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1  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Monkey Blanket on: June 29, 2014 04:27:31 PM
I started this blanket 6 months ago. It's been a pain to work. The monkeys were all small bits stitched together. The ends to weave in, OMG were there like a million of them it seemed. Any way I'm happy to have finished it, all that is left is to give it to my friend who asked me to make it.
2  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / DnD round 3? on: May 10, 2013 05:40:32 PM
Would anyone be up for another DnD swap? I would be willing to organize if there is enough interest.

Gallery for round 2
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=407472.msg4805793#msg4805793

3  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / First Birthday Decorations on: January 27, 2013 03:47:32 AM
So my little guy is turning 1. We had it party yesterday. I used my cricut to make all the decorations other then the pin the nose on game. I'm really happy with how it all turned out. Now that the party is done I'll be putting them all up in his room for him.
4  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Tree of Life blanket wedding gift on: August 27, 2012 10:23:11 AM
So DH frat buddy got married over the weekend. I wanted something that would be meaningful to them. I hope they like it! I don't know if they opened gifts yet so I haven't heard anything back on it.

on the bed in the hotel. yup i finished it the morning of the wedding!


close up of the details
5  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Epic blanket for my friend on: June 16, 2012 03:45:47 AM
Ok so I started this blanket when I was pregnant with my youngest. It all came about because she liked the smaller baby version I made for him in blues. So I started making squares for it out of pinks and other soft shades that she asked for. I made just over 200 squares. Then realized that I needed to work out how many I really needed to make a square. So I went with 14 x 14 squares as I already had enough for that. Then my oldest got hospitalized, I went into labor and bam I had 3 kids. So the squares were put on the back burner for a while. I then pulled them out the other day after I finished another baby blanket for my soon to be great nephew. So after about 5 months of work the blanket is done. I have to say this is the longest I've ever worked on one blanket!

The whole thing on my queen sized bed


The baby testing it out to make sure it's nice and soft


He says it is!
6  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Baby's suit for a wedding on: May 27, 2012 04:12:49 PM
So my BIL got married on Sat. The big kids were in the wedding party and I knew they were going to look stylin. Needed to make something for the baby so that he too would look stylin. So I went into my pattern stash and found McCall's 6221. Sure it's a Christening pattern but I though why can't I work it up in other fabrics. After a trip to the fabric store to find some mens suiting material I set to work. I lined the vest part with red to add a little bit of flare and then bought some Elmo robieez and this is what he looked like.

Baby with his Daddy


Trying it on to make sure it fit


and the suit hanging up just after finishing.
7  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Star Baby Blanket on: April 02, 2012 05:01:41 PM
So my daughter asked me to make a blanket for her new baby brother before he was born. We looked at a few patterns and she picked out a star. I then set to work. Well the older boy got sick and landed in the hospital like he normally does when he gets sick. I worked on it there. However every day we were there he asked me if my tummy was telling me it was time to have the baby. I kept telling him nope. Then one evening around dinner time as I sat working on the blanket my water broke! Needless to say the boy was very excited. I went down to maternity and had the baby. The blanket was  put aside for a while.  I picked it back up about 2 weeks after we came home and finished it off. He's Squishy is at 2 months old showing off his star blanket.

Happy Squishy




and just cause I think he's cute
8  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Coming Home Outfit on: January 17, 2012 04:27:30 PM
Ok so I'm due in 4.5 wks. Having looked every where in town for an outfit to bring the boy home in nothing was jumping at me. So I took a moment and thought, wait I craft I can make something worthy of bringing home the new boy! So I dove into my box of patterns in hopes of finding something that would work and be small enough. After locating a pattern I then had to dive into the stash of fabric. This took much longer then the pattern finding as I had to find JUST what I wanted from the stash.  After a lot of digging I found what I was looking for! Here is the end result.

9  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Owen's Baby Blanket on: January 09, 2012 03:14:32 PM
So I'm due in just over 6 weeks. I have not been able to move much this past week after a tumble down the stairs. So I pulled out some yarn and my hook and made the boy a blanket!

10  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / House warming/birthday gift on: April 07, 2011 09:20:30 AM
So a good friend of mine moved into an appt last mnth with her boyfriend. I told her I would make her a housewarming gift. She had been admiring the baby blankets I make for a long time now. Little did she know I modified the patten to make it big enough for her queen sized bed! This took me about a mnth of crafting with about a wk off in the there for the ami swap! I got it done just in time for her birthday/house warming party tomorrow night. I can't wait to give it to her! I love the giving almost as much as the crafting of gifts. I hope it dosen't show to badly that I had to use two different brands of yarn. I ran out of the one and had to go with the closest I could find. Just about everyone I've asked says they cant' tell so I hope I did a good job!




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