Wednesday, June 27, 2012

A Little Project

Here is a little decorated box I made with materials I had already. The box  is made of stiffened felt. I just fudged a pattern for it. It put the lace around the sides to hide the corners. (Doesn't help with the inside box piece, but who's looking at that?) The pompom had a black stripe, so a bee seemed appropriate. His wings are felt. The yo-yos represent flowers. the whole thing measures about 3 x 2 by 1.5 inches (ht.).

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

A Sweater for the Fall

I've made all the components for a new fall sweater. I'll sew it together some time around September. It's hard to tell from the photo, but it crosses in the front and is made of bulky yarn.

Obviously, I not only have to sew up the pieces, but I have some 'loose ends' to weave in, as well!

Sunday, June 17, 2012

My Creative Daughter

Here is a picture my daughter made of the dock at Northport (near where we live). I knew she liked to sketch, but had no idea she was this talented! Her dad was impressed, too, and loved his Father's Day Gift!
It's in a black frame with a black mat and really looks like Northport!

Friday, June 15, 2012

2 Down, 1 on Hold

I finished the knitted slippers. They came out a little big, so I will reduce the amount of rows in the next pair. I've already started those, in red!
The patriotic quilt is on hold for a bit, as I ran out of the wide red binding I'm putting around it and won't be at a fabric store for a while. But once I get another package, it will be a quick finish!

This pattern, btw, is from "How to Knit Slippers" by Janis Websdale. I have it on my Nook but am not sure if it is available as a 'hard copy.'

Thursday, June 14, 2012

One down, 2 to go

Here is the finished scarf! It's so nice to have a Christmas gift done when it isn't even July! (BTW, my friend had both of her knees replaced yesterday, so any and all prayers for her are welcome! She's been in pain for years so I hope this helps her!)

The pattern is very simple. It just alternates regular double crochet rows with rows of criss-crossed DCs! The yarn is Washable Ewe, a wool that you can actually put in the wash!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Weekly Craft Goal

I have a bazillion projects in the works, but once in a while I make an effort to actually finish something! This week, I've set the goal of finishing a pair of knitted slippers, a scarf for a friend (Christmas gift) and my patriotic quilt! I'm still doing the wips, but setting my mind to completing a few projects means I'll get at least one of them done!
The scarf is my own design, but the slippers came from an inexpensive e-book called "How to Knit Slippers." It's a pretty easy pattern, so any screw-ups are my own--like mixing up my purls with my knits. But they fit and they're cozy so I don't really care what they look like. I might make another pair as a gift, taking care to make them 'right' this time, LOL!