Friday, July 23, 2010

Excuses, Excuses and Another Scarf

That is what I am full of. I will spare you the excuses, some are good, most are just laziness. I have been crafting, but I just can't make myself blog about it. I am working on some things that I am really excited about it. I hope to share them with you in the next few weeks.

In the meantime, I will share with you some other stuff I have been working on. I made another ruffled scarf, this time it is not crocheted.

I used a fabric I really liked, but was too thin to really do much with. I cut two pieces, that were double the width and length of the size of the scarf I wanted.

Then I sewed around the border, with both wrong sides together. This is because I want the fabric to fray a little but not too much.

I sewed the length of the scarf with a gathering stitch, and ruffled the scarf. Then I sewed the ruffles in place by sewing right down the gathering stitch.

Now the scarf is done, I just wanted it to fray a little more. This could be done by hand, but since I had a fabric that I knew would fray easily, I just threw it in the wash with everything else.

It is ruffled and girly but the frayed edges still make it slightly casual.

Hopefully I will blog again, and not wait twenty days like last time. Sadly, Jeremy's Grandmother passed away today, so I may be a single parent next week, and probably will not get much crafting done. Who knows, maybe crafting will be therapeutic, and I will get a ton done, and have a lot done.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Ruffled Scarf

My crazy mother is moving to Siberia. Seriously, an island in cold, cold Russia. I mean, Colorado gets cold, but nothing like that. Oh well I will miss having my Mom and Step dad in America, but I know that they will really enjoy these new life experiences.
Here is a bit of info on it: Sakhalin

But before she goes, she needs some warmer things. In Houston, Texas, she never really needed a scarf, now she really will. So I crocheted a ruffled scarf for her.

I had forgotten to take pics, so this was a quick pic after a hike, and before Mom packed the scarf. That boy has to be involved in everything! Love him!

Good luck Mom! We love you!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

4th of July wreath

I tried over and over to make a cute Fourth of July wreath, and this what I came up with. The other options just weren't cutting it. This one is pretty plain, but it still adds a bit of patriotism.

The wreath is from the dollar store, and the stars are from the dollar bin at Joann's. Very cost effective. I tied the stars on with some bandanna scraps, and called it good.

Hope you all have a wonderful and safe Fourth of July!

4th of July necklace

I truly love the Fourth of July. Summer, fun, fireworks, BBQ, what's not to love? This year I wanted to spice up my typical 4th wardrobe, so I made a necklace with things I had around the house.

I think I like it, but I am not quite sure.

Just simple beads, with ribbon tie.

I really like the flower

It is on a pin, so I can take it off the necklace and use on a cardigan or something else.

So what do you think? Super tacky, and I should not wear it, or kinda cute in a patriotic kinda way?

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Birthday Decor

In addition to the Elmo birthday decor for Brady's party, I made some things that could last for future birthday's.

First was a birthday banner made out of scraps of felt.

This way we can hang up the banner for anyone's birthday

Here it is in action for Brady's party

Next was the birthday wreath like the one on How does she

Mine was slightly different, it was just a coat hanger

With balloons tied to it, instead of poked into the wreath

Hopefully it will add a bit of extra specialness for the future birthday's and celebrations around here.
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