Sunday, December 14, 2008

New Etsy Site

Check out my new Etsy site where I am selling my crocheted items. Click here.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

glistening snowflakes

My friend Casey showed me these patterns for snowflakes on the Michael's website. You can click here for the patterns. There are 3 sizes I did. I found this sparkly white and red yarn at Michael's on sale for 2 for $3. It was a great deal. And I still have plenty left to use.

After I crocheted them I ironed them with a paper towel on top to get them to lay right.
Then I starched them by dipping them into 3/4 starch and 1/4 water. Then I let them dry on wax paper or paper towels.

And now I have some ornaments for Christmas! They make great gifts!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

80 cent purse

this is my 80 cent purse that can be whipped together in an hour or two. I bought the bright red yarn from Unique Thrift store for 80 cents and I already had the brown yarn that my grandmother gave to me. So, it was the cheap way to go!

it's super easy especially since it involves no seams (seamless purse). I didn't really have much of a pattern to go off of, although I kind of went off of this website. It's mostly half double crochet in circles.

i thought about crocheting a cute red flower or heart for the brown part, but Scott thought it would be cheezy. I think he's right.

it's a pretty big purse, or you could call it a bag.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

granny square bag

I have a really cute book which is pictured below (sorry about the name :)), but it has so many cute projects to crochet. I found it at the half price bookstore. And I got this pattern for a granny square purse from it. It's definitely a detail oriented purse, but it was fun to finally finish it.

Below I also have some pictures of the process. I used the slip buckles of an old belt I never wear and I used all yarn I already had. So it was a pretty cheap purse. :)

Sunday, September 21, 2008

mittens, pompoms, and beads

Click here to get the pattern for my mitten above.
And for the pompom, I know that Martha Stewart's
website shows how to do the pompom but I learned
how to do it from a magazine. I just used my fingers
instead of buying a pompom maker
at a craft store.

And above is the back of the mitten.
My friend Casey helped me figure out
how to weave the pompom into the mitten.

And this is my latest necklace. i found some
deals at Michael's and Hobby Lobby.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Monday, September 15, 2008

IKEA blanket

i started this blanket maybe 6 months ago. i got the idea from a blanket i saw on the IKEA website. below i added a picture of what it looks like on IKEA. obviously i couldn't find the exact colors at walmart and this is an angled picture so all the stripes are actually the same size.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Click on the link below for instructions on the rag rug.
I also have this link to the right under inspiring
ideas called "This Vintage Chica"
Rag Rug Tutorial

Sunday, September 7, 2008


here's some beads i got with my coupon at
hobby lobby as well as the wooden ones below

and below is what i worked on.
i'm still not sure if i like it though.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

in progress

i found some good deals on fabric at Unique
Thrift store. everything was %50 off on labor day.
below is the start of my rag rug.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

rag rug project

my newest project is a rag rug which is crocheted and looks something like pictured below, but we'll see how it actually turns out. i've only just begin cutting up a sheet i got from goodwill.