Blanket Project

Hi!

As promised, here are pictures of the blanket I just finished for my bestie-

 

Ta Da!

Ta Da!

 

Here is the blanket a little closer up

Here is the blanket a little closer up

 

Here is a close up of the heart pattern

Here is a close up of the heart pattern

The only change I made to the pattern (the heart blanket pattern available on the Michael’s website) was to add two more hearts (approximately 60 stitches). This did not require any more yarn.

I am a crazy cat lady.  And this is my crazy cat, Merlyn

I am a crazy cat lady. And this is my crazy cat, Merlyn

 

Also, here is those Easter cookies with some frosting on them-

Ain't it sweet?

Ain’t it sweet?

My dad helped- he made a tic tac toe one

My dad helped- he made a tic tac toe one

Why do cookie cutters add faces when the cookies are obviously going to be frosted?

Why do cookie cutters add faces when the cookies are obviously going to be frosted?

 

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Happy (almost) Easter!

Hello,

I hope you are all doing well. Has anyone finished a new craft projects? I recently finished a new blanket for my friend (shh! don’t tell!) and will have details about the project and how I adapted the pattern up soon. In the meantime, I baked the most delicious sugar cookies for Easter, and thought I’d make you all jealous with some pictures. It is a standard sugar cookie recipe (it even has lard). The recipe for the cookies will follow.

Some cookies ready to go into the over- see the giant flower mess?

Some cookies ready to go into the over- see the giant flower mess?

If you think these look good, just wait till they are lavender, yellow, pink, and robin's egg blue

If you think these look good, just wait till they are lavender, yellow, pink, and robin’s egg blue

The cookies on the baking sheet. You can see the detail from this angle

The cookies on the baking sheet. You can see the detail from this angle

The Easter cookie cutters

The Easter cookie cutters

The recipe involves:

1 cup lard, 1 cup brown sugar, 1 cup granulated sugar (mix)

1tsp baking soda, 2 tsp baking powder, 1tsp salt, 4 cups flower (combine then add to lard mix)

2 eggs, 1 cup buttermilk, 2 tsp vanilla. (add gradually)

Roll out with LOTS of flower and bake at 425 6 minutes.

Frost with butter cream frosting.

 

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Easter Present

Good Morning!

I recently made an adorable bunny for my grandmother for Easter, and thought everyone would enjoy making one as well.

The pattern is for a crocheted stuffed bunny, and can be found here: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/emma-bunny-rabbit.

The bunny is fairly easy to make, and takes about 8 hours in total. My biggest advice is to make sure that you use a stitch marker in between rows, and mark down which rows you have already completed, as that is the easiest way to make a mistake. I changed the pattern a little, with the following alterations:

– I didn’t add the sparkles. Instead I used pink embroidery floss and added cross stitches to the middle of the ears

– I added a bow so that you couldn’t see the stitches attaching the head to the body

– I used the cheap red heart yarn

– I used black beads instead of the more expensive “eye beads”

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Also, make sure to make the corners of the bunny’s mouth smile. Otherwise she looks a tad bit morose…

I considered making a carrot, but did not have any orange yarn on hand. If you do, here is a pattern: http://flutterbypatch.blogspot.com/2012/03/bunnys-lunch-free-pattern.html

 

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Shop Update

Good Afternoon!

I officially opened my second Etsy shop! Take a look! https://www.etsy.com/your/listings?ref=si_your_shop

My first item for sale is this scarf. I wear mine all the time, so you should buy one so we can be twins 😉

 

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I am also working on a baby sock pattern for you all. I love the idea of selling patterns- it seems so prestigious and sophisticated of me. Like I’m a professional or something. Or like PurlBee should hire me (they should). 

I have been thinking about what other patterns to make, and I am trying to make cool patterns in cheaper yarn. I know where to find nice patterns for expensive yarn, and dumb patterns for cheap yarn, so I want to fill the void for nice patterns in cheap yarn. I’ll keep you all updated. In the meantime, check out what is already in the shop, and Happy Friday!

 

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WELCOME!!!

Hello! 

I am a (fellow) crafter and I am using this blog to shamelessly promote my wares and also to provide some helpful hints and tricks to fellow crafters. While I hunt for a job in my chosen career, I have been teaching craft classes to afford my expensive barre and tea habit, and noticed a lot of common errors and questions that beginning knitters, crocheters, and jewelry makers have. It seemed to me that a blog would be a great way to share a wealth of tips and tricks I have accumulated through years of crafting (and also to increase my web crafting skills and become more marketable in a completely unrelated field. Multi-tasking!). I hope you enjoy all my posts! and please leave comments! and check out my Etsy shop! 

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and my Etsy shop with my friend!

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and ogle my cat Merlyn. Whom you will see lots of pictures of. Because I am a crazy cat lady. 

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