Thursday, June 28, 2007

Crocheting Away

I'm back. I really need to stop taking such long breaks between posts. I have been crocheting like crazy. This is a mile-a-minute baby afghan I'm making for my brother-in-law and his wife. Their baby is due in Sept. and they aren't finding out if the baby is a boy or girl until the birth. (I don't know how they do that! I'd go crazy!) These colors are going to go perfectly with this bedding they have.
I just joined Granny-Along and while checking out it's sister The No-End-In-Sight Ripple-Along, I fell in LOVE with Michelle's BEAUTIFUL ripple! (Check it out!) I just love the colors she used, I had to start something for myself! I don't think I'm too much of a ripple maker, I just don't have the patience right now, but I love grannies! My plan is to make a baby afghan about 25/26" square for in the car or stoller orwagon (I take lots of walks across the road to Nan & Pap's. Tater seems to like the wagon better than his stroller lately.) The blanket will be 9 squares, 3 rows of 3, and I'm still searching for the perfect border. And I couldn't believe my luck, I found this awesome fabric at good ol' Walmart yesterday. Don't' they look great together?!?! If I am ever blessed with a baby girl, I think I have a very cool nursery idea! If not, I'll have a cute little lap blanket for myself!
(By the way, the square pattern is from Jan Eaton's 200 crochet blocks, #189 and the mile-a-minute is from Toddler Time Mile-A-Minute AFghans from leisure arts.)

Friday, June 8, 2007

I'm still here

Yay!!! I just signed up for the 2nd doll quilt swap! It's going to be awesome! When I saw the first, I wished I would have found it earlier so I could have participated. I was thrilled when I learned there would be a 2nd round. I can't wait to get started!
Wow...I didn't mean to take a 2 week break. I have been creating, honest. Here's the new bag I made for myself. It's Simplicity 4535. I altered it a little so it's a little smaller. The bag is just about 12" x 12" and it's 3 3/4" wide. I also added a key ring inside because nothing is worse than standing in the rain digging for keys while holding a screaming 17-month-old.
I was just in the mood for pink. The color is closer to the bottom picture.

And check this out. I went to Joann's for pink corduroy and 1 piece of material for a border. Look what I left with... Yes, orange is my favorite color. I like them all, no discrimination here, but orange, I love! There was just so much material on sale! (Not to mention the 6 pieces of flannel and 5 pieces of canvas I didn't show!)
My husband should NOT let me go to that store alone!
I'm hoping he'll be up for the movies tonight. Ocean's Thirteen is out, and I think we would both enjoy it. Have a great and productive weekend!