Monday, July 28, 2014

Crocheted Winter Hats

I guess I am in a crocheting mood lately.  I get that way sometimes, I go months and months without picking up a crochet hook and then all of a sudden, I really can't get enough!  My grandkids were looking online with me at winter hats.  Each had a definite idea of what they thought they wanted and definite colors as well. This is a result of their choices.  Both went up really quick :) TFL

This pattern can be found here: http://swirlsandsprinklesblog.blogspot.com/2013/11/my-favorite-elf-hat.html

This hat was made from a pattern that I got somewhere about three years ago but there is a very similar pattern that can be found here:  http://lacycrochet.blogspot.com/2013/05/lacy-stitch-newborn-hat-free-crochet.html

What the hats look like by themselves :)

Friday, July 18, 2014

Drop in the Pond Crocheted Baby Blanket

I made this baby blanket for a baby shower.  It is called 'Drop in the Pond' and you can find it on Ravelry.com.  It is a lap blanket but I found it to be a little narrow for a baby blanket so I finished mine off completely different than the pattern called for so that I could widen it out a bit.  I really like the pattern, it is super easy and I think i would really like to try it with Black as the main color and turquoise and purple as the supporting colors.  Thanks for looking!



Thursday, April 10, 2014

Nameplate Wall Plaques

Made up these two little wall plaques for my Grand kids to decorate their new rooms.  Their bed frames are black as is the dresser, so wanted to make the plaques black as well and just added the color into the names and decorations on them.  I actually like how they turned out.  TFL


Saturday, March 8, 2014

Vinyled Rain Boots

My grand daughers,  aged 5, 6 and 8 came from Corvaliis Oregon to spend the weekend at Grammy's house.  They of course brought their clothes and shoes and an extra pair of purple rain boots that they thought were just too plain and needed some "grammy love" added to them.  Gia picked out the color for them and said she wanted them flowered up!  This was the result!  Though the lighting made them look not so purple, they are actually a very deep purple and the flowers are lilac. Thanks for looking! :)




Friday, February 28, 2014

Princess Birthday Card

Rick's Neice is having a birthday party tomorrow, so I thought I would make her a card (nothing fancy, as it will more than likely get thrown away anyway) . I saw a cute card on pinterest that I used as a model for making this card.  I used lilac cardstock for the card base and then overlayed some amethyst velum by "Over The Moon Press", to give it some pop!  I also used the same amethyst velum to make a small envelope on the inside of the card to hold the "princess" necklace and chose to close the envelope with a small flower.  I will use the space above and below the envelope to write a personal message to her.  The crown is a pattern that I got from "My Scrapchick"  I cut the crown in the pink glitter Core dinations cardstock and used some iridescent gems to top it off.  The lettering is all done in vinyl, lilac and purple.  Thanks for looking, hope she likes it!



Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Strawberry Cheesecake Muddy Buddies

I made Strawberry Cheesecake Muddy Buddies for my boyfriend for Valentine's Day since he can't have regular chocolate.  The picture is the property of the Creme de la Crumb blog.  You can find the original recipe here as well: http://lecremedelacrumb.com/2014/01/strawberry-cheesecake-muddy-buddies.html.
I did make a few changes to the recipe since I couldn't find the small packages of the cheesecake flavored pudding.  Instead I used the Jello Cheesecake boxed mix.  This kind of killed two birds with one stone as the regular recipe calls for two graham crackers broken into peices.   Well I just used 1/2 cup of the graham cracker crumbs and added it to the strawberry jello and cheesecake mix.  This worked perfectly and I truly think added to the whole cheesecake flavor as coated each piece with all the essential flavors of a strawberry cheesecake. The recipe called for 6 cups of Rice Chex, there was only 8 cups in the box I bought so I just added them as well and there was more than enough coating mix to thoroughly coat every single square of chex cereal and then some!  I also couldn't find the strawberry sour balls, and it being Valentines day and all, I just substituted the strawberry juju hearts instead, which the mix also coated.  I am not a sweet eater, but these little gems, truly tasted just like I was eating a perfect piece of cheesecake!  Flavor was excellent and the boyfriend loved them!

On a side note, I told my daughter about them and she decided to try them as well for her work party.  She decided to use Cherry Jello and the used the same boxed cheesecake mix and followed my directions.  She used sour cherry balls to add to her mix.  Below is the picture of her Cherry Cheesecake muddy buddies. They were a huge hit!

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Persian Lights Bracelet

I watched a video on youtube about the persian lights bracelet and fell in love with how shimmery and sparkly it was.  I decided to try to make it with just what I had on hand.  The bicones along the outside should have been much smaller, but it's what I had so I made it work.  In the video, the instructor said that the first time would take quite a while to get the hang of it but subsequent bracelets would only take about two to three hours to complete.  This was my first try and I completed it in about an hour and twenty minutes.  Not bad, its pretty simple and very repetitive so it went pretty fast.  I think this would be beautiful using the black seed beads with silver glass beads and black bicones.  Think I will try that one next :)  TFL