Thursday, November 25, 2010

Custom Order - Slippers!

A dear friend requested that I make slippers for two of her grandsons.  I haven't made very many slippers or socks so it was good practice.  I'm happy with how they turned out but they were incredibly time consuming.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Custom Order - 2 more crayon rolls

Made a couple more heart crayon rolls for another custom order.  So glad to be able to help people with their Christmas gifts.

Monday, November 22, 2010

More Felt Jingle Balls

Since I sold the first two jingle bells, I made a couple of more to replace them.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Custom Order - Heart Crayon Roll

Had a custom order for a crayon roll with a heart and this is what I came up with.  I love the ribbon.  So cute.  Now off to make another one...

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Owl Crayon Roll

I was thinking about what else I could put on a crayon roll and I came up with this.
I love how it turned out don't you?  I'll def. be making a couple more like this.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Felt Crayon Rolls

In my search for stocking stuffers for boys I also came across a tutorial for making felt crayon rolls.  I couldn't wait to try it out and finally got the chance this morning.  I made the rolls a bit longer since all the boxes of crayons I had on hand were 24 count and if I made them 16 count I didn't know what I'd do with the extra crayons.  Of course I have 6 or 7 boxes that I picked up during my back to school hoarding.  I mean shopping.  When you can get them for a penny or five cents each I can't resist!
 My attempt at taking an artistic picture.

 Since this was my first time appliqueing with felt I opted with circles.  Did an O.K. job sewing them on.  Maybe next time will go better.  I wanted to do something gender neutral so the crayon rolls could be for guys or girls.
ta da!  The finished project.  Isn't it cute?

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Felt Jingle Bell Balls

I always have the hardest time coming up with presents for boys.  I was thinking about crocheting balls but I never came across a pattern.  Yesterday I searched for "boys stocking stuffers" and stumbled across this free pattern here.  (Wait a while for it to load and then click on the picture of the cute fabric balls under "free patterns" and a pdf will open.)  Anyhow, I can't remember what blog I saw them on that lead me to the link but she suggested adding a bell inside to make it more fun for the kids and I'm sure more annoying for the parents.  Since I don't have any guy fabric I thought I'd make some out of felt.  They sewed up pretty fast.  Now I just have to handsew them closed.  I think the will do for Christmas presents for my nephews.  One is just a baby and just got a new dog he loves to play with.  The other one is a bit older but loves to throw things so maybe this will be a hit with him as well.  We'll see.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Lots of Headbands!

Made these headbands yesterday for the boutique on Sat.  Will make a couple dozen more before then.  Great for Christmas presents.  Each one will be from a different fabric so if you see one you like get it before it's gone!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Black/White/Gray Scarf

When I was in CA I came across this yarn and had to buy a skein.  I really love how this scarf turned out.  The black/white/gray combination makes it very versatile.  Unless someone snatches it up before then, it will be available at the boutique this Sat.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Custom Order - Baby Cocoon

Ended up going to CA for the weekend and didn't get this posted before I left.  Got a custom order for a baby cocoon at the last boutique and this is what I came up with.  I just made up my own pattern but think it looks good.  It's crocheted from the same yarn I crochet the scarves out of so it's really soft.  I'd been wanting to make one of these for a while now so I'm glad I got the chance to.  It's going to be a great photo prop.