Thursday, September 30, 2010

Sun Catcher - recycled plastic lid

Today I made a suncatcher using a recycled plastic lid.


First I copied the picture I wanted onto regular paper.

Then I took a Sharpie permanent ink pen and traced the picture on the lid.
Next I used colored permanent markers to color in the picture.


I punched a hole in the top and used a paper clip and suction cup to hold it.
Here is my finished sun catcher!
(in this last photo you can see a real humming bird nest in the eves of my patio)
This would be a great rainy day project for older kids.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Crocheted Hood



At the request of my sister, I made this hood copied from a picture in a catalog.
[This is my own pattern. Mistakes and gauge not set.]
I used worsted weight yarn in Wheat variegated.
 Hook size I
Darning needle
Chunky Chenille in Black (for edging and ties)

Chain 147
Single Crochet back stitches only. Chain 1, Turn
Rows 2 - 34 continue sc back st 145
Fasten off.
Fold in half
Sew up the back.

With new yarn on hook begin where you fastened off.
Single crochet regular stitches all across bottom. Chain 1, Turn
Continue for 8 more rows
This makes the scarf portion to cover the neck.
Fasten off

Using Black Chenille hook in where you fastened off in the corner.
This time Single Crochet along all outer edges including the hood for a nice trim.
Fasten off

Cut a string of the Chenille about 2 feet in length.
Using the darning needle begin where the hood and the collar meet.
Thread through 6 stitches, skip 6, all the way around to make the neck and ties secure.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Rain Washed Leaves Set

I made this earring and necklace set using cut outs from a catalog and glueing them to cardboard with Modge Podge.

Here is a close up of the earrings

And a close up of the necklace. I added 3 "raindrops" beads to it.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Decoupage Necklace

Finished a necklace using pictures out of a catalog and pasting them back to back on a cottage cheese lid.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Crochet Handbag

Here is a crochet handbag I made for my niece's birthday. I used a size I hook and regular Red Heart worsted weight yarn. It is roughly 5" x 7" single crocheted all one long pieced folded in half and sewn up the sides. All my own pattern. Then I decreased at both end for 12 more rows. When I had 6 stitches left, I made a chain of 4 sc to make a button hole. Then I  continued decreasing until there were only 2 stitches left. Finally I added the yarn tassels and beads. She used it to hold her Chuck E Cheese tokens in!

Decoupage Ice Cream Cone Box

I found these paper mache ice cream cone boxes for a 1$ at a craft store. My niece and I cup up magazines and decoupaged them. I love how mine turned out. It keeps my paperclips at hand

Pumpkin Snugly

Here is a set I crocheted out of 3 different patterns. Using the same color yarn in all the pieces makes it a set. I added the "stem" in a round of 12 sc decreasing until there was only 3 stitches left.