Baby Blanket in Double (Crochet) Time

I was visiting my parents' place a while back and realized that I forgot to bring Lily a blanket.  No biggie.  My parents have plenty to spare, but I thought a blanket to be kept at the 'rents would be a good idea.

So I started making this awesome rainbow and hearts blanket (pics to follow) and realized I liked it too much to leave it somewhere, far from my loving gaze.

This left me with an obvious problem.  Time for a new blanket and this is what I've finished up in 3 days flat!

Not bad!  It's another glorified granny square in Caron Simply Soft Paints.  Lily likes it and is already playing with it!  I see the 'rents this weekend so I'll drop it off then.


New Bag for Me!

When if need of a new bag, the sewing machine starts running hot!

There's no real pattern for this.  I really just threw it together on the fly so I would have a nice bag for facility tour of Morris Library at the University of Delaware.  It carried the blanket I was working on as well as other essentials (notebook, pens, camera, etc.)

It's messenger style and the fabric is from the Legacy Collection available at Jo Ann Fabric.  The fabric was originally slated to be part of a diaper changing mat, but I can't get this specific color anymore, so a little spinning turned the fabric into a bag.

There is a set of inner pockets for a pen, cell phone, and my gum.  I didn't do any other pockets because I found a cosmetic bag with diapers and wipes to be more effective than a diaper bag.  Everything Lily needs in one little package with enough room for a baby spoon, tissues, and *ahem* feminine products.  The outer pocket has a slim section to hold onto my sunglasses (as seen above).  My only regret was that I didn't put the pocket lower on the front panel so I could sew in a separate pocket for my hand fan.  (Yeah, I'm one of those crazy people who actually carries an old fashioned, fabric fan around in the summer.)

And yes, that is a Johnny Bravo magnet in the picture.  Man, he's pretty!

Wedding Blanket Finished!

I finished Erica's throw two weeks ago.  Here's the end result:

It's really just a glorified granny square.

1. Chain 4 and slip stitch into a ring.
2. Chain 3(counts as one dc), dc twice into the ring, chain two, *dc three times into the ring, chain 2,* repeat from * to * twice more and slip stitch into the top of beginning chain 3.
3. Chain 3(counts as one dc), *dc in every dc to corner, (2 dc, chain 2, 2 dc) in corner*, * repeat from * to * four times and slip stitch into the top of beginning chain 3.
4. Repeat round three until the afghan reaches desired size.  Change colors (or not) as you please.

Lily approves!

Catching Up: Capri Sun Pencil Case

I haven't been lazy about crafting. I've been lazy about getting the photos online!

I did a trade with my friend Larry. He shopped a picture of my little girl and I made him a Capri Sun Pencil case.

Here's the case:

It's zippered and awesome!

Here's the original picture of my Lily-girl:

Here's the super awesome new version:

So cute!!! 


Pardon Me (I Didn't Knit That for You)

I don't usually have this problem.  Most people ask me why I even craft, like I'm selling out all women by not being a nuclear engineer and putting my child in the hands of strangers at six weeks so I can pursue a 'career.'


Anyway. Ganked from via Facebook.


Crafty Travelling Souvenir

Here's a great idea for a crafty souvenir of your travels!

A hundred little bobbles or easy to transport scarves, clothes, and other scraps of fabric?

I totally have to try this.

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