Sorry for the caps, but I'm excited. Serious props to yelley for the original sakura pattern. I made this for my mother in law. When my husband was a kid, both his parents were Navy and they lived in Japan for about 6 years. Therefore, they have a soft spot for all things Japanese. It's kind of an odd size-not a clutch and not a purse, either. I forgot to take a picture of the lining, but it's kind of a taupe color. I so appreciate that yelley gave the pattern for the cherry blossoms and inspired me to make this. I hope I did yelley's pattern justice! My mother in law absolutely loved it!!!
Here's the front
Here's the back with the cherry blossoms-this one kind of washed out the colors
Ok, I saw this on the knitting completed projects board. I can't knit to save my life (I've tried to teach myself more than once and it's never worked out). I know that some people on her can knit and crochet, so I was wondering if anyone knows how I could do a similar pattern in crochet? Here's the thread and the pattern is on page 3:
Ok, so. This is the first time I've ever done anything on an actual canvas. The first one is a Kurt Halsey stencil that I got from stencilry. I nixed the original words that went with it because the girl seemed really sad to me, so I picked something different. Also, both of these are for my sister and she likes that kind of thing. So, here's the kurt halsey one.
And this one is because True Romance is one of my sister's all-time favorite movies (mine too!). I just googled to get the image and did some business in photoshop to stencilize it (totally not a word, but eh). Then I cut out the foreground and glued it to the canvas. I used a sharpie to color in all the black after I painted the foreground lavender. Then I very lightly brushed on the turquoise color. The words were freehanded. It's one of my favorite lines from the movie. There were quite a lot of steps involved, but I'm really happy with how this one turned out.
My mom's birthday is July 6th and we happen to be going to visit on that very day (we live in Tennessee and she lives in Mississippi with all the rest of my family). Anyway, I made these things for her. The little bag, I kind of altered a pattern for a clutch purse to make it smaller. It's meant to hold all her cards and cash and whatnot. I had to handsew all the lining (what a p.i.t.a.) and I scavenged the snap from one of my daughter's old purses. The lining is actually a double thickness and I cut it from an old pair of pants that don't fit anymore. I put 2 extra layers plus a layer of felt to reinforce where the snaps are so it won't stretch the crochet. The butterfly came from a pattern on crochetpatterncentral and I plan on putting it one of those frames that's 2 pieces of glass sandwiched together. Whaddya think?
For some reason, some of the parts are backwards. I don't know what I did wrong, but I don't think it's super noticeable.
My husband and I collaborated on this shirt for our 4 year old son. It was my idea and I made the stencils and did the words (had to freehand so they look kind of jacked up) and my husband airbrushed Master Shake. Sebastian loves this shirt!!!
Ok, so I've been crocheting for a good few years now. A question I've always wondered about is this. If a pattern doesn't specify, when they say "left side" and "right side", do they mean my left? Or the left if the piece has the good side facing? Or the left of the person who would wear it? I'm mostly asking because I did this really nice butterfly for my mom using this pattern
and it seems like some of the stuff came out backwards or something. I did it as if left side meant the left side if it was turned with the good side facing, which would be my right. Now, I'm thinking it actually meant my left. Geez, I'm just confusing myself more now. Any insight, anyone?
Oh, and pinkyrican-to answer your last question, I did make it the same size to fit her. You're right about it not mattering much because you can just tie it tighter to fit. Again, thanks a million for the pattern. My daughter wore it to church this morning and I had 4 people stop and ask us where we got it cause they loved it so much. When I told them I made it, they were all like "Wow! It's so pretty, etc. etc." Don't mind the sloppy way I tied it. My daughter was hurrying me up so she could watch a movie!!
So, I made this for my son, Dorian. He'll be 4 months old on the 18th. It took me the larger part of my pregnancy to finish, but I managed to get it done before he made his appearance! It seriously weighs about 10 lbs or more. He won't be able to carry it unassisted till he's about 5 And, just for kicks, I included some pics of Dorian and blankie together. That last one is the first time he pushed himself up on his elbows like that and he was mightily impressed, which is why his eyes are so bugged out. This is my last post with pics for at least a couple days, I swear! I'm just so excited to have a place where I can show people the things I've made and have them understand just how much love and hard work went into it. Thanks for looking!!
This is a gift I made for my sister-in-law and her soon-to-be husband. They're getting married in September. My SIL's wedding flowers are going to be daisies, hence the bride's bouquet and veil. I modified this a bit from a pattern I bought on etsy from NeedleNoodles (changed the veil, added the bouquet, added the ball and chain). It's called Lil' Spookies. I mailed them on Monday and I wish they'd hurry up and get there.