Thursday, February 25, 2010

A must see for Dog Lovers....

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Altered Art....

For some reason I getting into this altered art kick so you may start seeing some glimpses of things in between the regular crochet and cross stitch stuff. This first one is an altered paper doll I had to actually make then dress with velcro clothes. I really liked her.

These aren't altered but they are some dotees I received. The first is a St. Pat's Dotee, the second is the I love (blank) Dotee and in this case my swap partner loved pink. And the last one is another Mermaid Dotee.

I just love seeing everyone's ideas of things from different places and countries.
Next, been in a crocheting mood so I made Sweetie Man a Ear Flap Hat and some Fingerless Gloves. So many free patterns on the internet for both of these items.

This was the hat I made for myself.
I started an altered art journal with things and pages that I was feeling at any given moment. Here are a couple of pages I started.

And I'll end my post today with the mother of all icicles that I've seen so far. Needless to say I did not venture anywhere near this one.....
So till next time, yinz crazy guys........

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day, yinz guys!!

...sorry, I couldn't resist showing this pic...don't worry, it's not me!!! (and nor will it ever be me!) Happy Valentine's Day!!

Sunday, February 07, 2010

In case you're wondering...

...where I've been....I've been right here crafting my little fingers off. Alot of pics to show you, so sit back relax and enjoy...
First off, I've been trying my hand at a prayer shawl. Ran out of yarn so I need to get more but the pattern is the half moon shawl pattern on the Lion Brand site. I thing it's turning out really pretty. Done with a N hook so it works up fast using worsted weight yarn.
Second pic, is a cross stitch I've been working on. I started it awhile back and put it away then just recently pulled it. It's a Mastif and I think it is turning out wonderful.

This little fella is a snowman my neice found for me....he/she is knitting. Isn't it adorable???
I'm in a paper doll swap on swapbot and this is the one I received. Can't show you the one I sent quite yet but on this one, all her clothes were attached with ribbons and the hair is so cute and feathery.
Still doing my dotees and this one is one I received for a mermaid dotee swap. I just love her. You can tell alot of work was put into her!

My niece made these adorable butterfly towels for me but I really think that in the Spring I'm going to lay them out as table runners. I love them. The picture doesn't show how colorful the butterflies really are.

My niece, the crafter, did this awesome bracelet for me in a little swap we did between the two of us. I love bracelets with lots of beads and she does jewelry so well that I couldn't wait to see what she had made me.

Sweetie man was the lucky receiver of these SO cool painted peppers my niece made for our Christmas tree. She said the idea was from the Martha Stewart site. I fell in love with them! What a great idea!

I also did a I (heart) ______dotee swap. Of course, since I love crafts, that was my theme. Does she scream crafts or what. I even put a little ball of yarn and needles on her head for a hat (Sweetie Man's idea).

These were the mermaid dotees I made for the swap. I made one and then saw I was supposed to make two for two partners. Didn't turn out too bad, eh??? Check out the shell bikini tops!

I made this for my niece's family. It's a needlepunch penquin. This is almost as much fun as cross stitching.

Pulled out the old quilt that I never finished quilting. With all the dogs gone but two, I thought it would be safe...

This was the swap item that I gave my niece in exchange for the bracelet. Two tea bag cozies so she can carry her tea in her purse. Learned how to do this in a swap recently.

Had to make something for my great nephew and since he is so into dinosaurs I crocheted this Triceratops for him. Not too many patterns out there. I'm surprised he could make it first he did think it was a Christmas tree tho.

While digging through my craft stash, I actually found this T-rex pattern I bought and cut out a long long time ago but never sewed together. Had to make it for my dino-crazy great nephew. It turned out great!

Last but not least, I made this one up myself. Sweetie man wanted me to make a wine bottle cover that had a rooster theme. I put some different patterns together and came up with this. It was a Christmas gift for friends of ours...they loved it!

And this, my friends, is the reason I've been crafting so much. 25 inches of snow in PA this past weekend.....well, I didn't do all my crafting this weekend, but it certainly helps to be stuck in the house.
And that's about it....I'll end with a picture of Sweetie Man with his buddy Eros. Took this a few weekends ago before he went out to travel and got stuck in another state due to all the snow....can't wait till he gets home!
Till next time, yinz crazy guys...................