Friday, December 24, 2010

Baby starcrossed toboggan

It is almost finished. I used 63 sts (a multiple of 9 that was close to a small thrope) and size 5 needles. I am loving the way it came out. Over the break I have another pattern I am going to try.
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Thursday, December 23, 2010

The curls

The curls make my hand knits and crochet items look great. My hat never looked cuter!

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My first sew in

I did a sew in weave last night. The cost 10. Sewing in hair is not as easy as you tube makes it look. I did not do a closure. I tried and it did not look right. I really could be so much better bit know if I keep trying it will. And at 10 for 2 bags I won't give up

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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

I have a new love

Debora aka dimples made a non slouchy star crossed hat and it knits up real quick I am halfway through the second repeat of cables I will be done in a little while. Already thinking the next colors.
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Friday, December 17, 2010


I am finally finished. It took me much longer than I wanted but it is finally done gifts for the grand parents and great grandparents. Need to make my sisters some. 
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Accessorize the jacket

I got a cream jacket on sat on sunday I was making scarves to match. I made the fluffy scarf from the lion brand site the pattern calls for t&q but I used three strands of worsted. Two cream and one purple varigated. Did all that and it looks better with my purple pea coat and not my cream jacket. But not to worry my enterlac scarf looks better with the cream coat than the pea coat. Go figure.

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Then there were two

These are the two I made for my co workers aunt. So now I can get back to my wrap. No. I was teaching my supervisor how to crochet and she was determined to make a hat without asking for help. It did not go so well and now I am making another cadet hat. At least it is not for me. I still need to make leons dontae hat I am going to finish my wrap. Same thing happened last year christmas crafting for others takes up most of december then I need a break then I get back on it. Now that I think about a red cadet or cabled hat to go with my cream christmas jacket would be great. Ever since I got that coat I have been craving red accessories for it.

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Sunday, December 12, 2010

She loved it

She loved her bag. The thing is she wanted a bag I made a long time ago. I need to see if she still wants it. If she knew that bag is not made as well as the gold bag. Anyway just glad she wanted a bag

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Saturday, December 11, 2010

No More Christmas Card Dilema

What card will I make this year? Last year I took so long deciding, my Christmas cards turned into Happy New Year’s cards.

Not this year. I am going to use Shutterfly for my Christmas cards. It is a great place for cards, invitations and gifts. All I have to do is take a picture. The plan is to dress up, go to the mall and use their decorations. That is what I did for Mekhi’s first Christmas.

Then pick from Shutterfly’s great collection.I can do the same thing for invitations.
My thought for Mekhi’s third birthday party invitations is to use three pictures from ages one to three and go from there. Select a cute invite already put together and excellently arranged and use the same card for thank you cards use photo cards and a picture from the birthday party and change the wording. But what can you do about gift ideas?
I am doing photo calendars for all of grandparents
and natural hair journals for my girls that took the plunge and went natural. Decorate the journals with an inspirational quote like, “There is no greater beauty than the real you.”
I will have cards and gifts done with time to spare!
When I decided to use Shutterfly I did not know how handy they were. Did you know they will mail it for you? Get out of town! So if you are in a bind for christmas photo cards try shutterfly. Now it is onto picture taking.

Thursday, December 09, 2010

Cabled hat still in action!

Man I made this a two years ago she comes in today said I need two before christmas.

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Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Finally put buttons on it

I made it over a year ago and I just now put buttons on it and gave it to the person who asked me for it.
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Monday, December 06, 2010

I am excited

I can't wait to sew this up tonight. Have to get some sewing machine needles  at lunch when I get the children settled it is on.

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