Saturday, June 26, 2010

Finished Garter

I totally love how the garter turned out! The bride I have to say also agreed. I know the wedding was 4th of July weekend but I just realized that this post somehow never made it onto the blog. Apparently I had hit save and never set a post date.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Golf Club Covers for Father's Day

One of my friends asked me to make her golf club covers for her step-dad for Father's Day. He is a Doctor and graduated from West Virginia so I figured out a double stitch pattern for the West Virginia logo.

Her stepdad loved them! I was very happy with how they turned out as well!!

Hope everyone's Father's Day was as good as mine! Fish and steak for dinner followed by seeing Toy Story 3 with the family! The nice weather was great too! Now only if I can get the air fixed in my car!!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

New Pattern Coming Soon!!

I know my posting hasn't been as frequent as it normally is. I have in fact been crazy busy! Wedding showers, weddings, birthday parties, graduation parties and the decision to make a big career change which involved going back to school.

Just to keep you in the loop with what has been going on with me though I wanted to post a picture of this pattern I am in the middle of drafting. These are crochet felted slippers. These are what I hope will be one of my best patterns yet.

Speaking of great patterns... one of my patterns showed up on I have no idea how it got there!! But it was still very cool! So however it got there I am really happy that my pattern is available on a website that so many people access!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Cable Hat

I previously posted a pattern for a great hat, which didn't look quite as fantastic in pictures. I began to make the hat again, but with a lighter colored yarn. You can see the cable band much more easily now. I didn't use my flash in the pictures to get an even better view of the braided cable band. Once it is finished there will be more pictures. Here is the pattern for the Braided Cable Hat.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Storage Boxes

I have read many tutorials about how to make your own storage boxes. When my mom went to go throw out some cardboard boxes that were all the same size, I stopped her. I thought what a perfect chance to try something new. I used an old sheet that was most likely going to get thrown out and some leftover fabric I used for a dress I was making.

I also discovered that I love modge podge. It is truly wonderful and very easy to make. I simply mixed Elmer's All Purpose Glue with water. I didn't measure but I would have to say I used about equal parts. Simple, right?

Here is everything you need to make these boxes (minus the fabric). You can use scraps or old sheets like I did. Be creative!

First you need to get all your supplies together. Boxes, fabric, box cutter, modge podge, and a brush. Scissors also make it easier to work with large pieces of fabric.

Cut the top flaps off the box. Cut a length of fabric that will wrap around the four sides of the box. Take the modge podge and spread it over one side of the box.

Wrap the fabric around the box and press down to help seal. Move onto the next side repeating to process till you have gone through all four sides.

Set the box right side up. If you choose to add a different color panel to the front now would be the time to add it. I simply layered on more modge podge and laid the fabric over to dry.

After the boxes have finished drying, cut off the excess fabric. I may choose to next time leave some extra fabric and wrap the adges as you would like a present.

I am pretty happy with how these turned out. They are so inexpensive and easy to make! Try this out for a great way to store some of your extra craft supplies!