Friday, February 26, 2010
Monday, February 22, 2010
Friday, February 19, 2010
closed approx. (6 1/2 x 5 in.)
tri-folded with flap open (approx. 8 3/4 x 6 1/2 in.)
close up of little pockets
I sewed mine in three different sizes based on the size of my hooks
approx. 1/2", 3/4", 1"
Thursday, February 18, 2010
This little guy came from the Lion Brand website (oh, the goodness of patterns there--and all for free!). He only took an hour to make, but the embroidered mouth took me about 30 more minutes to get just so (while I watched the Olympics, so that may have had a little something to do with it). My middle guy is just smitten with him.
This owl also came from Lion Brand.
And in order to save my crocheting sanity, I had to make some adjustments to Dogbot to give *her* a more *him* look (namely, ridding him of pink). Three little friends for three very happy boys. And one happy crocheting mom!
Thursday, February 11, 2010
This was a blast to put together. I am totally *hooked* on crochet (Dogbot came up with that little pun!). This pattern came from the adorable book Crobots by Nellie Pailloux.
I'm setting straight to work this weekend on a little friend for Dogbot. Don't want her to be lonely!
Monday, February 8, 2010
Here's the how-to:
- Cut your fabric into a strip. Mine is about 1 1/2" by 30"
- Use your sewing machne to sew two lines down the length of the strip close to the edge, being careful not to et the lines cross over each other.
- At one end, tie the two back thread (from the bobbin) together.
- At the other end, begin pulling on the bobbin ends and gently sliding the fabric along the thread to gather.
To create the flower, use a narrower and shorter length of fabric (mine is about 1/2" by 6", but I would make it more like 12") and follow the same instructions for gathering. Once ruffled, stitch the two ends of the strips to each other and flatten to create a circle.
Could it get any easier?! Give it a try to girlie-up your next layout, and post your creations at Method Playground. And here's one more link to give you some inspiration for your project: ruffled flowers.
This layout uses a sketch from My Sketch World.
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Monday, February 1, 2010
paper flower from Lolly's video made with a paper bag printed with vintage newspaper