A guy I went to high school with planned out a awesome proposal for Christmas day. Unfortunately a fire took out the barn where he was storing the lights and other decorations for it. With help from his friends and family he was able to pull off the proposal and ended up doing it Christmas eve. I wanted to help them start up their collection of memories and so I made an engagement throw.
My aunt had an old crochet pattern my grandmother had written on a piece of paper and had a sample of a pot holder she had. I didn’t have any cotton yarn on hand so I made the dish soap cover instead. They are extremely easy to make and I crocheted a few up really fast. I plan on selling them for $5 each at the fall festival in town.
Here was my first attempt at a diaper cake. I really like how it turned out and definitely want to give another one a try some day.
I covered a B to use to take photos and go with the Photo back drop.
I was in charge of drinks so to go with the Safari theme I made Sea water.
One of my homemade gifts was closet organizers.
My daughter wanted a Camo theme for her baby shower so as party favors I made some can cozies. They turned out really cute, but she changed her mind on the theme. So I will add these to my collection so I can do a craft show someday!
One of the ways I am trying to give back to the community is making T-shirt Yarn Dog Beds for the local Animal Shelter. I spent the weekend cutting up the t-shirts that were donated to me and turning them into t-shirt yarn. I am in the process of crocheting it now. It is more time consuming than I thought it would be with my shoulder. I had to do a lot of stopping because it was in so much pain. I plan to finish at least 1 before the big fundraiser on Saturday!
This is why I wasn’t posting so much this weekend! I hope everyone had a great weekend and has a great week too!
I learned a major lesson last month, communication is key! Make sure what you sell is clearly posted with very good description and to ask if someone has a photo of what they want!
I posted the graduation lottery cake I did on a few local Facebook selling groups and offered to make and sell for any occasion. A lady contacted me and said she wanted more of a girly one. So I went and got the supplies and made 3 different lottery ticket cakes. She let me know that was not what she wanted so finally I asked for a photo. She sent it to me and then it clicked she wanted a real cake.
Lesson learned but still had a great time making the lottery cakes. What do you think?
My husband’s niece just lost her baby last night. She had not reached 20 weeks yet. I have never personally gone through this loss but my husband has and I know it will leave a forever mark on her. So I wanted to do something special for her.
I looked up online for color meanings and found that different shades of greens can signify emotional healing and protection and white was new hope. I thought a dreamcatcher would be perfect to help keep bad dreams away.
This is my form of a healing dreamcatcher for her.
I really love the crochet dreamcatchers I see and wanted to give one a try. I had some old drapery hoops and thought they would be perfect as a dreamcatcher. So I wrapped the hoop with embroidery floss and crocheted the inside. I couldn’t find a pattern to fit so I just made it up as I went along.
I did find a pattern for the feathers and I love the way they turned out. You can find the feather pattern here. I used embroidery floss and a 3.0 crochet hook. I think it turned out great for my project.
What do you think? I wanted to get some bigger hoops and try my hand out on some larger ones.