Friday, August 31, 2012

Baby Shoe Gift Card/Goodies Holder


I made this since last year but I don't think I ever share this.

The shoes fit gift card perfectly and it can also hold other goodies for baby shower.  I got the template from splistcoast stamper a few years ago. The template is no longer there.

Have a wonderful weekend!


Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Crochet Fingerless Gloves


I've always wanted one of this when it first came out.  I don't know why I didn't make one sooner.  I am glad I finally made them.  They are so easy to make and look so cool when wear them.  With the inspiration from etsy and google I made these.

 Then my two sons wanted one too.  This one is for my younger son.  When I added the thumb, some how they look like tree trunk but they look really cool when he wear them. 

The picture below was my first pair. I used the tutorial here.  The design look nice but when I wore them they look funny. I took them a part.

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Monday, August 27, 2012

Altered Wooden Baskets


I haven't done any paper craft in the past 3 months.  I had these wooden baskets sitting around collecting dust so a few days ago I decided to dress them up.  Boy! I had to dust some dust off my papers and punches. 

All flowers were made by me. :)  The pink and yellow flowers were made using Caron Simply soft yarn.  They were the same flowers that I used to make the rose afghan but I like this tight stitches better.  Tutorial for the flower is here.  The other flowers were made using size 10 crochet thread.

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Friday, August 24, 2012

Crochet Scollap Rings


I saw this crochet scollops on one of the blogs.  So I went to Dollar Tree and lucky I found a bag of bangle.  It had 12 in the bag for $1.08.  I had to modify since my bangles are almost 3" wide. And these what I came up with. 

The last group here I used Caron Simply Soft and I really like it.
You can fine the tutorial for the scollop ring  here.

I played around with the stitches for different ring sizes. 
Here is what I have:  55 stitches will make 9 scollops
                                61 stitches will make 10 scollops
                                 67 stitches will make 11 scollops
                                  73 stitches will make 12 scollops
so basically if you have a bigger ring just keep adding 6 for each scollops. I wanted to make a wreath for this when I fine the ring that I like.

Another bargain? I bought these Caron Simply Soft and a few Lion Brand yarn from Walmart clearance bins  for $1.50 each.  The price on the yarn mark $2.50 each so I got only 3 balls but when I took to pay it came up $1.50.  You know me I went back and got some more.

Have a wonderful weekend!


Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Crochet Rose Throw Partly Done


I started this roses afghan back in May.   I stopped because I didn't really happy with the way I crocheted.  I normally crochet  tightly but for these roses tight stitches didn't make nice roses (that was my thought then)  so I crocheted loosely. As I joined the squares together, it became sagging.  I wanted to take the squares apart and redo the entire thing but the thought of it  scared me.  I had 40 roses so far.

You were wondering what is it with the two colors? I love that bright purple yarn but each ball had only 165 yards compare to the dark purple yarn it had 315 yards in a ball and they cost the same.  So my plan was to have the bright color in the center and the dark color around it. I used Caron Simply Soft.

You can fine the rose tutorial here.


Monday, August 20, 2012

Crochet Pin Cushion


I saw this adorable pin cushion on etsy and I just love it.  Then I wanted one and you know me I got right to work and I made this.  See those holes, I had to take the pins out to take the pictures.

I had this yellow granny square sitting around so  I turned it into another pin cushion.

These pin cushions measure a little less than 4 inches.
You can find the tutorial for the yellow rose here.

Thanks for looking!


Friday, August 17, 2012

Cream Card Box


I enjoyed making boxes, big or small.  I wanted to make a plan boxes but when I added the flowers the boxes turned out quite lovely.  The flowers were made using medium 5 petal punch. The pearls always added a nice finish to the flowers.  You can fine the tutorial on this box here.

Have a wonderful weekend!


Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Crochet African Flowers Play Mat


Sharing another crochet item that I made while I was in Florida.

These were made using Red Heart supper saver yarn.  I was thinking of making a throw but the squares were so stiff so I made these squares into a play mat for my daughter instead. You can fine the tutorial here.

Thanks for looking!


Monday, August 13, 2012

Crochet Tealight Cakes


Sharing a few tea light cakes made while I was in Florida.

Have great great!


Friday, August 10, 2012

Crochet Purse# 3


I finally finished this purse that I started back in May.  The sewing slowed me down so I found another way to do it.  Instead of use sewing machine, I hand sew the entire purse liner and I didn't use the tutorial that was offered here. It didn't turn out as pretty as the one on the other blog but I am satisfied  with the result.

 The handles were just the single crochet stitches.
Since I hand sew the entire liner.  I didn't use any batting. I  used a very thin fabric.  I added two pockets on the inside, one pocket on each side.   I used the magnet closure found at Joann Fabric.  The finished purse is about 11" x 9" not counting the handles.
Thanks for looking!


Wednesday, August 8, 2012

One Penny, two Pennies, $$$$$


I saved one baby formula can from 12 years ago as my piggy bank. I recently dressed it up a little.   It is a big can 5 x 10 inches.  My daughter likes to play with the can when there were not much coins in it so two of the flowers fell off.

Last year the total added up to around $200 and the year before that it was a little under $200. I was surprised how much they all added up this year.  There must be lots of quarters in there because the total was,

 drum roll please,

 $320.23.  A little extra money to support my new habit. lol 

 A local Joann Fabric store was moving so they had their fabrics on sale at 75% off.   So I was in and out of there 3 times in one week.  When a lady saw my cart, she commended that I must  sew a lot and I told her  I don't sew.  Her eye brows went up. lol



Monday, August 6, 2012

Home Sweet Home

Hello Dear Bloggers!

We are finally back home! We spent 20 hours on the road on Saturday and got back home 6:30 AM Sunday morning.  It is so good to be back home!  There is no place like home.  Whoever said that is so true. 

I thought I'll share a few random pictures of my trip. Nothing exciting thought.

We had some fruit called Logan. There were plenty of this fruit trees in Florida, but it is much cheaper to buy the fruit in Philadelphia China Town.
they tasted like sugar ball.  So sweet and fresh!  The black one is the seed.
Cruise ship went by while we were at the beach at Jetty Park not too far from Kennedy Space Center.

Then on a different day at the same park we saw a sub marine surface.  Cool huh!

And off we went to Key West

 The traffic was bumper to bumper both ways and as you can see there were only two lanes, one lane going south and one lane going north.

 The water are everywhere. We stopped along the road  and dropped pepperoni and cheese bread in the river/lake and these fish came up.  The big black one called the anglefish.  There are tiny fish black and yellow on the left side too. Don't know what they are called.
this blue and yellow is called the parrot fish

then my husband caught a lobster. It was a big one.  He wasn't supposed to keep it because he didn't have lobster license.

So to get rid of the evident he did this.  Well, I sort of help him get rid of the evident.  We were pattern in crime (lol).  I went to a near by Home Depot trying to buy a small grill but it didn't have it.  So my survival skill kicked in.  I bought the metal rack, 6 pieces of brick and a pack of chalk coal  to build the fire.  He was so excited to get the lobster and it was his birthday.  How could you say no? Are you grossed out with that octopus?  Me too!  I don't like sea food.  I can't stand the fishy smell! 

Then we continued on to the end of Key West
I haven't seen a banana plant in years.
 Love the orchid on the coconut tree!

this is what I wanted to see, 90 miles to Cuba!  There were people lining up to take picture with this sign. The sun was brutal!  My sister got in the line.  She thought I needed to take picture with it but I told her I needed only that sign.  She said I could have gotten it from the net.  I told her it wasn't the same as seeing it myself.

We saw a few iguanas at the pool where we stayed.
Then it was time to get out of Key West.

The most exciting thing about this trip got to be this one.  My husband caught a Nurse shark! near where he caught the lobster.  The shark was at least 70 lbs. and his line was supposed to hold only 15lbs. It took him 45 minutes to rail it to shore.  He caught many sharks before but this was the biggest one.

 To proof that he caught it he went in the water and picked up the shark. 

 Here he cut the hook off and let the shark goes.

Then it was time to head back to Merritt Island where we stayed for the rest of the trip. 
We did some serious work there.  What kind of serious work? I will share with you in another time.

Total mileages we travel for this trip. 

Thanks for stopping by!