Sunday, May 31, 2009
Here is my newest amigurumi, I just loved this pattern, it was so easy and quick. How classic is this little character! This little guy is a free pattern from WolfDreamer so be sure and visit her blog!!
On Saturday, the family and I went to the garage sales, we haven't done this in a while and boy did we make out like bandits!! My dd13 scored on a box full of mini dinosaurs (latest obsession), hubby got some cd's and dvd's, dd11 got a few stuffed animals and some cute clothes and I scored by racking up on some yarn and crochet/knit books/mags. I also got a hook, buttons, noses, and some odds and ends!! All for under $20 or so!
Here is a look at the decorative buttons, I am going to use these on my ami's for eyes and various decorations. They look like buttons from the '70's. I love them!!
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
- Grape Tomatoes - Topsy Turvy (had to try it)
- Pole Beans
- Yellow Squash
- Baby Pumpkins (kids request)
I also got the rest of my perennials planted and I hopefully should be done planting for the year. Oops, forgot that someone from work is supposed to bring me a couple of hostas and a Rose of Sharon bush ( I trim these into tree shapes). I will post the pics when I get time to upload.
I also posted my pig pattern on Craftster.com and seem to have gotten favorable responses so far. I also have it posted on ravelry.com. I really need to get my sheep up and to decide if I want to give out my flamingo pattern for free or try to sell it. I wish I knew how to do a pdf better so it looked more professional. I could research it but that would take away from my crochet time!
My sheep (pattern I created):
and the large flamingo and small flamingo:
Now I am working on an awesome pattern by WolfDreamer, it is Mario Bros. Mushrooms!! Standby for pics!!
Sunday, May 24, 2009
Ok, one fun thing is that I got to upgrade to a new cell phone finally and this time I didn't go with the cheapy free phone, nope, I picked out a Blackberry Pearl Flip phone, this is a fun phone. Also with the company I am with I don't have to have the internet plan so really it was the same as one of the cheaper phones! I loooooove it! "No more Butt dialing" (not that I have nor know of anyone who has dialed with their butt).
owls and redid the legs on a couple of frogs and started working on my baby snow dragon again. That is all the time I have had so far. I am not sure if I mentioned it before but I am teaching a class on Brigette Read's Owlets and Pincushion Frog in June. I am teaching at a super cute LYS called Ewetopia, it is about a 45 min drive for me but so worth it. The owners are such lovely people and they always have some great event going on. i wish they were closer so I could spend time there weekly. Any locals reading this should definitely pop in and visit the ladies there. I have taught a class on a Sheep I created once and I loved the experience. I cannot wait to teach again!!
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Then there was running around to take back my rental car and pick up my car and zoom off to the soccer fields to watch dd13 play. (short story with car, car got hit, car went ouch, car took two weeks to heal, car home and much better now)
Dd13 won soccer game (felt like 102 degrees out there) so now we are home and I am relaxed and chillin'.
Did I mention that I am getting over a nasty cold? Oh, guess not since I just started this blog yesterday. Yup, caught a cold at the soccer tournaments this past weekend along with dd11, its a 4 day virus and really drags you down. But if you are a mom, you know it can't stop you, just slow you down.
Tomorrow I am off work, so is hubby, it is our 16th anniversary! Yea us. Dunno what we are going to do, heck I can't even sleep in. I have to taxi the kids to school!! But whatever it is, it will be relaxing!
Yea for the 3 day weekend! Enjoy!!
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
About me: I am 37 and during the day I work at medical billing, at night I craft. I currently am crocheting, my interests are amigurumi (crochet animals), granny squares, and blankets. I love to watch youtube.com videos to learn new styles, stitches, and patterns. It is a wonderful resource and I have learned so much from watching the videos. I also know how to knit and love to felt and design purses. I have needle felted but decided I don't have a big talent for it, I only do it for applique to items. I am very interested in spinning but have tried to do a drop spindle and I don't have much patience for it. I just inherited a spinning wheel from a relative and would love to work on it once I can get it fixed up.
My downfall, I tend to only be able to do one craft at a time. I tend to obsess over one thing until I get tired of it then I move on. I like to be creative and design my own patterns or improvise on others. I am not much of a rule follower so anything with an exact gauge is out!
I just started teaching classes in Amigurumi at a local yarn store, Ewetopia and found out I love it! Thanks Lori for the opportunity!! I hope to be able to do more classes!
Time is short for me due to two busy girls, my eldest plays Select Soccer and the youngest does Cheerleading. Both are time consuming but luckily my craft is portable!!
Please feel free to comment and introduce yourself as I bumble along on this blog!