Wednesday, April 22, 2015

I Love Ruffles for Little Girls!

I've been working on some skirts and pillowcase style dresses for my grand daughters, for my shop and for my new blog for families in need, Sew....This is My Gift to You.
I really like ruffles and think little girls look so cute in them....
so I've been making lots of ruffles.
Here are photos of the things I've made this last week.
 Same skirt just the hat is reversed

These are kinda my trial outfits for sizing and once I try them on the g.irls I will be making more

Saturday, April 18, 2015

A Little Monkey for A Little Monkey!.....and Catch Up!

Happy 4th Birthday Owen!!
My grandson Owen is so cute and expressive in his facial gestures.
Mallory picked out a crocheted monkey for me to make for his birthday.
I haven't posted for awhile so you won't know this,
I don't really believe in New Years Resolutions,
but I went on and made one this year.
I would make and have them done on time,
homemade gifts for each of my 14 grandkids birthdays this year.
I've got 4 down and 10 more to go for the year. 
Here's what I made for Owen
A Monkey for A Little Monkey!
I bought the pattern on Etsy from Luvly-Gurumi's shop.
The pattern was easy to make and great instructions. 

I also made Owen a little car case.
I updated this version with 2 roads.
I learned a few things from making the first one and so this one was a little easier to make.
and now here's Owen 
 Happy Birthday Owen!
....and Catch Up!
In January we had 3 grandkids with birthdays.
The second set of  twins, Leigha and Liam turned 5.
I had fun with Liam's toy.  Making it and playing with it in the process.
So first is Leigha's cupcakes.  I crocheted her a set of 6 yummy cupcakes.
I just went with the flow and designed my own cupcakes.
I think they turned out pretty darn cute! 
and a cupcake purse for Leigha's goodies. 
and the Birthday girl. 
and now for Liam's alligator. 

My grandma had made my older kids some animals when they were little
and I found the pamphlet on Etsy.  It is an Aunt Lydia's pamphlet.
The alligator is pretty much completely made of granny squares
....which I altered a little bit to my liking.
and here's Liam with his brother Austin playing with his alligator.
Hee!  Hee! 
Next we had Chad, Jr.s birthday.
Chad also turned 6 this year.
I made Chad a Minion and a little evil minion. 
I bought the pattern from Aradiya Toys on Etsy.
The evil minion I used part of her pattern and my own thing for part of it.
and here's Chad, Jr.
Enjoy Chad!!
Finally, I can't leave out my Jace who also had a birthday in January.
Jace turned 9 and he is a Pokémon Trainer now.
So I crocheted him so Pokémon Balls by just playing around
and looking at pictures of the balls online. 

and Jace opening a gift. 

I hope all the grandkids enjoy their gifts from Nana
and Jace from his Mama.

Friday, April 17, 2015

The Crochet Bucket and the Other Things I Made for a Friends Easter Basket

I crocheted this cute Minnie purse and lined it with fabric . 
It also has a button closure on the back.

I also crocheted these cute cupcakes for playtime fun.


Next I made this Travel Car Case.
I had never sewn on vinyl before and it wasn't as hard as I thought it would be.
Tissue Paper, Tissue Paper, Tissue Paper is a most on sewing on vinyl!
I machine quilted 2 pieces of flannel to the front and 2 onto the back so the mat is nice and thick to play cars on. (6 layers of fabric altogether)
I also added little garage door holders so the cars won't keep sliding out on their own.
I just used some little strips of fabric and Velcro.
Finally I added a piece of black ribbon for the road and a strap for closing the garage.

A machine quilted basketball bookmark for the reader.

I crocheted this Goosey Goose for the baby of the family.


Next I made this neat Card Holder for a boy that has several decks of cards.
I decided to use vinyl so he could see which decks are stored in each pocket.
The traffic sign fabric goes with his bedroom and again I machine quilted the fabric so it would be a little sturdier to hold the cards.
I just drew around a hanger for the shape and then added the length I wanted.
I just added some binding around the edges and I think it made a cute hanging holder.

and now for the entire Easter surprise for my friends kids.
I'm glad I got to help make the kids Easter fun!
The best part is that everything is machine washable,
even the bucket! 

Thursday, April 2, 2015

I ALmosT ForGot I HaD a BLoG!

I can't believe it's been so long since I've blogged. 
I have gotten so used to just going on Facebook, but I really do miss blogging.
So here we go,
my first post in almost 10 months.
I wanted to share this rag basket that I just finished crocheting for a friend of mine.
I crocheted the basket using cotton crochet thread and sheets torn into strips.
The bucket actually stands up really well by itself but I put a bucket in it just for extra firmness.
I cut the top of a 5 gallon bucket. 
It was really easy too! 
 Sometimes I amaze myself at the new things I can learn to do.
Afterwards I used sandpaper and sanded the rough edges.
I really like how the bucket turned out.
Crocheting the bucket is very hard on the wrists,
but well worth the pain.

My DIL made this up using the pictures of my 5 oldest boys. So funny!

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