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You can find me on Flickr and Ravelry as kjsunflower.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Owls, A Basket and A Sprite

 My little family of owls is slowly growing. I made the two little ones super fast, it's a quick pattern.
 I made this one first, he was quite tiny, which I have a hard time working with. My fingers want to cramp.
 Then I made the little brown one. I used the pattern for the Austin Owl. Pattern is here.
 I also made a chunky basket, using this pattern. I held two strands of Hometown USA yarn together, it is very thick. Then I added some flowers I made using Alice's pattern from Crochet with Raymond. Looks like it would be a good Easter basket.  There on the bottom is a peek at what I'm working on now. I'm slow with the amigurumi that has several parts. It's going to be a little Sprite. Hope you enjoyed and I'll be back soon!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Flower Decoration

 Hello! Well I've been a bit busy lately but I managed a few squares for my blanket. I went to my brothers on Sunday and I made a flower decoration using Lucy's pattern. This is the bottom, I left off the heart but kept the flower and put a little bee button on it. This is one of the few times I've worked with beads and boy I really had fun!
 These are the leaves and stem.  It was easy to do and worked up fast.
 The flower top. I'm not happy with the first couple rows but I liked it better after adding the ladybug button. Again more beads, I'll need to find another project using them!
 Sort of a close up. It's so long it's hard to fit in the picture.
Hanging up. Not where it will stay but I wanted the picture against a bit of white. The directions say to pin and glue the back but I wasn't sure if I wanted to do that. I think it hangs okay as is. maybe later. Lots of fun to make. There are MANY pics in the directions, what I do is print a pic of the finished item, then a few of parts that have details I might need to see. Then I write out the pattern on the pages I printed the pictures on. Saves on ink. I like the way Lucy does her patterns, great for beginners and everyone in between. I think she could  easily write a crochet book! Anyhow, I'm off to school soon so I must be off. Have a good one!

Thursday, February 9, 2012


 Hello again!! I haven't posted for a few days as my twenty year old son was in a car wreck. It's been several days back and forth with my husband, going over to work on the car. We thought we were good but now he's having issues with the gas tank. So back we'll go. Cody is okay, he had a concussion and whiplash but we got to the docs and got him some medicine. So it's been busy busy busy!

In between running around I have taken pics of my craft room as it looks right now. The closet also. Shameful! In my defense, the kids also use the room and add to the general mess.

I have decided I want to repaint the room. I despise the color I have now. I want a nice creamy background for pictures and crafts to stand out against.

I really want to learn to sew and my husband has said he will teach me to use the sewing machine. So I need to make room for that.

This is how my closet looks, a mass of messiness! I have bag upon bag of yarn, different crafts and supplies stuffed in here. 

Unfinished projects waiting for my attention.

This is probably what I will tackle this weekend. I need to make myself get rid of things I don't use and get everything else organized.

This is some of my little fabric stash. I looooooooooove fabric and I want so bad to learn to sew, I want to make some patchwork crafts. 

My newest craft book, I really like felt projects too.

Finally I bought a sketch book and colored pencils. So I can get things down in color to give me a better visual of my ideas. That's about it for now, I'll be back with pics of a (hopefully) clean craft closet and maybe a bit of a project. Have a good one!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

My Red Owl

 Hi! Thought I'd show off my little owl, the first I've made. My brother spent the day over yesterday and this is what we worked on. We only got as far as having the head done before he left then I finished it in the evening. I have the head done for another one but am not liking my color choices. I already have the eyes snapped in though so I'll go ahead and finish it.
 This is a close up where I joined the latest squares I made. I was all done then realized I had used a different joining then before. I had worked on something else that I was using a different method for and went on to my afghan continuing that method. I turned it over to check out the whole thing and realized what I did. Tantrum throwing at this discovery. You can see the difference but I'm hoping with the whole thing done maybe it won't be so obvious. I was rather mad at myself and not wanting to look at it till I simmered down so I made my owl and distracted myself. I'm ready to continue on though.
Slow going but I already love this little bit and can't wait to snuggle with it. 
Hope your all enjoying your crochet, I'm going to check out now and do some blog hopping. Have a good one!