Thursday, December 15, 2011

I'm Still Here :)

Just wanted to post some pictures of things I have been working on. I'm still around, just been going thru a very hard time missing my Mom. Enjoy the pictures of my crafty projects - I will be back after the New Year to post more.

Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas and a very Happy, and safe, New Year!!!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Tester for a new pattern

I offered to be a tester for a new hat pattern from Cats Rockin Crochet. It's called Crocodile Stitch Adult Hat. It was a really neat pattern to work on and really easy to follow. Loved how it turned out. I have never done the crocodile stitch before. Really neat looking! I used 4 ply yarn in a rose color. She will have the pattern up soon!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

What Have I Been Making???

Here are just a "few" things I have made over the past several months. Hope you enjoy my crafty work! Starting with my most recent and working backwards. Have more to share later! :)

This is a cute little dress I made for my new grand-daughter, Abby, that will be here soon! She is due August 28th. I told my son, Matt, and his girlfriend, Holli, that she could come on the 25th - my birthday! We will wait and see!

This is a sweater set I made for Abby too!

This is a rolled brim hat that I knitted for Abby. I love this knitted hat pattern! I crocheted a chain flower for the top and sewed a button in the center. Can't wait to see her in it!

This is a dress set that I made for Abby! Her hospital pics will be taken with her wearing this set. Can't wait to see her in her dress Nana made her!

Made this tissue cover couch for a special friend and taking orders for them too! I even made one in Redskins colors!

These are just some of the bags I "knitted" for a contest I entered at Never Enough Yarn. The person that made the most knitted drain bags for Wellspring won a $50 Gift Certificate. I WON! I made 38 bags. A friend of mine, Chris D., came in close second making 35 bags. These bags are given to women who have breast surgery due to breast cancer. I recently learned how to knit and these bags were the first thing I got to working on. I had a ball making them and couldn't wait to get one done to find another color to start! My goal was 40, but I ran out of wind!

This is what I bought with my $50 Gift Certificate that I won from making the Drain Bags for the Breast Cancer Contest at Never Enough Yarn! Hats will be made for Abby and fingerless mittens for ME!!!

These are blankets I made for my charity, HeartFelt Angels, for the 4th of July.

This is a Breast Cancer Ribbon Afghan I made for a friend whose Aunt had to have breast surgery. I couldn't find a ribbon pattern that I really liked, so I designed this pattern myself. I thought it turned out beautiful - so did everyone else. The picture was taken at Never Enough Yarn in Winchester, VA. Thanks Pam!

And finally - this is a car seat blanket with a matching hat. Loved how the colors came out. I wanted to go eat some ice cream after making this! ha ha ha!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

I have no idea....

I have no idea what I am doing! I am a new knitter and wanted to make the 5 Hour Baby Sweater. I just can't figure it out! I've tried so many times and just about gave up. So in the meantime, I found this 5 Hour Baby Boy Sweater by O' Gail Bable - just as precious! So this is what I am working on. I have NO IDEA what I am doing, but I'm doing it! Or doing something! hahaha It says to slip stitch the sleeves together - I know how to sl st in crochet! But in knitting? Well, I just grabbed my ole' crochet hook and sl st'd that sleeve closed! Then went on with the pattern - no idea if that is what you are to do but I did it! Looks good! Just have to figure out the rest of the pattern. This has taken me several days to work on - here and there. Would love to get it figured out so I can make the twins matching sweaters!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

More Crochet Stuff!

Just a few of the Valentine's Day blankets I made for my charity, HeartFelt Angels. We were short blankets and I got busy! We made our goal and had extra!

Slippers for a friend who placed an order for them.

What will I work on next????

Friday, February 4, 2011

Crochet Beret

I am so excited over my new hat pattern I designed! It's a crocheted V-stitch Beret. The rose can be left on or off OR changed to another color rose. I am having so much fun making these hats!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

My Recently Finished and WIP Projects

I just love making these keyhole scarves too! They are fun to make. And so warm! The original pattern called for a shorter scarf. I extended the pattern to make it alittle bit longer.

This is a Newborn Cocoon Ripple stitch with hat. These are fun to work on and not long to make. Will be so nice for Valentine's Day!

This is a Preemie Cocoon Ripple stitch with hat. It's was fun to work with too! Almost finished, have 2 more rows to add and finish in the ends. Will be cute for Valentine's Day!

I just love this little Heart Afghan for a newborn baby. It is so pretty and fun to work on. Takes some concentration, but turns out so beautiful!

This blanket was made from the Twin Stitch pattern from God's Tiny Angels. Such a cute and easy pattern. Works up quick!

These are the cutest little keychains I have ever seen or made! A friend gave me the pattern. I am taking orders for these and they are selling like hotcakes! If you want one or more, please let me know!

Friday, January 21, 2011

I'm Still Crocheting...

It has been a busy and very difficult few months for me and my family. But I am still crocheting when I can or want to. This is a shawl I made for my Mom before she went into the hospital on December 3, 2010. Her favorite color - purple - and I added a small crocheted heart to the front bottom edge.

While she was in the hospital for 5 1/2 weeks and then transferred to a rehab center, these are what I have been working on. SLIPPERS!!! Something quick and easy to carry to work on. Too much stress to work on something with details or counting. I'm up to 18 pairs to date! I made them in 3 sizes for adults, small adults/teens and kids. Next - trying to decide where all these are going to???