Monday, July 28, 2014

From Mini to Medium

Hello all!  Hope things are going well in your world.  Things are just peachy here.  We celebrated Clayton & Adelyn’s birthdays last week, and yesterday we went to a local (about an hour’s drive away) amusement/water park. Got rained (aka storm!) out around 5:00PM, but got a ticket to come back for free another day.  So, all is well that ends well.

Thought I’d share my latest three minis that I added to and turned them into medium size. I’m having a lot of fun doing this, and seeing just how creative I can be. These minis are usually between 6-8 rows, or so, and then I keep adding on until I like what I have come up with. As always, thanks for looking, and have a great week!




Monday, July 14, 2014

Doilies & Another Birthday Present

I do believe I forgot to post a doily, or two, that I created, so will post them here.  Also want to show you what I made for Clayton’s upcoming birthday.  He’ll be 7 towards the end of this month.

First up, the doilies.  These are all very small patterns, that I have been adding on to, to make a doily instead of something smaller than coaster size.  It’s been fun!



Now for the birthday present.  Clayton is into Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, so I made him a turtle colored hat for his birthday.  The green in this pic is not true to life. It looks pastel in this picture, but I assure you it is not.  I found this pattern online, and used it for the mask pattern.  Instead of attaching the mask to the hat, I made him four different masks and one hat.  I figure he can use whichever hat he wants to, at any given time.


Thanks for looking, and have a great week!!

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Frozen Wall Decor

Miss Adelyn will be celebrating her 5th birthday near the end of this month.  For her birthday, she wanted her bedroom done in a Frozen theme. Since she loves Frozen, my first idea was to make her a Frozen crocheted hat.  I scratched that idea, and decided to make her a crochet edged fleece blanket that would match her room decor. Turns out my sharp crochet hook didn’t want to go through the fleece without a fight for each stitch.  So I had to scratch that idea, too.  Lastly, I decided to edge some prints in some pretty crochet.  These actually cooperated!  LOL  She is also getting two other presents from Pa and Gramma Rita, but I really wanted to make her something as well. :)

These are what I came up with. I printed images found on the Internet, and covered them front and back with clear contact paper. Punched holes around the edges, then crocheted around the prints. I had some sticky backed snowflakes that I used for embellishing them. (Laura B., if you’re reading this, do not tell {or show} your daughter!  LOL)