I've been observing the latest trends in crochet and have seen some really cute stuffies made in the amigurumi style. I found a free pattern on the web to try it out. I made this mouse using a larger hook and yarn than the pattern, and found buttons in my button box for the eyes. I was able to make him in one afternoon, between folding laundry and picking up M. from practice. He's larger than a real mouse, but I think he turned out pretty cute for my first try at amigurumi.
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Last night (December 23rd), we took a ride to Sandy Point State Park to see Lights on the Bay. Here are some pictures from our ride. When we paid our admission, we were told what radio station to tune in to hear Christmas music. The station played a nice mix of religious carols, classic Christmas songs and more recent releases. We had a great time.
Sunday, November 2, 2008
While I had finished making this doll and her pantalettes a long time ago, she had been wearing a "borrowed dress" ever since. I've finally gotten around to making her chemise, slip, dress, pinafore and bonnet. She looks quite pleased with the results, doesn't she?
Sunday, October 12, 2008
My mother gave me this terrific tray that she's had a very long time. I always liked it and had told her to not get rid of it. As she was making room for my grandmother to move more of her things into their house, she was parting with some things. I was the lucky recipient of the tray I'd admired for so long. It was too big to fit on top of my kitchen cabinets or on my plate shelf, so I found a spot in my family room. It required that I rearrange quite a few of my collections, so I decided to have fun and gather the smallest bears in my collection for these shelves. I have so many bears that many only get to come out for a special season, but these little ones have persuaded me that they don't take up too much room and should be out to participate in life all the time!
Saturday, October 4, 2008
Here are are 2 little bunnies that I made using Gail Wilson's retired girl and boy rabbit kits. I had bought the girl kit on one of Gail's sales, and the boy kit was a gift from my Mom and Dad. They are made of wool, have button "joints" and button eyes. Pumpkin has pantelettes, dress and pinafore, while Oakwood has a shirt and overalls.
Sunday, September 28, 2008
I finished the Gail Wilson Fashion Doll's day dress about a week and a half ago, but haven't been able to post any blog updates due to laptop issues. Now that I have a new laptop, uploading pictures is going much smoother, so hopefully, I will be able to post a little more often! The underskirt and blouse are actually a dress, and the overdress is like a jumper that goes over it. There are buttons down the back of both, with thread loops to close it. I really like how this outfit turned out. It was tricky to make, but very much worth the effort!
Saturday, August 23, 2008
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We put the bird up on a branch of the tree several times. It would try to fly again and fall back to the ground. Poor little bird.
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
I saw the idea on Kraft's website. We covered graham crackers with melted milk chocolate morsels. The cupcake tops were cut off. The graham crackers were attached to the cupcakes with chocolate frosting. M. trimmed fruit roll ups to make the tassels and then stuck Skittles on top for the buttons. M. & W.'s cousins gobbled them right up - and I think the adults enjoyed them, too.