Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Crocheted Fish Hat

I love the look of those awesome fish hats that everyone is knitting up.  I found this pattern on Ravelry and was all excited because there was a crocheted version! :)  I'm not a big fan of sc (single crochet) so I took the basic idea of it and made it all up in hdc (half double crochet).  I LOVE it! :)  I plan on making a ton more of these.  Pics of it on a head coming soon! :)

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

A Warning About Bendyroos!

My sons got a box of Bendyroos for Christmas.  We sat down at the table and were playing with them and were having a blast.  They really are some cool things.  I was so happy to find a mess free way to play with the boys!!  Unfortunately, Adrian ended up breaking out in a wicked raw/rash all over his face.  The only thing he had been near is the Bendyroos.  On the box it says "Kid Safe!  Wax covered super strong string!"  Hmm... what could be glutenous in that?  So I started researching the product and found some info about how the company that sells and markets these really has no idea of what ingredients go into making them.  If there is gluten or not.  And, seeing as my son had such a bad reaction to them, I decided we'd just stay away from them all together.  I don't allow playdough in my house because of his Celiac's and I won't allow these in my house either.  Even though the box does NOT have a "made in" label, they ARE made in China.... and the marketer does NOT know what is in them.  Others that aren't dealing with gluten issues may want to stay away from them as well.

Monday, December 28, 2009

A few other Christmas Presents

Every year I get my nephews Christmas ornaments.  I like to do something that has interested them or a theme of their year.  This year it is Civil War for my 10 year old nephew and Mickey Mouse for my 4 year old nephew.  Both are made out of sculpey and baked.  Painted with acrylics.  They were a hit! :) YAY!


Showing off my hubby's skills!

Nick spent a long time making our boys and our nephews these hockey tables.  They are 3'x4'!!  He also made these wooden play rifles for our boys! :)  Everything is much loved by them all.  Adrian has been sleeping with his gun at night! LOL

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Newborn booties & hat

A friend of mine asked me to make a bootie and hat set up for a newborn for her.  She wanted the same "tie dyed" yarn that I had used for the pointy hat.  I had JUST enough to complete these. :)  Oddly enough, this is the first time I've ever done anything for a newborn.  Also a first for booties for me!

Saturday, December 26, 2009

3 Girly Hats

I made these pretty little girl hats for my sister's boyfriend's daughter for Christmas.  Unfortunately, she didn't like them at all. :(

Friday, December 25, 2009

Pointy Hat

After all the Christmas crafting I was doing, I just needed something to whip up and destress.  This very colorful pointy hat is what I came up with.  Now that I've seen Timmy in it, though, I think I need to put some ear flaps on it.  I'll show pics of it fully complete later!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Slouchy Hat

A friend of mine ordered a few hats.  I didn't take pics of all of them.  I'm not sure why, though! :( 

Here is the variegated acrylic basketweave slouch hat I made for her!

Here is a reggae type hat I made for her!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

A new Tink

I traded a Tinkerbell doll for some super soft Merino.  Can you think of a better trade? Here she is.  I like her face much better than the last one I did.  Sorry for the crappy cell pics.
And here is what I've started crocheting with the beautiful Merino!! :)

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Elmo Earflap Hat

My cousin's little boy is turning 2 in a week. He is currently obsessed with Elmo. So I made him this earflap hat so he can be super cool by sporting Elmo and be super warm in our cold NY winters. The eyes look wonky in the pic, but they aren't, I promise! It was just the way that I had it sitting on the mannequin I think.

Abby Cadabby!

I've had a couple friends request Abby Cadabby hats, so here they are!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Tinkerbell ... one ornery girl

So I made this Tinkerbell doll for a girl in Timmy's class for her birthday party. Unfortunately, I didn't finish it until 3am the morning of the party. That means I wasn't really willing to go back and fix any goofs. Check out the pissed off looking eyes. I should have used embroidery floss, but at that time of morning I didn't care. The girl loved it, so that is all that matters! :)

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Yoda Hat

Timmy wants to be Yoda for Halloween, so I crocheted this Yoda hat up tonight for him to wear. Now I have to get around to sewing up some lounge pants and a robe for him to wear.

Monday, October 5, 2009

A Pretty Little Hat

Timmy is going to a little girl's birthday party this weekend and I was going to make her a pretty hat and scarf set. I found this cute pattern but it is for an adult, so I thought I'd make it a wee bit smaller. Um... no. It ended up only being big enough for a 12-24 month old. LOL, oh well! I'm sure I'll find someone to give it to. Now I have to make a whole new hat. *sigh*

Sunday, October 4, 2009

A Cradle Purse

My cousin's daughter has a birthday in December. I whipped this little cradle purse up for her. I plan on making a little baby to go in it as well.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Slippers for Adrian!

I wanted to try to make my first pair of slippers, but had a problem trying to find the perfect pattern. I like this one I chose. It works up super fast and fits Adrian great. I just used some scrap yarn that was given to me on my first pair. Adrian loves them and the other two boys are begging for some now! YAY! :)

Friday, September 25, 2009

It's Time To Eat!!

My cousin's little girls are getting a kitchen set for Christmas. I decided to make them a bunch of crocheted play food to go with their kitchen! We have a hotdog, hamburger (with lettuce & tomato), taco (with lettuce, tomato & beef), a pot of spaghetti & meatballs, a carrot and a full breakfast spread (toast, eggs, bacon & pancakes). I sure hope they like them!! :) We'll be giving them to them at our big family Christmas gathering.

Happy Birthday Calla!

My friend, Jenn's daughter was having her first birthday, so I whipped up this cotton hat for her!:) Happy Birthday Calla!! :)

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Teacher's present 1

I found this cute little button and thought I had to make something for Niko's teacher with it. This is part 1 of the teacher present. Part 2 will be when we paint apples on some towels to hang on this towel holder!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Back To Hookin'

All summer long (when I had free time) I worked on a long coat/sweater for a friend of mine. Unfortunately I never finished it and now don't have time to pick it up and work on it because I have to get everything ready for Christmas. Christmas? CHRISTMAS? Yeah ... it's not that far off and if I'm going to make all the presents (I am because we're poor) then I better get to hookin'!

Here are some things I recently made for a swap. Now I'm done with swaps and ready to work on Christmas!

Towel holders, scrubbies, R2D2 hat and a ladybug hat!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Timmy & Niko going to school!

Niko started pre-K this year and Timmy started Kindergarten. Wow... it is so weird only having Adrian home!!
Here are my big boys on their first days of school!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

A cute little lunch for my rugrats!

We have a ton of tomatoes to use up. We also have a ton of tuna. I was trying to think of a way to make a cold stuffed tomato for the boys with the tuna that wouldn't totally bore them. This is what I came up with. They totally loved it and hogged it all down. They thought it was so neat to find a note on their plates!