Posts tagged ‘crochet’

May 19, 2012

Baby shower gift!

It’s finally summer, which means that I now have time to craft and blog! Yay!

I was invited to my boyfriend’s sister-in-law’s baby shower this weekend, which is a little scary since I’ll be meeting most of his family without him. Unfortunately, I’m on an incredibly tight budget but I still wanted to give Hilary something cute and unique. So I went to Pinterest and found this easy-to-follow tutorial for a crocheted pacifier clip.

Picture from the tutorial

Don’t mind the crappy iPhone picture…they’re much cuter in person, I promise!

For the center of the flower I used gemstone buttons.  I wasn’t sure how they’d look especially since I really like the way that the covered buttons look in the tutorial, but they ended up looking cute.  I found the suspender clips at JoAnn’s, too, after going to literally every other craft store in the area. I should have just gone to JoAnn’s first…that place never lets me down!

I’m really happy with the way they turned out, especially since I haven’t crocheted at all since last summer.  Each pacifier clip only took about 10-15 minutes to make and I think they’re a really adorable baby shower gift idea for anyone who doesn’t have much money to spend.

 

**UPDATE**

Everyone at the baby shower LOVED the pacifier clips and I got tons of compliments on them!

August 4, 2011

Granny Square Update

Well, I did it!  I made my first granny square.

Not bad for my first try, right?  They’re fun to make, plus I get to watch tv while I make them :)

August 3, 2011

Granny Squares Aren’t Just for Old Ladies!

I was browsing Pinterest today when I came across this tutorial for popcorn granny squares.  Cute, right?  So I figured that since I’ve got a ton of time on my hands before I go back to school I should definitely give it a shot!

Lots of pretty new yarn!

I’ve also been coming across a ton of amigurumi patterns.  Maybe my next project will be to make some kind of amigurumi softy…

I am in love with these amigurumi fish bones!  You can buy the pattern for these cuties here.  Maybe I’ll make one and fill it with catnip for my kitties :)

What are you working on right now?  Do you have any tips for me as I attempt my very first granny square?

August 1, 2011

Look What I Made!

My very first cup cozy, thanks to All About Ami!  It’s not an advanced project or anything, but seeing as I just learned to crochet a few weeks ago, I’m pretty proud of myself!  I started this yesterday and finished it this afternoon.  Too bad its 90 degrees outside, otherwise I would make myself some hot chocolate :)

August 1, 2011

My Weekend in Photos

Turtles from Jonathan.

My sleepy kitty.

Start of a cup cozy. Soon I’ll be able to cross it off my list!

Picked up Season 1 at Target for $18!

Strawberry shortcake = heaven

Isn’t he cute?

Best ice cream EVER.

Shark Week :)

How was your weekend?