Thursday, November 22, 2007

The Stripey Girl Bear is Done!

Yay! Here she is, standing on her own two legs... :P I love her little round tummy.
This one was taken last night, it was kinda dark so I put her right underneath my lamp in the bedroom...

Here she is with Rupert (our sons' bear). They were fast friends, before I even sewed her tail on! Rupert thinks she is his sister.... this is going to be hard; breaking the news to him, but.... she is going away... :(
I will have to make one just like her, just for me. :D I need to get some more purple yarn, though. Every time I make one of these, my stitches get tighter. I think I got used to doing amigurumi, and now I do it for all my stuffed animals? Well, it really works better for the bears. I am going to see if I can find a teddy bear book and/or coloring book to send with this bear. (Dollar store, here I come...) :/ (They really have some nice stuff there!)
Have a Great Weekend Everyone!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Grandma's Scrappy Bear- Work In Progress

That's WIP for short... This is the bear I posted about a couple posts back. I finally got some eyes, and they had different colored eyes; blue and I can't remember what other ones... green, maybe? I think the green ones were 15 mm, though; and 'cat' eyes. I had to get the blue ones! I think this bear is going to be my favorite one yet. I am going to have a really hard time letting go of it. :( Maybe I'll have to make one for myself one day. I don't know if you can see/tell in the picture, but that is snow on our neighbors' roof. This morning we woke up and there was snow on the ground! I could tell it was coooold last night! I was freezing, with the covers on. I kept thinking, 'I should get up and turn on the heat'. I just got another blanket, though and eventually fell asleep. Well this morning I got up and heard the heat kick on, and when I asked all the kids if they turned it on, they said no. So it must have been on already... I must have forgot to turn it off from the last cold spell we had. Hmm. Anyway~ I just have the arms and legs to finish. I might work on it some later. Well thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Floppy Friends Bunny

I finished this earlier today... Our ten year old asked me one day a couple/few weeks ago, 'Mom, can you make me a white bunny; with a black tail?' (Hmmm.... oooookaaaay... I thought.) 'Sure' I said. I already had KristieMN's Floppy Friends pattern, and had been wanting to make one, anyway. It didn't take that long to finish the crocheting. I just didn't have any animal eyes. So today I finally was able to go get some. And some poly pellets.
And here's his black tail. ;P I don't know where they come up with things, but it sure did turn out cute. Now the five year old wants a 'blue bunny with a green tail'..... Oi. (He will have to go on a waiting list! All I make is stuff for him...) And, I am currently making him a Diego bag (like the Dora bag I made for our niece.) (Thanks again, Tampa Doll!) Well that's all for now folks. See you soon. :)

Uh Oh... Here I Go Again...

I need to start another project like I need another hole in my head. With two days til we move, and all... (sigh) But, my back went out (sort of...) Wasn't really my back. Felt more like a pinched sciatic nerve. My left leg was numb, I was laying with ice on my butt all day.... I couldn't do much else, so.... I finished crocheting my son's 'white bunny with a black tail' as much as I could; until I buy some more eyeballs. I thought 'I want to make something just because I want to make it.... Not because I am testing it, or someone wants one, or anything....' Sooo.... I started another stripey bear. In GIRL colors! Ha! None of our boys will want this one.... (evil grin).. I finished the body last night. I am having a hard time deciding which color to do next. My kids are helping me, though. I'll post a picture of it when it's done. I am probably donating it to one of the different causes at Crafting for a Cause. I wonder who has the stripey bear I made for KristieMN's toy drive? I hope they love it. I don't know if I ever posted a link to the pattern for this bear, so here it is: Grandma's Scrappy Bear. I went to the Teddy Bear CAL at Crochetville to find the pattern link (someone found it for me, and posted it there)... and saw that the CAL is still going strong! Which is good, since I started another one! How funny. I have the pattern printed out, but wanted to share it with y'all here... ;) Have a great day everyone!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

The Comfortghan is Done and So is the Mesh Bag

What do you think? The colors are a little off. It is purples, plums, lavender... My friend made four of the squares. I did have two other people that I asked, but the one said she couldn't... And the other one has been out of town, and... I haven't seen her. I doubt she has a square for me, anyway. I was thinking about putting a border on it, but... 1. I am crunched for time, and 2. I don't want to. :P So there.
And here is the Mesh Bag I tested for Mimi! I really like this bag. I used worsted weight cotton to make it with. I haven't used it yet. But it feels sturdy. Thanks for letting me test it, Mimi!
And here is a teapot my Mom sent me. I forgot she had told me she was sending me two teapots. (See where I get that from?) The other one broke. :( I said, 'You have to write FRAGILE forty times on the box. Otherwise they will drop it, step on it, play catch with it...' I'm glad this one made it though. I have a little black tea pot, but every time I pour tea it spills. No matter what. Now I can use this one. Well have a great Wednesday everyone. Hump day is almost over. :P

Tea Cozy Swap Package!

Well this came last week. I have just been so busy, I haven't posted about it yet... This is my tea cozy swap package from ShawneeOR!! Isn't this the cutest tea cozy ever? I totally forgot about someone making a chicken/rooster cozy out of Cupcakes' Scalloped Tea Cozy pattern!! I had told Shawnee that my kitchen is roosters or apples. I just love this little tea cozy guy. He's sooo cute! (I forgot to pull his nose out, it was flapped under on the way out here...) Shawnee also sent some Stash tea. It is rooibos (one of my favs) and white tea. It's really good. I've never had it before, but I like it.
And look!! :0 She sent practically a whole kitchen set of towels, potholders, and stone coasters!! I LOVE the roosters!! Thank you so much, Shawnee! And chocolates, which were gone before I even got back home... :P
And last but definitely not least, the cutest little apple candles, inside a tin! (They smell so yummy~ we've already burned one.) And, an apple cutting board! It's too cute to cut things on. And the cutest Mary Englebreit card! I love everything, Shawnee~ Thank you SO much! You were an awesome swap partner.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

My Friend's Dog Died :(

Well, to be more to the point, she was killed. Someone ran her over. It's been about two weeks now. :( My friend took her with her to her sons' conferences at school. (I don't know how she brought her in the school?) Well on the way back home, she crossed the road. She kept calling Gertie. There were no cars in sight... Well when Gertie finally decided to come, a car was coming, too. The woman stopped and asked this other woman who was sitting in her car on the other side of the road, 'Did I hit something?' She said 'YEAH! You just hit her dog!' She got back in her car, and took off!! (The woman sitting in her car took her license plate and everything.... My friend is too nice, she would never do anything about it, but...) The whole situation is sad. I can't believe that woman just left. She couldn't even have the decency to say she was sorry or offer to take her to the vet, or anything?

Gertie was a Brussels Griffon. I have blogged about her before. She wasn't even a year old. This picture is of her in the sweater I made her, for the Doggie Sweater CAL. I was thinking about crocheting my friend something... maybe a picture frame with a picture of Gertie in it? I don't know if that would just open up a wound that was healing, or what, though...

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Quack, quack...zoo pals...

Oink, oink... zoo pals...Oh I think it is waaaay too early, and I need some more coffee. :P I don't know why I haven't been posting very much lately.... Well. I do. But. Anyway. This is one little thing I have finished lately. A duck pin. <-- That would be a link for the pattern, peeps. LOL Get it?!! Peeps? Duck? Or would that be a chicken? Oh man... I told you it is way too early. And I am not a morning person. Weird.... Maybe I actually got enough sleep last night, for once? Anyway after making all those yo-yo keychain critters it didn't take long for me to get reaaaally bored with them. And then I found this one online. So I made it. When my husbands' late great aunt was still alive, she used to make little bunny pins. I don't have the one she made me. It was years and years ago. I kinda wish I would have kept it. Or not lost it. Or whatever happened... I can't remember how she used to make them. It isn't like the one in the link, I know that. (As adorable as that one is!) Anyway.... I didn't have any of the little black seed beads or eyes for the duck so I improvised and used some green beads... It still kinda works.

What else? I have been working on squares for another comfortghan. I need to finish up the one I am making for the person I am making it for... I asked three people to help me. So far only one has. And we have both made four squares (I made six) to the other two peoples none. How hard is it to make one square?! Oh well. I'll make two more and finish it. I'll post a picture of it, too...

Wow it seemed like I had a lot to blog about; but I guess maybe it is just a lot going on in my brain this morning?... (if you couldn't tell...) :P Well have a nice day everyone.