Feb 28, 2012

Granny square update

I've crocheted 39 Granny Squares so far!!!

Stack of 39 all together
Here are some of the newest ones I have completed:
feeling productive and finished 8 in one day

I've got 17 more to go and then I can start putting them together! I'm going back and forth on 2 different options for finishing them.  I'm sure I'll have my mind made up soon!!

Feb 25, 2012

Geeky Hoops

I feel like I have crafty-ADD where I can't stay with one project or type of craft for too long! I am in the middle of a big granny square blanket, so I wanted to have something else to work on for moments with the crafty-ADD kicks in!  I have tried some embroidery before and have enjoyed doing it.  I thought I could combine some of my geekiness into an embroidery hoop and here are the results so far:

I started with my biggest geeky addiction - Firefly!

My newest geek love - Doctor Who

And my other geeky Dr - Dr Sheldon Cooper from Big Bang Theory

These geeky hoops have been fun to make!  I've had some challenges - like not getting the tracing paper to work or having the tracing pen ink not come out! I used a tutorial I saw my friend Marci post on pinterest for finishing a hoop by gathering the fabric in the back.  This method looks much better than previous methods I've tried - I wish I had taken pictures to prove it!

These Geeky Hoops are added to my Etsy Shop! I'll be making more as I go along and geeky ideas come to me.

Feb 21, 2012

New Granny Square Project

I love Pinterest!  It has become the latest obsession for many of my friends, including myself! 
One thing I really like about it is being able to pin all my inspirations into different categories.  I created a blanket board of the different blankets I've seen and would like to make in the future.  I noticed I was pinning a lot of granny squared blankets that used bright colors.  So my newest Granny Square Project is going to be a bright and happy blanket!
Here are the squares I've made so far.

I'm using yarn from my stash and hoping to not have to buy too much extra!  I love how the squares look different based on the colors used!
When completed I'll be adding this lovely blanket to my shop!  
I'm estimating now that it will be about 48-52 inches wide and 42-48 inches long.  
I will keep posting updates of the progress!

What have you been pinning on pinterest? You should try it out if you haven't already!

Feb 19, 2012

Getting to Know You

I was tagged by Jenny at Hello Sundae for a blog style get to know you!  I love reading these and hope you don't mind reading mine!

There are six "rules"
1. Post these rules.
2. Post 11 random things about yourself.
3. Answer the questions set for you in the original post (i.e., Jenny's for me).
4. Create 11 new questions and tag people to answer them.
5. Go to their blog and tell them you've tagged them.
6. No saying, "If you are reading this, you're tagged.

11 random things about me:
1. I was born in Puerto Rico and my birth certificate is in Spanish
2. I strongly HATE pickles - please don't even talk about them in front of me!
3. I'm a little obsessed with Firefly even though it stopped airing 10 years ago... sigh
4. I like cartoons and will watch them without my kids!
5. I have known my husband since 8th grade but we didn't date until after our Freshman year of college.
6. I can't drive my husband's car because it's a standard! Of course I haven't tried in 13 years...
7. I love love love Nathan Fillion and sometimes pretend he tweets just to me
8. I never had Mexican food until I married my husband and now I love it!
9. I played the french horn in high school
10. I got my undergrad and masters in Social Work
11. I could watch Buffy all day everyday

Jenny's questions for me:
1. What was your first car?
 -- Blue Geo Metro that looked more like a roller skate than a car!2. How do you like you coffee?
--really I'll drink it any way, but I am very happy with peppermint mocha creamer!3. Who is your favorite cartoon (Disney, Universal, etc) character?
--this is a really hard question for me because I LOVE cartoons! But I think I'll go with Harly Quinn from Batman the animated series4. Do you have a favorite musical? What is it?
--Moulin Rouge5. What is your go to scent for everyday?
--I'm not a big perfume person but I do like Happy6. If you had the power to end one reality show right now, who would get the ax?
--Which ever Kardashian show is on now.  I don't get what the big deal is about knowing what they do all the time.7. What are you most proud of yourself for?
--Getting my Master's - I waited 6 years to go back to school and I was married, had 2 kids and working! 8. How do you blow off steam after a long and/or frustrating day?
--Crochet & Knit!9. What is one thing (or a few) that you try to keep off of your blog?
--Negativity! We have enough of it in real life, why would I want it here??10. You know that one drink that made you so sick that you don't even want to see it ever again? What is it?
--I honestly never had that experience11. What is the one food that you can sit down and eat anytime of the day, the one meal/dish you are always in the mood for?

My 11 Questions for AJ, Marci, Sophie & Kate
1. Where would you love to travel?
2. What is your guilty pleasure?
3. What super-hero power would you like to have?
4. What is your least favorite food?
5. Do you have a movie that you find that you quote a lot and throw it into random conversations? What is it?
6. What are you most of yourself for?
7. What did you want to grow to be when you were a kid?
8. What is your favorite breakfast food?
9. What is your favorite place to craft when you are away from the house?
10. What is your favorite city to visit?
11. When you are the famous crafty person, what famous person do you want to play you in the movie that make about your amazing life?

Feb 18, 2012

Valentines for the Hubby = Boba Fett

Before Christmas my husband came across a picture of a crocheted Boba Fett Helmet and he asked me if I could make that for him.  
It seemed a little overwhelming at first but then I found some great pictures and thought I could tackle it!
I decided that this would make a great Valentine's present for him.  

I didn't have it completely done on Valentines because I kept trying to make it work the way I wanted it to.  I think it turned out awesome!! Now we need it to get a little colder so the hubs can enjoy it more!!

Feb 16, 2012

My Craft Swap Prize

Today I got my package from my swap partner!
It's a crocheted crochet hook holder!!! I absolutely LOVE it!!!
My swap partner said she got the idea after snooping through my pins on pinterst (great idea!) I though it was funny that on my board her inspiration and my inspiration were side by side!!
Thanks again Sophie!!!!!

Feb 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day

I wanted to wish everyone a Happy Valentine's Day!!!!! 
Also I wanted to share what I gave to my swap partner for the Oh Strumpets Valentine Craft Swap!!

My craft swap partner is Sophie (go check out her cute blog!)  I love the whole craft swapping fun, but also love getting to make a new friend!  

I found some inspiration from pintrest for an embroidery hoop wall art and wanted to make something similar. 
I think the embroidery came out cute!
(sorry blogger has decided that my pictures need to be sideways!!)

Of course I had to add some crocheted hearts!
And to finish it off, my daughter decorated the package!
My package from Sophie should be here soon!! I'll post pictures once I get it here!!!

Feb 13, 2012

Chevron/Ripple Blanket

As promised, I wanted to post more pictures of the finished blanket!
I think it turned out great!!

The colors look so pretty together! 
This was a fun blanket to make and I found it easy to do.  I would recommend giving it a try if you have been interested in starting!

And it has been posted to Etsy! 

Feb 10, 2012

Blanket is done!!

My ripple blanket is finished!! I'm super excited about great it looks! This was such a fun blanket to work on! I'm going to miss it when it gets sold!!

I'll post more pictures after my fun weekend with my sisters, aunts, cousins and mother-in-law!

Feb 9, 2012

Shop Update

I wanted to let my bloggy friends know that I have added the fingerless gloves in Adult and Child sizes to my Etsy Shop!

I am also giving a discount to my bloggy friends! 
Just enter the code BLOGFRIEND when checking out to receive a 10% discount!  
The discount will be good from now until the end of February.  

This weekend I'm hoping to get some more made in different colors!
I'm also really close to finishing my ripple blanket!! YEAH!

Feb 7, 2012

Beautiful Blogger Blanket Update

Stocki from the UK got the granny squares I sent to her! 
You can read her post about them here

And you can check out all the beautiful grannies she has received here.  
There are SO MANY fabulous ones! 
I can't wait to see this blanket all together!!

Feb 6, 2012

I heart fingerless gloves!

I have been planning some new projects for my Etsy shop and decided this weekend was a great time to test one of them out.  Thankfully I have the sweetest little girl who loves for me to make things for her!

Here are my I heart fingerless gloves! 
These are in purple with a light pink flower on top.  

As you can tell, she LOVES them! 
My daughter was so excited to wear them to school today!

I'm working on more this week and trying to finish up my ripple blanket too!
What do you think of them? Any color suggestions you have? I love feedback, so please send it!!

Feb 4, 2012

Valentine's Day Cards

I decided this year that I wanted to have hand made cards for the kids for their Valentine's Cards.  The kids loved the idea so I had to get started right away, especially since I needed 42 of them made!!!

I started with some crocheted hearts.  Here is a sample of some the ones we are going to use.
We've got some sparkly ones, tied dyed ones, pink, hot pink and purple to name a few!

We made our cards on card stock, cut them out and attached the heart on one side.
And here is the other side where the kids will write in the names!
I think they are pretty cute!  

I even included a set of them in my etsy shop if you want to get your own! If you need different colors or more than are in the listing, just let me know! I was able to make these pretty fast!