Thursday, January 19, 2012

Crochet Bookmark

I start so many projects and get the easy part done and then let it sit for ages trying to psyche myself up to do the hard part.  I am sure that the remaining part probably is not that hard, but add factors of 5 kids, cooking dinner, washing clothes and running to activities and I let things sit.  Anyway, I started this bookmark thinking it would work up quickly and be extra easy.  It turned out to be worked in size 30 thread and was difficult to hold and so small it was easy to get lost in the pattern.  Anyway, I am finally finished.  My second UFO finished so far this year.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Cosy Baby Blanket for Kids

Bernat Baby Blanket for kids

I made a blanket for my children to snuggle up with when
they watch a movie or t.v. show.  It turned out extremely nice.
I am so glad the blanket will be able to bring warmth to their 
bodies.  Maybe someday it will be a keepsake to pass on the
the next generation in my family.

Here goes some pictures.

a close up

a beautiful blanket

Happy Knitting!!!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

January 4, 2012

      Hello fellow friends!!  It has been quite a while since I last posted anything.  I am always working on something, but have a hard time taking pictures and posting.    My husband was out of state for the past 7 months with his job and that limited my time even more being a single parent.  As a new year resolution, I would like to finish some UFO's at my house and not start anything new.  I doubt I can do that, but I will try.  So here are some things that I have finished in the past months, weeks and days.  Happy Crafting to You!!!

Cobweb Doily - tatted

Tatted snowflake ornament

Tatted snowflake ornament


 The above supplies are for a gift for my mother.  This yarn will make at least 3 of the 
trees you see below.  Since I have made one, I only have 2 to go.  This is one of my 
UFO's lying around my house.
Knitted Christmas tree
This crocheted ball is one of my favorite things I have made in a long time.
I made three and tried to sell them at a craft fair, but sold none.
So, I decorated my house with them.  Isn't it lovely!!!
The assortment of balls I made hanging in my kitchen.

 A quick project for my kids.  I am using this big yarn so that it is working up quickly.
The yarn is Bernat Baby Blanket.

 my work in progress

This is a blackwork design I got out of the Just Cross Stitch magazine.
I changed the design slightly just because I like it better the way I did it.
The above project is a work in progress and below it is finished.
I am planning on finishing it myself and making an ornament out of
it for my youngest daughter.  She likes cats.
I think it will be a nice addition to her Christmas tree someday.
Hopefully, she will appreciate the fact that I made it for her
because I love her and that is how I can show my love for her.

Happy Crafting to You All.

p.s. - I will try to add the books I got the patterns out of 
as I can.  None of these are original designs from me.