Monday, April 21, 2014

Back From MIA

Hello,

I am back from a short break.  We drove to Florida semi vacation/work.  On our last day there we saw this.  The rocket looked small because this photo was taken about 6 miles a way by someone.  I took some pictures but mine didn't come out good.  Up close the rocket was pretty big.

                                                    Credit: Nicole Solomon
You can read more about it here

Before I went to Florida, I cut up some 2 x 2 papers to fold the Kusudama.  In this picture there were 76 packs.  Each pack has 60 pieces. 
I took some with me to Florida and before I knew it the shoe box was filled with folded papers.

Have a marvelous Monday.

Helen


Monday, April 7, 2014

Crochet AG Doll Afghans

Hello,

As if I didn't have enough scrap yarns already.  Katie at Westie and Julep sent me some more scrap wools.  She asked if I can used her scrap wools, sure I can.   I used what I can to make the center of the granny squares and then I used Lion Brand Pound Of Love to finish off the afghans.

This first one was sent to Katie.








I made these white daisy flowers long ago.  I was hoping to make an afghan to fit a twin bed but I didn't have enough flowers.   So I used what I had to make AG doll blankets.  Do you like the joining?  It is called flat braid. You can fine the tutorial here.
 





 I like day bed so I built a plane one for Faye's dolls from scrap woods. 
Another doll blanket in progress

Aren't they cute?  They are pretty quick to make and I think they would make wonderful gift.  So Faye's friends will be getting one set each on their birthday.

Thanks for looking and Happy crocheting!

Helen



Monday, March 31, 2014

Daisy Note Card

Hello,

Here is a card I CAS from google search.


Thanks for taking a peek!

Helen

Monday, March 24, 2014

American Girl Doll Sweaters

Hello,

Although the calender says it is Spring but Winter refuse to leave.  I see snow in the forecast for tomorrow. Therefore, the American girl dolls need some sweaters to keep them warm. :)

This gray one is my favorite.
This second one has no seem.  I used circular needle for the sleeves.  It has a very nice clean look but oooh the time it took to knit those two tiny sleeves are just too long.   


Here are all of them
They are all made from top down with little seem. 

Helen

Monday, March 17, 2014

TopNote Purses The Other Way

Hello,

What a roller coaster temperature we had in the past a few days.  Saturday the temperature was in the mid 60, then Sunday it went down to 40.  This morning we woke up with 3 inches of snow and it is still snowing. Crazy weather! O.k enough of the boring winter weather.

 I saw this on google search and absolutely love it so I gave it a try.



They are so pretty. I love all three colors. 

Here is my craft show sharing from Saturday.  As I mentioned at my last post, I normally don't do craft show in March because some people were probably just paid off their bills from Christmas shopping. :)   People buy things only if they can use it or give it as a gift.  It is March so I didn't expect much.   As always I set my goal; it was between $100 - $150.  I sold $115 and Faye sold $11 of her Rainbow Loom charms.   I will go back there in November to give it another try.  I love the spot that they gave me.

Until next time

Helen

Friday, March 14, 2014

Top Note Purses/Craft Show

Hello,

I had wanted to make this Top Note purses for years.  I finally made them and of course I couldn't just make one.










Tutorial here.

Here is for local readers. 
 Interboro High School Craft Show
 Saturday, March 15, 2014 - 9AM - 3PM
16th & Amosland Road, Prospect Park

I will be inside Cafeteria. Hope to see some of you there.

Helen




Monday, March 10, 2014

Quick 4 x 4 Note card

Hello,

I love making small square card.  This note card is 4 x 4.  It is really quick to make and it's cute too.

Have a wonderful week!

Helen