Posts tagged ‘crochet’

January 5, 2010

Handmade Christmas, Part 1

by Hannah

(Yes I am still doing Christmas posts. Also our tree is still up and I haven’t finished making all the gifts, which is why this part 1. I’m a little behind this year.)

First, here are the little tunisian crochet hat ornaments I made for my mom and mother-in-law. It was my first time trying tunisian- here is the pattern I used. They were fun and quick and came out pretty cute, though Manny thinks they look more like bells than hats.


For my mom, I made a set of little felted bowls.




Here is a link to bowl pattern on Ravelry: linky.

And for my sister I made this hat. It is just like the one Bella wears in the La Push scene in the Twilight movie. Needless to say Eva was thrilled. I will admit, though, that I too enjoy reading and watching the Twilight series :)



And here is the pattern on Ravelry.

There are one or two more handmade Christmas gift posts coming soon. Or fairly soon. ish…

Right now the hubs and I are about to eat some lovely crockpot chili that has been making the house smell awesome all day, and we’re going to watch a moving cuddled under blankets as the temperature drops outside- expecting lows of 30 degrees or less tonight, which is really farking cold in this neck of the woods.

Stay warm and happy,

October 23, 2009

To Dye or Not to Dye….

by Hannah

I read an article or two online yesterday about handdying yarn, and now I am just itching to try it. I would love to be able to offer items made from yarn that I handpainted myself- how cool. I have also been interested for a while in batik and tyedyeing, so you can see where this is going. Sometime in the future I am going to place too large an order with Dharma Trading Company, and I’m going to end up with dyeing projects all over my house to add to the yarn and beads and whatnot. I am just interested in far too many things- I barely have time to devote to what I do already. Ah well, it will be fun :)

I’m still working on my mesh bag. I am making the holes smaller than last time, so this one is taking a bit longer.

October 22, 2009

A Hat This Morning

by Hannah

Last night after dinner with my husband’s parents, I was reminded that Seth and I are going to the first birthday party of one of many Miami cousins on that side of the family. I hadn’t given any thought to a gift, but decided to whip up a hat for the little guy. I did most of it this morning, and I am pretty happy with the end result. It looked very cute on Seth, though he wouldn’t keep it on long enough for me to get a picture for you. Maybe I’ll get one of the birthday boy in it this Saturday.

My next project is a mesh bag. The idea, in the most basic sense, is from the last one I made, from this great pattern, but I am changing it dramatically. At some point I may post my pattern here, but for now I am tweaking and experimenting and will offer them for sale in my Etsy shop and probably some craft fairs (which I do hope to get involved with in the next year or so!)
Here is a photo of the work in progress:

Because I can never just focus on one project at once, I am already daydreaming about my next one, which I will be inventing from scratch. I want to make a small purse, sort of a satchel I guess, with a long strap that can be worn across the body or over one shoulder. It will button closed and I have this beautiful yarn to use for it:

I also need to get working on more jewelry to list on Etsy when I open again. I have ideas, but since we moved I haven’t taken down my beading supplies because I’m not quite sure how I’ll contin them when I do. I used to work on the floor when Seth just layed in one place and played with his hands (i.e. the good old days). Now that I have a crawler who puts everything in his mouth I need to make sure both the beads and the baby will be safe from one another. But I will get there…

October 17, 2009

My New Craft Obsession

by Hannah

I have been having so much fun with crochet lately. I was trying to knit for a while and got frustrated, so I decided to see if I could remember the crochet stitches my grandma taught me when I was a kid, and after a few online tutorials I felt really comfortable. I am on an online knitting and crochet community called Ravelry, and I have been using patterns I find there. I’ve made several hats and a mesh bag, and I am about to start on some wool longies for Seth. I am also feeling like I can start to tweak things and create my own patterns or versions of patterns, and I may start selling some of this in my Etsy shop when it opens again in November!
Here are a couple of my finished projects:

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