Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Some Fun with Quiet Book Pages

I've been working on a few more quiet book pages.  They are not an easy thing to do.  They take a lot of planning, a lot of fiddling with little things, a lot of gathering or going to the store for more.  But they are fun to see come together and it's nice to see even my 6 year old granddaughter having fun with them.  Here they are.
These are the pieces.  How do they go together?

Some little children might do this.

But this is how they really go.  Velcro makes it easy.

Let's do a winter scene.

See how this one can come together.  Also with velcro.
The fabric is more blue than it looks here.

Some empty cones with lots of ice cream in the bowl.

 So many flavors to choose from.  No velcro on this one.  I thought it would lose the look I wanted and the felt sticks anyways.

And leftover scoops in the bowl.

These poor flowers are drooping.  What can I do?

Let's give them some water.

They are looking good again.

These pages are all ideas I picked up from other mom's quiet book.  They are revised to suit the size and my likings for my quiet book.  There are so many good ideas out there. I'm glad I don't have to come up with my own.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Elephants and Rabbits

I've been on a run lately making little dolls for baby grandchildren.  I've enjoyed it so much I have a hard time stopping.  I think it's the dresses I make them.
The patterns are from Little Cotton Rabbits.  They are some of the cutest I've found.
I've used SuzyMarie's dress modifications on them as I like the fuller dresses.  

I've added a few rows to this dress to make it a little longer.

 My Ravelry links are here and here.

 Here's a couple of those babies getting to know their elephants.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Sunshine Afghan

I was asked by a friend if I would be willing to finish this afghan that was started by her mother-in-law maybe 25-30 years ago.  She had had a good start on it.  I just needed to do a couple of strips, crossstitch it and crochet the sashings and border.  
It reminds me of the ones my mother used to make.  She made a lot of afghans, knitting and crocheting.  I got my start from her.

I used to make quite a few of these where you did the afghan stitch (now called the tunisian stitch)
and then crochet on top of it.  I've never figured out how to make the backside look nice.  I just knot and tuck the ends in but still don't like the look.

This afghan had a lot of popcorn stitches which did take some time.

The woman I crocheted it for is in her 90's.  It's nice that she will have some time to enjoy it.

Friday, February 10, 2017

A Finished Project - Tea and Scones

I'm not sure how this quilt got it's name, but it will be a nice quilt to hang on my wall this spring.

I copied it from a picture in a magazine.  I always love flower applique.  It was a pretty simple one to do.  I had bought the border fabrics a while back and then used scraps to coordinate.  I wasn't sure how the blue would work, but I do like the look.
I'm trying to show the quilting, but it doesn't show much.  You can see my cut off points though.  I like to have fun, more than work to get things perfect.  It's just for me anyways.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

A Sweater for Mel

This is one bright and lively little girl.  And she calls me Grandma.
I went to the yarn store and was looking through the books and found this one with pom-poms. I've been getting into pom-poms on hats and they looked nice on this sweater also.  I thought the sweater looked like Melody, so I knitted it up for her. 
You can see on the back wall all the pictures she makes.

I really liked the design on the sweater.  It adds nice interest.

I used a Knitpicks cotton yarn that I had hanging around.  I'm really trying to use up a lot of my yarn in my stash before I buy more.
I bought the pom-poms at Hobby Lobby.