Archive | March 2014

Fairy Shell Dress

This has been a productive weekend for me finally. I made a couple of crochet dog shirts for a coworker. I hope they fit her tiny dog and she loves them. If so, she will take pictures and I will share them with you.

However, what I am most excited about is the dress I designed. IMG_0104IMG_0106 I am hoping to get some testers of the pattern. If you are interested please send me an email. I would like the pattern done in a variety of yarns. This dress was made from Caron’s Simply Soft Light and a size I hook. It fits a preemie which is why it has ties in the back. My friend who has a preemie grandchild said they prefer ties to buttons.

All I ask is that if you do test it, you respect that it is my pattern and not sale it.

Here is two more versions of it. IMAG0911 This one was made with Pound of Love and H hook. It was made by a tester and I really appreciate it.

IMG_0120This one is made with Caron’s Simply Soft.

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Beautiful Cap Idea

Through Yarn Over, Pull Through: The Heart and Soul of Crochet I found a beautiful stitch DSC05158_thumb[2] I thought well that would make a nice scarf. It would. However I did a little more digging in her site and saw the stitch done in a cap.cap Here is the finished cap.  I liked how she used an open stitch to make a way to gather up the top of the hat without making it heavy. I can see so many possibilities with this. Can’t you?

Playground equipment

I am so excited! I work in an elementary school as a teacher assistant. I love my kids so this year when we were asked to join school committees I joined the grant committee. There is always something the children need that the budget simply won’t cover.

Our school does not have playground equipment for the older children. So we have been on a mission to get some. Classroom PhotoWe have applied for grants and received one from our local Walmart so far. But it wasn’t enough so one of the teachers made it a project at Donors Choose I was happy. However I was ecstatic when I saw that NCMS Alliance had donated to it. 

I hope we are able to get a playground in for these children before they start the next school year. Personally I think having a safe place to burn off energy will make them even better students. Plus the nice thing about the school is it is located in a community and everyone in the community will benefit from the equipment.

What has been on my hook

I have been very busy lately with work. However, I have crocheted whenever possible to keep my sanity.  IMG_0096IMG_0097IMG_0094View IMG_20140317_164534_961.jpg in slide show The white blanket is a baby blanket for my sister who just had a daughter. The red white and blue blanket was for a friends son who wanted his own blanket after I made one as a gift for his future sister. She said he wouldn’t let go of it and slept with it. I love making things for little ones because they get so excited.

how to read Japanese crochet patterns

I wanted to share a post I found recently. I would have done it as a repost but couldn’t figure out how to do it so I am putting the link here. The site We Love Amigurumi  had plenty of links to free patterns and all sorts of cool posts.

I will say the reason I was interested in learning how to read a Japanese pattern wasn’t to make amigurumi but to better understand how to make all the wonderful clothes I find online that are from Japanese crochet magazines. They are magic!

I love this one 6597254484612050454

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Thank you Roma

Thank you for nominating me for the Liebster award Roma. I get such a kick out of your blog. Some times it takes me a few minutes to know”who” is talking when the animals are doing it for you. But I love it.

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Roma’s questions are as follows

1) What are you creating right now?   I am making a baby blanket for my sister who just had her first daughter at 36. I wanted something that would be heirloom quality so it is taking longer than most.

2) Who is your greatest inspiration?  My mother-in-law

3) Where were you born?    Miami, Florida

4) What can you see from your sitting room window, show a photo  if                 possible? A pear tree that is a place for the birds to enjoy the fruit since we don’t pick it

5) What time did you go to bed last night ?    Same as most nights 9 Pm

6) why do you blog?         To share what I am working on, to connect with other crafters, as another outlet of creativity

7) Do your family read every post? my family doesn’t read my blog for whatever reason

8) What are you going to buy next time you treat yourself?        some clothing with purple in it I have been dreaming about purple lately to go with my gray hair

9) What is your favourite cake?      pineapple upside down cake

10) What would be your ideal job? Living out of a motor home and moving as the seasons took me, selling my crochet and whatever I am working on as I go

11) What is your first childhood memory?  Not really sure

I am nominating these shops which truthfully I found while looking for new blogs to follow. If you would like to participate just answer the following questions and pass it on.

http://prettywit.blogspot.com/ They have an Etsy shop but their blog is really where it is at for me

http://www.rathercrafty.co.nz/ Her art calls me

http://japonesecrochet.canalblog.com/ the blog speaks for itself

http://www.justbeingjudy.blogspot.com/ a variety of art

http://preemiehats.blogspot.com/ she makes preemie items which I love

Now questions for you

1.What is the one place you would most like to visit?

2. What is your “go to” for inspiration, books, art, what?

3.What do you do for relaxation?

4. Have you read any books or taken any courses to help you become better at blogging?

5. If you could dine with a famous person, either dead or alive, who would it be, and why?

6. What is a catch phrase you live by?

7. What is your favorite thing to create?

8. What is your favorite candy?

9. What pets do you have?

10. What is your favorite art medium?