Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Snowflakes, Thread Purchase, & Viking Turkey Hat

This was my latest project for a family member. I found the pattern for the Viking Turkey Hat at the craftster site.

The wonderful model is my youngest brother Ben, doesn’t he look hilarious in the hat.

I got this wonderful order from Mimi on the 15th I was so excited I wasn’t sure I would get this order before the 25th but I got it, thanks Mimi. She even sent some extra stuff that was so sweet of her.

Here are some more snowflakes made at the same time as the others.

This snowflake was the first on this page. This was also the last one I crocheted.

This one has a few problems with it but I ignored them in order to increase quantity, this is #2.


I made a bunch of snowflakes for gifts, though this was stressful for at the same time I was studying for my finals.
This one is my most favorite, I ended up giving it to my mother and she hung it on her lamp in her bedroom, I thought that was sweet. This snowflake is the 3rd.

This snowflake is #8.

This one was the most surprising in the result for it turned out better than I thought, it is the 9th.

This pattern was designed by Julie A. Bolduc.

All the following I found on ChezCrochet, I made all the snowflakes except the last, the 15th. They turned out to look more similar than I thought they would unfortunately.

This is a picture from my brother’s birthday party on his lap is my friend Mya’s oldest son and she is holding her youngest son who is about 2 weeks old, isn’t he cute?

Saturday, November 25, 2006

Larynx, Coasters, & Bookmark

This larynx I made for my speech anatomy class, we had to make model larynxes to receive extra credit. I am happy to report that I received all the points possible for this extra credit endeavor. This was very challenging but I kept pulling out the thread and redoing it till it looked right, there are still things about it that I now would improve if I had the time.

I am trying to clear out my stash and I had some blue cotton yarn, I by chance came across Drew Emborsky aka The Crochet Dude's Glass Flip Flop Coasters. Thus inspired I bought some white cotton yarn and proceeded to make flip flops approximately 20 of them. For the only time we use the right glasses for these coasters is around thanksgiving (not for alcohol but for sparkling cider) and there are a lot of us around when it is thanksgiving therefore I had to make a lot, another good way to use up my stash.

Another view with the glass

This bookmark is one of the most unique I have come across and I just had to make it. I know there is a bible verse that reminds me of this bookmark but I could not find it when I looked.

Friday, October 13, 2006

This bookmark is named Victorian Ribbon & Lace Bookmark, Denise Augostine made this pattern, though I had to go to to accesses it. I had made this earlier but I needed to get the right color ribbon and was not satisfied with all I saw. With Halloween here I had a plethora of orange that I did not have before, I am pleased with the result.

This is another creation by Crochetroo in the Queensland Rockpools & Beaches Package . These color combinations are not my favorite, but I was pleased with the result anyway.

This is just a close up look.

I made one of these right away when I got the pattern but I was away from home and did not have my beads for the eye. So I made another with the eye because a blind Baby Sweet Lip is no fun. Pattern by Crochetroo.

When I saw Crochetroo's new Butterflies, dragon flies and moths from downunder - crochet bookmarks and motifs I was inspired to create a few new butterflies of my own, I also had a request to make a pink and purple one. If you want to make one of your very own go here.

This one I made with my mother in mind for I know her favorite color is red so hence the butterfly. Once I finished it I gave it to my mother and she was please with it.

No surprise this pattern also was created by Crochetroo and I thought it was fitting sense we are in the Halloween month. Specifically this is a Female Funnel Web.

Another close up.

Friday, September 22, 2006

This bookmark is named 3 Grannies Bookmark, Julie A. Bolduc made this wonderful pattern, though I altered it slightly. I used four instead of three and I surrounded it with new thread I got from Mimi, specifically Anchor Lifestyles Kam08.

This bookmark I had no pattern for though I saw many fan bookmarks that inspired it. I used a thread I got from Mimi, though this one was Cannon SC006.

This bookmark was an older pattern I can't remember where online I got it but it required 5 flowers equally distributed over it. I did not appreciate that idea so I made one and added it as a tail to the end of a chain. This also was a new thread I got from Mimi, Anchor Lifestyles Kam12.

This one was make from a yellow I got at a local craft store. The pattern though is online created by Claudia Garza.

I have been busy lately so that is my excuse for not posting sooner. Two tests down and one more to go on Monday.

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Not A Crabby Crab

I was finally able to get the Queensland Rockpools & Beaches Package from Crochetroo though the go between companies created problems. I had to make this Spanner Crab first, he is so cute.
This is the second Ulysses Butterfly Bookmark I made from Crochetroo's pattern. I had more people like the second's coloring than the first's, oh well.

This is the first Ulysses Butterfly Bookmark I made from Crochetroo's pattern. Though I deviated from her idea in that I used a different color for the wing tips than the original color from the body.

This is a quilt I have been working on for a year. It is finally done, it is also the first large quilt I have made and finished. Below is a close up on a small section of it.

Saturday, August 05, 2006

Gifts +

This was created because I needed to use up some white thread I had lying around. Though it is not practical because it will get dirty quickly I had already progressed to far into the creation to stop.

This doily was made to cover the top of this bookcase, because I did not like this bare top.

This is a close up of the same doily.

This coaster was made for the same friend who received the pincushion.

This pincushion was made for a friend who enjoys sewing. The original pincushion in the pattern is pink.

Saturday, July 01, 2006

Its has been awhile

It has been awhile since I have posted so to catch up this is the bookmark I created for Esta who was my partner for the great bookmark exchange. I was inspired to use the this thread I got from Jackie Lim instead of yellow and white of the pattern’s picture which all the centers were yellow and the outside was white so this is my rendition.

The above is a picture I found on webshots and I really enjoyed I was so inspired that I felt I should make a doily of the colors I saw in this picture.

This was the closest I came to the colors in the afore mentioned picture. I wish I had a mixture of the yellow and orange colors to more accurately capture the look of it but this was the best I could do.

This is a Northern Territory Crocodile which came from Crochetroo and her lovely mind I love the creativity she has. I made this during a boring portion of my Anatomy and Physiology class I am taking.

This Gecko I created so I would have made all of Crochetroo’s creations to that date except her spider collection. I made this Gecko when I was taking a break from studying for a test of my Anatomy and Physiology class (don’t fret I got a good grade). I was also listening to The Magicians of Caprona by Diana Wynne Jones all in all I was having a good time.

This is the wonderful package I received from Esta I was thrilled getting this package and felt guilty I had not sent her as exciting a package. Notice the lovely bookmark.

This butterfly bookmark is lovely it is made out of a sparkly silver blue thread and has wonderful beads of many colors in the body and wings of the butterfly. Thank you so much Esta I love it!

This bookmark was originally supposed to be a sunflower bookmark but since I love the color blue I used a lovely thread that my grandmother got me for Christmas this past year and I still have a bit of it left. It turned out really nicely, at least I think so.

This bookmark I received from my brother what was in Yucatan, Mexico for the past 5 weeks as a foreign exchange student. I sent him the blue tongued lizard I previously posted and he so sweet as to bring me back this special gift. I have not posted earlier becasue of school as well as the fact my family had the camera and were on vacation with it.