Monday, May 31, 2010

Bella Crochet

Dear Readers:

Elizabeth Ann White

designer of 
the book 
I've been 
RAVING about:

Vintage Floral Doilies

is starting her
own website
to sell PDF
downloads of 
her lovely 

If you would like to
take a look-see
go to:

The Vintage Floral Doilies
patterns will not appear
until 2011 but 
you can look
at what else
she has to offer,
including some 
FREE items.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Little Boy Blue

These handsome Delft booties are
made from the pattern:

Little Loafers

I love the buttoned flap accent!

These, as are all the booties I make, are for
a baby 0-3 months old.

They are made with a size 7 (1.65mm) hook
using size 10 crochet thread,
Aunt Lydia's - Delft and White.

The pattern is from the Leisure Arts book #3243
Booties by the Dozen
with designs by Kay Meadors

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Spring has Sprung!!!

All spring, since flowers have been popping up
I've been sharing pictures of them over at

And I loved this spring floral doily pattern
when I started it back in December.
I tucked it away when other
projects had priority and
forgot about it.  :(


now I have REMEMBERED!!!

And I still LOVE it!

As I work on blue sweateriness, I will probably
need a break now and again.

The little sweet flower motifs for this
Springtime Floral Doily
out of my Vintage Floral Doilies 
by Elizabeth Ann White
will be just the thing to
rejuvenate me!

If you haven't seen the other two patterns
I've made from this book, you should
take time to pop over to these blog entries:


I've linked to the Annie's Attic site on both of those
pages if you want to take a look at the book cover
which just happens to show this Springtime doily
in its exquisite completeness!!!

Maybe you will fall in love with it too!

What a beautiful way to do some stash busting!!!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Redeemed from Ugly

I saw a fun 'redeemed from plain' denim purse
on a blog I read,  Hooks and Yarns by Debra Yorston.
with cute crochet posies.

It reminded me of something similar I did.

I found a plain, ugly denim bag at a garage sale.
It still had the price tag on it.
Original price: around $15.00

I paid $2.00.

And then I went to work beautifying it.

I started with the plain little pocket...

and an appliqued rose which I purchased for around $2.00.

So now, I had spent $4.00, as all math-wizards can quickly deduce.

The rest are scraps from earlier craftiness.

Here's the pocket:

And here's the redeemed bag:
It's not crochet, but I still love it and use it often.

Some probably think it ugly still, but it's redeemed in my eyes.

A redeemed creation,
in the eyes of its creator,
is always most beautiful...

even if it is still flawed in the eyes of others.

Summer Breeze Sweater Progress

This is what I have done so far.
I think it looks good.
Hopefully it will fit the
family member I'm making it for!

Here it is in two different lighting spots:

I love the little chunky squares lining up so neatly!
They bring joy to my orderly little heart!  :)

Monday, May 24, 2010

Summer Breeze Sweater Swatch

I made a new gauge swatch for the sweater I'm attempting.  
I used a smaller hook (size 5) than what the
Summer Breeze pattern called for (size 4).
It measures correctly, if not a little small, so...

here's to hoping it turns out right!

Here's one that shows the sweater color fairly accurately:

And here is one that shows the pattern more clearly:

Tomorrow, I'll post some progress I've made.

Aunt Lydia's Free Project Sheet (LC1332)
Aunt Lydia's Crochet Thread (Size 10) - Delft Blue

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Summer Breeze Sweater Woes

What do you do when the sweater sizes given on a pattern are way too big for the size they are supposed to be?  I have tried making two different swatches and even the small size turned out way too big for me.  Arggghhh!

Oh well, back to the 'crocheting' board!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

The Coming Attraction...

I have been crocheting lately, but sporadically.  I am deep into teaching the boys and haven't a lot of time to sit and work on any projects.  The one I have in the works is absolutely gorgeous and I am excited to be nearing the end of the pattern.



Perfect Pineapple by Patricia Kristoffersen coming your way.