Saturday, March 26, 2016

Potty Training garment for a Chihuahua

I made this for my granddaughter's dog. It was an experiment that  turned  out OK, except he wiggled out of it even with the straps, so back to the drawing board.  It look like overalls and it needed some adjustments as it turned out not wide enough and his family jewels fell out, which defeated the purpose of training him to not potty in the house. He does not seem to like it. 

Crocheting to help a friend

I made a selection of crocheted flowers, monster eyes, and owl eyes for my friend Bonnie who needed help getting some things ready for her craft fair, you can see her stuff for sale here: She does excellent work, and takes custom orders. Below are the pictures of what I made to help her out, and make a little extra cash. A mutual beneficial endeavor.

Most of these went by quickly didn't take up much supply and were easy to make except for the ones made out of crochet thread. I followed a YouTube video to make those and they took way too long.  I will probably not make those anymore each one took about four hours to make of the purple and the green, the blue and the red maybe two hours. That is too much time but it was my first time so that was expected.   

Friday, January 30, 2015

My Version Of Laura Croft's Double Pistol Holder

I made this as a costume for my granddaughter for a party were going to at my brothers house in Texas.  I think it turned out really well, and it was made with fabric that was made from PVC pipe I got at Walmart


Sunday, January 18, 2015

Crocheted Mouse hat made for my grand daughter

A winter hat for my grand daughter, which is now too small for her and available for purchase as a used pre-warn Item. If interested contact me it's only $15 with free shipping.

My Youngest Grand Daughter Ary

She makes me laugh everyday, while yes sometimes she gets into trouble for things but mostly she is smart and loves to help out around the house with chores, too bad they grow out of that. She hears music and starts dancing so take video's and pictures. What I like about that is on my computer you can actually see her grow up as the pictures are automatically lined up by date. I think it is great personally. Especially when they grow up and you want to glance back and remember the good ol days.

This post may not be very interesting to whom ever may be reading it or not, but it is to me and my family. At any rate it started out to be about the things I made then I took a break, and then I didn't post anything for a while because I had not made anything. I didn't want it to go to waste so I posted video's of Ary. However that isn't what I do in my spare room.

Please bare with me as the blog takes on a new meaning of which I have not figured out yet. But in the mean time here is a recent picture of my Ary wearing her new outfit and leg warmers I made. She had a mouse hat also but lost it at an event we went to. She loved her hat. I really need to make another one she really got a lot of compliments on it also. I also made one for my grand niece Alice whom is only 6 months older than Ary.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Card making

I just realized I have been so busy the past year, I forgot all about my blog. I had to give up my craft room due to some much needed repairs that have not been totally completed yet when my grandson moved in. I had to move my craft room out temporarily so most of my supplies are in my shed and some in the laundry room. Well anyhow I was looking at some of the blogs I follow and saw this card by Stamptramp check it out it is really cool.

Monday, January 21, 2013

My Brother's Birthday Card

My sisters and I, whom you can find at www. pinkyfingercrafts.blogspot, spent the weekend making cards for different people.  I made one for my brother. 
His card took  a very long time, because I had no idea what I wanted to do. It finally came together nicely.  White card stock with patterned patter by Paper Pizza ephemera paper. The picture is printed on vellum, then black paper from the same pack, and  white card stock cut around with decorative scissors, glued to the final background. 

The inside has three separate tags holding together by a matching brad connected to the pattern paper before gluing it to the card. The side pieces, of the same pack,  the left is one piece and the right has two coordinating pieces. The paper has stitch marks as part of its print, so I used my sewing matching to stitch along in white thread, and let some of the threads hang loose. I then used bakers twine to go from left to right. On the right side I wrapped it on the part of the paper that did not have stitching. Then I glued the paper down so the twine would stay put. The flap at the bottom opens up to reveal my message and the year. The back is stamp with the words "Handmade".

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Crochet Mittens

I made these adorable little hand mittens for my seven month old grand neice Alice. I just hope they fit. Pattern by I am told they fit and she loved them.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Crochet Beanie Hat

I am making everyone in my family something for Christmas. This beanie hat/brim hat and scarf set I made for my adopted son in law. Below this post are the pages I made for my mothers scrapbook. I do not have the picture for the scarf. It matches the hat in color. You can wear it several ways.

Friday, November 23, 2012

In Memory Of Mom

I started off to work today, Friday, drove 30 minutes on almost an empty tank, to get there and was told I was not needed. The client was suppose to notify my office or call the after hours phone number that she was provided when she signed up.  

I used the time wisely. I went to my favorite store Hobby Lobby to purchase more yarn.  I proceeded to purchase gasoline, and get something to eat. I then went home early to get started on the project below. It took me until midnight only because my craft room has no extra tables or storage so I had to spread it all out to sort through it. I almost gave up, but I said no I am running out of time. I do not have to work Saturday. I am going to finish this page for my mother's scrapbook. It is her Christmas gift, I have two more pages I want to complete. Here is the first one.

And today Nov 24th I finish three more pages. The last one is not embellished as much as the others, it is more whimsical because of where they were taken and what my family was doing. 

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Handbag made by me.

I wanted to make something special for my grand daughter for this years Christmas gift, well one of them. 

We love purses, so I decided to make her what I think is pretty fantastic. The instructions called for grommets for the handles, but that did not look good, or turn out very well. So I altered the pattern some to add an upper band  and loops to hold the handles instead of grommets. The loops are in the contrast color for added pizzazz  The small purse and sash are made from the same material used for the lining. The pink fabric is glimmerish, but you cannot really see it, the photo does not do it justice really. 

Rock Painting

Last June I needed a gift for my sister. I wanted something unique that you cannot find in a store. I have plenty of rocks here in Arkansas, and I know how to paint. I have books on how to paint rocks, so put all that together and this is my first rock art which is nicely tucked away on her front porch collecting dust. 

Meladra's creations flower headband

I am trying to make this headband for someone, yet while reading the instructions on the blog I could not see a place to leave a comment. Also, my registration email never came. I also did not see a place that said please resend the email if you don't get the first one. I wanted to comment to her that her instructions need clarification on round 4. The written instructions say to attach your yarn in the 2nd sc from where you double crocheted the previous round, how ever the first three rows were sc. I don't see where I double crocheted the previous round. You can see what I mean here 

I started watching the video and here she double crocheted the fourth round but the instruction say " sc in the next 2 stitches as well, then do a trc into the space below on the previous row.  So my headband is almost finished and I started watching the video to late to make this change. Therefor I wanted to write it down here so I will know for the next band I make. After watching the entire video the whole hat is in double crochet not trc as per the written instructions. I like to print instruction so I can take them with me when needed. I appreciate people putting these up but I wish the video corresponded with the written verbatim.

Now I have completed my band, but it is too big so I have to add a piece of elastic to one end so it will fit snug. And make more but this time according to the video. :) Or change the instructions from trc to dc.

Thank you Meladora.