Friday, February 26, 2010

Need more caffine!

Okay, so I have been so busy, and kind of ill (can not sleep without getting sick, so I just haven't slept much lately)so I have been drinking a lot of tea (and coffee) and more tea. So I have been searching out cute coffee cup cozies, for both my cups at home, and my beloved Dutch Bros (for those of you not from the Oregon area, Dutch Bros is like Starbucks, only local, not corporate, and they have a much friendlier staff and I think they have better customer service)Chai Tea Latte cups.

While searching out coffee cozies, I have seen so many cute buttons and flowers and accessories for the cozies that I decided I needed to make some clay buttons.

I am even getting my hubby in on the action.

I'll post pics in a few hours after we bake up some buttons and I crochet up a few cozies.

until then, check out some of my favorites.

A lot of these would be great gifts and are very simple patterns. None of them are mine. Under each picture you can find a link to the owners site (or at least where I found them)

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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

BLANKETS! So many blankets!

So I have been on a blanket kick, since I decided that I was doing the local farmers market for my baby stuff. So I have been crafting blankets like crazy to put in a portfolio.

Here is the competed set that I made for the owner of hubby and my fave Vietnamese diner.

It is crocheted with a size J hook, in a standard granny square. I used less than 1 skein of each color in Bernat Baby Coordinates, 5 rows of each color per stripe. If anyone wants the actually stitch numbers and specifics on the granny square, I'd be happy to post them later.

Here is a blanket that I was commissioned to make for a friends nephew-to-be, Hunter.

It is done in granny squares as well. This was done in Sensations Rainbow Boucle Patterns in Green/Cream Rainbow. It was made up of 20 7 in granny squares. Crocheted with a J hook, with 6 rows in the granny square stitch pattern.

This last blanket, done in Sensations Rainbow Boucle Tonal yarn is not for anyone in particular. It is actually for my Etsy store, and if I do not sell it there, I'll put it up in a set at Saturday market.

Now that I have gotten to blogging again, I remembered why I have been so quite, I have way TOO much going on. I just burnt dinner because I forgot I was cooking. I started blogging again, and it slipped my mind. Guess I should go take care of that.

See ya later!

Monday, February 15, 2010

New house, and new projects.

We finally got into our new house, and I have 1/2 of an entire room to myself for my crafts!

In other news, we went out to dinner with my in-laws the other day and discovered that the manager of our favorite Vietnamese Restaurant is expecting. Her name is Vicki, and she is not going to find out the sex of the baby, but I asked if she would mind if I made her a blanket.

I went shopping with my hubby the next day, and found some Bernat Baby Coordinates in gender neutral colors of green and purple. I have created it as a large ever expanding Granny Square. I started with a green center, and change to and from the purple every 5 rows. I will be adding a picot or shell boarder at the end, I have not decided yet.

Also, created a new blanket using Rainbow Boucle in pink. It is crocheted in a Granny Square, much like Vicki's blanket. Bust as the Rainbow Boucle has a natural color change, I will just crochet until it is large enough. I am binding the edges of that one with satin bias tape. This, I hope, will extend the usefulness of the blanket for many years, and maybe even many cildren. I still have my bias bound blanket from my childhood. It is still in good enough condition to wrap my kids up in (when I have them).

Photos and patterns will come soon, I promise.