Thursday, June 22, 2017

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Filet Crochet Doily

This doily was made from a pin I found on pinterest.  It had instructions in Spanish? and a chart.  I followed the chart.  It did call for a different stitch for the flower which I never did figure out.
I look on the internet for other filet crochet stitches and this stitch doesn't seem to be used in English speaking countries.  Oh well...
It is a lovely doily though.

I used a cotton crochet thread that I had hanging around and it seems I had just enough.  Whew!!!

My Ravelry link.  Here you can find the chart of the original.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Clara's Sweater

This is a sweater I knitted for Clara.  I took a pic of one I liked for an American girl doll and transformed it into a sweater for a little girl.  

I measured her chest but I never thought of a tummy that might stand out.  Next time when the girl isn's super skinny, measure the waist also.  Hmmmm....

I like the details the sweater had with the two color work and the moss stitch instead of ribbing.

You can find more details on this sweater on my Ravelry site.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Dragonflies and Daisies

This is a quilt that I copied from an old magazine that I wanted to throw away.  I kept this page from it and now have made it.  This is a using up fabric project.  No purchasing on it.
I started with strips.

I fused the daisies and dragonflies with a simple straight stitch around the edges.

I embroidered the antennae on the dragonflies.

The top is now all put together.  

Friday, May 19, 2017

Getting Into the Dirt

These are more quiet book pages.
This one is a playful little caterpiller over a flower garden.

He's a puzzle one of the children can put back together and then button the flowers on and off.

Then I made a garden with some nice vegetables.

I'm not sure about the snaps.  Even my six year old had problems with them.  

This is a dutch garden since there is a windmill in it.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Sandra's Quilt

This is a quilt using oriental fabrics. 

I quilted bamboo on it.

You can see the quilting a little better on the backside.