Sucess!!!

Well I’m happy to say that my neice had her birthday party on Saturday and she LOVED the gifts I’d made for her. I had been soooooo over worried that she wouldn’t like them as much as the other things I knew other people would be “buying” her. But her face lit up when she pulled her little bunny

Little Bunny Friend

Little Bunny Friend

out of the little tote bag
Little Girl Tote Bag

Little Girl Tote Bag

. It was really sweet. She also loved her poncho that I made for her, she put it on over her Belle dress she was wearing.
Little Girl's Poncho

Little Girl's Poncho

It definately made all the work on them worth while.

So now I’m on to other projects. Its my own daughter’s birthday coming up in October. So I’ve got a few ideas in the works for her. My only issue there is finding the time to make them when she isn’t looking. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I’ve also have the desire to really work on some doilies, even though I know they are a bit outdated they are so beautiful. I am also trying out what’s called Filet Crochet. Basically its like graph paper with squares filled in to make the picture, but with the crochet your filling in the squares with the crochet stitches AND making the grid squares with the stitches. It really sounds harder than it is. I’ve already done 12 rows on a beginning project and I’ve impressed myself that it is actually working and so easy.

So that’s what’s up in my little world. Really only a portion of it even. With the kids back in school and activities starting up, I hope that my new found up swing, strength, and hope, will keep up and keep forward.

so for now,
Namaste,

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Still hooking… (excuse the pun!!)

Lil Turtle Friend

Lil Turtle Friend

Made a couple more things with crochet this past weekend/week. First off was a lil bitty turtle for my boyfriend’s son. He loves turtles, and well I’m really trying to ease his transition to living with us and I thought this might help as a welcoming gesture.

I also threw together somthing for my DD. She went to a Girl Scout camp for the weekend and on friday before she left I realized I hadn’t made her that water-bottle holder that I’d so wanted to do. So, needless to say, I found a really quick pattern here: Ravelry done by JoAnne Leonard aka: HappyHooking I really love the way mine turned out. I did have to alter it a bit from her pattern, but that was because I had to use what I had on hand here at the office, which was a smaller hook, but it turned out lovely I think, and my DD just loved it!

Quick & Easy Water Bottle Sling

Quick & Easy Water Bottle Sling

Anyway, I’ve really been frustrated with the gifts I’ve been working on for my neice’s birthday this comming weekend. I’ve gotten a really sweet poncho finished up for her as well as a cute hat, and a sweet lil amigurumi bunny, but I’ve been hitting a wall when it comes to a purse/tote/bag to make for her. I think I’ve frogged 4 projects already. They just don’t seem to want to come together, or to look as cute as the pattern originals. *sigh* Hopefully the one I started last night will come through and turn out. I’ll post some photos after she’s received them. Don’t want to spoil the surprise. ๐Ÿ™‚

for now,
Namaste,

New things!!!

Well, its been quite busy around my place lately. I have been working hard trying to do an online class taught by Christi Friesen through Doll Street Dreamers So far all I have done is my wings and my head/face is only 1/2 way done. Here are the wings:

Work in Progress - Green Goddess Wings

Work in Progress - Green Goddess Wings

Hopefully I can motivate myself to finish up her head real soon. Her body & clothing should be pretty simple after that.

I’ve also re-discovered another craft that I used to do when I was my daughter’s age. Crocheting. The thing is now, I’m not just doing the simple pot-holder square, or scarf, I’m actually trying the stuff I never imagined I could do. Hats, doilies, amigurumi, and I’m even going to try my hand at filet crochet. I’m really enjoying myself, and my daughter is even joining in and trying her hand at the hats & amigurumi. I’m about 98% completed on my very first doily, and I’ll post a photo of that once I get it blocked out and pretty. Here are the first hats I’ve ever done in the meantime:

Cloche Hat

Cloche Hat

My Daughter Wearing the Cloche hat.

My Daughter Wearing the Cloche hat.

Child's Light Cap

Light Cap.

I made the cloche hat, as well as the white hat following the instructions here: The Art of Crochet At this site she has TONS and TONS of helpful videos and projects. She’s really helped me get started, and get interested to keep going.

Other than that life is still rolling on. The kids start school next Monday. Even though they won’t admit it, I know they are happy for the shorter summer. They just get to bored sitting at home playing video games all day. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Anyway, that’s all I have time for today, hopefully I’ll have somemore to share very soon!

Namaste