Saturday, April 30, 2011

Versatile Tote

I designed this bag to be versatile. It could be a project bag, a beach tote, a reusable shopping bag, a bag for toys, a baby clothes hamper, or anything else you can think of.  It's made from 100% acrylic yarn.  The base and top are made from double stranded variegated Cherry Chip red heart, medium worsted weight yarn.  And the middle mesh part is Light Raspberry (aslo red heart).  The base is circular, and very sturdy.  So sturdy, that stuffed full of diapers (shown below) it will stand all on its own.  This bag will soon go up for sale on my Etsy Store page.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Big Momma Bunny

I had a special request for a larger, bunny.  And so I've decided the others are babies, and this one must be the momma.  It took me a little longer than I anticipated but I'm happy with the final product.  :)  I went with the diff sized eyes, cuz they're my favorite.  And the yarn is 100% acrylic, Red Heart, Medium Weight, Cherry Chip variegated.  From tip of her ear, down to her rump, she's about a foot tall.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Adult Yoda Hat

Had a special order for an adult version of a hat I made for my son last winter season.  If you're interested in something similar, let me know.  I'd be happy to oblige.   I also do Leia Hats.  This hat, I actually shared the pattern as I wrote it with my SiL so I'm excited  to see how her's turns out :).  Check for it in her blog, under "some links" off the right side of my blog. 

Monday, April 25, 2011

Baby Beanies

Made some Baby Beanie Hats.  They're just basic beanie hat patterns, but done with cotton yarn, and used a smaller hook to make them smaller for newborns.  To see more photos, check out My Etsy Shop, where they are listed for sale :)

Friday, April 22, 2011


Here's a couple purses.  I designed them, and they aren't identical, but pretty close.  Each has a small inside pocket, and either a detachable key ring fob, or a sewed in key claw clasp.  I'll be listing these for sale later on tonight, in My Etsy Shop, buy them or just to see more photos of detail.

Recycled T-Shirt Yarn

I had been thinking about doing this several months ago, but got busy with holidays and never got around to making my yarn.  Now i came across a nice tutorial that explains how to make your own T-Shirt yarn, so I though I'd pass it on to my own followers.

Click here to see how to make your own T-Shirt Yarn

I haven't made any yet, so I don't have a picture to share of what a ball of T-Shirt yarn looks like, but there's some pics on her tutorial, and even a sample of some finished work made with T-Shirt Yarn.

Company Stuff

So I decided to get some free business cards (just pay shipping) and then while I was at the Vista site, I found a rubber self-inking stamp, and a pen that were also free.  I only paid 6 bucks shipping, and got the stamp, the pen, and the 250 business cards.  The cards don't have any personal info on them, but I intend to primarily use them for my Etsy orders, as a sort of reminder to the buyer which shop on Etsy they got their crafted goodies from, in order to encourage repeat customers.  Anyways, here's my stuff. 

Bean Bag Easter Eggs

I made 5 bean bag eggs for my son to toss around.  I stuffed 'em with lentils. 

They are pretty close to life-size.  A little on the small side, but I think that's because I used cotton yarn so it would hold lentils better.

With the lentils as stuffing, they're pretty squishy and I can grip them all at once, stacked. 

Make your own eggs, and check out the pattern I used here:

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Hand Bags

I've had these made for a few years, and finally got around to photographing them, and listing them in My Shop.

A couple don't have straps yet, I ran out of yarn in those colors back when I made them.  Now I might have yarn to finish them, or at least coordinate enough.   so there's not pictures of those ones individually since they're not finished.

Bunnies Bunnies BUNNIES!!!

So I've made a ton of bunnies for Easter.  Some for my kids, and some for the kids coming to my Easter Egg hunt.  And then Some for my Etsy Shop  It turns out, that someone liked them so much, she's buying all but one, so there's only one more for sale.  :)    The yarn is supposed to be all the same size, it's even the same brand for all of them... But some of the dye lots seem to make the yarn thicker, while other colors seem to be very thin stranded, this makes them various sizes, so there's a few "runts" in the bunch.   But.... without further ado, the Slew of bunnies:

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Handbag and Kindle Case #2

(Not from a pattern)

So one of the benefits to knowing how to crochet, is when it comes to birthday times for my friends and families, they can almost expect to get something hand-made.  And when I'm tight on cash, it works out nicely.  This Hand-bag is for a good friend of mine (for over 20 yrs).  Today is her birthday, however she won't be receiving it for a couple of days.  It measures about 9 inches deep, but 12 inches wide.  and from front to back it is about 1.5 inches wide.  It has a small inside pocket on one side, so keys, change or chapstick don't fall and get lost in the bottom of the bag.


inside (pocket on the back side)

And here's another Kindle Case.  It's a lot like the first one I made.  But I made it a little bit ... sleeker, I guess is the best word. 


Thanks for checking out my stuff!  Let me know what you think, I love hearing feedback, it keeps me going!  :) 

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Kindle Carrier

I made this today, took quite a while to design it, come up with a suitable design from yarn, with enough pocket space for accessories.  It's not meant to protect your E-Reader, but designed to hold it with a protective cover already on your Kindle/Nook.  It has a front pocket and a back pocket, in addition to the main Kindle pocket.  You can carry all your E-Reader accessories, and even have room for your phone or keys.  Easy "Grab and Go" reading.  It's made from acrylic yarn, and it's colors are burgundy, pumpkin orange, heather gray, and a variegated of dark red, greens, and orange.  It has a flap that folds over the whole front and secures with a vintage button.  This particular Case, pairs very nicely with the Burnt Orange Leather Kindle Cover. 



Top view of inside, with e-reader, charger, and clip-light in pockets.

Back Pocket

Top view of inside

Front, bottom, and side.