

My Best friend Mary's Bag

I am so happy that I had an afternoon to sew. I was feeling that I wanted to make a quilted/applique type bag, for my friend Mary. I got this idea from sew mama sew blogs scrap buster tutorial for a fall pillowcase. I used heat and bond for the first time today, it went fairly well.

She prefers a longer shoulder strap bag

The lining is batik. Her birthday is not until the 16th, but I don't think I can wait.

Monday, April 5, 2010

baby blanket complete

I have slowly been working on a baby blanket. I am not usually a big fan of crocheted blankets, I picture all the the Afghans that my godmother made me as a child.

It is Alicia Paulsons Tiramisu Baby Blanket pattern that I found on I changed some of the edging because the Suede is so thick.

It is crocheted with Lion Brand Suede and accented with sage colored Bernat bamboo yarn. It is very heavy and soft. It has it's mistakes but it was enjoyable to work on.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Lovely Easter

We had a lovely day looking for eggs. Playing with the new goodies the Easter bunny brought and visiting my Grandparents in Lyon Mt. I have a few great pictures to share of our day playing.

Yes those are the stickers that the Easter bunny brought, on his forehead.

Mommy and Jack playing outside.

It was a wonderful day, and I hope the Easter's in the future are as lovely as this one.