These little guys were a gift for my youngest niece and nephew, and they were a really quick knit. The free pattern came from Ravelry, and you can find it here. Instead of knitting them flat, I worked them in the round on DPNs so that I had less seaming to do. They came out super cute!
My niece really likes Ariel from The Little Mermaid, and her mom had given me a kit a while ago that had yarn and an instruction booklet to make some Disney Princesses, so I decided to crochet Ariel as a Christmas gift:
The pattern wasn’t too hard, there were just a lot of pieces to make up and so together. While there are 12 princess patterns in the book, the kit only came with yarn to make Ariel and Cinderella, so you are on your own to buy yarn for the others. Here is a picture of the instruction book featuring Cinderella on the cover, which I will be making for Christmas this year. The kit is by Thunder Bay Press if you would like to get one for yourself.
I’m getting caught up on things that I made for people for Christmas, so here is pillowcase number 2 that I made for my husband’s dad and stepmom:
I had made the first pillowcase 2 or 3 years ago and ran out of time to finish the second one, so I gave it to them with an IOU. Not too long after that I hurt my index finger in a mandolin slicer accident (haven’t used the slicer since!) and wasn’t able to sew for a long time. Then I forgot about it for a few years, but remembered it for this past Christmas. The pillow case came from this kit that I got from JoAnn Fabrics:
I didn’t like the purple colors, and it doesn’t go well with the colors in their home, so I modified them to be a red and coral color instead. They were pretty happy to finally have a matching set!
Here is another pop-up box card. These are so much fun to make! The stamp set is “Plane Awesome” from taylored expressions and comes with coordinating dies to cut out the airplanes. The clouds were made using a Lawn Fawn die. The template for this shape of pop-up box card came from colour me happy. It won overall grand champion in the entire card making category! This card will be going to my husband for Valentine’s day!
Here is a pretty shawl that I made using the crochet pattern called Lost in Time by Johanna Lindahl. It is a free pattern on Ravelry.com. I used a Lion Brand Layer Cake in the colorway Genie to make it, which is a DK weight yarn. I just love the colors and how they flow into each other. This was an easy project once I figured out how to count my stitches correctly! I especially liked the variety of stitches, so it was never boring. It won a first place ribbon at the fair.
This quilt was made using a specialty ruler called the QCR Mini (Quick Curve Ruler) and the pattern “Mini Country”. Because I wanted a smaller quilt than the pattern, I made one pattern repeat, then added a plain border and a pieced border from the scraps. The finished size is 17″ square. It won champion in the quilting category. The neutral colors were fun to work with!
Here is another Lawn Fawn Shadow Box Card that I made for my husband’s birthday this past November. This set is so fun because you can get lots of different looks just by changing the colors. I added another hill to the back of the card and stamped a cute squirrel on brown card stock. He is from the company Memory Box. The words came from Little B’s Handwritten die, which has become my go-to die set for text!
Here is the back of the card:
The acorn and nuts stamp came from Sweet Stamp Shop, and the word “go” is from Making Memories magnetic letter set.
I entered the L’Arpeggiata socks that I had posted about back in July in our local fair and they won Reserve Champion in the knitting category! To read more about these socks, click here.
This card was actually made in February for my husband, but it has a winter theme so it will work for this time of year! It used Lawn Fawn’s Shadow Box Card die. This is another card where I didn’t do any stamping and just used all dies. I backed the birds’ eyes with black card stock and punched out a heart to stick on the tree. The word was die cut using Little B’s Handwritten set, which is the perfect size for the bottom of the die. It came out super cute!
Here is on of my card entries at our county fair this past summer:
It is called a pop up box card, and I used the tutorial I found here. It folds flat for mailing but opens up into a cute box. I stamped the flowers onto colored card stock using Versa Mark ink and then cut them out by hand. To add some sparkle, I glued some clear gemstones to the center of the flowers. It won Reserve Champion in the card making category. This card went to my step-mom-in-law for her birthday.