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1  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / First amigurumi (not counting baby owls) on: February 18, 2017 01:27:14 PM
I got the pattern for this cutie pie on Ravelry.com - it's a free download, and is pretty easy to follow!

No flash


With flash:


The one without flash is truer to the actual colors. He was a fun little guy to make, and I have had requests from my daughter and husband(!) for more!

I should say that I'm not counting my baby owls because they are really just spheres that are stitched across the top to create ear-looking points . . . not much involved in them, cute as they are!
2  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Car trash bag on: February 05, 2017 04:20:38 PM
So I have been wanting something more efficient for my car's trash than I had been using.

I wound up just kind of winging it - I made a couple of squares 13"x13" and used some store-bought binding sewn into the seams for the straps. I also used some 1/4" nylon boning to hold the top open. Here it is with a plastic grocery bag liner.



This is what it replaced:


I may try to lengthen the straps so that the bag can sit a little lower in the car, but I am pleased with how it turned out overall! Grin
3  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Baby booties and sandals - anyone want them?? GONE!! on: December 13, 2016 04:31:15 PM
Hi all!

So - I branched out in my crocheting to make these cute (in my opinion) footwear options for the younger set. I did this because I met this guy at a craft show who said he was organizing a baby shower web site and wanted someone to make baby booties for the site. I made a couple to get a feel for them and to decide on what I would charge, etc, and then called him. NO RESPONSE.  Angry

So - since I don't have a baby these days, nor do I know anyone with feet this tiny (0-3 month size), NOR do I really want to add a new section to my Etsy site, I decided I would do a giveaway for anyone who has a human with small enough feet to benefit! Just PM me your address and I'll stick them in the mail to you . . . when I can get in and out without waiting forever, which may take a while, given the season! Roll Eyes

EDITED TO ADD: THEY ARE GONE! One of my co-workers has a pregnant friend, so they are going to a good home to keep teeny feet warm!

Anyhow - here they are:

The sandals (my fave):


And being held (for size reference):


The booties:


Being held:


The booties are made of a yarn that is 20%wool, 80% acryllic.  The sandal footbed is made of the same kind of yarn, while the straps are 100% Acryllic.

For allergy info, I have cats who really like getting into my yarn, so no promises of fur-free items.

Thanks for looking! Grin
4  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / More hats! on: December 03, 2016 05:38:00 PM
So - here are more hats I've been making - I LOVE this yarn - it's called Caron cakes, and it is a variegated yarn that is self-striping. It is great to work with - not amazingly soft, but soft enough and it has a good amount of give to it so it's easy to get the tension correct.

Just going to post a bunch of pictures - hope you like them!










I have another Caron cake in shades of purple and violet - I am looking forward to using that one, too, but am undecided if I want to make these long hats or something else . . . If anyone has a suggestion for something fantastic (and relatively easy) to make from this yarn, please let me know! I'm up for trying something new!  Cheesy

And then here are some hats made with other yarns - this one is just made from cotton yarn


And this is a mix of the Bernat Baby Blanket yarn (the white) and another bulky yarn I got from Amazon - not great to the touch, but I like how it looks:


And finally - because 'tis the season - a double-tailed santa hat!  I found the inspiration for it on this board a while ago, and bought the pattern on Etsy. I just love this hat for the holidays! It's in my Etsy shop at the moment, but I may just claim it for myself in the near future, so I have a fun hat to wear!:


Thanks for looking! I have gotten into crocheting in a big way lately and have been neglecting my sewing . . . will need to get back to that in the near future!  Grin
5  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / A few odds and ends on: December 03, 2016 05:24:35 PM
Just posting a few things I've been working on lately that don't fall into an easy category!

Skull bags:


I got the idea for the skulls from this craftster post, which has the skull pattern as well as a link to the flower pattern:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=450325.0


Kitty can koozie!


This one I just winged. It was fun making it a calico pattern! Smiley

Thanks for looking!

6  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Crocheted hats and scarves for the winter! (Pic heavy) on: December 03, 2016 05:19:34 PM
I have been crocheting bunches of things, but have gotten lazy about posting, so here are several things I've recently made!

Cream hat and scarf - the flower on the hat is actually a pin, so it can come off and be placed elsewhere


Simple Camo hat:


Double-tailed hat in blue and white:


Long blue and white hat:


Long rainbow stocking cap:


Candy-cane hat with red brim and red scarf with candy-cane trim


Red hat with candy-cane trim and candy-cane scarf


All of these other than the camo hat were made from Bernat baby blanket yarn - it is SOOO soft and works up so quickly, I love working with it and love how it came out!

Thanks for looking! Let me know if you have any questions!
7  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Christmas-themed cozies on: July 04, 2016 05:07:20 PM
Going to a "Christmas in July" craft show in a couple of weeks - thought I should make some Christmas-themed items.

Snowman:


And Santa!


Comments and constructive criticism welcome. I just kind of winged both of these  - wasn't sure how to add much to the santa, and I think that I will make the scarf thinner on the next snowman . . .

Any thoughts on other Christmas-themed cozies I can attempt? I thought maybe a Rudolph one - his face, with a big red nose in the middle? Not sure about the antlers . . . and then a green one with different colored circles on it?? Not sure. It's kind of fun to experiment, though!
8  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Kitty cozy! (with owl, lion and penguin in post #5) on: June 29, 2016 03:26:01 PM
So I have been experimenting with making cozies for cans (trying to make one for a bottle, but I keep making them too wide!)

Here is my kitty cozy!

Front


And Back

(with tail!)  Cheesy

Thanks for looking!!  Smiley
9  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Two new purses - Dandelions and Hearts, Butterflies and Flowers! on: June 27, 2016 06:47:45 PM
Just finished a couple of new bags in a pattern I have used before and really liked. It is called the "Phoebe" bag, but at the moment I can't remember what site it came from - pretty sure it was free . . . Brain is on vacation, though - I'll look it up later if anyone is interested.

These bags are bigger than the original pattern, though I don't remember how much I blew it up. I also make the straps longer than the pattern calls for and use a magnetic snap on the inside of the bag rather than the closure flap that it calls for.

Dandelions (I LOVE this one - love the fabric and the gorgeous blue lining!):




And this one - flowers, hearts and butterflies! This was made to order for someone who prefers oranges and yellows to that lovely blue:




Thanks for looking!
10  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Dr. Who cooler bag . . . with Minions! :D on: June 20, 2016 03:56:24 PM
Hi all!

So - as a reward for spending multiple thousands of dollars financing our home through this bank, we got a lovely cooler bag. <Massive fanfare and applause!>

It was actually a very useful size for a cooler bag, and we have used it to death over the last 5 or so years.

The outside of the original doesn't look bad, but the inside was all ripped up and nasty. So I decided to make a replacement - here it is!



Dr. Who is totally awesome, whether with a bow tie or a fez or anything else, so I HAD to use some of my Whovian fabric on this project!

Here are some shots to compare the old and the new - I think I got the sizing pretty much spot-on (Sorry for the blurry pics)!





And - because one pop-culture reference is insufficient - MINIONS!  Grin



Thanks as always for looking!
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