Showing posts with label craft closet. Show all posts
Showing posts with label craft closet. Show all posts

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Flower Pot Greeting Cards




Last week I shared my love of crafting in my home. They made beautiful flower pot cards.



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Monday, April 20, 2015

Jaedan's Pokemon Birthday Bash 2015





This year we decided to give our youngest a small birthday party. We wanted it to be special but not expensive yet kid friendly. It started out being a surprise party but due to me making all of the decorations I had to spill the beans. Recently all we have heard him talk about was Pokemon so I decided that would be the theme. So off I went to Pinterest  in search of ideas and this is what I can up with. My Cricut Explore really made recreating  the decorations easy. The party was a success.



























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Online Inspiration:
http://livinginthetestosteronezone.blogspot.com/2012/07/pokemon-party.html
http://wantsandwishesdesign.blogspot.ca/2012/08/pokemon-birthday-party.html
http://makingmemorieswithyourkids.com/2011/06/pokemon-birthday-party-has-arrived/
http://www.maxabellaloves.com.au/2013/05/maxs-pretty-awesome-pokemon-party.html
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2aS6Zo10sj0






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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Crochet Fingerless Gloves

 
Today I finished my first pair of fingerless gloves. This set of gloves really gave me a challenge because I did not understand how to crochet in the back loop. I would start off in the back loop but when I turned at the end I would do the front. So once I was showed the correct way to do it above was the results I achieved. I liked everything about them except they were to loose on the ends and did not have the desired shape I wanted. So I searched YouTube for answers which I found. To correct my problem I had to do two rows of single crochet on the top and one row on the bottom using a smaller hook. The pictures below show the corrections I made by adding these stitches. Now I have a pair of fingerless gloves to match my Scoodie.
 
 

 

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Crochet Scoodie Complete!

 
Two weeks ago I asked a dear friend of mine to show me how to crochet. She supplied me with a hook and a roll of yarn. She taught me how to make a slip knot and instructed me how to single crochet. As shown in my previous post I practiced and practiced. After using the whole roll she supplied to make pot holders I decided to step it up a notch. I searched YouTube videos looking for a project to do. I found a video on how to make a Scoodie.I am very proud of the outcome of this craft project. Above is a picture of the beginning of this process.
 
 
I was on a roll until the video I was watching went from being visual to verbal. I was stumped the directions given just did not make sense to me. I was left with two pieces a hood and a scarf with no clue of how to connect them. So I watched a couple of videos on how to connect two crochet pieces. I decided to just connect them with a hdc and it worked. Is it perfect? heck no! Now it was time to give it a pop so I added a hdc roll of red and then I did a sc around the whole project.
 
 
Then I got really ambitious and decided to add a rose to the side of the hood. So back to YouTube I went to find a beginners rose. I really like how it turned out I just have to learn how to attach it better.
 
And now for the big reveal..........

 

 

Friday, February 28, 2014

Crochet Scoodie Part 1

All week long I have been watching crochet videos and practicing different crochet stitches. So today I decided to put what I am learning into making a Scoodie - hood with a scarf. So far I have been working on the crown which for a newbie is coming out pretty good. The hardest part right now for me is making the crown the right size for my head. Stay tuned for more updates.

 

Monday, February 24, 2014

Crochet Update


Well after much frustration and great advice my edges are starting to straighten out. As the old saying goes practice makes perfect. We are off this week in our homeschool so I will have more time to play around with this task. Now if only I knew what I was making out of all my hard work....

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Scrapbooking Fun and Crochet Frustration

I finally made time for something that I enjoy to do and that's scrapbook. The plan was to meet up with a group of scrapbooking ladies but the date got mixed up. So I decided to make the best out of this set aside time and do what I had set out to do. Thanks to my friend Rochelle we had a great time and actually got a couple of pages done each.
 

So I am trying to learn how to crochet but it's not turning out right. I can't figure out why my sides are not staying straight. It's driving me nuts I have taken this a loose two times and it does the same thing. If you know what I am doing wrong please let me know.

 

 

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Custom Camera Purse


I saw this really nice Epiphanie camera bag online for $164.00 which I can not afford. So I decided to make one after finding a how to online. Checkout this link to make your own: Click here!