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!