Monday, February 29, 2016

Three More Projects finished!

Just finished this hooded baby blanket.



How cute is my new model?  It took some searching, but I finally found a baby doll that is real baby size!  I started this years ago and it had some mistakes, so I ripped it out and started over from scratch.  I had bought the exact amount the pattern called for in yarn, but had to make some adjustments due to a shortage in the main color.  The pattern came from this older Leisure Arts book.



I have also finished reworking a diaper/wipe case.  Here is my finished product.





Here is the link diaper wipe case for the pattern I started from.  I didn't like the way the edges came out when alternating from DC to HDC.  So I did mine in all HDC.  I still might tweak the edging with something different next time.

Back in January, I decided to make something for myself.  I had some yarn that I just LOVE the color.  I really want a hooded scarf and found this pattern book.


and I made this.



But I have a larger head and its just not quite big enough for what I wanted.  Next try I'm adjusting the pattern for a larger hood.  I'll try to make sure I post those changes.

I seem to be on a baby blanket kick for now, so back to my yarn!



Sunday, February 7, 2016

Lilac & White Shells Baby Blanket

I found this lovely pattern on Ravelry and decided to use up some of my baby yarn on it.





The pattern is here beautiful-shells-blanket

Currant Scarf

The second scarf I made for a coworker was out of some very pretty Currant colored yarn.



I used the mindless-scarf pattern on the ravelry site.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Rose Slant Stitch Scarf

A coworker wanted a couple of scarves made up. She had the yarn and didn't care how I crocheted them, so I'm trying new stitches.



This is a slant stitch, I found the pattern here suzies yarnie stuff.blogspot.com.

It worked up fairly quick and I added the fringe.

One down and one to go.   Ooops, she wants another since there was enough left over in this color.  :)

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Crocheted Tote Bag with a Liner

I was a little late getting it finished but I finally got it done and delivered.  I made this cute little crocheted bag (forgive my bad picture).



You can find the pattern here Elk studio handcrafted crochet designs.  I even followed the link and added a liner.





Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Here are a few items we still have left after the craft show.







Friday, December 18, 2015

My First Craft Show

Well, my first craft show is finished.  I'm so glad it was just the one day.  Trying to make sure I was ready for it wore me out.  But I think it went rather well for my first one.

Things to note:

#1 - Credit card sales - I used the Paypal Here reader and it worked pretty good for the most part.  Transactions went thru amazingly fast, but out of the 3 transactions, only 1 swiped without trouble.  Could have been the cards tho.  Glad I had it because it accounted for about 40% of our sales.

#2 - I need to have more small items, I didn't sell anything over $18.00.  Hats sold well and my kitchen towel holders.


#3 - Need to create more displays, the christmas ornaments would have been more eye catching if hanging from some sort of dowel rod tree.

#4 - Want to take a blanket display rack and have more baby blankets made up.  They had a lot of interest if not priced too high.