Tuesday, July 29, 2008

leftover yarn scarf

I made this scarf traveling across Kansas. I wanted to make something out of my scarf book, and I had this extra yarn, so I made it. Anyone who's traveled across western Kansas knows it's the most boring place to drive in the world! I'm not even sure where I got the yarn. I think it came from a yarn bag at ARC (thrift store). There wasn't a lot of yarn, so it made a very short scarf. It was the perfect size for Olivia, and she loves it! I like the pattern. I might try it again - longer length this time!

Monday, July 28, 2008

My hat and scarf

I got this super yummy yarn from another "Magic Ball of Yarn" swap. It's merino wool, and it is gorgeous and super soft. I decided to make something for me! I made this hat and scarf, and I love it. Beth Ann modeled it for me. She looks so grown up in this picture!

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Beth's hat and scarf

Beth Ann picked out her own yarn and color for this combo.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Matching hats

I got this yarn from a "magic ball of yarn" swap, and I made Louie and I matching hats. The variegated colors made a really cool pattern on my hat. This yarn is super soft. I took these pictures before I blocked the hats, so you can see the little point on mine, but that went away after blocking.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Another outfit

Here's a picture of another outfit I made. I actually made it for Ray. It made it through his wearings and stayed around for a hand me down to Louis! And yes, this is a temper tantrum picture that I couldn't resist.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

My favorite jumper

I made this jumper a while back, but I love it! I made several of them (the pattern also makes a dress). I'm so sad that my daughter has outgrown this pattern.

Tie Dye

I've doen tie dye before, but it has always been at a friend's house. She always had everything pre-mixed. This time, I did everything myself, so I was a little nervous. I was pretty happy about the way it turned out though. The kids also did some tie dye, and my mom and dad did it for the first time. Here are the results.
These are the things that I tie dyed. The first shirt is for me, and the second shirt is for Trey.

These are the things I tie dyed for Louis:

This shirt I made for my niece for Christmas:

These are the two that Ray made:

These are the two that Livi made:

These are the two that Beth made:

And finally, here are Mom and Dad in their shirts:

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Card class

While I was in Arkansas, my mom, my cousin, and I went to a card class. Mom had it all organized before hand - she paid for the class and arranged it so that my dad would watch all the kidlets, so we could go. It was so much fun. We made six different cards. I learned a new skill - embossing. That was cool, and now I'm really restraining myself because I want to go out and buy embossing materials. That'll have to wait for a little while. Here's a picture of the six cards that I made in the class.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Birthing Necklace

I love to do crafty things. I've also recently become addicted to blogging! LOL. So, it only makes sense to start a craft blog, right? Here it is!

When I was pregnant with my fourth child, I was a part of an online "due date club." Quite a few of us became very close while our bellies grew, and we've stayed close while our babies continue to grow! Recently, we had six friends in the group who were all pregnant at the same time (two have since had their babies and a third will be having hers any day!). Several ladies picked out beads and sent them to me. I got some extra things - a pendant for the middle, spacer beads, end beads, necklace wire, and clasps - and I assembled them. I think they turned out nicely!