Monday, October 24, 2011

Trip to Colorado

This past weekend we went to Colorado to see people we care about!

First we stopped in Denver to see Snowcatcher!  She showed us Denver from the 31st floor of the office building and we had a lovely lunch together in a conference room on the 30th floor.  Wow! It feels like we have known each other forever.  Sorry no pictures, MDH hasn't gotten them off his phone yet!


Then on to Colorado Springs for a weekend with our grand kids.  Oh my how they have grown.  Enjoyed time with my brother and his family and learned a little more about Colorado Springs.
It was a great long weekend.

More Crafts!

Here are a few more crafts I completed before MDH and I went to Colorado to visit people we care about!

This is a spider that I made about 4 years ago using a Knifty Knitter Loom.  When Xander saw it on the living room floor today, he got out his light saber and killed it.  Poor spider. ;)

This is a mini snowman.  I know how to make the mini teddy bears so this one wasn't so hard to figure out.  I liked adding a little cap, with pompom.
Xander knew that this was a temple.  A tough project!  Easy to turn it into a pillow.
These scary fellows were on the wall of my daughter-in-laws house.  Paper ghosts on the decorative mirrors.   Very easy and way FUN. :>


Monday, October 17, 2011

Snowflake lamp!

On Pintrest there was a beautiful lamp made with a balloon, glue and doilies.  I don't have many doilies.  So I decided to make one of snowflakes.  I have snowflakes.  I used too big of a balloon, because it took almost 30 snowflakes to get this made.  The lights, are a string of 20 Christmas lights, I spray painted the wires white.  Turned out nice.  What didn't show (my camera isn't that fancy) where all the lacy patterns the lights it threw on to the walls.  My thanks to Snowcatcher for the joy her snowflake patterns have brought in my life.  I am going to Colorado Springs this Thursday.  Maybe I'll drop by her work and meet her.  It was a year ago last month that I first stumbled on to her Blog and I love it. :)

Monday, October 10, 2011

Fall Door Wreath

This months craft challenge at Ucreate is a fall wreath made with burlap.  This is my version of the fall wreath.  My husband hates wreaths on doors.  I knew if I put spiders on it, he would like it and let me put it up.  I was right!  The spiders are made of wire and beads.  I basically followed the tutorial found here.  That it's hanging on the front door is way cool, and it now matches the giant spiders on our roof.

Easy Doily Pattern

This is a doily I made, from a picture of one, I found on Pintrest.  I could not find a pattern so I created one.  Here it is.


Simple Doily Pattern
Supplies:
Size 10 cotton crochet thread
size 8 hook.

Abbreviations:
sc = single crochet
dc =double crochet
ch =chain
ss = slip stitch

Instructions: 
Make a magic circle.
Row 1:  Ch 3 (counts as 1), *1dc & 1 ch, repeat from * 11 times.  Pull magic circle tight. Ss into 3rd stitch of first chain.
Row 2:  Sc into base last stitch. Chain 3 (this counts as 1 dc), dc in same space, ch1. * In next ch space, 2 dc, ch 1.  Repeat from* 10 more times.  (You will have 12 sets of double stitches).  Ss into 3rd stitch of first chain
Row 3:  Sc into base last stitch. Chain 3 (this counts as 1 dc), 2dc in same space, ch1.  * In next ch space, 3 dc, ch 1.  Repeat from* 10 more times.  (You will have 12 sets of 3 dc). Ss into 3rd stitch of first chain
Row 4:  Sc into base last stitch. Chain 3 (this counts as 1 dc). In same space, 1dc, ch1, 2 dc.  * In next space, 2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc.  Repeat from* 10 more times.  (You will have 12 sets of  double V’s). Ss into 3rd stitch of first chain
Row 5:  Sc into base last stitch. Chain 3 (this counts as 1 dc). In same space, 1 dc, ch1, .  * In next ch space, 2 dc, ch 1, .  Repeat from* 22 more times.  (You will have 24 sets of 2 dc). Ss into 3rd stitch of first chain.
Rows 6 -7:   Sc into base last stitch. Chain 3 (this counts as 1 dc), 2dc in same space, ch1.  * In next ch space, 3 dc, ch 1.  Repeat from* 22 more times. (You will have 24 sets of 3 dc). Ss into 3rd stitch of first chain.
Row 8:  Sc into base last stitch. Chain 3 (this counts as 1 dc). In same space, 2 dc, ch1, 2 dc.  * In next space, 2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc.  Repeat from* 22 more times. (You will have 48 sets of  double V’s). Ss into 3rd stitch of first chain.
Row 9-10:  Sc into base last stitch. Chain 3 (this counts as 1 dc). In same space, 1 dc, ch1.  * In next ch space, 2 dc, ch 1. Repeat from* 46 more times.  . (You will have 48 sets of 2 dc).
 Rows 11-12: Sc into base last stitch. Chain 3 (this counts as 1 dc), 2 dc in same space, ch1.  * In next ch space, 3 dc, ch 1.  Repeat from* 46 more times.  (You will have 48 sets of 3 dc). Ss into 3rd stitch of first chain.
Row 13:  Sc into base last stitch.  *Ch 6, sc in next chain space, Ch 1, sc in next chain space.  Repeat from * 23 times.
Row 14:  Sc into base last stitch.  In first ch 5 space,  ch 2 (counts as 1 dc) 9 dc in same space, skip ch1 space.  * In next ch 5 space, 10 dc, skip ch1 space.  Repeat from* 23 times.   Ss in the 3rd stitch of first ch3.  Tie off and cut.  Weave in the end.

If you find any mistakes please let me know so that I can correct them.  Thanks!



Saturday, October 8, 2011

Crafts Gone Crazy

I have had an extraordinary month or so of creating things!   Here are some of the things I have made!
 This is a Diaper and Wipes Container.  I make 6 of them to give as baby gifts.  It will hold a refillable wipes container and at least 2 diapers.  This has always been well accepted.
 This is a piece of "Subway Art" that I have it hanging in my home!  My daughter helped me created the printing and I made the frame and put it all together!  Wonderful!


 This is a crocheted dragonet (pattern by LucyRavenscar) and created by me.  My grandson who has been watching "How to Train a Dragon", has now become dragon crazy.  He wants this dragon to "fly".  I am now keeping it high on a shelf.  He wants one, so he may get one for his Birthday.  That gives me plenty of time to get another one made.
 This are copies of little holders for ice pops.  It is designed to make the pops look like light sabers.  But do they work?   My little grandson used them and loved it. No cold hands, which made both of us happy.  I made 12 of them for about $1.50.
See that dark line going down left side of this book, well that is a very simple book mark made of elastic and a button to cover the knot in the elastic. If the book has a spine, I glue a ribbon in the spine, for books don't have a spine, I use these elastic hoops as a book mark. Wonderful!
This is a little hat for a new born.  One of my young friends is expecting twin girls!  I made two of them for her shower.  One with pink pompoms and one with purple.
I have about 6 more projects in the making!   Will post them when they are done!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Mission Reunion

I went on my mission to Florida, Ft Lauderdale,  35 years ago last July.  This last week end we held a great big Mission Reunion.  It was the first time I had seen my Mission President and his wife in about 25 years.  I also saw two of my mission companions, Sister Luke and Sister Blackburn.  I almost felt like we hadn't been apart for all those years.  Here's a picture of the 3 of us and our Mission President.  He had a partial knee replacement a couple of weeks ago.  I had my knee replaced 4 months ago.  Not too bad.

LittleTrack Star




We knew he loved to run!  He spent last year chasing Grandpa around the house.  We went to see another grandson play in an 8th grade football game.  We made it to the game, but the grandson we were there to see, wasn't there.  Our 2 year old, on the other hand identified the red surface as a "track" and added the word "run!" to  it's identity.  So his Mommy told him to go a head and run, run he did.  He ran almost three full times around this 1/4 mile track.  Mommy couldn't  keep up with him, and Grandpa had to run to keep up with him.  At one point he fell, he just got back up and kept on running.  I couldn't believe it.  Where did he get all that energy?  When he was forced to stop, so we could go home, we had one very happy and tired little boy on our hands.  Yep, he loves to run!