Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Well I seem to be in a Creative Funk.
All I want to do is Read & not make :(
Sure I have ideas swirling in my head and I say tomorrow I will get on those then tomorrow comes and I can't get it together in my head so I read instead! I need to find a happy medium between books & making stuff.
I did however manage to make these slippers in the last few days!
I have a slight obsession with slipper patterns.
But every time I whip a pair up they tend to be too small. I don't have an overly large foot ~ size 9 but I guess in the slipper world I am a giant! I found this pattern on Pinterest. First shot at it I knew they weren't going to be big enough so the second go I upped the hook size and used a very bulky yarn for the sole~ plus you were to make 2 soles and sew them together so I figured that using the bulky yarn and doubling it up I didn't have to make 2. For the top I used 3 yarns so I could deplete some half used yarn. Now they turned out a bit to big!!! I think next go I might follow instructions for the biggest size. They still fit and are easy to slip on so not sure when I will get to making another pair.
If you want the pattern go to my pinterest account and look under the board Crochet Love!
Sunday, September 09, 2012
It's either that it's September or that the kids have gone back to school but I have been having the urge to spin yarn. It also helps that I figured out I can read & spin yarn at the same time lol!
You can purchase my Lumps of yarn on in my Fiber JuJu etsy shop.
I also have been working on a Baby gift.
Missed the Shower so hopefully it will make it before the baby makes it's way into the world!
I love giving a crocheted baby blanket to new mothers because I feel like they don't get them anymore.
I think I will whip up some to have on hand.
I would love nothing more than to give one to anyone that is having a baby.
It's Crochet & you can find the Free pattern here.
I also wanted to make a baby hat.
I found this free pattern.
It's suppose to be a Kitty Hat but the pattern link above is for a Bear hat can't find the Kitty one.
And when Life gives you Lemons.....Make a sour face!!
"Queen of Upcycling"
I use a Net Bath Sponge to get myself all clean
& since they are all over the place I am assuming a lot of folks use them as well!
Well did you know they work wonders on cleaning soap scum?
Don't ask me how I found this out ~ ok I can't keep things to myself~ I clean the shower while I shower. Sounds weird & unhealthy but I don't use cleaner usually just an old net sponge or a Magic eraser to get the soap scum off while the conditioner seeps into my over processed hair.
Now the thing with the old net sponge is I don't want anyone to use it by accident to clean themselves so I have Repurposed the old ones that have fallen apart into "Scrubbies" !
They can be used to clean Soap Scum, Scrub your dishes or even Scrub yourself!
First and Foremost throw your Net Sponge in the laundry with a load of towels you
will want to get all the leftover soap & Dna out!
The Net Sponges I had were 240 inches long.
They had a good long life then the tie that kept them together broken!
Now you could retie it or you can Repurpose it as instructed below but
let's do what we can to keep them out of the landfill!
Get your Crochet Hook out!
I used a size P but a Q would have been a little better (less fighting with the netting)
In second stitch from hook single Crochet to end (7 stitches)
chain 1 and SC across
I think I only got 4 rows so go until you can't go anymore (as long as you make it to the end of a row)
Now I also didn't cut anything off. (I will get to this a few photos down)
All done with the Netting.
But it just doesn't look pretty now does it?
We want to make sure we don't throw any of the netting away to fill up the landfill right?
So now get some cotton yarn.
I used Lion Brand organic cotton for the Pink one & some other cotton out of my stash that had no label.
I used the hook that the one with the label said to use (J) but
went to a K for the Blue/Gray one (it was a bit thicker yarn).
I attached the new yarn with a slip stitch then single crocheted 3 times in each opening of the scrubbie.
When I got to the corner I sc 3 chain 1 then sc 3.
slip stitch to the first stitch once I got all the way around.
Chained 1 then sc in each stitch around just to make it a bit more polished.
"Queen of Trash"
Gosh this week flew by & I feel like I didn't get much done!
Monday was getting the house back in order after being gone a week.
I did have to work on Tuesday which I call "Free Tuesdays'" because I don't get paid.
Wednesday I watched Apple Pie~ her first trip to Joann's was a success.
Thursday started Spring Break & Princess had to get her hair done then we had Girl Scouts
Friday well that one didn't start out good... Had to take my son to court to get arranged, then finger printed but after that we had a lovely day~ salvation army, target, lunch, secetary of state, bank then home only to run princess all over!
Now the kids are gone for the night & Hubby is finally home from work!
So on with the good stuff!
Weekly Whip Up's
I Crocheted Apple Pie this Basket which I deemed her Easter Basket.
We get her for Easter this year!
Here is the link to the pattern that inspired me I didn't follow it at all but it got me going on the right track.
I made a few Ex-Boyfriend scarves.
Also picked up more shirts at Salvation Army today to make more.
See how I get on things for awhile!
I whipped up this Hat & the Huge Flower Rocks!
Everyone is getting one of these for Christmas!
Here is the link to get the pattern if you want to whip up some cute hats!
Pop Tab Bracelet with Repurposed Shirts woven in!
I wear mine everyday & get so many compliments & people don't even realize they are pop tabs!
I can make custom ones too if you have a loved one's shirt or even a favorite shirt of yours that you just can't wear anymore!
So this is the first Weekly Whip Up post!
I will post this every friday so you can see what I whipped up all week.
Plus it helps me stay in the "Whip it Up" mode all week long!
*Plastic Egg Transformation~ Tutorial to come on March 22nd.
*Baby Pants made from old Shirts.
*More Plastic Egg Transformation.
*Repurposed Magazine Notebooks~ they are filled with blank paper that was a weird size & didn't fit in the printer but I cut down to fit~donated by my neighbor.
*Blankie I crocheted for Apple Pie.
*Lucky Necklaces for my Cousin's ~ the Game cards came from one of them so only fitting~ other 2 are just because I thought they would look cool & they do.
*Magazine Boxes to hold the BFF necklaces and keychains.
*Used Gift Card Shamrock pins~ wish I would have thought this one up a month ago!
*I also made a video for the Plastic Egg Transformation today but I can't reveal that until the 22nd!