Wednesday, February 16, 2011

A Winter Purse

My mom recently remarked that I have a lot of purses, and I suppose I do.  But when I can make them myself, or buy them on sale, I am not too worried about it.

What do you do with the things you create?  Do you keep many of them for yourself?

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Triangle Prayer Shawl

This fuzzy shawl was quick, made in one day.  When I finally figured out the pattern, it was easy.  I had to restart it too many times to count, but I think it was worth the hassle.

Bunny Hat and Sweater

This pattern was from the Crochet-a-day calendar I got a couple years ago.  It was originally made with white, yellow, and blue, but I wanted to use shades of pink.  What colors would you use?

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Valentine Prayer Shawl

I designed this from a one color scarf pattern.  I like how the colors worked together, and I think I am beginning to understand a little about what a painter does when painting a picture.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Icy Ocean

Snowbound again, I was inspired by a beaded bracelet made previously, and I decided to make a necklace to match. The colors reminded me of the ocean and one of the seed bead colors listed is Icy Blue, hence the name.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

One More View

I used Paint on Windows 7 to see what else I could do. It is interesting to see the different effects.
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Alternate Views

Original Photo

Michelle's View

My changes with Picnik
I took a picture of our Blizzard today through our "snowball" dotted window.  My internet friend Michelle from Brain Angles--Invisible Ink saw the picture and wanted to photopaint it.  I thought I would give it a go, also, and here are the results:

Snow Day Project

A friend's daughter just had a baby last week.  I had been thinking of making a sweater with the last of my Big Lots yarn, and today was a perfect day to do this.  It is so warm and fuzzy.  I hope she likes it!

Ruffled Baby Sweater.

More crocheting.  This time for the local mission "Kids Clothes Closet,"  where children can get brand new clothes if their parents can't afford them.  Most of these kids get hand-me-downs, or used items, so having something brand new would be very special for them.