I recently went to my cousin's wife's baby shower (they are expecting their first child, a little girl!) and I decided to made a homemade gift. I have only every crocheted dog sweaters :p but I thought I'd try my hand at crocheting a human sweater! haha
This hat kind of happened by accident - I was at Michael's shopping for yarn to crochet myself a new winter hat, and came across this beautiful burgundy yarn with little gold flecks in the bargain bin for $2.00! I couldn't not buy it, so I used it to crochet myself a new hat for fall instead! (Winter hat will still be in the works soon too!)
I altered the pattern a bit though. I used this pattern once before, but the hat turned out way too tight in the end. I added two extra increase rows at the back of the hat, and did one less decrease row at the front of the hat. I also substituted a thick ribbed band at the front of the hat. (For anyone wondering, I did a bunch of rows of front post/back post double crochet. I alternated fp/bp every two stitches to make larger ribbing.)
This is the left side with the bow
This is the right side
This is the back
Here it is flat
Detail shot of the different stitches in the hat, and you can see the little gold flecks more here
I'm doing an internship for my final semester of college, and I have my own business cards! The first business cards I've ever had! So naturally, I had to make a little holder for them to throw in my purse.
the case with some of my cards
the back, open and flat
the inside, open and flat. i used black, leopard and bright purple cottons
the inside with some cards in it
the button and elastic closure. i used the same leopard fabric to cover a shank button so it all matched
I call this one the Watermelon Wristlet. All cotton fabrics and a vintage black and silver zipper. Two coordinating heart shaped beads on the zipper pull. It has two card slots and two bill pockets on the inside. Your change can go right in the middle. 3.5" x 6"
I call this one the Bumblebee Wristlet. All cotton fabrics and a plastic black zipper. White shank bead on the zipper pull, matching the one on the front band. It has two card slots and two bill pockets on the inside. Your change can go right in the middle. 3.5" x 6"
Four Monster Wristlets! These are made from a light flannel fabric, and lined with a similar type of fabric. They have one divider on the inside. They each have a star bead on their zipper pulls. 4" x 6"
They're about 12" long, filled with toy stuffing and dried beans for some weight. They're all made with fleece, except the pink one, it's terry cloth. Their bills/feet are all just cotton, and their eyes are tiny black beads.
This is the first one I made, and after seeing it's cuteness and how easy it was to make I decided I needed to make more!
I decided to make myself a new wallet, since the last one I made for myself was getting a little beat up.
I used faux leather scraps that were from a dress I bought from a second hand store (for the sole purpose of using it for fabric), an old leopard print pillow case, and an old table cloth.
Here it is from the front. I love the bow detail. I love bows in general so I had to do it
And the back. The whole thing is about 4" x 6"
I really wanted to include a wrist strap on this wallet, incase I need to go somewhere and don't want to take my whole purse, makes it easier to carry! The clip and and ring were from an old wallet chain or something that I found in my crafts stash and matched perfectly
And here's the inside. Its lined with leopard print, and the card slots are actually the WRONG side of an old silk table cloth. The good side of it was red, but the wrong side was a beautiful coral color that matched the zipper perfectly.
And here it is with my stuff in it. I couldn't get a good picture of the inside really, but on one side there's two card slots, and on the other side there's a cash pocket. I put my loose change in the middle, and everything stays in because it has a zipper closure!
One thing I wish I could fix is that I made the card clots a little tight on this one, so I can only fit 2-3 cards in each, where in my last wallet I could fit 4 o5 per slot. So I keep the rest of my cards in one of those clear card holders and just stick it in the cash pocket.
*NOTE: the sleeve I made in the tutorial is a different one than I posted here.. sadly, something got spilled on the original one I made in the tutorial before it could be given to my friend, so I had to re-make it. I think I like how the one I posted here looks more anyway