knitting disaster

I successfully taught myself to crochet about 3.5 years ago and I’ve always wanted to learn to knit, too, but it has not come as easily.  I tried several times to teach myself, and although I can now cast on, cast off, knit and purl, somehow, actually creating something useable or wearable is still beyond […]

colorful doily blanket

In an apparent effort to avoid finishing the rainbow blanket, I got swept up in starting a new blanket project.  I had seen a very pretty rainbow version of this pattern, called Anya, somewhere online, although I can’t find it now that I’m looking for it again.  Anyway, I decided to use the leftover yarn […]

african flower pincushions

When I was cleaning out my abandoned projects pile a couple of weeks ago, I came across an in-progress African Flower cushion cover I had forgotten all about.  Maybe someday I’ll finish it up, but when I saw this pattern, it seemed like a fun way to enjoy some African Flowers in the meantime. These […]

baby bonnet

  A friend of mine recently had a baby girl and I have been wanting to crochet something for her, so when I saw a pattern posted on the Tangled Happy website last week for a crochet baby bonnet, it seemed like the perfect present.   I made the “newborn” size, using an E hook and […]

sleeping bunnies

A decided Max and Maggie were going to go to bed this morning, so I got to get a picture of them wearing their nightgown and pajamas (Maggie apparently also likes to wear necklaces to bed; the bunnies are borrowing doll Cara’s ripple blanket that  I made awhile ago).  For the nightgown, I just did […]

crochet collar

I made A a crocheted collar, using this pattern, although I modified it slightly.  I’ve been wanting to make one of these ever since I saw several pictures of them on Pinterest months ago, but I just finally got around to it.  It was a quick and very satisfying project, and A loves it  (it […]

maggie bunny’s brother max

I finished Maggie Bunny’s brother, Max, using Alicia Paulson’s wonderful pattern here,  and my own materials.  I ordered the felt for Max’s body from this store on Etsy, which I’m pretty sure is the same brand included in Alicia’s kit (if not, it’s of very similar quality).  Max is a heathered gray.   For the shirt, […]

wee mousie

J’s mouse-loving friend is turning 6 today and I made him this little Wee Mousie in an Altoids tin, using this pattern.  I followed all the instructions, with the exception that I hand sewed everything and I crocheted a little alpaca blanket instead of making the blanket out of felt.  I hope Mousie is a […]

winter clothes for the first day of spring

We got a big snowstorm yesterday, so we’re all still wearing winter clothes unfortunately, including J’s and A’s dolls Alexander and Cara.  J and A had requested matching outfits for their dolls and these are the winter clothes I made them a couple of months ago.  I’m looking forward to making some spring/summer clothes soon, […]

Maggie bunny

  I finished Maggie bunny last night, using Alicia Paulson’s wonderful kit.  Although I have made lots of doll clothes, this was my first time making a stuffed animal and I really enjoyed it.  I definitely did not do a “perfect” job with everything, but overall, I’m very happy with how Maggie turned out.  My […]