Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Felted Flower Bouquet

Well I forgot to take a pictures of our students project before I took it to school and this is the picture I received from the winner. Each student picked a flower, and put it in a bag with dish soap to start felting, I took them home felted them and brought them back to school. Then everyone picked out a button, and a thread color and sewed the button and the other embellishments, and intro to embroidery for 3 year olds. This went for $120.00 and the picnic basket went for $75.00.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Picnic Anyone?

Our Preschool is having a silent auction tonight. All the teachers had to make an item for the auction, and one of the other teachers suggested I make a picnic for 4. So this is it. I would estimate my time at about 30 hours and I retail valued it at $125.00. I didn't have to buy any yarn it is all stash yarn. I used patterns from the Tasty Crochet book, and made them a smaller size to accommodate toddler hands. The basket was 50 cents and the fabric $4.
Anyway I will let you know how much a picnic for 4 is worth.
2 Salami, Swiss Cheese, Lettuce, Tomato on Whole Wheat

2 Peanut Butter and Jelly on White Bread

Apple Wedges, Pear and Apple (4 Carrot Sticks too)
4 Chocolate Chip Cookies

My next post will be, about my students and what they created for the auction.

Wool Flower

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Preppy Tank

This is the Preppy Tank from Crochet Today Sep./Oct 2007. I made this tank in October in one weekend while recovering from the flu. I made it with Caron Simply Soft, in the Lavender Blue color. I needed something to wear with a sheer yellow button shirt I bought from Old Navy. Eventually I want to make another one with Cotton Ease.

At the last Farmer's Market I sold the Turquoise hat and Scarf from my last post. I am currently working on some scarves, trying to destash a bit. Oh and I have make some butterfly capes for Orla and Kate. Happy Holidays!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Hats, Hats and Hats

I am finally back, I didn't go anywhere I just couldn't fit the computer into my schedule. I was making hats from Mr. Funky's and I sold a couple of hats and have been making many hats lately, with the weather starting to cool here. Now if I can get some of these in my etsy store, as always wip.
Simply Soft Paints, very soft, different from Simply Soft
Caron Spa Yarn, the scarf is a free pattern from Bernat Alpaca yarn. I made this hat in Imagine from Lion Brand and sold it at the Farmer's Market.
Mother and Daughter hats, I used some yarn I bought eons ago.
Moonlight Mohair

Thursday, October 15, 2009

More Hats

Mr. Funky's Super Crochet Wonderful by Narumi Ogawa: Book Cover

This book has great amigurumi, and wonderful accessories. I have been making the hats, and as soon as I weave in my ends and take pictures I will share more!

100th Post Giveaway


Ashley has wonderful items and anyone of us could win!

Thursday, October 8, 2009


So after I discovered the bunny tutorial, I tried to create a bird, which didn't turn out so well. Two weeks ago I was a crochet group at Barnes & Noble, looking at the new book Crochet Adorned, and I now have a bird. I added my loop to the back for barrettes, then changed the size to a smaller one.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

New and Old

Last week Orla and I had the flu, and missed a few days last week. We are both feeling better, we are not flu shot people so we take our chances. I did manage to crochet a Preppy Tank from Crochet Today, Sep./Oct. '07. I will take pictures soon.

I made some hats recently the multi colored hat is from Crochet Today, it is too floppy for me.

I wrote a pattern for this next hat, usually I make it with a textured yarn, but this time I thought I would just try stripes.

This hat is also my own design, I made another one right away but I haven't written it, yet. I think I need to add a flower.

This hat and fingerless gloves are patterns from Chicks with Sticks. They are both very quick and easy to make.

I made this make-up bag and tweezer case, several years ago with nylon.

I made this hat last fall for a woman, then she wanted different colors, which I then made for her.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Tattoos and Toes

So how far can a crochet obsession go? Well you can get ink. I got my tattoo 7 years ago, before we left Oshkosh, part crochet trade and part cash.

I like frogs and I love crochet!

Now for the toes, I should have taken a picture right after my neighbor painted Orla's toes for the first time, but we have been busy. I try to buy all natural products if I can and so I found some natural low odor nail polish, it is formaldehyde free. The polish is Go Natural. We have 4 colors and polish remover. So pedicures have become a weekly thing.

I have lots of crochet to share, I just have to take pictures.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Eco Friendly Picnic at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens

A couple of weeks or maybe a month ago, the girls and I went to the botanical gardens. We packed a lunch, in all re-usable containers, and brought our own napkins. We had a brilliant time, doing summersaults in the rose garden in the rain. We also saw the Thomas Moore sculptures which are amazing and wonderful. The botanical gardens is one of my favorite places. I will let the pictures speak for themselves. Enjoy!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009


15 pairs of circles with tails for sewing, $35.00, mailing to Los Altos tomorrow. This was fun, I did not repeat a color, and now have all sorts of color ideas for ponytails.

Orla and I had a great first day of school. In my class we only had one boy cry, and in Orla's class she helped pass out tissues for all her friends missing their mommies. We made applesauce and during free play I crocheted 2 strips of bacon. Tomorrow Orla's class makes applesauce, we make it in rice cookers and my class will make bread.

I cleaned out my closet and organized my crochet office, trying to develop a rhythm to fit in more time for crochet as well as blogging and such.

I will have have to show you the bacon, eggs, bread, and pickles. Stay tuned.