Friday, September 27, 2013

6 months? Really?

Well, Blog Friends, I guess you could say I've been a 'little' busy.

I now have a Senior,

a Junior,

and 2 7th graders.

The Junior goes to public school, so that frees up some of my teaching brain cells.  But...he takes a lot more taxi time.  The others are keeping me hopping homeschooling.  I've still been make projects and taking pictures but haven't found time to get them posted on here.

I will post one or two now, but don't know when I'll get back.  After my eldest graduates, I will probably have a little more spare time.  But, for now, real life calls and is definitely more important than blogland.  So, if you hang on through this sporadic year, I might do better.  ;)

Little Doily #7, modified
Patricia Kristoffersen

Little Doily #6
Patricia Kristoffersen

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Little Doily #5

Here's a new shape for a little variety:  An Oval!

Monday, March 11, 2013

Thursday, March 7, 2013

More Little Doilies

I KNEW I had more pictures!  And now they are found!

Here's a stack featuring the doilies to come:

4 more...

Coming soon to a crochet blog near you!  ;)

Monday, March 4, 2013

Pink & Blue Booties

My first COMMISSIONED work!!! A sweet friend from church requested I make some booties for her. I was so honored. Well, here they are:



Notice the bunnies?

I've hesitated to make the bunny pattern in the past, not knowing if it was 'too much' or not.  But they came out cute.  My friend likes them which is all that really matters.

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Lani's Hat

I made this pattern up.  It's supposed to be a Denver Broncos hat for my baby niece, Lani.  Her daddy is a HUGE fan. 

I think they will have to turn it upside down and use it as a purse, however, because she is 18 mo size at 9 mo old, and I underestimated!  When your model lives in Montana and you live in Kansas, what can you do?  :(  I was in too big of a hurry to get it done.  I should have asked for measurements.

This is right side up.  A hat!

This is upside down.  Add a handle, and it's a purse!

Monday, February 25, 2013

Beth's Black Birthday Doily

The last of this pile:

My sister-in-law who lives in Montana is a February girl.  I sent her birthday present in with the girls' Christmas presents with a note not to open it until her birthday.  Did she make it? ... I'll have to ask her!

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Monogram Pillows

Well...actually I just used first initials on most of the pillows.  But I thought they turned out really cute.  I used material I had been given, so the cost of these Christmas presents for nieces/nephews was in time, not materials.

This one was for a special 'big' boy of 7 who is very dear to our family.  I did 2 initials on his because I knew that he would think the little animals on the other boy pillow were for 'babies'.  :)

Monday, February 18, 2013

Pink Sandals

Back in July, I made these little summer booties for my friend, Karen.


Her little Piper got to wear them and she showed them off on FaceBook.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Little Doily #83

I love the little popcorns sticking up in the center!

Monday, February 11, 2013

Little Doily #60

I put my hand in this picture so that you could see the doily size relative to a reference point.

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Little Doily #11

The square ones are rare.  I like them to break up the round streak.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Little Doilies x 6


A slew of little doilies were made this December for gifts galore.  99 Little Doilies from Patricia Kristoffersen is a treasure trove of tiny beauties.  Each doily is between 3"-6".  They only take about 1 evening of TV watching apiece.

These pictures aren't the slickest, but they're all I could get.  Our camera isn't the best at dim indoor lighting.







Thursday, January 24, 2013

My First Twisted Doily

Next from the pile:

I made my first doily with twists in it by Patricia Kristoffersen for my sister-in-law, Mary, for Christmas.  #4 Donna, Doilies with a Twist.