Monday, June 30, 2014

Finishes: 146, 147, & 148 Christmas time!

We may be thick in the middle of summer, but that means it is a perfect time to post about the things I finished last winter. Right? I'm so ready for this Christmas! hahaha These projets make 148 / 365 complete, we are now at 40.5% complete! Yes! And I have three other finished projects that I haven't taken any pictures of yet, which puts me at 41%!! Woohoo!

December 20: Tree Skirt


December 22: Two Trees


April 6:  Cosmos Doily

Friday, June 27, 2014

Finishes: 144 & 145 & good Fortune

I love crocheting play food. I have made that quite obvious before. I also love how quick the projects are to create. Here is my next round of completed projects...

Aug 13: Fortune Cookies


Aug 8: Sandwich


And I crocheted these smore's before realizing it was not in my CED challenge! Whoops! It's super cute though!


Have you crocheted any play food?

Monday, June 23, 2014

Fairy Godmother (pink zebra style)

I am a proud godmother. I like to call myself the #fairygodmother because I think it is awesome. I digress. I found out that I was a godmother to be last fall. And then I found out it was going to be a girl and her room would be all things pink and zebra! So I got my hook going as fast as I could and came up with some super cute baby things for her. Her daddy is into legos, so I made a lego blanket, and I made my own design with the block layout to look zebraish. I also went a little crazy with monograms in zebra print. Now that little Audrey is here, all I want to do is hold her all day long!! First, a few pictures with our precious little goddaughter.


The Lego Blanket was a bit time consuming, since I could not add each block as I made it. But I love how it turned out!!  (Here is a link to my ravelry project page, but you will not find the pattern there. It's a video that I found on pinterest.)


 
The zebra hat is by far my favorite!!! I cannot wait to get pics of the little miss wearing it!! (You can find the pattern at Repeat Crafter Me, and my ravelry project here)



 
...and here you can see how I went just a little applique crazy. Sadly, that's not even all of it!! But how cute are the hoodies? Too stinkin cute, I tell ya!

 
Can you tell gift giving is my love language??

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Finishes: 141, 142, & 143


A few more finishes. These would be finishes 141, 142, and 143. Whoa! That means I am now 39% through. Sigh. The basket is perfect for a little Easter decorating next year. The allsort is random, but used up yarn and finished a project (win!) and the radish is just another fun veggie to add to the play food collection for my future offspring. Healthy choices! haha

March 28: Mini Basket


July 22: Allsorts


August 12: Radish


As always, check out the project page for more information, including a link to the pattern and whatever fun facts I decided to share!

Monday, June 16, 2014

What Happened to that List?

I like lists. A lot. I also like to start projects and then get distracted and not finish them. Back in 2012 I created a 2012 To Do List. Now that it's 2014. I should finally update, right.

For instance. I started this post in January (2013). It is now April ehrm June 2014 and I am just now getting around to posting it. Sigh. At least I can update it a bit! Plus side, almost everything is finished now!

Megan’s 2012 Craft List
  • Wine Cushion Chair Covers I believe these were done in January 2013
  • Two Skirts (Reversible with 2” elastic, other) - finished Reversible in January 2012, finished a few more that summer
  • Anthro Top Remake (Happy Together tutorial)
  • Hawaiian Shirt Coffee Cozies
  • Felt Ornaments
  • Sushi Kindle Cover for Mari
  • Business Card Holder made these for Christmas gifts 2012 & some for myself
  • Baby Blanket for lil Clayton - finished March 2012
  • Blankets for Door of Hope - made and shipped some, could still make more
  • Cross Stitch – Two Ornaments
  • Coggins Doily - Done and done
  • Organize Fabric / Craft Room - I did this last summer!
  • Crochet Fruit &Veggies -finished January 2012
  • Mat Photos (gallery wall) - we did this for the Fire Academy Grad May 2012
  • Etch Pyrex & Spice Jars - labels on spice jars Feb 2012, etched pyrex spring 2013
  • Patch Jeans - not sure which pair this was, but I do not have any in my craft room awaiting repairs, so I'm good!
  • Towel Rug / T-Shirt Rug -finished t-shirt rug March 2012
  • 2012 Calendar for Hallway / Matt Desk - too many calendars in the house!
  • Finish 40 31 CED projects [Octoberfest Doily Blanket, Gryffindor Beanie, Granny Beanie, Fruit & Veggies, Gingham Blanket, Pinecone, Easter Eggs, Baby Mary Janes, Chocolate Covered Cherries Afghan] Not even going to go back and count!
  • Sew a dress for myself
  • T-Shirt Braided Headband - did this last summer and last fall (I think I have four different ones now!)
  • Bleach shirt (tried March 2012, will succeed someday!)
  • Coasters for Sarah's wedding - done in June 2012
  • Scrubbies for Joy's wedding - can't remember what I made her, but it was cute!
  • Blankets for 3 new babies (whew!) - not sure who got blankets, but I think they all did!
  • Crochet SlippersApril 2012
  • Crochet Flip Flops - made some for my friend's daughter, but not for myself!
  • Ripple Blanket for us / the kittens - most definitely done. The dog bit a hole in it though. But I still use it!
  • T-Shirt Sandals (Pinterest) - Fourth of July 2012. They were... Okay.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Embellished Scarf


I just looked at the blog and realized I haven't posted since January. JANUARY! Crazy, I know! And it's not that I haven't been crocheting. I've actually been crocheting up a storm. I am trying to finish my goal by this year, after all. I don't think it will happen, but I'm going for a 75% finish rate! Anywho, I just haven't been blogging about my crocheting. So many pictures have been taken, but they just stay on my camera! Whoops! I'm going to try and catch up soon!  For now, I'll leave you with pictures of this finished project. It was a gift for my mother in love this January.


Scarf: Fashion Scarf (January 9)


Embellishment: Snowflake Earrings (November 19)


The yarn was picked by my mother in love to match a sweater that she has. I love the contrasting snowflake, because it is not the expected flower. Also, it wraps around, which I forgot to get a picture of!

 
As always, click on the links above for more details about the projects!

Star Pattern


There is something fun about a quick and easy project. These stars definitely fit into that category. I love making them when I have just a bit of yarn leftover from a project. Then I can embellish another project, like a coffee cozy, in seconds! The beauty of this project is you can really use any yarn or hook that you desire. And you can mix it up to see what you like best!

Please feel free to use this pattern for personal or small scale sales use. I would appreciate it if you linked back to my pattern if you sell a finished product online. If you sell it at a craft fair, no linkback is necessary. Enough of the small talk, here's what you really want... the pattern!

Star
Supplies:
  • Small amount of yarn.  I like worsted weight, but you can just use whatever you have and adapt the pattern accordingly.
  • Whatever size hook you want, I usually use a G or an H.
Abbreviations:
Ch - Chain
ss - Slip Stitch
sc - single crochet
hdc - half double crochet
dc - double crochet

Instructions:
Round 1 - Ch2, 9 dc in Magic Circle, Join in top chain 2.
Round 2 - Ch1, *sc, [hdc, dc, ch2, dc, hdc],* Repeat around (5 points and 5 sc), join with ss in first sc, fasten off.

Just like that, you're done! Sometimes I starch the stars to make the points really defined, and other times I just leave them as they are. Now you're ready to crochet some fun star embellishments!


Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Feelin the Love

I've made it my goal to complete a TON of crochet project this year. I am trying to crochet projects before the holiday arrives, and I managed to succeed with Valentine's Day! (I also have some post-Christmas projects that I haven't blogged, so that will be fun later lol).
 
First up, the Love Bunny. The pattern suggested two, and it really was easy enough that I could have done it, but this guy is flying solo. He's off to my secret sister in my fire wife group. Adorable, right? Also, I realized that I overprocessed the photo and you can't see the stitch definition. Fail. Click on over to the original post for better pictures.
 
Next up is the Heart Potholder. I have never crocheted a potholder before, and I am still a bit wary to use this guy. But it's thick. So that's promising, right?
 
Lastly, want to see what it looks like when I try to take a picture? Complete chaos behind the scenes! (also, don't be like me and take pictures at 10 pm. Take them with natural light. Unless you have a day job and forget on weekends. Then you are stuck with 10 pm pictures).

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Fall Finishes

I finished up a bunch of projects this fall and completely forgot to blog about them!

 
Here's to starting 2014 off right and finishing things. And we shall see if I actually complete this whole Crochet Every Day challenge this year. It's possible, but a long shot!

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Giraffe & Snowman

Good Afternoon! I've been busy crocheting lately. That Flowers in the Snow blanket is coming along quite nicely. Granted, it has been put aside for the moment in the name of gifts to be created, but really, it is quite beautiful!

 
I made this adorable little giraffe awhile back. There was no real reason other than I thought the pattern was cute and I wanted to use up scraps (the blanket wasn't using them up as fast as I thought). Unsurprisingly this did not use up many of the scraps either. Still, I love this guy and am totally saving him for a future child. This one won't be a gift.
 
 
It already looks at home on the couch, with the fleece blanket, quilt, and afghan! I am a woman of many talents (although the quilt was totally made for me, I am not that talented)!


 
Lastly, I whipped up this snowman ornament in an afternoon. It was a CED project (November 30) and became a gift for a fire wife sister. Fun. Right?