Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Thrift Store Finds

Some of my goodies from our thrift store outing this presidents day
I'm not sure why the crochet hooks have the curves but I had to get them anyway :)
Okay I know the plants aren't from any thrift store but we had to go to the co-op and I couldn't resist the bunny tails :) 

and lastly, here are some of the gifts my fiancee and I exchanged for V-day
The fiddlers were from him, the smart ass embroidery was from me :) {pattern available soon}
Tertius on the left and Primus on the right {in case you haven't just recently watched the movie or read the book Stardust, that's where I got the names for all of my Crabs [the other's are Ditchwater, Thorne, and Septimus]}
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Sunday, February 14, 2010

Valentines free pattern

As Promised here is my heart for you :) The pattern that is, enjoy

Small Heart
Hook size G with medium weight yarn will give you a heart that's three inches

Curves (top) make 2

Foundation: Ch 2   SC 6 in second chain from hook

Row 1: *2SC in each* across

Row 2. *SC   2SC in next*

Row 3-4. SC across

Finish off

Joining curves

Place both curves together as shown in photo, SC through both curves 5 times

Row 1: Without finishing, SC all round both curves for a total of 28 stitches

 Row 2: *SC 5   2SCtog* across

Row 3: *SC 4   2SCtog* across

Row 4: SC across

Row 5. *SC 3   2SCtog* across

Row 6: *SC 2   2SCtog* across
Stuff very firmly, filling out the curves of the heart

SC all together

Hope you like it!

Plus you can make them into a very cute garland, to make a garland: Cut a length of yarn as long as you want the garland to be then add a third.

Ch 4   Slip stitch in first Ch made   SC 10 in loop created.

Ch 8  Finish off, thread through heart.

Picking yarn back up on opposite side of heart Ch 8 finish off and repeat for as many hearts as you want to add.

TO finish garland, Ch 12 Slip stitch in fourth Ch from hook and SC 10 in loop, finish off and tuck ends and you're ready to hang your garland
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Friday, February 12, 2010

Introducing Septimus

Our newest Crab, he's quite a love and likes to walk in circles around your hand until you're both dizzy :)

And a real quick list of my current projects:

1. Re working all of my patterns (layouts, better photos make sure there aren't any errors, etc.)

2. I'm working up a yeti pattern

3. finishing touches on my first few embroidery patterns (three I think :)

4. packaging up my daughter's v-day care package (last minute I know, thankfully for a small fortune it can be overnighted to arrive only one day late)

5. crocheting up a little heart plushie for previously mentioned care package (pattern will be available for free here on V-day

6. dropping dead from exhaustion :)
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Sunday, February 7, 2010

just a quick peek

Just a small peek, still really busy more coming soon!
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Friday, February 5, 2010

Busy busy girl

I'm working on three new patterns and my first ever series of embroidery patterns so I have just been swamped, in addition I'm reworking my old patterns to jazz them up a little and triple check for errors. I will have some sneak peaks ready for you tomorrow.
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