Thursday, October 23, 2008

Ornament Swap...

...I forgot to take pictures!!! Oh well, I can show you a picture of what I made. They are really fun to make. I used the Caron Simply Soft yarn. Got them in the mail today. Working on hats right now for Jeff's girls. Not sure I will give them to them though, they really do not seem to care for anything I make for them.
Been creating a list of things for the boys in my head for Christmas. Need to really write it down and get to work on some of this stuff. Going to make about 10 purses and see how they do at a craft boutique also, to get an idea if things will even sell.
I SOLD a Bender hat. I was soooooooo excited!! Jeff made comments the whole time, about how it looked better than the orginal. Of course it did, it was paid for and not for one of the kids. LOL I am defintly taking one to Denver for the convention for the auction. Maybe I will be able to pay for our trip with all things we are auctioning off.

Thursday, October 16, 2008


This dress set is called Summer's Dress Set, it was inspired by my husband's nieces that where born a little over three months premature. Sadly, Brooke did not make it. Summer is a fighter and has short bowel syndrome so we are not sure how long she will be with us. She is going home next week we hope and this dress set is for her to celebrate it in. Her mom loves frogs and I found the cute frog flannel . Could not resit making the dress in the light lavender to match the blanket.
The bows on her booties are from a set a found with the headband. I got them at a GREAT price, so I bought alot to use on more baby sets. The booties and bloomers patterns will be used repeatable with other dress as I get the patterns made. This one is a simple V stitch, with triples at the base of the dress. I am really excited how it turned out. I made another set early in the year that was a different pattern inspired by a site I stumbled across. I bought lots of baby yarn at WalMart that was discounted. Just need to get going. Think I will wait till the new year though. I have alot of things I want to do for Christmas.
Update on Gir in "disguise." The boys love him! They want a few for their friends. We will see, my wrist has been bothering more these days and I rather get gifts for family done first. Take care all!

Thursday, October 9, 2008


I was working on my crochet late one night. When my eyes beheld an eerie site. When my creation started to rise and suddenly right before my eyes!! It sang "DOOM DOOM DOOM DOOM DOOM DOOM."

My son saw a pattern for a Gir, but not in his suit. Said Mom can't you do it in the puppy suit? *sigh* You know I feel like Dr. Frankenstien some days. So what do you think am I close?

Monday, October 6, 2008

What I have been up to...

OK gang, I got the Baby Bear Hat done, pattern written and tested. BUT the ears do not make sense to the testers, so I have to figure out a way for it to make sense.

Erik had a football game in the rain last Saturday, so I created a football hat. I made another hat with no football for Nick. His favorite color is purple and I got the yarn for $1.50 a skein. Got enough to make him a scarf also. He really liked the hat and needed it at the game, it was so cold for him.

I picked up more Bernat Baby Purple yarn, but just do not have the energy to finish the baby set for Jeff's niece. I hate to say it, but even though they have said she may go home this weekend I just really do not want to finish it. *SIGH* I got the green also for Gir in the puppy suit, it is for Christmas. I will have to make 4, because each boy will probably want one.

Can I buy a crochet energy pill somewhere?

Forgot to add I got two new babies at the house. One is a kitten the other is a cockatiel . Bryce named the kitten Instigo, but Jeff calls him Scooter. Here he is on the bed and under my desk with Shadow. Will get pics of Willie aka Will asap.