Saturday, February 25, 2012

Reusable Tote & how to wind your own Yarn Balls!

Pattern is Quick and Easy - just how I like it! about 2 hours to construct and here is where I got the pattern:

In the comments below the pattern they have instructions for a larger bag. I totally see this going to the beach, it would allow the sand to fall out of all the toys and would dry so quickly in the acrylic yarn!

Then I made this CUTE little yarn ball with my leftover "vintage" yarn from the 1970's:

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Ready to Smock Feb 2012

Been a long time since I've done any of these ready to smock dresses, but I sure enjoyed it! This is for a client and is a size 2T bishop -- this was a nice break from grading math papers!

My Daughter's creations

My oldest daughter is 10 and she made the hat and scarf for a doll, my youngest daughter is 7 and made this pretty rainbow baby blanket! I am so proud of them!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Pink & White baby crochet hat with a flower

Another baby version, just switch from an I hook to a G hook and it goes from adult sized to infant!

Purple & Gold flower hat

This is my cousin's school colors at Holland-Patent, NY. She's going to be so cute running cross country in her new hat! I made this one last night while watching the dumbest movie of one liners I've ever watched...The Other least I got a hat finished so I didn't waste that hour and half of my life!

Baby Shower Gift

This is a baby shower gift for a friend who has a "hunting" family. I think they will be so cute with coordinating daddy, mommy, and baby hats!

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Infant hat with a flower

I took off a few rows, went to a smaller hook (G instead of I) and baby yarn and here's my first "baby" cap with flower. I think it is adorable!

Pink & White crochet hat with a flower

Just finished this for my dear friend in Tennessee -- Enjoy!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Tissue pocket packs - AGAIN!

Ashley and Amy each made 12 different pocket pack savers for their teachers, sunday school teachers, bus drivers, and other adults they know...each is stuffed with a pocket pack and is waiting to be chosen!

Baby "Baskets"

I used this pattern to make these baby baskets (I just added a handle). You can even throw them in the wash so baby can play with them too! I thought they would be a cute way to organize all the little stuff you need when you have a little one around. I have two baby showers this Sunday so I made one for each baby. I think they will LOVE them.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Little Totes

The girls decided to design little purses while I made their latest garments. They are fully lined with white inside and have a little pocket inside too. Their "pattern" was a piece of paper from the printer then they just folded it in half to make the purses...too cute!

New Shirt - McCalls 5798

This is for my elder daughter -- she is getting too big for dresses all the time -- this is a shirt from pattern McCalls 5798 (size 10) made a little longer than the pattern calls for and a ruffle added, too. I wonder why they can't just make patterns longer these days...nobody wears a shirt that cuts off at their waist anymore! She picked everything out herself.

Reclaimed Fabric - Floral Dress - Simplicity 3902

My daughter feels so pretty in her new dress...made from old drapes in my mother's house! Pattern is Simplicity 3902 - pretty easy pattern and has almost no gathering...form fitting and very flattering on the body. I always add some length to this pattern as my girls don't like dresses shorter than their knees.