Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Christmas

Jesse & I spent Christmas Eve at my mother's house. It was a decent night. We exchanged gifts with my brothers & my mom. She got us an adorable baby dress and some books (some in English, some in French) for Madison, along with season 1 of Fraggle Rock (yes, I said Fraggle Rock) and some other things. She bought Jesse a 32GB iTouch which he hasn't put down since he got it.

We got back home around midnight and exchanged our own gifts. I got him 2 movies and a book that he'd been dying for, as well as the new Prince of Persia & Midnight Club: Los Angeles games. He gave me an Eiffel Tower portrait & blanket from Urban Outfitters, Mamma Mia! and a pair of Ed Hardy shoes. Nothing tops the engagement ring that he got me for my birthday though...




Christmas morning we woke up early and drove to his mom's house and then went back to my mom's for dinner.
We're going to stay in tomorrow night and ring in the New Year on our own. Neither of us are much in the mood for going out, especially since he works on Thursday morning.

I did get us a new laptop though. I love it. <3

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Treasuries

I got put in 2 treasuries today, I'm so excited!!
Everyone should go check them out and leave some love:
DesignsbyShellie's: http://www.etsy.com/treasury_list.php?room_id=27596
MountainEagleCrafter's: http://www.etsy.com/treasury_list.php?room_id=27854

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Customs Galore!

I've been spending the last few weeks making a ton of custom orders for some of the lovely people on etsy.

Here is some of what I've come up with:
This is a hat-scarf combo. It was the first time I've ever made one of these, but it came out nicely!
This is one of my favorites!


And this one I made the pattern for myself, along with a matching scarf. It's toddler-sized! I do have the pattern available for the hat & flower for only $2.50. Feel free to contact me on etsy, if you're interested.

I also just made a TON of these snowflake coasters/face cloths. Check them out! Only $2 for a set of 4! (Limited time only).

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Vintage-esque Cloche










Okay, so I got my inspiration for this hat from this thread: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=50208.0
I did modify the pattern a little to make it longer and a different head size.
I used Simply Soft Aran & Frosty Green for the main hat and Bernat Softee for the bright blue & bright pink flowers. I forget what the light blue is.

Honestly, I LOVE the way this hat came out and I'm so glad that I decided to make it for myself.


For anyone interested, there's a pattern at the link I listed above.

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Winter Break

Winter break seems to be lasting forever this year. I don't know what it is, but it seems way longer than it was last year. I just finished a hat for one of my friends at work, picture to come soon, and am currently working on another one for me. I've spent the last few days babysitting my younger brothers and I'm definitely excited that they'll all my in school by Monday. It feels like my actual vacation hasn't even started yet.

I bought a new tv today. It's a 19" Westinghouse. Not too bad, it's decent & it was cheap. I'm content. I'm also waiting for my new GPS to arrive from Amazon. It's a Garmin Nuvi 260. I can't wait to try it out! :)

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Bath Puff

I used cotton yarn (I forget which brand, sorry) & a K hook.



Chain 4, join with sl st to form a ring.

Round 1
Chain 3 (counts as one dc), make 11 dc in a ring.
Join with sl st.

Round 2
Chain 3 (counts as one dc), dc at base of chain, make 2 dc in each dc around base.
Join with sl st

Round 3
*Chain 4, sc in next st* repeat from * to * until round is complete.

Round 4
Chain 3 (counts as 1 dc), dc at base of chain, make 2 dc in each dc around base.

Round 5
*Chain 3, sc in next stitch* repeat until round is complete.

Fasten off.

Amanda Hat

I made this hat for my youngest sister for her 16th birthday last month. Her name is Amanda, hence the name for this particular hat. :) I made mine with a 5.0mm hook & pale blue bernat softee yarn. If I were to make it again with the same yarn, I'd probably double strand it.



Amanda hat
H-hook (5.0mm)
Bernat softee baby yarn (pale blue)

Puff = yarn over, pull up loop, yarn over, pull up loop, yarn over, pull through all loops on hook (5 loops)

Chain 4, slst in first st to form ring.
Rnd1: ch2 (counts as first dc), 9 dc in ring, slst to join (10dc)
Rnd2: ch2, dc in same st, 2dc in each stitch around, slst to join (20dc)
Rnd3: ch2, *2dc in next st, dc in next st, repeat from * around, join (30dc)
Rnd4: ch2, dc in next st, 2dc in next st, *dc in next 2st, 2dc in next st, repeat from * around, join (40dc)
Rnd5: ch2, dc in next 2st, 2dc in next st, *dc in next 3st, 2dc, repeat from *, join (50dc)
Rnd6: ch2, dc in next 3st, 2dc, *dc in next 4st, 2dc, repeat from *, join (60dc)
Rnd7: ch2, dc in next 4st, 2dc, *dc in next 5st, 2 dc, repeat from *, join (70dc)
Rnd8-9: ch2, dc in each st around, join
Rnd10: ch2, *puff in next st, dc in next st, repeat from *, join
Rnd11-14: ch2, dc in each st around, join
Rnd15: repeat rnd10
Rnd16-18: ch1, sc in next st & in each st around, join
Rnd19: *ch1, sc in next st & each around, join
Rnd20: ch1, sc in each st & each space, join
Rnd21-25: ch1, sc in next st & each around, join.
Finish off & weave in end.

For bow: weave yarn through rnd20, tie off in a bow.

Double two-toned slippers

This was originally posted on the 4th of October on my old domain. I'm just moving it over. :)



Materials
worsted yarn
size J crochet hook (I for smaller pair)
Gauge: in sc, with 2 strands of yarn. 5 sts and 5 rows = 2". (Women's: in sc, with 2 strands of yarn, 3 sts and 3 rows = - 1")

Please note that both sizes are worked using 2 strands of yarn.
Pattern is written for a Men's size slipper with changes for Women's in parenthesis.

Instructions
Rnd 1: Ch 2, work 5 sc info 2nd ch from hook to form a circle. Mark last st of this rnd with a pin, then move pin to mark the end of each succeeding rnd.

Rnd 2: Work 3 sc into each sc around: you should have 15 sc.

Rnd 3: * 2 sc in first sc, sc in each of next 2 sc, rep from * around: 20 Sc.

Rnd 4: * 2 sc in first sc, sc in each of the next 3sc, rep from * around 25 sc.

Work even on 25 sc for 14 (12) rnds more. Do not finish off.

Back: Ch 11. Note: This is where I switched from red to black

Row 1: Using both loops, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each of next 9 ch; sc in each of next 25 sc; sc in each ch on opposite side of beg ch; ch 1, trun.

You should have 45 sc.

From now on, sc in the back loop (loop away from you) of each sc.

Rows 2-9: Sc in back loop of each sc across; ch 1, turn.

Dec Row 1: Sc in each of next 20 sc, dec over next 2 sts as follows: draw up a loop in each of the next 2 sts: 3 loops on hook, YO and pull through all 3 loops on hook, work 1 sc, dec as before over next 2 sts, sc in each of next 20 sc, ch 1, turn.

Dec Row 2: Sc in each of next 19 sc, dec over next 2 sts, work 1 sc, dec, sc in each of next 19 sc, ch 1, turn.

Dec Row 3: Sc in each of next 18 (15) Sc, dec, work 1 Sc, dec, sc in each of next 18 sc; ch 1, turn.

Finishing: Fold back section in half, carefully matching sts. Sl St inside loops of sides tog. Finish off