Thursday, November 29, 2012

Hats, hats, and more hats!

I've been a bit busy but hopefully I will be on here more regularly. I've been making hats! Here are some that I've made...





I'm making another Owl Hat, this one is for my niece. The previous one was for a friend that is expecting, and the monster hat was commissioned for a dear friend's son. I made Elena a Gator hat and scarf, featured above on her.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Bracelets

I made five bracelets yesterday for some of my 'little people' friends. On three of them I chained 25 and used the DC stitch, I sewed a button on to use to close the bracelet. On the other two I chained 30, used the TC stitch, and used a button as well. I used cotton yarn for mine, but really you could use any, an E-hook worked perfectly to make small close stitches. I crochet very tightly! So if your stitches are more loose you may want to go down a size
. They turned out so cute, the girls loved them! They're simple to make, you can use bright colors, and little ones will get much enjoyment out of them. :)




Wednesday, September 5, 2012

We're back!

I know it's been a while since Kaila or I wrote on here. Sorry for the absence. We've had a lot of things going on this summer and it's occupied our time. We're back now though. School's started for a lot of people, and things are winding down.
  I'm currently working on some projects. My number 1. project at the moment is finishing 4, yes I said 4,  Loop Baby Rattle Grab Toys.  They are so cute, and simple to make. I found a link to the pattern on one of our top favorite blogs http://allaboutami.tumblr.com/day/2012/08/28. She made one as well. I have the first two small loops finished, now I'm working on the big loop that the smaller loops will hang on. I'm going to insert only one bell and see how it sounds. I'm also busy crocheting a blanket, a bunny rabbit (for my niece for Christmas), and I have orders in to make some cotton washcloths. My times going to be occupied for a bit to say the least. I'll try to update with pictures and such along the way. Hope you all are having a nice start to Fall.

ring1

2 rings

Rebecca

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Popcorn bowls

I made popcorn colorful popcorn bowls for our children's church movie night. Quite simple and fun :)

SC stitch And FPST

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Tuesday..

I know we haven't written anything big lately. Well just to keep you up to date on what we've been working on and finished, last week Rebecca finished a baby blanket, we finished hotpads, I'm almost done with the Casserole Tote (It looks great btw), Rebecca is working on a ripple afghan so that she can work on Tea Cozies (which are in high demand apparantly), we're both reading as much as we can because we are part of a book club that we're trying to keep up with, we're also crocheting a few things for Elena's baby doll, something fun to do on the side. Between all of that we also have been baking, making home-made cleaners, cleaning, and keeping God in every part of our lives. Hope all is well with you all.

-Kaila

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Hot pads

We made a set of spring colored hotpads! They're so colorful, love it! What do you think?

Friday, May 18, 2012

Tea Cozies

I'm going to be making some Tea Cozies here pretty soon. I found a great pattern that I like very much. First though I have to practice my Ripple pattern! Be patient with me, I'll start them as soon as I feel comfortable with the Ripple pattern. I'll post pics along the way.

Here is the link to the pattern I'll be using for the Tea Cozies! I won't be doing them in these colors though, one will be Blue (haven't decided on two shades of blue or blue and white, or all three! What's your opinion?) the other will be a speckled brown and white. Can't wait!

http://justjen-knitsandstitches.blogspot.com/2011/03/easy-ripple-tea-cosy.html

-Rebecca

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Green and brown baby blanket

It's finished. A small baby blanket for my niece, double stitch. Simple but fun.
-Rebecca
She loves it!
Finished!!!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Craft stores

The Bamboo Yarn looks cool, and feels extra soft




This is our favorite yarn! It's very easy to work with and makes excellent dishcloths.



We think this would be cool to try out.
It looks so funky, lol.

We have a lot of fun going to different craft stores and looking at the different yarns, sales, ect. So far our favorite place to get yarn is AC Moore, they always have great deals. Also they usually undercut all of the other stores in our area. They had yarn yesterday we picked up for a dollar a skein. Can't beat that really. What's your favorite yarn? What's your favorite craft store?

Monday, May 14, 2012

Casserole Tote

If you are wondering how I am making this. This is how i am doing it.


MATERIALS:
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn 
      - 4 ply, worsted weight (Dark Spruce-less than 8 ounces)
Hook: Size P 

Stitches used: ch, sl st, sc, fp sc, sc2tog.
FRONT POST SINGLE CROCHET (FP SC) 
Insert hook from the front side of the work right to left around the post of 
the indicated stitch on a previous row;
 yo and draw through two lps.
SC2TOG
Insert hook in next st, draw up a lp, (two lps on hk), insert hook in next st, draw up a lp 
(3 lps on hook), YO and draw through all 3 lps.

Difficulty: MEDIUM/DIFFICULT

NOTE: Entire pattern is worked holding two strands tog.
I worked from both ends of one skein of yarn for this pattern.
R 1: Holding both strands together, Ch24. Sc in the 2nd ch from the hook. Sc in ea rem ch. (23sc)
Rs2-17: Ch1, turn. Sc in ea st.
R18: (begin rounds) Ch1, turn.
Sc in ea st and in ea row end, placing 2 sc in ea corner st. 
(16 sc in ea end and 25 on the first and last rows for a total of 82 sc)
R19: Ch1, do not turn. FP SC around ea sc. (82 fp sc)
R20: Ch1, turn. Sc in ea st. Join with a sl st in first st made. (82sc)
R21: Ch1, do not turn. Sc in ea st. Join with sl st in first st made. (82sc)
Rs 22-23: Rep R2. (82sc)
Fasten off.
NOTE: Stop here and mark your 4 corner stitches. You should have 23 sc bet markers on the long sides and 16sc bet markers on short sides.
LONG SIDES (Handles - make 2)
R1: Working in ea of the 23 sts bet markers on one long side, join w/sc in 1st sc. Sc in ea rem st across.
Rs2-4: Ch1, turn. Sc in ea st. (23sts)
R5: Ch1, turn. Sc2tog. Sc in ea st across to last 2sts. Sc2tog. (21sts)
(This row is worked with the outside of the tote facing you.)
R6: Ch1, turn. Sc in ea st. (21sts)
R7: Rep R5. (19sts)
R8: Rep R6.
R9: Rep R5. (17sts)
R10: Rep R6.
R11: Rep R5. (15sts)
R12: Rep R6.
R13: Rep R5. (13sts)
R14: Rep R6.
R15: Rep R5. (11sts)
R16: Rep R6.
R17: Rep R5. (9sts)
R18: Ch1, turn. Sc 1 row below first st. Sc in same st. Ch7, sk next 7sts.
Sc in last st. Sc in row below last st. (4sts and 7chs)
R19: Ch1, turn. Sc2tog. Sc in hump of next 7chs. Sc2tog.
FASTEN OFF.
Work same for opposite side but do not fasten off.
EDGE: Ch1, do not turn. Sc in ea row end down to the first marker. 
*Sk marked st. Sc2tog. 
Sc in ea st across to 2sts before the next marked st. Sc2tog.
Sk marked st.
Sc in ea row end and in ea st ** until you get to the next marker.
Rep from * to ** once.
Join with a sl st in the first sc.
Fasten off. 

This week's plans

This week we will be attempting new things! How exciting. From Tea Cozy's (This Rebecca is very excited about!) to Crocheted Kitties. We will have some fun things to put up, hope you're looking forward to it as much as we are!

Psalm 90:17 
May the favor of the Lord our God rest on us; establish the work of our hands for us-yes, establish the work of our hands.

Monday Monday ...

Today Kaila and I are working on a few projects! A blanket (green and brown) a casserole tote (black and white) and a cup wrap (blue). If we finish those we will move onto more things! We will keep you updated. Love Monday's!!!







Friday, May 11, 2012

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Wip bag

Wip bag in progress.

The Wip Bag

I was browsing through one of my favorite blogger's patterns and found this. It would be a great bag to keep all of our yarn in. I'm going to begin working on this and will document my progress. Wish me luck!
http://pardonmychaos-amanda.blogspot.com/2010/05/wip-bag-pattern.html


-Rebecca

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Yarnnnn

Love looking at different yarn! Here's a some colors/yarn that we like :)


























Love Bright colors! Picked these up today.

Cup Wraps and Coasters

We will be working on more Cup Wraps today. Also we will be making Coasters. We will post pics later hope you like them when we are done....

What we've accomplished today :)




                                       

Cute little Coasters we made today ! Very happy with
                                          how they came out.