Saturday, March 17, 2012

Flower Pin

I made this pin the other night.

It's crocheted with some leftover yarn. The directions don't call for the felt leaves, but I thought it looked like it was missing something without them.

It was also really tough for me to use that button for the center. Do you do that? Have trouble using vintage buttons from your stash, I mean. I certainly do. And really, what's the point of buying all of the vintage buttons that I do, if I'm just going to go and buy new buttons every time I make something that needs a button?  Oh my gosh!!! I'm going to end up on Hoarders on day! lol

Anyway, I thought it looked pretty cute and it's a great little stash buster -- both yarn and buttons. Oh, and it's fast to make too. LOVE the quick projects.

I got the instructions from A Blade of Grass. She's got a lot of lovely knitting and crocheting (and free patterns too) on her blog. I stumbled across this pattern while perusing Ravelry.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Easter Chicks

I stitched up these adorable chicks in no time flat.

 Here are close-ups.

The kids are gone to their granparents' house for spring break so I had some uninterrupted time to work on these.

I got the pattern from Shiny Happy Word. It was a perk for being a member of her mailing list. I think that the little chicks are taken from her Chickens pattern on her website. She's got some really cute patterns on her site. Be sure and check it out.....and maybe get some Easter chicks made for yourself. :0) Maybe if you sign up for her newsletter too, you can get goodies like this in the future.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Playing with beads

I sat down for some creative play the other night.

I've been seeing all of the leather wrap bracelets out there and this idea kept swirling around in my head.

I have a set of bangle bracelets that I bought some time ago, but they're just a little too big for me. I had been thinking of using them to make a bracelet using the same idea as the leather wrap bracelets. However, I didn't have a clear picture in my head because I had no idea what kind of supplies I had on hand.

Well, after I sat down and dug through my box of jewelry making stuff and played around a little with what I had on hand, this is what I came up with.

I thought it came out pretty neat looking. The picture just doesn't do it justice.

I'll tell you, though, crocheting that copper wire was nuts!! LOL (OK, 'nuts' isn't really the word I wanted to use, but I do try to keep this blog clean. )

Thursday, March 8, 2012


I guess it's already time to start gearing up for Easter.

Actually, I probably should have done that long ago, but where's the fun in not rushing to finish something and set it out before the guests arrive? LOL

Over the weekend I made some of these bunny bowl fillers.

Aren't they adorable?

It's an awesome project for using up some of your bigger scrap pieces.

There's the pattern and a tutorial here. The pattern also comes with a little face that can be stitched and sewn to the front, but I liked them like this.

Mine are stuffed with little plastic pellets, but I think that rice or even stuffing would be fine. They're also called sachets on the pattern, but I didn't put any smell good in mine. Although, I am contemplating making one or two with catnip inside for my kitties.

I tried making some last year according to the pattern instructions because the seams should be on the inside, but every time I turned mine right sides out I ended up with a hole somewhere along the seam line on the ears. So this time around I left my raw seam edges on the outside, and I think they still look adorable.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Another Annie Done

Last week was really hectic and this week isn't looking much better. Last week Dax spent much of the week in bed with the flu. He's was super sick even though we all got flu shots months ago. I told the kids not to even get close enough for him to breath on them. lol  It made it super crazy at the office since Dax is a CPA and we own a tax practice. It's the absolute worst time of the year for him to be sick.

Wyatt's knee is recovering well from the surgery. He's got a whole list of exercises to be done daily.

This week there is tennis practice every day, cheer practice every day (with try-outs on Friday), band practice, and a band competition. And that's just in addition to the regularly scheduled chaos. Gaahhh!!

And, I just feel awful that March is National Craft Month and I'm not pulling my weight here. lol

I did lock myself away on Saturday for a little while and play with some fabric. It was wonderful.....but then the kids found me. lol

I finished my Annie block #10. I had done the stitching a week or so ago but just made it to the sewing machine over the weekend.

I only have two more blocks to go and then I get to put them all together. I can't wait! It's going to be sooo cute.