Friday, August 31, 2012

Teeny Monkey - Crochet

I saw the cutest teeny tiny crochet sock monkey's a little while ago.  They were awesome.  The maker was great enough to share her secret with me.  Here is one I made using crochet thread that I had at home.

Teeny Monkey

The pattern is this one by Red Heart.  However, it is made with a thin crochet thread and a 1.25mm steel hook.  It was surprisingly easy to make, not much different than if I used a thicker yarn.  Just make sure you do not crochet too tightly!

Teeny Monkey backside

I have not decided what to do with him yet, maybe a key chain or fridge magnet? Right now he is simply hanging out with me.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Hexagon :: August 29, 2012

I have decided to structure my Work-In-Progress (WIP) posts differently than I have previously done.  I had been trying to keep up to date on finished, current, no progress, etc...  That was not working for me.  Instead of keeping me on track it was making me feel guilty.  So I have decided that to keep sewing (and crafting) enjoyable I will share my current projects only!

I only have one picture to share today, but I love it.  I have sewn 80 of my thousand plus hexagons together.  Just a few more to go, ha ha.

I really enjoy this project.  All those fabrics coming together, some gorgeous, some ugly and everywhere in between.

To follow my slow journey look here.

I am linking up with WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced.  Go and check it out, you will find some great blogs.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Flurry Wall Quilt - Top Done!

I finally finished my Flurry Wall Quilt - top.  It still needs a back and quilting, baby steps right?
I originally planned for this to be a very simple circle quilt with red binding.  However, after completing the blocks, I was not feeling it.  I then added the triangles in the corners of the blocks, much better. Of course now the simple red binding was no longer sufficient. Out came the greens that I had carefully avoided when I originally chose the fabrics for the quilt, red was added around, and she is done!  Apparently I like things busier than I thought.

I am going to link up with Fabric Tuesday!  Check out the link below.
Fresh Poppy Design

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Indoor Crochet Flying Disc

When the occasion and timing seem just right I like to make a little something handmade.  This summer the right time was one of my niece's birthday's.  This was just a small add on, but a fun one.

I bought the pattern on Ravelry, it is called QuadWing Pocket Flyer.  What makes this in indoor flying disc is the fact that it is soft.  However, it is completely usable outside too.  The flying disc is made out of 100% cotton which makes it washable and if it starts to lose its shape, just give it a good steaming with the iron and it should be good as new.  I plan to make more of these.

It works great, flies straight and is soft.  I love how this picture captured it bending on the fence!

Here are some other great shots of it in action before we gave it away.

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