Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Phipps Conservatory

Rick and I went to Phipps Conservatory back in April.  Today I am sharing the scrapbook pages of the pictures from that day.  Just did the pages this afternoon. Thought I’d share a bit of the “etc.” part of my blog. LOL  Enjoy!4-18-14_1

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Friday, August 15, 2014

A Blanket & some Butterflies

Hello everybody!  Hope this finds you doing well, and enjoying the weekend.  Tomorrow I’ll be going with the family to an amusement/water park.  Probably won’t be getting any crochet done then.  LOL  It is supposed to be nice weather-wise, though, so that is good.

Thought I’d share what I’ve been working on recently.  I started this blanket using 3 strands of WW yarn held together.  I got the idea off of the Internet here.  (Click on the word “here” and it should take you there.) I’m opting to use plain old DC and just randomly attaching yarns. This will be a big blanket when I’m done.  Rick wants it made big enough that he can wrap up in it during the winter months and not have his tootsies sticking out.  It’ll be nice and warm, which he will like, too.

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I’ve also been making lots of pretty butterflies.  There are patterns for these everywhere on the Internet.  I checked out several, and am just doing my own thing with them.  I’m using embroidery floss to make these.  I want to make a whole bunch of ‘em and put them on my bedroom wall in a pleasing manner.  I was going to buy some papery butterflies to do it with, but then decided to create my own.

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I have lots more of these to make before I’m done, but I don’t mind.  At least not for now.  LOL  It’s fun coming up with different color combos!

Thanks for checking out my blog!!  Enjoy your day!!

Monday, July 28, 2014

From Mini to Medium

Hello all!  Hope things are going well in your world.  Things are just peachy here.  We celebrated Clayton & Adelyn’s birthdays last week, and yesterday we went to a local (about an hour’s drive away) amusement/water park. Got rained (aka storm!) out around 5:00PM, but got a ticket to come back for free another day.  So, all is well that ends well.

Thought I’d share my latest three minis that I added to and turned them into medium size. I’m having a lot of fun doing this, and seeing just how creative I can be. These minis are usually between 6-8 rows, or so, and then I keep adding on until I like what I have come up with. As always, thanks for looking, and have a great week!

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Monday, July 14, 2014

Doilies & Another Birthday Present

I do believe I forgot to post a doily, or two, that I created, so will post them here.  Also want to show you what I made for Clayton’s upcoming birthday.  He’ll be 7 towards the end of this month.

First up, the doilies.  These are all very small patterns, that I have been adding on to, to make a doily instead of something smaller than coaster size.  It’s been fun!

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Now for the birthday present.  Clayton is into Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, so I made him a turtle colored hat for his birthday.  The green in this pic is not true to life. It looks pastel in this picture, but I assure you it is not.  I found this pattern online, and used it for the mask pattern.  Instead of attaching the mask to the hat, I made him four different masks and one hat.  I figure he can use whichever hat he wants to, at any given time.

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Thanks for looking, and have a great week!!

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Frozen Wall Decor

Miss Adelyn will be celebrating her 5th birthday near the end of this month.  For her birthday, she wanted her bedroom done in a Frozen theme. Since she loves Frozen, my first idea was to make her a Frozen crocheted hat.  I scratched that idea, and decided to make her a crochet edged fleece blanket that would match her room decor. Turns out my sharp crochet hook didn’t want to go through the fleece without a fight for each stitch.  So I had to scratch that idea, too.  Lastly, I decided to edge some prints in some pretty crochet.  These actually cooperated!  LOL  She is also getting two other presents from Pa and Gramma Rita, but I really wanted to make her something as well. :)

These are what I came up with. I printed images found on the Internet, and covered them front and back with clear contact paper. Punched holes around the edges, then crocheted around the prints. I had some sticky backed snowflakes that I used for embellishing them. (Laura B., if you’re reading this, do not tell {or show} your daughter!  LOL)

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Monday, June 23, 2014

Crochet Health Survey over at Crochet Concupiscence

I have been asked to share this, and am happily doing so.  Please head over to Crochet Concupiscence for details, and the link to the survey. CLICK HERE

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

A Variety of Crocheted Goodies

Hello crochet friends!  Hope you’ve all had a good week so far…and that it continues right on through the weekend. I was at my daughter’s house for five days.  Puppy/house sitting, and came back home last evening.  While at her place I got a good bit of crocheting done, and thought I’d share.

First up are these two doilies. On the ecru one I used a charted pattern for the first six or so rows, and then made up the rest myself.  The pastel variegated one is totally my own doing.

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I put edgings around two receiving blankets.  These will probably be used as a gift.

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I also made this small baby blanket, or it could be used as a doll blanket. The yarn was given to me a while back, and I decided this was a good thing to do with it.  Thank you to the person who gave it to me.  You know who you are. <smile>

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Last, but not least, I would like to share my branches with you.  I did this project a couple weeks ago, but am just now getting around to sharing the pics. I had a lot of fun with this…choosing the branches and crocheting the leaves.  I just used hot glue to put them onto the branches.  I bought the little birds and bird nest at Michaels.  Also the colored glass stones that are in the vase.  The vase is a Good Will find. The filet piece underneath it all is one I got at a flea market when Rick and I were on vacation a few weeks ago.  I rescued it for fifty cents!

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Well, I hear it thundering once again. I need to go hop in the shower now, in case the electric goes out.  We’ve been having some nasty storms the past week or so.  My son had a maple tree come down in his yard, and has been working at getting it cut up.

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your day!