Monday, October 11, 2010

I Love Give Aways!!

If you would love to win a great Crocheted Pot Holder check out the give away at the blog below.

 This one is my favorite. I hope I win it!!!!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Work In Progress Wednesday-Sort of

I really have not had much time this week to crochet. I am still working on the knitted scarf I posted a couple of weeks ago. Or I should say that it is still in my craft bag unfinished, not much working on it going on. I also have done very little on the red, white and blue blanket. Needless to say it has been a slow craft week.
I was able to finish the blanket I posted last week, so I will just show you the pics of the finished product. I love how it turned out. I haven't anyone to gift it to just yet, but I am sure I will very much enjoy gifting it when the time comes.
This close up should have been rotated.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Work In Progress Wednesday

 I love this blanket the more I work on it. I wasn't so sure about it when I started it. I only chose these colors because I got them at a very good price on Ebay. But now that it is almost finished I am loving it. Look for the finished product later this week.
This is the other red, white, and blue blanket I am working on for Christmas presents. I only had the red done last week so I am making slow progress.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Finished Projects

This is a baby blanket that I made for my husband's cousin and his wife. I really like how it turned out. It really shines.

This baby blanket was completed some time ago with no one in particular in mind to gift it to. I am sure I will find the perfect person to give it to, but for now it is tucked away waiting.

I finished the border on this blanket. I am so happy with the way it turned out. Each square is different. I can't wait to gift it.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Work In Progress Wednesday

This is a blanket that I am finishing up for a Christmas gift. Each square is different. I really like the way it turned out. I just need to finish up the border. 

This is the start of a second blanket that I am making for a Christmas gift. It will also be red, white, and blue. I have a lot of work to do to get it finished.

I am also trying to get some scarves done to add to my Etsy store. I absolutely LOVE this yarn together. It is so, so soft. They make the most wonderfully soft scarves.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Finished Project

I really like the way this one turned out. These are not your typical baby blanket colors, but I think that is why I like it so much. This one was also given as a gift. A very sweet lady at church is expecting her second son. She said that the nursery would be orange and earth tones so this is what I came up with. She was so touched by the gift. She told me that this was the first blanket anyone had ever given her and it would always be special to her. That made me feel so good. I really think a lot about the person I make the blanket for while I am making it, wondering whether or not they will like it, so it was so nice to hear how much she liked it.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Hats, Hats, Hats

A friend from church found these patterns for baby hats and asked me to make them for her. I had not made hats before because I thought that they were much harder than they really were. They were really easy to make. I think I may make some more for my Etsy store.

Finished Project

I finished this baby blanket as a gift for my neighbor. It is super soft and I love the colors. I think it turned out nice, but the center is a little twisted and I was not happy with that.

Monday, June 28, 2010

I recently finished this baby blanket and gifted it to Katie's teacher. I had been working on it for one of the 5 ladies I know that are/were expecting a little one. I had just finished it when Katie's teacher found out that she is going to have a little girl so Katie happily gave it to her. She seemed to like it so that made me happy.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Finished Baby Blanket

I just finished this baby blanket. I am a little worried that it is not as big as I would have liked it to be, but I think it will be okay. I will be gifting this blanket to a lady from my church.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Finished Project!!

When I got my scarf yarn back out in January, I found that I had quite a bit of Simply Soft yarn. I decided that I was going to make something for Kurt. I had not made him anything in all the years that I have been knitting and crocheting so I figured it was time.

Here is the finished product. It is not a huge blanket. Just the right size for one person to cover with but I like it. I think for my first big project it turned out pretty good. It took me a while to crochet all the squares, but I worked on other projects at the same time so all my time was not devoted to just this project. I crocheted the squares together and put the border on while Kurt was at work last week so he would not see me working on it. I think he was surprised that I had made it for him and he likes it.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Strike a pose!!

Meet my models!!
I asked Kurt to model one of my scarves so I could put the pictures on my Etsy store. He is the exact opposite of Katie, who usually models my scarves for me. He wanted to know if his face would be shown because he DIDN'T want it shown whereas Katie was upset that her's wouldn't be seen. Doesn't he look thrilled to be a model. LOL

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

More Finished Projects!

I have been very pleased with my Etsy store. I actually sold two items very quickly (within two weeks of opening my store) and then sold two set of coasters to friends I graduated high school with!!! I could not have been more pleased to have these sales so soon after opening my store. I wasn't expecting to sell anything for at least a couple of months. God is so good!!
I just completed an order for another friend from high school for 12 dish cloths. This was an awesome order!! I love when I get orders for something because then I work faster trying to get it done.

It had been about 15 months since I had knitted anything. Remember, last year all I did was crochet gifts for Christmas--no knitting. I had boxed up all my scarf yarn and put it away in a spare closet and forgot about it while buying up all the cotton yarn for my dish cloths. Well--I got out my scarf yarn and sorted through it. I really had a lot more than I remembered having. It was like getting a gift. Then I got my knitting needles down and knitted a scarf. It felt so good to be knitting again after such a long time of only crocheting.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

My New Store!!

As some of you know, I have been using all the things that I crochet or knit over the year for Christmas gifts. After seeing how much I had completed in a year my husband mentioned to me that I might try to sell some of my things. Then I found out about Etsy. It is a fabulous online store for all things handmade. They have some really beautiful things there. Many great gift ideas.
So, I decided to take a chance and see what I could do. I am starting out with mostly dishcloths. The reason for that--I have so much yarn stashed away from last year!! I am also hoping to make some more baby blankets. I really did enjoy making them and was happy with the finished product.
I will also take custom orders. If you have a baby shower, house warming party, or wedding to attend and are looking for a great handmade gift let me know and we can work something out. You can check out my store by clicking any of the items on the sidebar.