Saturday, May 21, 2011

A few Things for a SiL

My SiL and I do package exchanges every now and then, and now that she has received her package, I can share a few of the things that I sent to her.  

The first thing I have, is a paper cupcake box.  It was made from a design I found from this blog (click here).  I was originally going to make about a dozen of these cute little cupcake boxes as party favors for my daughters 1st birthday, but one took me 3 hours and I didn't feel like investing that much time.  But it turned out okay, not as fancy as the designer's, but still cute. 

Continuing with my paper theme, I'll share this one next.  A cute little owl "card" I made to write on, since she likes owls.  :-D  He has a flap at his forehead to help hold it closed. It's just layered construction paper, held together with rolled small pieces of scotch tape for depth.

And then carrying over on the Owl theme, I have a little owl pouch I designed, sort of the same design as the paper one I made. He has a button loop hidden under his head flap, and a button between his eyes.  to secure closed.  Not the greatest design, but only way I could hide it and keep it shut, since I don't have any Velcro or anything like that.

Up next I have a little case/wallet/purse or whatever you wanna call it.  It's just one pocket.  But it has some fish appliques, seaweed and a star fish.  The purple fish is a Betta, and the Blue fish is an angel fish, but it kinda got sewn on all wonky.

And Lastly, I have a little cupcake pouch.  I wish I had zippers, and better sewing skills so that this could be a zipped pouch, then it'd make a cute little coin purse.  But I don't have the zippers, or the sewing ability for that quite yet.  

So there you have it, the things I made for my SiL.  :)  I had more in the package, but those things weren't hand-made.  :-D   Happy Crocheting everyone!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day!

For Mother's Day, my husband got me the crochet book "Amigurmi World - Seriously Cute Crochet" and he let me sleep in today, even though it was a work day for him, he got up with the kids.  So excited for my new book, I decided to try something quick while the kids napped, and I made a couple of the eggs.  One opens, and one doesn't.  The opening one has a little baby chick in it.  I'll probably do a half dozen eggs, and get a little mini egg carton to put them in for my daughter's 1st birthday coming up on Tuesday.  My son woke up from his nap, and found me finishing them up and was very happy to discover one opened and there was something inside.  I'll have to snag the 2 back from him, after he goes to bed, and keep them up til my daughters party.  :)  At least I know it's a fun toy already.  Happy Mother's day everyone!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Another Purse, #3

A lot of what I've made lately are surprises for my SiL and in case she sees my blog, I can't share them til after her package arrives.  So those posts will be coming early/mid next week.  In the mean time, This is a new bag up for sale in my shop.  :)  It's a design I've worked before, and one of my original creations. To view more photos, or if you'd like to buy it, check out my shop. :)  I've got another design I was working on, that I am not at all happy with, maybe when I am less angry at it, I will share it.