Friday, December 21, 2012

Crochet 18" Doll Clothes # 1


  My daughter is into doll because our next door neighbor has an American girl doll.  If you don't have little girl, you most likely won't know that American girl doll cost  $105 each and the accessories run between $7 - $120. 

I found out that AC Moore and Joann Fabric carry Spring Field doll collection and they are MUCH cheaper compare to the AG doll.  I got one Spring Field doll for my daughter from AC Moore for $13 including taxes.  The only different between the AG doll and the Spring Field doll is the hair.  AG doll has nicer hair then the Spring Field doll. But for the price that I am paying, we're both happy.   

Next came the doll accessories.  They are so cute! However, I don't want to pay for them because I think I can make them and I did.

Here is my third try on the crochet shirt.  I followed the tutorial here.  I decided I only wanted to make the top.

I didn't really like the neck so I created my own pattern.  And here it is.

I made the neck lower.  Although, it show the neck join, I really like the dress shape and the way it fit the doll.  I wish the dress fit me. (lol)  My daughter wanted one for herself.  I told her maybe. I will share the tutorial at another time.

I wanted to wish everyone a wonderful holiday and a Happy New Year!

Will return after the New Year.

Cyber hugs to all my blog friends, 


Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Light Green Crochet Scarf

This pattern was from Red Heart.  I just love the scallops on this scarf. This scarf work up really fast.  It is only 11 rows.  It can be done in under two hours.

I made a big flower to go with the scarf.  The flower was around 5 inches big.  The flower tutorial was from
here.  However, I changed the petal stitches and added an extra layer.

For each petal I did:
single crochet, chain one, 2 double crochet, chain one, 2 double crochet, chain 1, single crochet
For the last round I changed to a larger hook.

A matching fingerless gloves.
Have a lovely day!


Monday, December 17, 2012

Craft Show Sharing

Hello Blogger Friends!

Warning! this is a long post. So grab your favorite drink and read on.  I am done with my craft show season.   I kept forgetting to bring my camera;  therefore, I only have a few photos from my craft shows to share.  I am one of those people who still use the old cell phone that only make calls.  This was from one of the show.

I made clear plastic pockets on poster board to hold my cards.  I didn't sell any card from this poster board.  However, I did sell some cards when I put them in boxes and purses.  So I will do that from now on.

I had A LOT of crochet hats, scarfs, hat bands, and crochet flower ID badges.   I sold some of those items.

HOT items were the Hershey's Milk Chocolate snowmen wraps.  I used 1/2 inch circle punch to make the snowmen eyes and buttons.  If you google snowmen wrap, you will fine tons of inspiration.

I made three of these wooden basket filled with gift tags.  I sold only one.
As always I decorated both sides of the basket.
 This is the other side of the basket.
Tags that were in the basket.

These four frames were sold right a way.

Last item that I am sharing is the ghirardelli chocolate purses.  Are you ready for the number?  I made  about 320 purses!  I made 150 of them over the summer.  Then I made the rest less then two weeks ago. I sold 240 of the purses without the chocolate to two ladies from churches.  They told me that they needed something affordable for their churches.  I showed them the ghirardelli chocolate purses for $1 each.  One time, I tried to sell that for $1.25.  I sold only two purses. They said they needed something less then that.  So I told them that I can give them just the purses at 50 cent each.   They were happy and I am happy to get rid some of my papers that I had been hoarding.

For these purses I didn't add the crochet flowers like I normally would .  I just added a flower punch on the front and added a hanging tag.  I always used ribbon for the handles because I threw these purses when they were done in a paper shopping bag. I once used card stock for the handles and the handles were crashed.  I also found an easier way to make the handles.  I hot glue the handles and that, my friends, were a lot faster and easier to make than using brads to hold the handles. 

Click here for purse measurement. The handles were 5 1/2 inches long. I had used  1/4, 3/8, and 1/2 inch wide depending what I had in my stash.

Over all, I was very please with the craft shows this year.  I did only 6 shows this year but I sold at least 25% more than I did last year with 8 shows.  I signed up for 5 shows but I had a last minutes bonus show with was surprisingly awesome! Thank you Ann Marie!

I hope I haven't bored anyone with this long post.  

Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, December 10, 2012

Christmas Quilling Photo Frames


I have a few Christmas Quilling frames to share.  I made these for last week craft shows.  I added the Christmas greeting hoping to attract attention.  I was wrong!  People thought it was a Christmas greeting frame instead of a photo frame.  I made 5 of these.  I sold 2 one at each show.

I will have more craft show sharing next week.


Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Personalize Knit Mitten


I finally did it.  I learned how to knit mitten and I knitted with the double point knitting needle.  The process looked intimidating at first  with the three needles hanging on the mitten.   But once I got a few rows started, it wasn't too bad.

After finishing the mitten it look too plain so I looked up HERE how to do the duplicate stitch.  I used the grid paper to mark the "v" and followed it from there.  It was my first time doing the duplicate stitch so it took me quit some time to make one "v."

I made a matching hat and a matching scarf.
A lady Pam requested two pink sets so I made another set in light pink.

Hat pattern HERE.  The puff flower was inspired from here.  However, instead of just pull up the loops, I used double crochet cluster stitches to make the puff flower.
 The two little girls have the same name , Valerie, how easy is that!

As always thank you for stopping by!


Monday, December 3, 2012

Stocking Gift Card Holders


I stumbled upon this stocking gift card holder template on split coast stampers.  It just too cute that I had to make a few.

Template HERE.

Thanks for stopping by!


Friday, November 30, 2012

Lovely As A Tree TopNote Box


Here is another version of top note box.  I used the tree image from Stamping Up called Lovely As A Tree.  It was a large stamp but I only colored in one tree to use on the box.

Box tutorial HERE.

Have a wonderful weekend!


Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Crochet Rib Stitch Scarf


I have been making scarfs and this is one of them.  Doesn't this look like knitting? It is not knitting.  It's crocheting.  You can find the tutorial here

Monday, November 26, 2012

"JOY" TopNote Box

Hello Blogger Friends!

You knew I love to make boxes.  Today is another topnote box.

I like how this first box turned out, although, I don't like the small bow.   I like the "joy" with the green layer, however, that took me extra time so I made this instead.
I stamped "joy" directly on the top note and that really speed thing out.  I am going to ignore the not so good stamped "joy."  I also like the bigger bow better. 

By cutting off one side of the top note, I can cut 5 top note shapes out off 8 1/2 x 11 paper compare to the first one I can only cut 4 shapes out off 8 1/2 x 11 card stock. 

 White card stock was from Paper Trey Ink.  Love their 110 lb. thickness card stock!

Have a wonderful Monday!


Monday, November 19, 2012

Peanut Chews Reindeer


I still have some more peanut chews left.  I decided to make some reindeer with my daughter help again.  She helped me glued the eyes and glittered the noses.  I saw these ideas on Pinterest.  Don't you just love pinterest!

For these reindeer I used the same measurement as the snowmen.  For the antler I used the Martha Stewart leave punch.  The noses were made using 3/4 inch punch and a half a circle inch punch.  I added dimensional under the red circle.  They would look much better with a scarf.
Wishing everyone who celebrate Thanksgiving a wonderful time! and everyone else a marvelous week!


Monday, November 12, 2012

Quilling Cranberries Note Card


Sharing a quilling berry card.  Sorry for the poor photo quality.

I never know what cranberry plant look like and I was really happy to fine the quilling cranberry on google.

I did the craziest thing.  I signed up for 2 craft shows December 6 and 7. It wasn't my intention but thing happened and I will just have to go with the flow.  In the past I didn't even do 2 shows in the same month and now I'm having 2 shows two days in a row.  So this mean I have to make tons of things for the 2 shows and I will be absent from my blog and from checking out your wonderful blogs. 

Until then ...


Friday, November 9, 2012

Peanut Chews Snowmen

Hell Bloggers!

I am back for a quick post.  On Wednesday we had our first snow.  It wasn't enough to build snowman so my daughter and I sat down and build these instead.

My husband's friend gave us a big bag of peanut chews.  I love them but I can eat them all so I dressed them up into snowmen.  I saw these snowmen on google search.  The finished snowmen measured 3/8 x 1 x 3 inches.  For the eyes and buttons I used the regular 1/4 hole punch.  The noses were made from a small heart shape cutting into half.

For the snowmen wraps it was 3 x 3 inches score at 1/4, 5/8, 1 5/8, 2  fold on all score lines and apply adhesive on the 1/4 inch flap.

The hat was made using 1 inch punch and tap punch from Stampin' Up.  Color in the cheek with Q-tip  and draw up a mouth  and finished it off with 1/8 ribbon and you are done!

Have a wonderful weekend!


Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Crochet Slant Stitch Scarf and Gloves Set

Hello Blogger Friends and Happy Halloween!

My daughter is very exciting because today is Halloween. Hopefully the rain will stop by the time we go trick or treating.  My son carved the ship above. I thought it look pretty cool.  He carved a spider the first one but I forgot to take the picture before the pumpkin got rotten.

I have another crochet set to share.  This is called Slant Stitch.  The pattern can be found here.  Somehow my stitches are not straight.
Here is the matching gloves.

Have a wonderful week. I'll be taking some time off from blogging.


Monday, October 29, 2012

Altered Quilling Flowers Frame


I had some left over quilling flowers from a while ago and the last time I went to craft show one customer suggested that I made a frame with this color combination, light purple and celery.  I like how it turned out.

I thought this card worth sharing.  My daughter made this card for her classmate birthday.  She started to use the circle sizer so her flower petals are more even now.   Look she also added white border on the flowers.

My heart goes to those who are affected by the hurricane Sandy.  I hope you and your families are safe.


Friday, October 26, 2012

Pink Crochet Set


I love how the purple set turned out so I have to make another set and this time it is pink.  My 8 years old next door neighbor loves pink.  But the hat and the glove is a bit small ( fit 4 and 5 year old) so I have to make a second pink set for her.  This time I used front and back post for the cuff.  I mentioned in my last post that I didn't like crochet the cuffs because they never turn out evenly.  So for this pair I crocheted the two cuffs at the same time  and they were still not even but I like the look of the front post and back post stitches that I will try it again.

I did shell ruffle scarf instead of just double crochet stitches.
I used the Lion Brand Pound of Love yarn and the hook that I used were 3.25 mm for the gloves and the hat and 4 mm for the scarf.

Have a wonderful weekend!