Friday, 11 May 2012

Jay is back LOL

Okay so I haven't posted anything in a while, mostly because I haven't really done much lately.  Jay is back and he openly does not approve of my crazyness.  He thinks that I could spend my time in more lets say useful ways like cleaning and so on.  I still do some work but not as much as when he is not here.  Another reason for this is that I crochet at night when the kids are sleeping because I have nothing else to do.  When he is here, he's awake with me so I'm not bored out of my mind by myself.  Which is also why I haven't blogged.  This is my way of secretly sharing my obsessions with people who like me are yarn obsessed :)

I did manage to do some work and here are some pics of my recent work.  Hope you like it :)  Most are things for my photographer friend, but I am making some fedoras for my girls.  

Well first of all I wanted to show you guys my top hat/bow tie set.  I have desperately been trying to work on some boy things I could pass on to my friend.  Girls are so much easier to work on.  Just make it cute and add flowers and you're done.  Boys... Well they're a whole different story.

And here is my cowboy hat.  I worked this pattern from memory, and apparently I did the brim differently.  It came out so much more like a cowboy hat than a fedora.  I do love it though.  I think it's so cute.  What I did is work two rows of increases when I started the brim, and then tried to bring it down by working two rows without any increases.  It made the brim roll up like that.  Love it, and will definitely re-create it.

And I have been wanting to make a pill box hat.  This is what I came up with.  Not sure how much I love it, but I think it is cute.  Will definitely be working up another one of these.  I think I will work one up for my Bella girl.  She would look really cute in one and definitely wear it.  Aelianka would rip it off her head before I would even get a chance to put it on.

And here is a pattern I tested for another wonderful designer.  Take Me Out to the Ballgame hat by Hatch-ed with Love.  I added a flower to it for a little girl hat, but it is a detachable flower like with all the rest of my hats so it can be a hat for a boy or a girl.  The hat is very pretty and I was very glad to test it.  

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Finishing up

I have been looking through my finished/unfinished projects bag and... what a mess.  I have a ton of stuff that's 99% complete, and forever resides in that bag.  For this reason I have decided that I will finish at least one thing in that bag per night (on top of all the other stuff I do), and hopefully empty it out and  move it into ready to gift items bin.  Funny thing is that most of that stuff is just simple fix-ups like weaving in tails and sewing on buttons.  This is what we call Hooker ADD.  I think something is cute and want to make it, but once I have done it, the challenge is over and it gets thrown in the bin :(  I hate the tedious little tasks of tails and buttons.  I also have some hats with one eye sewn on and another one inside.  Those were supposed to be my donations to LeeLee Hats.  

Here is some new things I worked up for my friend.  Love them.  Soo cute :)
First of all I did this bonnet.  As soon as I saw it I had to make one up.  I love bonnets.  I did not end up putting the flowers on because my yarn was variegated and I don't think the flowers would show up as well.  Love it.  

Next I worked on this Lady Bug.  Another cute free pattern.  It was very similar to the turtle shell pattern.  It was quick and easy to make and I made most of it up during our Stitch & Bitch yesterday. I'm sure it will be appreciated :)

I also finished another baby cocoon for her.  I love how putting the edging in the white turned out.  I think it made it so much cuter.  I love the little loopy flower as well.  Wish I could make it fuller but it was very hard working with this yarn, and it was just looking more flat the more layers of loops that I added.  

And of course I did not take pics of all the stuff and they showed up at my door, and I totally forgot about it.  So no pics of any of the wonderful things that I made... except of course for what they brought.  3 garbage bags full of yarn... AHHHHH WHAT WILL I DO WITH ALL THE YARN.  LOL.  And this one is different.  It's all wool blends.  Although I have worked with wool blends before making hats, I love the acrylic for it's softness.  But I will not complain.  I can just imagine the wonderful things I can make.. but when will I find the time?  And now to organize it all... I tried to go through and organize it by type, which is how I have mine organized right now.  

So that's what it looks now.  On the floor in my living room :)