Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Sophie's Universe

Post update;
She's finished

I have never worked a Crochet-along before, someone posted this on Facebook and thought I could catch up and I have.
I have so much yarn in storage, older yarn some from the 1970's, only a skein or 2 of colors, enough to at least make a round.
The designer has said this is halfway through the work.
You can find the crochet-along here: sophies-universe-cal-2015
A 20 week adventure. I'll need to yarn shop after this.
Well maybe.
Then again I may need to work another to clear more yarn.

Hope all is well in your Universe.

til next time
 God Bless and Keep Thee
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Friday, February 20, 2015

Gingerbread House

This is funny.

     I was so pumped, wanting to make a Gingerbread house for Christmas 2014, okay, I'm blaming life and the things that happen in life keeping me from finishing.

I found a pattern back in October 2014  and worked it to this point by Nov. 6, 2014

Still wondering how I would make this work, I decided to work the roof, hoping I could make the "what can I do with this yarn". Nov. 09, 2014.


By this time I was trying to figure out how to add the plastic canvas and just where I had stashed the clearance find.
Dec. 5, 2014 Found the plastic canvas and attached it but the house wouldn't stand like it should, found some foam board left from other projects, measure twice, cut once! Safety pins to the rescue. Now to figure how to keep the foam board house from collapsing, duct tape? Maybe.
Worked a roof from foam board, also crocheted a backing for shingles to slip over the roof panels.
We are on the downhill with a few days left to Christmas. Worked the front door, still needs attached.
Sizing up the roof. Dec. 6, 2014, still time.
Well this is how far I got still needs finished.
December 16, 2014
I put it away for now, yep, it's February 2015 but Christmas 2015 is only a few months away.
You can find the Gingerbread House at this link, Gingerbread house - free
Be aware, this project will take some time and patience. The foam board instructions are not included I took it upon myself to cut them to the measurement given.
Good Luck, as you can see, I'm still working it.
til next time,
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Book Pillow

Posting this a couple months late, I worked this Dec. 29 2014-Jan. 2, 2015
I couldn't believe I found this.
A book pillow
Perfect way to keep everything together, charging station, use in bed while resting.
I used leftover yarn as you can tell, no need to have more left over yarn.
It works up quick, sewing skills could be helpful, the next one I'll pay more attention and fill all the sides the same.

Yes it's in 2 parts, but easier to follow, you won't get lost wondering throught the pattern and become confused.

Only took a couple days to work up.

til next time,


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Round & Round Pretty Afghans

Great~Grand Niece
Pink Afghan is worked in Kmart Color Match
 Crochet hook: No name, made in U.S.A. ~ I
(hook has tapered neck, I supect a Boye,
I'm not a fan of Susan Bates hooks).
 Red Heart Super Saver ~ Multi-color ~ Artist Print
Crochet hook: Hero ~ G
Pattern can be purchased by clicking link above.

Found this pattern around Christmas 2014, looks so pretty just had to try and work it. The pattern works quickly and pretty easy to follow.

I'm working one in Red Heart Super Saver, in Rouge, I love the color of this yarn. Hoping to have a fair entry. Also, trying to make it a little larger than the suggested 35 inches.

Will update soon.

til next time,

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Monday, December 15, 2014

Tis` the Season' for Elf on the Shelf

Elf on the shelf
When I began making this guy I thought, "WOW" he's going to be huge but only stands about 13 inches tall. I used scraps.
I found the pattern here at holiday-shelf-elf
It works up quick, she uses the,
fsc = foundation single crochet

which I am totally
unfamiliar with so I used the chain and single crochet.

The tree is also a new crochet. The pattern for it can be found here at
O' Christmas Tree,

I added gold and silver pony beads to the crocodile stitch for ornaments.
I like it. We have a tree.

Merry Christmas 2014

til next time

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Friday, October 17, 2014

New bag without a pattern

I needed a new bag for winter. With inspiration from this pattern on ravelry Sack Dress Bag, I worked this bag. Trying my hand at working up a pattern.

The thumbs up Budda was just a fluke. Somethings just happen like that.
til nex time.
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Saturday, October 11, 2014

Trista's knitted doll

This is s funny story,
 I have grandkids I rarely see but the ones I do visit with I make them crocheted toys.
I crocheted the oldest boy a Sonic Plushie, and a Tails Plushie, (the designer does wonderful work, I would like to THANK her for making 2 young Sonic fans very happy) his cousin seen them and needed to have them for his very own.
Being the Grandma I am, he got them.
Never seen a child be so delighted over a handmade toy.
While I was busy working the Boys dolls, the girls wanted dolls too.
With Red Heart Yarn no longer producing the Lt peach super saver yarn my quantities were limited. I searched for the yarn in thrift stores, found enough to work this doll. The last one.

She just loves her knitted doll

There are many free patterns for dolls.
It is crochet, she just believes it's knitted, which is fine, she's happy.
til next time.
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