Monday, January 24, 2011

Valentine's Day Hair Bow

I am finally back on the hairbow bandwagon since my poor little girl only has about 100 mama made ones!  Really, the ones she has are starting to look a little worn, so I'm trying to expand upon my bow making capabilities.  Enter..........spikes!!  I followed this tutorial on youtube.  I like the way it turned out for this bow, but I think I want to try to make some flatter spikes the next time (these are folded in half).  Next I want to make a bow with those little loopy surround bow thingies (yes, that's the technical name).  
Just have to learn how first!

Linking this up to Made by You Monday on!  


Monday, January 17, 2011

Crafty Goodness Completed!

Well, I'm able to cross a thing or two off my crafty to do list, but, of course, I've found more projects that I need to add.  I'm hoping that the kids will entertain themselves a bit today so that I can get in some crafty time, when in reality, I should be cleaning!

The first is the hook case for my all my crochet tools.  I used some fabric I bought last year from an online shop (I think it was superbuzzy)  that specializes in Japanese fabrics.  I only bought a small bit, so this was the perfect project for it.  I teamed it with some tan linen and a pink ribbon closure.  I'm not crazy about the ribbon I chose, but it works!

The next project I finished wasn't on my list, but I love it so much!  I crocheted a cape for Mallory over New Years out of pink Cotton Tots yarn - I won't even show it to you now it looks so awful!  The yarn is so soft and pretty when you start, but before you are even done with a project it looks dirty and worn.  Also, I used a pattern I found on Ravelry, but it was done in the treble stitch, which I am not in love with.  

After searching for a new pattern and not finding exactly what I wanted, I decided to make my own pattern and the results are exactly what I was looking for!  Unfortunately, I don't have any pictures yet of her wearing it, but I will get some soon!


And last, but not least, my in progress scarf that I am attempting to knit!  It only has one dropped stitch (so far), but is curling terribly on the ends.  I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong, as I am following the pattern, but I think I will just go with it for now.  I'm hoping to finish and wear it at least once before it gets hot again here in Florida!


I linked up my cape to Made By You Mondays on Skip to my Lou!  Check it out Here!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Projects I want to try in 2011....

Instead of making resolutions for the new year, which I've never been very good at keeping, I think I will use this post to keep track of craft projects I want to make in 2011.  In my spare time spent surfing the web, I come across so many ideas and projects that I want to try, but as quick as I find them, I move on and they are lost to me on the vast internet.  This way I can keep a running list and cross of the ones I succeed in making.

Today is the perfect day to start, as my dear husband took my two lovely children to my in-laws for the day, leaving me with 8 hours of free time to start crossing things off my list.  I will keep adding things as I find them.

  1. Learn to knit - I'm taking a one hour private lesson today at 2:00 p.m. - that's a great start!     I'm still learning, but at least I've started!
  2. Make these for Mallory's room and finish hooping all the other embroidery work I did for her room.  I think I will embroider words like "sweet" "playful" "sassy", or do action words like "play", "smile", "pretend".     Embroidered words 
  3. Crochet Hook Case, similar to this:  Hook Case See results here!
  4. Valentine Heart Garland on Two Shades of Pink Heart Garland