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1  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Hexagon lap blanket on: March 19, 2010 10:06:56 AM
It's been quite awhile since I posted anything. I've been working on this "Hex-a-ghan" as I have been calling it since last October. I had joined in a crochet-a-long with Lion Brand. I thought I would finish by Christmas to give to my mom, but no, that was wishful thinking. I finally sent it out today for her birthday on Monday. Sewing in all those ends took forever!

The pattern was easy. It took me a few tries to make the hexagons correctly. I used Wool Ease yarn in four colors. I made one hexagon with a red center just to be silly. Turns out it was a useful thing as it helped me to find my place each time I got back to working on it. I also learned how to crochet the hexagons in as I went, which I thought looked much neater than whip-stitching them all together. I made a pile of them for each row and then attached them with the dark green yarn for the last row around. Here are some pics.

This is an early picture I took back in December showing just a few rows done.

Took this today outside. Finally done!

Here you can see the hexagon with the red center all by itself.

Hope my mom likes it. I have plenty of yarn left over. I was thinking I might make a pair of fingerless gloves and/or a scarf. She get then get all nice and cozy in her chair while she is watching TV.

Here's the link to Lion Brand's website and the crochet-a-long I participated in: http://blog.lionbrand.com/category/crochet-along/

Thanks for looking!
2  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / 100 Lizards Living on a Tee on: May 27, 2009 08:26:41 AM
This is my first post so we'll see how it goes. My daughter (5) had her 100 days of preschool party last week. She was sad to miss it - we went on vacation. All the kids were supposed to bring in 100 of something. I had the idea before we left on vacation to make a t-shirt. I found a lizard rubber stamp and my truly ancient box of fabric paints and started working on it once we got back. It took a few days and my daughter loved it.

The front

The back

Detail - note: the black and white ones are kissing!

I dabbed on fabric paint directly to the rubber stamp and then smooshed it around the stamp using a wet paper towel. After printing a bunch on, I added white eyes and a little design for each one. I'll wash it in a few days after paints have a time to set.

Thanks for looking!

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