Monday, June 15, 2009

Am I crazy?

I'm thinking I may husband already knows I am!

I am almost done with the teddy bear I am making my daughter, and ran out of pink fun fur....gotta get some today so I can finish it. I WANT to finish it, because I am dying to break out my sewing machine and experiment.

I have been saving old jeans for a while, with the grand idea of making a patchwork quilt out of them. Well....I saw a lady with the cutest purse made from jeans, and I really think I could do it. It would go with....well.....EVERYTHING! LOL! I just have to figure out the best way to line it.

Also, Michaels has ribbons on sale this week, and I want to go buy some and stock up, so I can make my daughter and I some 4th of July hairbows. I am a total dork, I know! Its okay....I own it. All my friends already know it. I've given up "cool" long ago!

So, my "craziness" is that I haven't even finished the project I am working on, and I already have the next 4 or 5 in my head!
1. Purse
2 Hairbows
3. baby toys
4. rice pillow
5. I really only have 4 in my head!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Past Projects

So, I decided to put a few pictures in here of past crochet projects I have completed. Most of them have come about because I saw a picture of something, and was too cheap (ie: had no money) to pay for the item or a pattern, so I just worked at it, until I was happy with the finished project.

Looking back on some of these, I wish I had written it down as I went....but I think I can figure it out again, if I were to choose so.

Making a Lion out of my little Lambie:

I crocheted this hat with 3 strands of yarn in a loop stitch, and gave it ear flaps that button together under the chin to give a "mane" look. I also crocheted little cuffs to wear around the wrist.
here is a close up of the mane:

"Fur" dice:
I had a friend who had sold his regular car, and was driving an old jalopy that had been given to him for use until he replaced his car. He had a hula girl on the dash, and said the only thing more he wanted while driving the beast was fur dice to hang from the rear view mirror. Here his present is before I gave them to him:

Baby Blanket:

I made this for a friends little baby....made with a puff stitch and ruffled edge.

Beaded Headband with crocheted flower clips:
My daughters friend was having a birthday party, and I made a bunch of hair accessories for her, this included.

numerous other projects, but I don't want to bore anyone.

Friday, June 12, 2009 I know I am talking to myself


today I decided to try a new site to try and sell my "crafts". I am now on

a fellow crafter on craigslist mentioned it to me, so I signed up. I am still working on getting my store set up, but its a start.

I'm sure no one is reading me here yet.....but just in case. It may be a total bust, and waste of time, but I thought I would give it a shot, and see if I can't raise a little more income for our family.

Monday, June 8, 2009

This may be the beginning...

of a beautiful relationship.

I spend most of my free time (not much with 3 children and work) working on crafts of different sorts. I have seen numerous blogs from other crafters and frequently find inspiration from them, so I decided to track my "crafting" and maybe inspire someone else.

I taught myself how to do many different crafts, but the one I love the most is crochet. I taught myself how about 8 years ago, and started with simple scarfs, etc. I was just asked by a good friend to make a sack boy (Little Big Planet character) for her son, but could not find a pattern to save my life. There were many knitting patterns available, but that is ONE craft I haven't taught myself yet. I worked, and worked, frogging it numerous times, and came up with a prototype. I wrote it all down as I went, and then tweaked it a bit to make the final piece. I was very proud of it, and as far as I know, he is thrilled with it.

Here is the final little guy:

(crocheted sack boy)
I made him with weighted legs so he could stand on his own, and he stands about 8 inches high.  The pattern is for sale at