Monday, October 5, 2015

Charity Crochet

Every day is an opportunity to be charitable. But let's face it, our daily lives sometimes get in the way. The upcoming holidays here in the USA are a little nudge to remind us that we should be doing more for our fellow humans.

Autumn not only brings beautiful colors as the leaves change, but it also brings cooler temperatures. While I love the cooler temps, I do realize that not everyone does. Here are two different ways to help others stay warm this winter.

There's currently a crochet mitten drive happening on Facebook:

Crochet Mitten Drive

I'm going to throw down my crocheted gauntlet and challenge you! Join the fun and make some hats for cancer patients. The 2nd Annual Cancer Charity Challenge is being hosted by My Sweet Potato 3. Even if you only make ONE hat, you are making a difference.

So much yarn, so little time!

I'm so glad to see you here!  My apologies that there's not much posting going on, I've been crocheting my fingers off in preparation for a craft show, filling orders, charity crochet, and trying to squeeze in a few Christmas gifts!

One thing that I absolutely LOVE is Minecraft. So, of course I would join a CAL (Crochet A-Long) that features all the lovable square creatures and items from the Minecraft world!

It's Pig!!  He's worked in single crochet, and it's also my first time using bobbins while doing the color changes.

Baby booties that are quickly becoming one of my more popular items. Made with Caron Simply Soft. Aren't they just too cute for words?

Time for me to get back to crocheting more items! 

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Rawrrrr.. Tommy the tiger

Hello hello

I wanted to show you something i made a while back.

This is Tommy the tiger. He's a cute little guy. Not sure anymore how long it took me to make him. But i took longer than needed cause there were some big pauses in between. The original design is from Josephine Wu. Its in the first  Zoomigurumi Book. Tommy is about 13cm high. For yarn i used Rio yarn. For which i used a bit smaller hook then was advised in the design.
Hope you like him. He could would make a cute gift to little kids. Or just keep for yourself :D

x Sabrina

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Busy little bee

I know I've been slacking on posting here, but I've been a busy little bee!

So many babies are on the way, plus my niece had a baby. My go-to handmade gift is a crocheted baby blanket. So far, two of the blankets are done.

This blanket was made for two good friends of ours, crocheted with Lion Brand Pound of Love in Antique White. The pattern is called Bundle of Joy, from the Leisure Arts booklet Baby Afghans to Crochet. Normally, I use either Bernat or Caron baby yarn for blankets, but I wanted this one to coordinate with their nursery theme.

Once I got the hang of it, the pattern was relatively easy. I think I had to frog a few different rows about three times.

My niece chose purple for her brand new baby girl. The only problem was that I couldn't find ANY purple baby yarn at Wal-Mart. I know, I know... why not just go to a craft store for the yarn? Because my wife has classes and she puts up with me asking to be taken to the craft stores (about a half hour away). I finally found some at a Wal-Mart in Pennsylvania the day before Easter. 

The FREE pattern for this purple one can be found here

I've just started the third blanket, so for now, I'll just show the colors I'll be using. 

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Panda baby rattle :D

Hello hello,

Yes finally posting something i actually finished! woop woop
So a coworker of mine is pregnant and it was her last day at work the other day. So decided to giver her a few crochet baby things.
I made this cute baby rattle. The original design is from Ana Paula Rimoli. I followed most of the design, except at the panda head. I've made a couple of these rattles and the first one was perfect, but the ones after that the head didn't seem to have enough rows, might have be the yarn. Anyways so thats the only thing i did different but it still looks the same. :D  It has a little bell in the head for the rattle. It took a about 4 hours for me to make. Yeah I'm not to fast at this yet. hihi

x Sabrina

Monday, December 15, 2014

Rudy the Reindeer!

I finished Rudy last night...  after I discovered I made his scarf WAY too long xD  

He measures about six inches tall (not including his antlers) because I used a size F hook. He'll make a perfect gift for my mom.


Sunday, November 30, 2014

December 2014 Challenge

Our first challenge is just in time for the holidays!  Rudy the reindeer is a free pattern, available at Tales of Twisted Fibers.  I can't wait to get started on this one, he's super cute! Our personal deadline is going to be 15 December 2014, feel free to join us as we crochet some cuteness for Christmas and Yule!