Saturday, January 30, 2016

Hoping for s'more snow!

Creative title, right? Ha! Ha! Couldn't resist using the play on words! 
Here's my latest little doily...I'm totally loving the neutral combination of off-white and white. I'm going to make a collection with this color scheme. 
I'm wishing and hoping for a snow day from school this coming Tuesday. It's the best chance we've had this of the little perks of being a teacher!
If you want to create this little doily, you can find the chart here.
In the meantime, I'm going to keep crocheting and cross my fingers for s'more snow!
Thanks for checking in and have a great day!

Monday, January 4, 2016

Red and Aqua

I saw the pattern for this pretty little potholder and just had to make one! I absolutely love the combination of red and aqua, so I decided to use those colors.
It has a vintage look.
I love that.
Thanks for checking in and have a great day!

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Lace Insert Shirt

This a totally Pinterest inspired project! Sewing, crochet, scrapbooking...I love doing anything crafty and creative.  And if I can create something and wear it, even better! I saw this pretty shirt/tutorial for a lace insert and knew I just had to try it! You can find the full tutorial here.
I chose to use this was only 1.50 at the thrift store and it is so cute with gray, teal, and yellow dots.  I found a pretty piece of lace for 1.00 in the fabric section. I cut the shirt down the middle of the back, as described in the tutorial and planned the placement of my lace.
 Here is a closer look at all of the colorful dots on the shirt. ; )
I pinned, then sewed the lace in place. I trimmed the lace closer to the stitch line. And here it is:
(The picture really doesn't do it is very cute in person!!) 
The best thing is, I have enough lace to make another shirt...
Thanks for checking in and happy sewing! Leave a comment if you try this project!

Saturday, January 2, 2016

My First Crochet Project of 2016 first crochet project of the New Year is a Christmas towel. ; ) I wanted to get this done earlier in December, but time got away from me. I recently bought a skip-cut blade and was eager to try it out by crocheting on the edge of a towel.
The blade fits in my Fiskars rotary cutter, too, which is awesome! (I purchased it at JoAnn Fabrics.) I tried the blade on a piece of scrap fabric and it cut very well.  Once I took a closer look at the towel, I decided I really didn't need the blade. The towel is, shall we say, a looser weave...I got it at the dollar store. So I could use just a regular size 7 hook and had no problem poking through the fabric. Once I got into a good rhythm, it was easy to space the stitches pretty evenly.

I think it turned out cute! I'm excited to do a few more tea towels or crochet an edging on some pretty pillow cases...I will probably use my new blade on denser fabric.
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