Thursday, August 7, 2014

Angel Wings

I've been trying some new things lately.  One of them is this Angel Wings Pinafore, a lovely little number that I found via Pinterest.

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The pattern is courtesy of Bev's Country Cottage (pattern made by Maxine Gonser), and can be found (for free!) here.

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I played around with the dimensions a bit, hoping to get something a little bit bigger than newborn size, and I managed to get this dress, which fit a little girl that is around a year old. So, I'd call it a success.

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I think I'll try it again soon-ish, perhaps in different colors. We'll see.




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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

works in progress-July Edition

Active Projects (work on one or more of these every day or close to that)

  • Deepen stock of Fingerless Gloves (5 of all listings)
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  • Stockings for the shop 


    Back Burner, but still on the stove
    • Afghan with weston yarn
    • Afghan for Maegan's baby
    • Slouchy/Beret winter hats for me (one in red/white, one in blue to match scarf)
    • Make market bag--use up other plarn
    • Make 5 Baby Girl Dresses (or sweaters) for future gifts
    • make more slippers
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    • restock dishcloth sets, try a new pattern


    • Make more scrubbies-restock and also try a new patternPhotobucket
    • Go through old stock, either donate or re-purpose items that are consistent non-sellers
    • Crochet legwarmers
    • Several camo hats to go with picture that Harmony took, list in shop.

    • Restock Chunky Beige Scarf
    • Restock Lacey Scarf

    • Make a scarf/cowl like the one Tonia asked about.
    • Work on (finish?) garden of pink baby blanket, write up pattern.
    • Make a hairband something along the lines of this.
    • restock Newsboy Caps (?)
    • Go through clear tote and make sure all is dealt with there


    Someday, (I hope!)
    • Reclaim yarn from thrift store sweaters
    • Try a scarf/scoodie
    • Make/Design Beret
    • New Winter Cap for me, using that big button and 3 already made flowers.
    • Design/Make Potholders (for wedding gifts)
    • Design/experiment with long stocking caps (Robert)
    • Make/Design Soap Socks/Savers for family, gifts, possibly etsy shop.(popcorn stitch on one side, plain on the other. (Make a soap saver, perhaps like this one)
    • Re-learn to tat.
    Image courtesy of vrangtantebrun

    • Make/Design leg warmers for H and other girls?
    • Make/Design/Refine Convertible Mittens pattern
    • Go through specialty yarn, imaginate (scarves?)
    • Make infant hats with interchangeable buttons to give as shower and general new baby gifts.  












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    Saturday, July 5, 2014

    Granny Squre Dishcloths

    So, I was getting bored of my standard dishcloth pattern, and I determined to try out a new one. photo IMG_7145.jpg

    This one, in fact.

    I found that the pattern made a dishcloth that was a little big for my taste, so I went ahead and decreased the number of rows that I finished. That shrunk it down to the perfect size for me.
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    Saturday, June 28, 2014

    scrap yarn afghan

    After my fun experience with the Basketweave Purse Pattern, I determined that I would have another go at a square from my 30 Best Afghan Squares booklet.

    This lap blanket was the result:
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    Saturday, June 21, 2014

    Shrugs



    So, awhile back a friend of mine asked me to make this little sweater (from Holland Designs Etsy Shop) for her daughter. So, I did. I haven't gotten around to getting pictures taken of that sweater (and that daughter) yet, but while I was at it, I made a few more. These I did get around to photographing.

    See?


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    After our little photoshoot, it was obviously time for a little run around on the grass.
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    So that's what we did.
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    Wednesday, June 4, 2014

    Works in Progress-June Edition

    Active Projects (work on one or more of these every day or close to that)

    • Deepen stock of Fingerless Gloves (5 of all listings), maybe make some in a soft wool.
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    • Stockings for the shop 


      Back Burner, but still on the stove
      • Afghan with weston yarn
      • Afghan for Maegan's baby (once we know what it will be-or make one of each)
      • Slouchy/Beret winter hats for me (one in red/white, one in blue to match scarf)
      • Make market bag--use up other plarn
      • Make 5 Baby Girl Dresses (or sweaters) for future gifts
      • make more slippers
       photo slippers.jpg
      • restock dishcloth sets, try a new pattern


      • Make more scrubbies-restock and also try a new patternPhotobucket
      • Go through old stock, either donate or re-purpose items that are consistent non-sellers
      • Crochet legwarmers
      • Several camo hats to go with picture that Harmony took, list in shop.

      • Restock Chunky Beige Scarf
      • Restock Lacey Scarf

      • Make a scarf/cowl like the one Tonia asked about.
      • Work on (finish?) garden of pink baby blanket, write up pattern.
      • Make a hairband something along the lines of this.
      • Dodger hat for Doug (?)
      • restock Newsboy Caps (?)
      • Go through clear tote and make sure all is dealt with there


      Someday, (I hope!)
      • Reclaim yarn from thrift store sweaters
      • Make/Design Beret
      • New Winter Cap for me, using that big button and 3 already made flowers.
      • Design/Make Potholders (for wedding gifts)
      • Design/experiment with long stocking caps (Robert)
      • Make/Design Soap Socks for family, gifts, possibly etsy shop.(popcorn stitch on one side, plain on the other.
      • Re-learn to tat.
      Image courtesy of vrangtantebrun

      • Make/Design leg warmers for H and other girls?
      • Make/Design/Refine Convertible Mittens pattern
      • Go through specialty yarn, imaginate (scarves?)
      • Make infant hats with interchangeable buttons to give as shower and general new baby gifts.  












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      Thursday, May 15, 2014

      Awhile back for my birthday, my little girl presented me with a self-published book entitled

      "How to Crochet"

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      It's filled with illustrations of various items that either have been or can be crocheted in our house.

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      Skirts

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      Dresses

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      Hats

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      Blankets

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      Gloves

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      And of course--pants

      Needless to say, her book was one of my most treasured presents this year.





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