Monday, March 18, 2013

Let's Go to the Farmer's Market

It took me an entire year to finish this project. I know, kind of ridiculous. I started it using a different pattern and something about it wasn't going right. I ended up putting it away and not until mid-February of this year did I decide I needed to get it done. It was to be for my sister-in-law for her birthday . . . last year. Alas, "better late than never?" It turned out super cute and I am hoping to make a few more at some point. I picture this as a great bag for the farmer's market and picking up fresh produce or flowers. I found the pattern HERE.

She Loves to Color . . .

So I thought it would be fun to make a gift for her aunt and uncle using her drawings. I had Alice color on tissue paper, then I cut the paper into small squares and decoupaged it to a glass candle holder. It was fun, a little messy, but turned out fairly cute. It's a little crafty cheesy, but my brother has told me it now has a prominent place in their home :) They live far away, so I thought it would be fun for them to have something in their home that she helped create. Here are a few pictures of the final product:

Foxy Little Lady

In the last few months I've been mostly making gifts. I finally got around to crocheting a fox hat for our dear friends who just welcomed their daughter this past weekend. At the time of it's creation, we did not know the sex of the baby, so I thought a fox was something that could easily work for a baby boy or girl. It turned out so cute! I may have to make one for Miss Alice for next fall and winter. Here is the final product:
I used the same standard earflap hat pattern I've been using and found a picture online of another hat and copied it. Easy peasy :) Can't wait to see their little girl wearing it in another 6 or 8 months!

Friday, February 22, 2013

Valentine's Day Part II

I almost forgot to post this. Here is Alice's full outfit for Valentine's Day. I made the hat, shirt and leg warmers. She was a big hit at daycare. It was fun putting it all together and she's gotten a lot of use out of the hat. I have St. Patty's Day plans in my head. Lots of leftover green from our Christmas stockings :)

I also made heart garland to decorate the mantel. The little hearts are so fun to make and so easy. Still debating Shamrock garland for March . . . oh, and maybe a bunny hat for Easter . . . too many fun things to make!

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Hats, hats, hats!

I've been making a lot of hats in the last six months. Here is a collage of some of the owl hats. I'll post a few of the others soon. Enjoy!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Valentine's Day Part I

Alice is still too young to have an opinion about Valentine's, so I went all out and crocheted little owl pins for her daycare friends. It was so fun, but I realize it may be a bit overboard for a 1 1/2 year old. Too bad! Next year she will probably have an opinion or she'll want to make them herself, so while I still can, I'll go ahead and get crafty before she cares.

I crocheted pink owls for the girls and red for the boys. I used the owl pattern found HERE. I then took a tree illustration I created a while ago but never used, added the lines "Whoooooo thinks you're special?" and "Happy Valentine's Day!" I printed the cards on my printer, cut them down then affixed the pins in place. I used some clear cellophane bags I had in my enormous craft supply stash and slipped each card into a bag, sealed them and they are ready to hand out. 

I also made Alice a hat, leg warmers and an applique shirt. I am hoping to get a picture of her wearing it all on Thursday and will try to post it here. Happy Valentine's Day!