Saturday, May 7, 2011

Garage Sale Lamp Redone Part 2

 Here is the link to the original post .

Products I used
Cotton material fat quarters 1.50  a piece
Mod Podge for material (has a blue label) 8.00 a jar
Note: The material Mod Podge is very sticky and thick compared to the regular Mod Podge. I had to spread it out like butter. Cover your work surface with aluminum foil will prevent sticking.
Satin ribbon with beads 2.50 yrd

Making the lamp:
I covered the work area with aluminum foil.
Then I cute a template out of paper by pressing the paper into one of the sides of the lamp to make creases. I cut along the creases to make my elliptical template.
Next I laid out the fat quarter of material. I folded the material in half to get 2 cuts out of one tracing. After I had 6 shapes cut out; I spread the Mod Podge in a thin layer down panel. The fabric stuck pretty tight, but I was able to lift it off to make some minor adjustments.
I let the panels dry 2 days before adding the ribbon strips.
Today I added more glue to the seams to put the ribbon on.
I love how it turned out!

Now I will show the finished product.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Plastic Canvas and Crochet Earring Holder

I made this for my sister using a couple of different ideas. I am not selling it. I hope the others do not mind that I borrowed their creativity

And the leaves are the same as the those on the coasters

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Crochet Tulip Coasters

Just finished these crocheted tulip coasters for my sister's birthday.
She asked if I could make crocheted coat hangers and coasters as her b-day present. So here
they are Julie!

I used this pattern

Monday, March 21, 2011

Crochet Shell Earrings

I just made these today

Size E hook
Baby weight yarn
Ch 9
3 Dbl crochet in each 8
Sl st in last
Tie loose end together and fasten off
Add findings and jumprings

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Crochet Coat Hanger

At the request of my sister; I am making crocheted coat hangers for her birthday.

This is my own pattern adjusted for the round bump in the middle of the wooden hanger.

2 Strands worsted weight #3 yarn held together
Size J hook (or any size to give a gauge of 8st folded over the hanger.)

Chain 9
Turn sc 8, ch 1, turn
Row 3 - 21 In back stitches sc 8, turn (21 rows)
Row 22 increase 1 sc at each end = 10 sc
Row 23 - 33 :  10 sc working back stitches
Row 34 decrease 1 sc at each end  = 8 st
Row 35 - 44 continue working back stitches 8 sc each row
Fasten off

Finishing :
Poke the hook of the coat hanger in the middle and lay the crocheted piece down the hanger.
With a yarn needle, seam up the bottom of the hanger.