Category: - Crafty's Creations Crafty Blog
 
I have some kinda blury pictures until I get my new camera for my birthday next month.  Just a warning.... I made these into hair clips to sell on my Facebook page and my Etsy shop.  I can't seem to stop finding patterns & crocheting stuff!
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Red
Bow!


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Halloween Bow!

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Flowers Bow!

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               Fluffy Flowers Bow!

As I said, I can't stop making bows! 
 
Evidentally, it's been 14 days, 23 hours, 22 minutes and 52 seconds since you I logged in, and they were starting to get really worried.  LOL  It's just been really busy with getting ready for Justin & baby shower & being tired, etc. ;) 


I did have a creation featured in an Etsy treasury this week!  That is just SO exciting for me!  The Sweet Summer treasury by Erin's Jewelry Creations is so full of beautiful stuff!  You should really check it out!
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This is my purple & pink crochet flower ring that was featured!

So, in the mean-time... I'm just working on crafts, spending the summer as a stay at home mom (for the first time) & getting ready for Justin to be born! 
 
My friend, Tracy got a new iPod touch for her birthday.  She showed me how she was using her husband's old cell phone case to carry it.  I asked her if I could crochet her a cozy for it!  It's her birthday, after all!
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I used some deep blue chenille yarn that I found stashed at the Goodwill & a button that my friend Monica had sent me in a crafty care package!  I made the strap long enough so she could wear it around her wrist!

 
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I've been trying to create a hat for Justin to wear.  I've never made a hat before,  so I went on a search for the perfect "beanie" type hat pattern.  Well, my first 3 tries with this pattern ended up being: A) Too BIG for a "typical 7lb baby" (If Justin's head is that big at 7lbs, LORD help me!)  B)  Too square at the top.  And, I used yarn that I thought would be unisex... Not so much. LOL  This is my first attempt at Justin's hat!  You'll have to excuse the "model".  My house is chock full of "boys" so no baby dolls here to model! LOL  I have no use for this, so I will be selling it... probably on Etsy. :)

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Attempt #2

Used a blue yarn I found at the 99cent store.  Much better!  But, still too square on top!  Looks like a fisherman's hat! I ended up giving it to a teacher at Z's school who is due with a boy in September. :)

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Attempt #3

Much better, used a yellow (Jonquil) yarn that actually matches a bib I knit for Justin.  Seems whenever I actually FOLLOW a pattern, things get wonky.  So, I decided to "loosly" follow a pattern. ;)

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Here is the bib to match that I previously knit (one of my first knitting projects, I tend to crochet better than knit) with a crocheted edge. :)

 
I'm working on new stitches from "Crochet blocks in a box".
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I'm trying the "Lacy Stripes" pattern block, which calls for a bobble stitch. Unfortunately, I've never made a bobble before. So, after reading the card (or so I thought) & the book that came with the cards, I turned to the internet for instruction. Which I found on www.craftstylish.com & had NO problem learning it from the instructions given.

Unfortunately, my first attempt at the block just didn't look right, so I took it out & decided to try again in the morning.

This morning, I sit down with my hook, yarn & the pattern card. I look at the back, instructions for the block & what do I find? The stinking instructions to make a bobble! See what happens when I look "everywhere" for something? I find it the next day, right in front of me!

How could I have missed this?

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Geesh!

Anyways, this is what the front of the card looks like. I'm hoping to make Justin a blanket by making numerous blocks in different colors!