Recently I started making things for granddaughter that is on the way. Here is one of the blankets that was sent to them. It was a combination of a design I found here with a sun I came up with and a small butterfly. I am not going to say much about the blanket but let it speak for itself.
Jenni Sholter, a friend, forwarded me a request someone had for 6 baby blankets made in 2 weeks. I have done custom work for her in the past so I guess she figured I could do it. Since the request came over the 2 week holiday, I decided to take on the challenge. (It turned out she needed 2 one month and 2 the next 2 months.) The customer makes custom reborn dolls. She had a very specific blanket in mind, Kerry Jayne’s Little Duck Blanket. So I ordered the blanket pattern and went to work.
Let me just say this about the pattern, in case someone is interested in purchasing her patterns. DO it. The detail in the pictures she includes are well worth it. The duck would have been much harder to keep even if not for the pictures. I would have prefered the pictures to be closer to the actually section of the pattern I was working on but it was easy for me to go back and forth. She took pictures of every part that you might had been confused by and made it simple. Here are 3 of the blankets done and ready to ship. BTW the customer received the blankets and was thrilled! Always a good thing!
So I found out over the Thanksgiving holidays that I have a granddaughter on the way. This is after 4 grandsons. SO finally an excuse to play with patterns that I wanted.
This is the first blanket for her. ( I have 2 other ones I am working on.) The yarn was picked by my husband and the open sky stitch came from Here is my version using Bernat baby sport yarn in tiny tulips color and size F crochet hook.
Now to work on the next blanket!
Some of you have seen the valance I made
We decided to move them from the living room to the kitchen/dining room. Then we realized we could use the same pattern for the other window in the room. Plus I was able to make them with scraps I already had so it only cost me time (alot) and not money. Sweet!
Recently a Facebook group I am in had a post about this blanket. I liked the blanket but really loved the flowers so I thought I would share her with my fellow crocheters. She goes by Pinkfluffywarior and appears to be in the UK. Her patterns and pictures are great so check her out.
Years ago my Aunt Rentha had a sampler that I think came from the Depression era, “Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without.” The idea always stuck with me. I have a real hard time throwing away something without seeing if I can put it to another use. These rugs are examples of that. I keep scraps of yarn from projects in bags by yarn weight and every so often they become something useful and pretty. I needed some soft rugs for my bathroom so I made these. Nice thing is my husband loves them, I used up some scraps and got soft things for my feet!
My husband gets tired holding his tablet and his hands shake which makes it difficult. So I was thrilled to find a crochet phone or tablet stand pattern by Erica Dietz I had some yarn he really liked and here is his new tablet holder. I made it bigger to hold his tablet.