Thursday, July 24, 2014

Blog Share!!!

I am so in love with everything she makes! Check out all of the precious amigirumi patterns!!! My "to do" list keeps getting longer....

And longer...

And longer...

Friday, July 18, 2014

Blog Share! This dude is amazing!

You really need to check out his blog! He's amazing!

Random photo of my Ginger Kitty! :)


This is the tutorial showing how I made the cutest bows for my Ladybug's shoes. 

She was given these flats that had snaps but nothing to snap to them. So me being the crafter I am had to fix that :)

I dug out some #10 crochet thread and a size 9 hook and got to work. I started by making little roses out of ecru but didn't like them. That's when I decided on bows. 

Here we go:

Chain 11. 
Row 1: 1 sc in second chain from hook. Repeat 9 x's. 10 sc.

Ch 1. Turn.

Row 2 - 35 repeat row 1.

Row 36:  Fold ends together so that stitches line up. Ch 1 and sc through BOTH ends 10x's forming a circle. Finished. This will be the wrong side. Leave a long length of thead when cutting, as this will be used to make the center of the bow. 

Now turn the circle right side out. Making sure your seam is moved to the center back of your bow. :)

Take the long length of thread and begin wrapping it around the center of your piece, being sure to pull it tight. This will create your "Tie" in the center of your bow. 

I forgot to take a picture of that step but this should be fairly simple to figure out. 😊

Next you will take the "male" piece of your snap and sew it in place on the back of your bow.

Sew in any lose ends and shape your bow as desired! There you go! Now make another one! 😀

I am in the process of making these in lots of colors! Ladybug has requested other designs as well. If you notice the ecru roses. ☺️
We'll get to that...

In the mean time have fun and please find my FB page and share with me! I would love to see them! They can be used for dresses or bags. Anything you would like to adorn with pretty bows! 

Sending Love & light! God Bless!


Tuesday, July 15, 2014

The Tapestry

I promised I would post a picture of the completed project. 

I learned a few things during this process and I had a lot of fun. The finished product turned out nice but it was missing something ...

So I added some embellishments. I realized that my graph was somewhat "boxy" and discovered how to make this image look more fluid. I'll save that for next time. 

She needs a pillow to match I think!!😜

Have a great day everyone!!!

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Independence Day

I sure hope everyone enjoyed their 4th! We didn't do the traditional fireworks and BBQ. Instead my family hit the river!
We caught a few bream (better known in these parts as red bellies)...
Then we pulled out the good bait! Y'all ever heard of Catawba worms... 
This here is the best catfishing bait you can find! Best part is, they are free! They literally grow on trees. They work too...
Caught a mess of fish! ( sorry 'bout my dish towel but I don't handle those jokers bare handed!)
We enjoyed the weather. It wasn't humid or insanely hot.
It was nice not hearing any vehicles or phones ringing.

We fished and rode the river until the sun started going down.

Today, after church, I got busy canning the veggies from my garden and making me some "pepper sauce". I'll have good food all year now.

For not being a traditional 4th of July for us, it turned out to be one of the best ones yet!! 

Now...back to crocheting and the real world! 😜