Sunday, October 30, 2005

Halloween crochet

Its Halloween! (Should we be happy?) This is just about the only halloween stuff that my hands made and its even quite late to post it! I found a lot of cute free halloween patterns, but I just saved those for maybe next year...haha...Now I need to work on some holiday ornaments and gifts as there is not much time!

Monday, October 24, 2005

Wonderful Gifts!

I went to the Post Office today to send the packages for my yarn swap partners. I hope they like it!
I also got the small package sent by my Secret Pal, in it was the bigger size hook that I was waiting for (6mm Boye aluminum) to get started on my fun fur and other yarn projects that require big hooks. She also sent me a set of big crystalites hooks, it looks so much fun to use and to have in my collection! Thanks so much Yarnie, again you made me feel special! Here's a pic of what I received:

I also did not expect to receive the yarn swap package so soon, but since I was already there at the P.O., I inquired and the teller said there was indeed a package that just came! So here is what was in that big package, it came from Cordelia (CraftyCritter)

Thanks again Cordelia, it was really a wonderful package of yarns! I like everything! And it was so sweet of you to also send me a Burts Bees lip balm!

Thursday, October 20, 2005

Halloween pics

See my flickr zeitgeist? (pls. scroll down the sidebar) It shows some recent photos uploaded in my flickr album. I picked the photos from last year's halloween party we went to. It was my niece's 18th b-day. My younger son made himself up as a wounded soldier. He made some fake blood and smudged himself!.. My 10 yr old nephew was a dracula, I and my mom were witches and my younger sis was a other sis has a knife on her head!
Here's my lovely niece:

Saturday, October 15, 2005

Fun Fur projects

I've been thinking about what to do with the pretty fun fur yarns that were given to me by a lovely, though anonymous fairy at crochetville.(see previous post)
I'm still waiting for some creative ideas to come up...looking for free patterns and easy projects to inspire me.
(Last updated May 28, 2009)
Most of these free patterns are from Lionbrand
Furry Little Bag
Fur Panda Amigurumi
Evening Tote
Fun and Flirty Purse
Evening Wrist Bag
Eyelash Purse
Furry Pal
Fun Fur Flipflops

Want more free patterns using fur yarn? Type fur on CrochetPatternCentral searchbox to get the links to these free patterns:
Child's Furry Purse
Easy Fun Fur/Eyelash Yarn Scarf
Eyelash Fur Glove Cuffs
Fancy Fur Twisty Scarf
Fun Fur Cell Phone Holder
*Fun Fur Guitar Strap
Fun Fur Hood
+Fun Fur Hoop Earrings
Fun Fur Jacket
+Fun Fur Scrunchy or Bracelet
+Fun Fur Trimmed Poncho
+Fun Fur Vest
Fun Fur Vest
Fun Fur Water Bottle Holder
Fur Collar Jacket
Fur Ever Collar and Cuffs
Fur Out Shoulder Wrap
+Fur Panda, Amigurumi
Fur Pillow
Fur Sure Crocheted Tee Top
Fur Trimmed Bottle Cozy
*Fur-Trimmed Pet Sweater
Furry Girl's Slippers
Furry Handcuffs
+Furry Little Bag
*Furry Mouse Toy
Furry Mouse Toy
+Furry Pal
One Skein Fun Fur Scarf
Simple Fun and Fancy Fur Scarf
Suh-Wif-Fur Loopy Dust Mop Cloth

Found also this site with more info on fur yarns and other novelty yarns
My fun fur project is coming soon...I hope...

See my fun fur scrunchies, fun fur scarf, furry cellphone purse, and a funky cellphone purse.

Thursday, October 13, 2005

What's your Animal Personality?

Here's mine:
Your Animal Personality

Your Power Animal: Swan

Animal You Were in a Past Life: Rabbit

You are passive, sentimental, and emotional.
You sometimes lack self-confidence, but you are creative and rational.

Sunday, October 09, 2005

Small doily

(I didnt take the time to stiffen it so it would look perfect.)

A small pineapple lace doily I made from a pattern in this book "Lovely Lace"no.2
It turned out smaller (20cm) than the original which is 27cm. I used Cannon metallics cotton thread size 8 and a 1.75mm hook.

I chose this doily to use for the glass decor gifted to me by my brother.

Monday, October 03, 2005

"Matrix" Purse

Its finished!
Materials Used: 1 ball of Bernat "Matrix" in Browser Blue, 1 ball acrylic thread size 10 (two strands held together) for the base, the crocheted "beads", and also (combined with the matrix yarn) for the tie and the handle. Crochet hook size 4.00 mm.
For the lining I used black felt cloth.
Finished Size: 7" high with a 3 3/4" diameter base. 12" long handle.

Here's another color of the matrix purse done by my pal, Tina.

Matrix Purse Pattern Details

Saturday, October 01, 2005

"Matrix" Purse I'm making

I couldnt resist the Bernat "matrix" yarn that my secret pal gave me and thought it should at once be made into a purse! I used an acrylic yarn from my stash (familia "gold") for the base, crocheted with two strands and a 4 mm. hook. The matrix yarn is easily crocheted also with a 4 mm. hook. Here are some pics.

This is how it went and I thought I would finish it, but turned out the yarn was almost gone and I still had few more rows and edging to do. So I had to frog it and make it a little smaller. But, it was quite easy because the matrix is smooth and didnt get wrinkled. And it was also easy to make up. I'll probably show the finished purse tomorrow.

And by the way, secret pal, what's up? Hope you're ok, I havent heard from you in more than 5 days and that is so unusual. Please let me know you're ok or something's come up.