Thursday, March 10, 2011

Works in Progress


I have several projects started that will (hopefully) be finished today! The first is a pic of the grannies I'm using for a sweet purse! I'll add the URL for the pattern a little later.. it's not bookmarked.

The Second is for a blanket and hat set that I plan to use for a raffle for Relay for life and more for our swap meet thingy in April. I'm super excited since grannies are SO quick and you can use SO many colors!! I love bright colors!!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Other interests...

...I have them! I love to garden, and I love my camera. So often the two come together in wonderfully random ways. I also like Picnik.com.. a lot.. :D
                                                                   

The first is just some weeds in the yard. I thought the texture was nice. 2 is Dusty Miller about to bloom. (I've been slacking because it's not supposed to bloom..) 3 is the dusty miller leaves. 4 is one of my nasturtiums about to bloom. If you've never seen them, look them up. They're beautiful! And 5 is the dusty miller after the blooms open. Now I need to go cut those off.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Girl Scouts :D

So my daughter is a Daisy Girl Scout and our troop leader requested hats for the troop. Well, after I made one hat and one headband I decided the headbands were way cuter! The colors are all the colors of the petals they earn as Daisies. They represent each aspect of the Girl Scout Law.

Newer Stuff

I've been slacking a bit. Been way busy with Girl Scouts and other things, but these are my newest hats. I love the bee! I plan on making a diaper cover to match eventually.

The owl is for a photographer I know. I've been working on more stuff for her and I'm super excited to have my stuff showcased professionally!

The bottom one... well, I was just messing with colors.. I may take the brim off if it looks funny.. I need a model though..

Hat Tags!!

We have a swap meet coming up so I needed tags for all my stuff and this is what I came up with!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Fae Slouch Hat

LOVE this pattern even though the first one didn't come out just right.. So I did another.. yeah the black and green looks MUCH better. I wear it every day.The pink was too big for me, so I donated it to the garage sale for Leila's memorial service. (See previous post.)
Fantasy Fae slouch hat pattern can be found here. Like I said before, her stuff is awesome! (Same lady as the Convertible Hat)

Leilani Marie's Teeny Hats

 These hats were made for a very special little girl. My friend Virginia went into labor at 24 weeks and gave birth to the most beautiful child I've ever seen. She weighed only 1lb 4oz but was such a fighter. Her friend Jessica started a group to make hats for this tiny angel. Unfortunately, though she fought SO hard to stay, Leila passed away at only 12 days old. She touched hundreds, if not thousands of people and made people around the world stop and unite for one purpose: to pray for someone other than themselves.. And I believe that was Leila's mission.. To help people to see past their own problems, and to pray for healing for someone they may not have even known.
 This is my most favorite hat that I've made for anybody and I'll never make another fairy hat like this one again. But I will be making more tiny hats and donating them to the NICU in Fresno in Leila's name, so that people here that might not have the means to do this have hats to make their child's stay a little more bearable with a little whimsy.

Bearded Fun!

A friend requested this one.. I made it so the beard is removable so she can wear the cute hat without it.

More Slouchy Hats

 Made for my mom's friend's daughter.. The color is actually "Honey" not green.. lol




Gray one is my original with the band redone..I felt like it needed to be wider.

Pattern can be found here: http://mssunflwr.blogspot.com/2009/05/level-beginner-materials-one-skein-red.html

Wrist warmers, Munchkin Style

 My munchkin said her hands were cold, so I whipped these up in about an hour. She loves them, and so do I!

Convertible Hat

 So I came across this pattern and HAD to make it! I varied the band just a bit (I HATE HATE HATE backpost stitches.. so I just used regular dc with frontpost..) and used half double instead of single because I'm lazy and sc takes too long. :P
The original pattern can be found here. Her stuff is AMAZING!! I'm actually going to her etsy right now to buy a new pattern.. the grey wizard hat! YOU SHALL NOT PASS!! HAHA!
http://aprildraven.blogspot.com/search/label/Convertible%20Hat

Round 2


Headbands, Round 1



Revamping

 Armwarmers needed updating..
One of a kind cap.. it was a pain...

Terrible Pic...

But I love this hat. :)

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Crochet hook Case


Yes it's crooked and ghetto looking, but hey... it does the job.

First slouchy hat.... first of many...


Fave hat till I made another down the road... still a go-to on a bad hair day. :D

Saturday, February 5, 2011

The beginning stash..

Bear Ear Hat

My first successful hat! This particular one was donated to a yard sale last week to help a friend after the passing of their sweet baby, Leila. It went to a good home, for a good cause. :)

First Amigurumi....

yeah... he's a sad little zombie... Oh well.. Kayden loves him even with no arms or legs... haha

Friday, February 4, 2011

Starting out...

When I first picked crochet back up a few months ago (my mom taught me like 10 years ago), my goal was to make hats. As it was, I had no idea how to actually read a pattern so I came up with something on my own. Arm warmers. They came out a little wonky, but cute nonetheless.