Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Pink Hand-Bag

Here's a hand-bag I made a while back. It's made from 100% Acrylic Red Heart Yarn... it's double stranded to make it extra thick/sturdy.  It has two compartments.  The straps have wrapped handles for grips, and are attached with D-Links to add some shine and texture.  I didn't use a pattern, just made it up from my imagination. 

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Nest for Eggs

A while back, I made some chicks and eggs.  And I ended up making a nest to go with them.  The Eggs/Chicks were from a pattern in a book I got, and I made the nest up myself.  Just thought I'd finally get around to sharing it.   I sorta made a base net out of one color of brown, then made twigs/sticks out of various stitches on a chain of different thicknesses and colors, then wove them through the net, like a basket effect, then secured them in place.  Then made a few leaves, and sewed those on too.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Baby Hoodie

The first picture is before it was completed, but has a picture of the little book it's from "All for Baby", so you can kinda see what it looks like on.  It's a made from super soft yarn, "Moda-Dea Baby Talk" yarn, Light Weight 3.  I used a size G hook.  The pattern called for Simply Soft Carron Yarn and size H, but I liked this yarn.  It was a really simple pattern to follow, and a variety of stitches to keep you from getting bored.  practically no sewing, except for the buttons, and 2 small holes in the armpits to close up.  I deffinitely would make this pattern again.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Book Cover

This was a birthday gift for a nephew, that likes to read. Its made from 100% cotton and fits most standard sized paperback books.  It has 2 buttons, and a tassel to loop around the two, to secure closed, and a bookmark secured at the top of the spine to use.

I didn't use a pattern, it's pretty basic.  Just all SC's length to fit book top to bottom, then as many rows as it takes to fit around the cover of the book.  Then a couple of pieces same amount of stitches top to bottom, long enough to make pockets for front/back cover (about half of the cover width).  Once those 3 pieces are made, I laid them all together, and SC around all of it, working through loops of both pieces to secure them together.  Added and sewed on bookmark tassel, and securing tassel, along with buttons.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Baby Hat

It's been a while since I made and shared something, I've got a few other things I've made that I haven't put up here.  Maybe I will get to those tomorrow or the next day.  But I really like how this turned out.  :) 

It's a baby hat from the little booklet "all for BABY!" featuring Caron's Simply Soft Yarn.  I didn't have any of that on hand, and just used basic acrylic Red Heart yarn, same weighted yarn, but I plan to make this hat again and again, it turned out really well and it was an easy pattern to follow.  I've always liked this style of baby hat, and finally got around to trying one out.  It drawstrings at the rim, so it will fit about any size baby's head. While they are still young enough you want them in hats all the time.

Picture is a little blurry, but it's the best I can do in poor lightly at 1:30am.