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Monday, March 21, 2011

I'm working, I promise!

I've got a few things in the works right now that I'm planning to get done tonight. With hubby off working nights, that leaves me with lots of time for finishing things off. First up? A crocheted soft girly flower to go with my softer brown baby hat. After that, I've got to make 2 frog toques for a friend's little boys. Hopefully I'll get them done and have pictures up tomorrow!!!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

A Coat Rack and a Mini Chair...

After deciding (months ago) to paint the downstairs of our hose I took everything out of the entranceway, painted a single coat, and that was it. I knew it needed another coat, but I lacked motivation. Anyways, it's now several months later, and we've just been throwing our coats, mittens, toques, scarves... everything... onto our big chair in the living room and the end of the banister. I was getting kind of sick of it, so I went out and bought some wood and some stain today. I made a coat rack that I am more than proud of! I think it turned out great! I even made a shelf on top so I could put our mittens, toques, scarves *winter gear* in little baskets and keep them on top! Pretty clever, eh? Here's what it looks like...
Here it is!!! All stained and perdy...

I did SUCH a good job, it didn't even fall when I hung stuff on it!
Now to just put the baskets on top, and it will be finished!
 I picked up this tiny little kids chair for $2 today. Yes, only $2. I wasn't sure I liked color, because it was more pink than red. Oh well, I had already bought stain, so I could fix it!

Before I did anything to it.

I LOVE what the stain did to it! Especially on the seat. I just wiped it on and wiped it off, letting it get thicker on the edges.

I decoupaged some newspaper-looking scrapbook paper to the legs, although now I think I shouldn't have.

Another shot of the seat, just because I love it so much.
And there you have it! I'd say I've had a pretty productive afternoon!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

SO excited!!!

Wanna know why? Last night, at my Epicure meeting, someone fell in love with Tyler's frog toque... and ordered 6!!! Yes, you heard me, she ordered 6! My first order!

An Owl...

So I made Tyler his frog toque and was wondering what to make for James. He came with me to the wool shop and picked his own colors and told me he wanted an owl. The pattern is the same as the frog one... it's just a standard ear-flap toque.
 I'm quite pleased with how it turned out, and I must say that I'm getting quick, too! This one only took me 2 hours!

James, showing off his new toque. Sorry for the 'lack of shirt'.
A close up. I just LOVE my boys' blue eyes!

And a 'still shot'.

Well, that's my latest creation! Please feel free to let me know what you think!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011


What a productive crochet week this has been! 2 little girl hats with flowers and this absolutely adorable little frog toque for my littlest man. I kind of went by this hat (she had a pattern, I just don't remember where I found it now) and made it more 'frog like'. Tyler's got to be THE cutest little frog EVER!

Sorry it's so blurry... he's a very wiggly baby!

Love how the eyes turned out.

A still shot. Cute, eh?

I love that I've decided to try my hand at hats and things! Making those little stuffies was fun, but really, REALLY tedious. Let me know what you think of these!