Friday, September 6, 2013

Witches Hat

This was a fun project. It’s a huge hat. Looking back now I suppose I could have embellished it with cobwebs or plastic spiders, but I wanted it to be more of an elegant witches hat. I used Butterick B4313 pattern.
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Thursday, September 5, 2013

How to Make an Ugly Monster Doll


This is yet another project I did on a whim. I fashioned this doll after the character from the book Where The Wild Things Are. It's cute, and was fun to make. Email me if you would like me to send you the pattern.  

First I cut out the pattern I designed from a regular grocery bag.


I then pinned it to the fabric, and cut it out.



I cut the eyes out of felt, and sewed them in place before sewing the front and back of the doll.



I lightly stuffed the doll with stuffing.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Crochet Beanies

This was a fun project. Actually it’s an ongoing project. I crochet these to relax and whenever I have some free time. It’s a super easy pattern.
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The pattern is as follows.
To make the ridge, DC in the back loop of the stitch.
  1. Cast on six stiches. SL st first and last stitch together to form a circle.
  2. DC 15 stiches around the circle, SL st together, chain 3
  3. 2 DC in each stitch around, SL st together, chain 3
  4. 2 DC in every 2nd stich, SL st together, chain 3
  5. 2 DC every 4rd
  6. 2 DC every 5th
  7. Continue to DC for 20 rows
  8. Last row of DC decrease every other stitch for small, every third stitch for a medium, and every fourth stitch for a super jumbo large.
  9. SC for five rows…bind off.


I sometimes only work 15 rows then decrease, and SC the last five rows to make a shorter hat.
Easy!

Autumn Pictures

I love taking pictures this time of year in my neighborhood.