Monday, October 28, 2013

Crochet Market/Book Bag

 This cute little bag is perfect for either grocery shopping, as a market bag or book bag. It stretches downward, but not sideways. You will find it is very sturdy and easily carries quiet a heavy load.

The handles are large enough to carry the bag comfortable on your shoulder.

Close up of the applique crochet flowers

Detail close up of the little green stripe in the middle of the bag.

This bag is currently available at my Etsy store.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Knitted lace Poncho

A few years ago I made this lace poncho, using Red Heart 1 Pound yarn.
I really like how it turned out, and even so it is very lacy, it is really warm

Monday, October 21, 2013

Fall Fashion Gift

Just recently I created this gift as a gift exchange with one of the Facebook groups I am a member of. I really like how it all came together and how well the colors worked with each other.

Here is what I made:

1 infinity scarf that wraps nicely twice around your neck

a pair of fingerless gloves

and a cup holder, to prevent your fingers from getting burned and keeping your hot beverage a tad bit longer hot

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Quilts and Afghan

I made this Hexagon quilt in 1989. I never made a quilt before, so this was a massive project with over 3.000 hexagons, all assembled by hand. Truly a labor of love. The wall hanging quilt I made a few years later, all machine pieced and hand quilted.

This afghan I made to shortly after I finished the big California King Size Quilt. Love Granny Squares :)

Mini Baby Album

I made this mini album as a gift for a friend.

I added the bow by sandwiching it between 2 papers

Use three 12x12  scrapbook cardstock
Folded them in half, open the paper than fold it in half the opposite way.
Open it again and than fold the paper diagonally - only one side!

Now cut papers, some in squares and some in triangles and adhere them to your pages.
You can do both sides or just one side.

Add stickers and sayings

And you are done!
This little album makes a wonderful gifts for any occasion!

Monday, September 23, 2013

Knitted Clutch

the outside is knitted using 100%  acrylic yarn
The button is a vintage button

for the inside I chose a metallic cotton blend.
I designed the pockets to hold a phone, lip stick, feminine care or money

The closure is a magnetic snap

this clutch is available at my Etsy shop All About My Crafts

Crochet Market/Shopping Bag

This is a very chic shopping bag. The crochet lace all around gives this bag a very classy look.

This bag is currently available at my Etsy shop All About My Crafts

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Baby Girl Afghan

Made this baby blanket and sold it on ebay. A few years ago I made one similar to this one as a gift for a baby girl. I added ribbon around the edging and created ribbon bows on the corners. It came out pretty good.

Friday, August 16, 2013

American Flag Bag

From the left over yarn I made this American Flag bag. It is a nice bag that can be used when going to the beach or shopping. It is big and holds a lot of item, for example it would easily hold 2-3 beach towels.

This bag  is SOLD OUT at my Etsy store All About My Crafts

American Flag Afghan

Since I always made things for my daughter, my son often felt left out. I am mean really, what is there that you can do for boys? For a few years he has been bugging me to make an afghan for him, but we could never agree on the design. One day he came and asked if I could make him an American Flag afghan, which of course was very doable. Here it is at last, the finished project. I was already told many time that he will treasure forever, which just warms my heart, because I know all this waiting finally paid of.

The whole afghan is done in double crochet stitches. The number stars of course have a meaning to me and my son, which I will not disclose for personal reasons.