Finished a card for The Outlawz Progressive Freebie challenge in memory of my mother. Love & Miss you so much, Mom!
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Friday, April 22, 2016
My first doily using thread is complete! A friend requested two doilies a year ago and I have finally finished the smaller of the two! It feels good to have this project complete and for it to have turned out so beautifully!
I used a free pattern that you will find here:
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
So I made it to round 13 or so and it started to curl up on me around the edges. The pattern was for a 5 inch circle and I hadn't thought about maybe needing to add some extra stitches in to keep it flat until now. Eek! I have to rip it back out a few rows until just before it started curling, after my two shell stitches I chain two right now and I am going to change that to chaining 3 between my shell stitches. Crossing fingers this works out! I hope to get to at least a 20 inch round doily, wish me luck!
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Today I have been attempting a doily for the second time. The first one I
fastened off and decided on calling it a doily for myself I messed up
somewhere on it. I was given an order a year ago for two doilies. It has
taken me this long to scratch my original pattern idea and try one
easier. Besides that missed stitch at beginning of last round I was doing
pretty good. Time to rip that last round out and do it over. Onward
Monday, April 11, 2016
Finally the last set of instructions for the second beginner's crochet a long have been given in the Beginner's Crochet Group on Facebook. We made these beautiful hand/wristers! I ended up with two pairs one pair that came out larger than the other so I gave them to a friend that has larger hands, I also gave her a matching ear warmer to go with them. This pair as of right now are added into my collection of items that I will either keep, sell or give away.
When I decided on a crochet a long project for the group as I am the administrator, it was winter time here in Oklahoma. It is now Spring with high 80's on the ten day forecast. Oh well its still winter in some parts of the country! :)
Want to make one for yourself?
Want to make one for yourself?
Saturday, April 9, 2016
This card I designed for a friend who recently injured her leg. I seem to have had a few friends have either foot, leg or knee surgery in the last few months. I have a box full of scrap papers dating back to when my card making hobby began in 2008. With every card I make, I pick through my scrap paper stash and try to put together papers that one might not normally put together just to use up this large scrap stash. It seems to have worked out well so far. I still have a lot of papers to use up, but after the last few cards I have created by using my stash I am able to get the lid back on to the box again. Yay!
For this card I handdrawn a leg, cut it out to wrap in ribbon, that was the hardest part of the entire process. Trying to find the right ribbon to look like a cast, most everything else I used in the card was already pre cut no trimming needed except the flowery paper had to be trimmed up evenly. I embellished with some heart and dragonfly stickers, added some little lines to show the flight path of the dragonfly. I found these tiny little flowers that I have saved from a punch I used and tacked them on with a dot of glue. I ended up putting a center dot of pink in each flower and added sparkly gems on each corner of the inside sentiment piece.
I think it turned out ot be a fun colorful Get Well Soon card.