Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Sneak Peek

I have been working on some new items and revised items. They are unrelated items, anyone want to guess?

Monday, June 22, 2009

Orla's Lunch Box

This fall I will have a 2nd job as an assistant teacher, at the Children's Garden Preschool, down the street from our house.  This coming week I will be working a week of summer camp and Orla will be going too.  So she needed a lunch box, and I wanted her to have a washable lunch box, that wasn't necessarily plastic, and didn't cost much money. 

 So I decided to use some of my yarn stash to make her one... with Sugar n' Cream Cotton yarn in Violet Veil... 

I started it and got fairly far before I didn't like it and took it all apart....

I made bottom with an F hook and had to switch to a D hook on the sides.  I made it big enough to fit her Foogo cup, and her lunch items.  I also recently found Green Street Bags and bought these reusable, washable, sandwich and snack bags
Snack Sack - Apples and Pears- gusset bottom like this one but elephant fabric

So, the second try turned out perfect, all I have to do is add a snap.

She loves her new lunch bag, and I am thinking of fun things I can send in her lunch and so is she...

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Blog Award

My friend Gloria gave me this award and the rules are to list 7 things you love, link it back and pass it on to 7 others.... Thank you Gloria

Here we go, I love ....
my family
my job(s)
good food 

Seven people I would like to give this award to are...


Wednesday, June 17, 2009


Orla's Super Cute Bikini

Last summer, on our way to Michigan, I decided to make a clip cover, and I started with the alligator and smallest clips.  I created the pattern, made a few for Kevin's nieces and Orla just starting wearing barrettes.  

Then when we got back I went back to Hobby Lobby, and bought the other sizes, and develop patterns for the medium and large clips.  

Now introducing new barrettes, in three different sizes. I will be listing them to my store soon.  For color options please refer to my February blog post... Colors, Colors, Colors

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Chicken Salad

This is a picture of my chicken salad.  It is yummy.  I got the idea from watching tv commercials with Savion Glover dancing and making chicken salad.  My chicken salad is made from chicken breasts or leftover rotisserie chicken, mayonnaise, celery, chopped cashews, and shallots, as well as salt and pepper.  The shallots give it such flavor.  Kevin and I enjoy it sooo much.  We will eat it with pita chips or as sandwiches.  

Monday, June 8, 2009

Walk on the wild side!

Etsyhookers is having another challenge, "Walk on the Wild Side",  the requirements were to make a animal or an item for an animal.  I entered a blob,  it isn't just for babies, Elvie loves hers.  
Check out all the entries and vote for your favorite, at our team blog.  Thank you. 

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Toys Part 2

I have been making some more bears and thought I would share some advice.  Most instructions seem to suggest, making the head, then the body, and then the limbs, eyes and ears.  When trying to sew on all the parts,  I always have to take the head and body apart.  I suggest making all the limbs eyes and ears first, then the head and body.   This way you can sew them on as you are crocheting the head or body. 

Lionbrand also has a bunch of free amigurumi patterns.  I think I would like to try this one...

Image of Amigurumi Dog
He is really cute!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009


I have been working on making some more toys, some amigurumi bears, and blobs.  For the bears, I am using a pattern from Mr. Funky's, Super Crochet Wonderful.  I am not using any beads for eyes or noses, just all crochet.  They are fun to make and all the different parts don't take very long.  The time consuming part is the assembly and trying to sew and stuff the parts, everything but the eyes and ears are stuffed.  

The blobs are my own design.  I have made them out of cotton, and inside they have small bells and a squeaker.  I think of them as a good toy for babies to gnaw and chew, and they can be thrown in the washer, but would air dry best.