Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Week 7- Make Something from your Scraps

I don't have many scraps.  I knew this last week so when I was making the kids Easter bunnies I purposfuly made a scrap pile.  The pattern called for leaving a long tail to sew the pieces together so I did.  If I had ever made any  amigurumi before I would not have left those long tails on every piece.  Anyhow, I did use the scraps and made a small hand sanitizer holder for daughter #3 with them.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

52 Week Crochet Challenge-Week 6

Spring Cleaning.  This week it's time to organize you your yarn.  How do you do it.  By color, type, weight?
I found a 'treasure' about a year ago and keep all my yarns and needles in it now. See this post.  Treasure

52 week Crochet Challenge-Week 5

Week 5 - Learn a new stitich this week and show off a sample.

52 Week Crochet Challenge-Week 4

Week 4- How did you learn to crochet, or who taught you?

52 Week Crochet Challenge- Week 3

Week 3 is Celebrate the First Day of Spring (March 20, 2014) by crocheting a flower or make a project that has a flower motif or theme.  
I didn't see a pattern I liked after trying two others so I just made my own.  This is a simple Black eyed Susan. 

Round 1; chain 2
Round 2; five single crochets
Round 3; two singles in each of the 5. total 10 sc
Round 4; single around. total of 10. end with a slip stitch in first single. cut first color.
Round 4. Join with yellow into any single. Chain 10, join in same single with a slip stitch. Work around into each of the reamining 9 singles.  Each chain forms a loop.  End with a slip stitch into the first single.  cut.
Weave in cut yarns.

52 Week Crochet Challenge-Week 2

Week 2 is "Start a Crochet notebook, journal, scrapbook or blog.  I am calling the blog a 'new blog' only because I am joining and blogging about it.  

52 Week Crochet Challenge-Week 1

Week one is "how do you celebrate nation Crochet Month?
This year I celebrated by buying some new yarn skein to make a few projects on the horizon.  I try hard to 'find' yarn, or even recycle from other sources like used clothing, or donated skeins.  I rarely purchase new but sometimes just the right color/weight/ etc. are not to be had used.  So.... loaded with coupons I went to Hobby Lobby and purchased some Red Heart Super Soft in Plum and Lavender.  

52 Week Crochet Challenge

I am joining a crochet challenge.  This will be a full year of expanding my crochet skills.  Right now I am playing a bit of catchup.  Also joined in RAVELY.  I have been a member of Raverly for a while now but always forget to bring it up on the old BLOG.

You can see all of the weeks at the blog Red Berry Crochet and even download the PDF for the year.


Happy Hooking!!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

New Baby Crochet

A new baby boy needs a new baby blanket.  Lavender and Plum!!

Easter is Coming!!

Early this morning I made this lovely little door wreath for Easter.  I am donating this for our 'family reunion' door prize.

Thursday, February 27, 2014


I love lists.
List of projects both completed and yet to be completed.  List of dream projects crazy idea projects.  After reading another bloggers comments about her yearly update on her master list I have decided to create a few lists.
My first list is completed projects from 2013.

The second is planned projects for 2014.

  • Make a new door wreath or two from a pool noodle.
  • knit and crochet up some new hats
  • make some amigurumi

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Holiday Sewing

Now that Halloween is over I am focusing on the upcoming Holiday season.  I hope to complete several projects for Christmas this year and I seem to have a plethora of family birthdays to celebrate between now and the end of the year.  
Two of my favorite sewing websites are:
Sew Mama Sew found here:   http://www.sewmamasew.com/
One of the reasons I love this site is their annual sewing in November campaign. Each day of November they feature several links with a theme, like the first day was gifts for tweens, day two was gifts for gadget lovers.  It is so cute and I always find quick yet lovely projects just in time for the holidays.  I like this little tote but am still undecided about it.

The second webpage for sewing is Nancy Zieman.  Nancy has been around a very long time.  She has a national PBS television program dedicated to sewing but there are many projects she will showcase on her blog.  She is such a great inspiration. You can find Nancy's blog at:  http://www.nancyzieman.com/blog/
I am currently working on this bag for myself. Nancy Zieman's McCall Pattern 6579

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween

So.... I have been super busy with lots of creating this month. DUH! Its Halloween.  First there is the Big project.  I made a giant Minion costume of cardboard and covered it with yellow fleece for my husband to wear to work.  I am so proud.  The cost was only $23.00 and the time was about 30 hours.  Of course Daughter #2 was a great help as she spent almost as many hours as I did.  

The second big project was the gigantic Brain Cake for the Bake sale.
I also made 40 zombie brain truffles.

The last project turned out so darn cute, it's hard to believe that this was the easiest.  Took only 3 hours total and Daughter#2 bought all the materials herself.  

Linking up to a few 'linky parties' this week. 
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