Saturday, February 27, 2010

Crochet: Flowers

I have crocheted lots of flowers lately! Here they are:

These first three are for my nieces: top left is Madison, top right is Kayla/Chloe, and bottom is Amy

Here are the rest:

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Wood Flowers

This isn't my creation. It was my Valentine's gift from my kids. Brayden painted the brown, Kaitlyn painted the pink, and "McKenna" painted the red (the Daddy version of McKenna). How sweet!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Crocheted Headbands

I cannot believe it, but I actually made up a pattern in crocheting! Unbelieveable. I know, it is a simple pattern, but I am still shocked.

Here is my brown one.

McKenna's pink one

Also McKenna's pink one

My red one

Kaitlyn's red one

This is Kaitlyn's other one...I didn't write this pattern. I just made a different pattern smaller to create this.

Here is McKenna showing her pink one.

And her pink one with a bow

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Mending Pants

I fixed a couple pairs of Brayden's pants the other day and I liked how they turned out, so I thought I would share the process.

I got the idea as I was one day making fun of the fact that having holes in jeans is now "cool" and our friend Travis sheepishly confessed that he bought some jeans like that...but they had jean behind the hole so they wouldn't rip more. Hopefully.

Brayden is an, um, active boy, and he seems to land on his left knee a lot. He has these jeans that are otherwise why not take advantage of this strange style going on? I don't like the big old patch on the knee. I might be on to something. So here is the process:
  1. Before. Notice the big hole.
  2. I cut out a piece of jean to cover the hole. I used some jeans I was going to use for a jean quilt.
  3. I turned the pants inside out.
  4. I placed my cut out piece of jean over the hole. Perhaps I should have serged the edges first?
  5. I applied my iron-on patch as directed by the manufacturer.
  6. I placed a patch on the other knee for good measure.
  7. After! You can see the outline of the patch. We will have to see how this looks when it is all washed. Even so, it looks better than a big old patch would on the outside. And he should be able to wear them again!
  8. I did it on another pair of jeans. It was a smaller hole so it was less obvious.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Crocheted Headbands

For my "jewelry" of the month with my SILs and MIL, I decided to crochet headbands. Above is how it looks on your head. 

And here is the back view. This is mine:

This is Laur's

This is Kristin's

This is Mel's (Mel, it isn't denim blue, but I LOVE the color and I think you will look fabulous in it. I want it ;) ).

and this is Bev's

oh, and this is Kaitlyn's little version:

Monday, February 15, 2010

Black Skirt For Me!

I made a black skirt for myself! Isn't that exciting? You can't tell, but the fabric has cute flowers all over it.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Friday, February 12, 2010

Car Seat Cover

My friend Natalie asked me to make a car seat cover for her newest little niece. Here is how it turned out!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Hats Hats Everywhere!

Here are all of my recent hats:

This is a hat for someone secret

McKenna in her pink and brown

Brayden in his black

The next two were for my dad's birthday. He loves the Yankees and Steelers:

Kaitlyn in her white

and her brown and cream (she likes to puff her cheeks full of air for pictures these days)

and I added to McKenna's first white one so it would be longer

Go big or go home, I always say :)

Monday, February 8, 2010


Here are my latest necklaces:

This one is one long necklace that I can double up

This onr I copied from my SIL Laur.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Weekly Meal Planner

Today, I decided to make this weekly meal planner to keep track of my meals in a nice fashion. I don't know yet if I will print X number of pages and then bind it or just do a three ring binder (which would be easier). I am making 2010 my year to get super organized in my cooking.


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