Friday, January 18, 2013

Look Alike Dolls

Several months ago my friend commissioned me to crochet 4 dolls that look like her family. I've been working on them and now have one completed.
My friend is a runner so I gave her doll a running outfit!

I did my best to replicate my friend's Brooks!


Stay tuned for more pics to come of the rest of the dolls as I complete them!

Friday, April 6, 2012

Catching up on Posting

Obviously, I am way behind on posting on here. So here we go! My brother-in-law commissioned me to make 3 afghans for him. He gave me complete artistic freedom on them. Told me that he will know who they are for when he see's them.

This is the latest one I just finished. There is Irish in our family so I figured that someone would love this.


I wish this one had turned out better, but it's still nice. It's based on a wedding ring quilt design.

This one is actually my very own design! I wanted to do something special for my brother-in-law because he does so much for other's all the time. He is Choctaw so I incorporated symbols from their traditions. The sun in the middle represents happiness. The alternating triangles are the same as what my bro-in-law has tattooed around his wedding ring finger. They represent the mountains and valleys of life.



Thursday, December 8, 2011

Star Wars Figures

I just finished the huge project I've been working on. I had an order for 3 sets of Star Wars figures for Christmas gifts. There are 12 figures in each set and she also ordered an extra Darth Vader and an extra Yoda. So that's a total of 38 figures! I've been working on them since around the end of October and finished the last ones last night.

The figures nearly filled this bag!
I couldn't resist getting pictures of them all together!

This is a picture of one set, plus the extra Yoda.
RoboBoy wants me to make a Darth Vader for him now. However, I'm not taking any more orders before Christmas. A huge thanks to Lucy Collin/LucyRavenscar for her wonderful designs!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Finally posting pictures from the History Faire

Ok, things have been crazy here, and I admit...I much prefer crocheting to taking the time to post on my blog. I had a wonderful time at the Pinellas Parent Educators Association's "Ye Olde History Faire". There were lots of us homeschool crafting families present to show off and sell our wares. There was also music and musket firing and a teepee village complete with "Native Americans", (kids dressed in costume). You could spot various people dressed in period correct apparel throughout the crowd.

My sign kept blowing over in the wind. I would like to get a banner with my logo on it for if I do more craft shows. Yes, I made the skirt I'm wearing as well.


 This little beauty is still in search of a good home. She costs $40.



These were a favorite of my customers. They are $15 for a set.


Not a very good pic of him, but this little guy is a turtle. He is $40.


This is the project that kept me busy for about a year or so.
We needed to get rid of the wall paper in our bedroom because we suspected there was mold under it. Yeah, we live in wonderful humid Florida! After all the repainting was done, I wanted a new spread for our bed so this is what I came up with.




I'm currently nearing the end of another rather large project. I will post pictures of it when I'm done. I also have 3 afghans to make for my Bro-in-law. Pics to come of those as well!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Dee-lightful Snowflake Tam

Dee-lightful Snowflake Tam


The beginning motif is from “Beyond the Square Crochet Motifs” by Edie Eckman.
Note: It helps to keep a marker at the beginning of each round.
Begin with sliding loop.
Rnd 1 Ch 4 (counts as dc and ch-1), *dc in ring, ch 1; repeat from * five more times, dc in ring, join with hdc to third chain of ch-4. (8 dc)
Rnd 2 ch 1, sc in space made by joining hdc, *ch 5, sc in next ch-1 space; repeat from * six more times, ch 2, join with dc to first sc.
Rnd 3 Ch 4, sc in space made by joining dc, *ch 5, (sc, ch 3, sc) in next ch-5 space; repeat from * six more times, ch 2, join with dc to first chain of beginning ch-4.
Rnd 4 Ch 4, sc in space made by joining dc, *ch 7, (sc, ch 3, sc) in next ch-5 space; repeat from * six more times, ch 3, join with tr to first chain of beginning ch-4.
Rnd 5 Ch 4, sc in space made by joining tr, * ch 9, (ch, ch 3, sc) in next ch-7 space; repeat from * six more times, ch 4, join with dtr in first chain of beginning ch-4.
Rnd 6 Ch 4, 5 sc in space made by joining dtr, * ch 5, (5sc, ch 3, 5 sc) in next ch-9 space; repeat from * six more times, ch 5, 5 sc in last space, join with slip st to first chain of beginning ch-4, slip st in ch-4.
Rnd 7 Ch 1, sc, *ch 6, dc into next ch-5 space, ch 6, sc in next ch-3 space; repeat from * 6 more times, ch 6, dc into next ch-5 space, ch 3, dc into first sc. (16 ch-6 spaces)
Rnd 8 Ch 1, sc, *ch 7, sc in ch space from previous round; repeat from * 14 more times, ch 3, tr in first sc. (16 ch-7 spaces)
Rnd 9 Ch 1, sc, *ch 8, sc in ch space from previous round; repeat from * 14 more times, ch 4, tr in first sc. (16 ch-8 spaces)
Rnd 10  Ch 1, sc, *ch 9, sc in ch space from previous round; repeat from * 14 more times,  ch 4, dtr in first sc. (16 ch-9 spaces)
Rnd 11  repeat rnd 9
Rnd 12 repeat rnd 8
Rnd 13 Ch 1, sc, *ch 6, sc in ch space from previous round; repeat from * 14 more times, ch 3, dc in first sc. (16 ch-6 spaces)
Rnd 14 Ch 1, sc, *ch 5, sc in ch space from previous round; repeat from * 14 more times, ch 2, dc in first sc. (16 ch-5 spaces)
Rnd 15 Ch 1, sc, *ch 4, sc in ch space from previous round; repeat from * 15 more times, slip st in first sc. (16 ch-4 spaces)
Rnd 16 Ch 3, *4 dc in next ch space from previous round; dc in next sc; repeat from * 15 more times, 4 dc in last ch space, slip st in third ch of first ch-3. Finish off.



This hat is supposed to be big and baggy. You wear it over your hair and sort of tucked behind your ears. Enjoy!

Dee-lightful Flower Tam

Dee-lightful Flower Tam


The beginning motif is from “Beyond the Square Crochet Motifs” by Edie Eckman.
Hook size: US G 7/4.50mm
Note: It helps to keep a marker at the beginning of each round.
Flower
Begin with sliding loop.
Rnd 1 Ch3, 11 dc in ring, join with slip st to top of ch-3. (12 dc)
Rnd 2 Ch 1, (sc, ch 7, sc, ch1) in same stitch, *skip 1 dc, (sc, ch 7, sc, ch 1) in next dc; repeat from * four more times, join with slip st to first sc.
Rnd 3 Ch 1, (sc, 2 hdc, 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc, 2 hdc, sc) in each ch 7 space around, join with slip st to first sc. Fasten Off.
Hat
Rnd 1 Join with sc in any ch 2 space, ch 8, *sc in next ch 2 sp, ch 8; repeat from * 5 more times, sl st in first sc to join. (6 ch-8 spaces)
Rnd 2 ch 1, sc, (ch 5, sc in ch space from previous round, ch 5, sc in next sc) around, sl st in first sc to join. (12 ch-5 spaces)
Rnd 3 ch 1, sc, (ch 4, sc in ch space from previous round, ch 4, sc in next sc) around, ch 2, dc into first sc to join. (24 ch-4 spaces)
Rnd 4 ch 1, sc, ch 5, sc in ch space from previous round; repeat from * 22 more times, ch 2, dc into first sc to join. (24 ch-5 spaces)
Rnd 5 ch 1, sc, ch 6, sc in ch space from previous round; repeat from * 22 more times, ch 3, dc into first sc to join. (24 ch-6 spaces)
Rnd 6 ch 1, sc, ch 7, sc in ch space from previous round; repeat from * 22 more times, ch 3, tr into first sc to join. (24 ch-7 spaces)
Rnd 7 ch 1, sc, ch 8, sc in ch space from previous round; repeat from * 22 more times, ch 4, tr into first sc to join. (24 ch-8 spaces)
Rnd 8 & 9 repeat rnd 6
Rnd 10 ch 1, sc, ch 6, sc in ch space from previous round; repeat from * 22 more times, ch 3, tr into first sc to join. (24 ch-7 spaces)
Rnd 11 ch 1, sc, ch 5, sc in ch space from previous round; repeat from * 22 more times, ch 3, dc into first sc to join. (24 ch-6 spaces)
Rnd 12 ch 1, sc, ch 4, sc in ch space from previous round; repeat from * 22 more times, ch 2, dc into first sc to join. (24 ch-5 spaces)
Rnd 13 ch 1, sc, ch 3, sc in ch space from previous round; repeat from * 22 more times, ch 2, dc into first sc to join. (24 ch-4 spaces)
Rnd 14 ch 1, sc, ch 2, sc in ch space from previous round; repeat from * 23 more times, slip st into first sc to join. (24 ch-3 spaces)
Rnd 16 ch 1, sc, sc in same st, 2 sc in next ch space, (sc in next sc, 2 sc in next ch space) around, slip st first sc.
Rnd 17 ch 3, dc in each st around, slip st in 3rd ch of first ch 3. Finish off.
This hat is supposed to be big and baggy. It is worn over all your hair and sort of tucked behind your ears. It might be helpful to use a bobby pin or two to keep it in place.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Preparing for Ye Olde History Faire

I'm getting ready for my first ever "craft fair"! Well, it's not really a craft fair. It's actually a history fair being sponsored by our local homeschool support group. One of the features will be hand-made crafts being sold by local homeschoolers, that includes me! The fair takes place in February so I'm working hard to get some items ready to sell.

The plan is to make lots of earrings rings like these.

I would also like to create a bunch of little critters like these!

I recently finished creating this doll for a friend's daughter for Christmas. 
 

She LOVED it! Her dad told me that the first thing she said when she opened it was, "She looks JUST like me!!" That made my day because that was the goal! I now have two more doll orders that are due in March. Those will have to be started after the history fair. For now, I need to get back to crocheting!!