Tuesday, September 21, 2010

working on home improvement....

Here's what started it all:
We went to my bro-in-law's wedding and they had these rose petals sitting on the table, so I decided that I wanted a rose-petal curtain. It turned out really nice. Definitely added to the ho-hum bathroom. Jokingly hubby said 'What about my bathroom'?.....so then it kept going!

This was originally going to be a binary clock (it started as one of those $10 clocks from almart), but I gave up when I messed up the numbers....I actually like it better this way. It is complete with resisters, springs, fuses, and miscellaneous parts from god knows what.


This was a perfectly good working CD drive that I got from my mom. It is now wall art. I think I may go in with white paint and lighten it up a bit to match the clock better.

This is actually the door to the shower covered in CDs that were scratched.

I'm planning on working more on the bathroom and have other ideas in mind.

This is a shelving unit I got from my great grandma. I never really liked it that much, I nabbed it for the function. Originally it was all white. Now it is black on top with black edges on the shelves...I like it much better now!



My husband though these CD towers were the coolest ever, spray painted them black and silver, and they have sat around the house for about 5 years. I finally convinced him to get rid of them, but then I came up with the idea to make them into shelves, by using empty CD cases as the shelves.

I'm still working on more home projects so stay tuned!


Saturday, September 11, 2010

Free Crochet Pattern for pladish undies :)



Okay, so here is the pattern for the purple pair of undies. It is not tested, so please let me know if there are mistakes. I would recommend using a smaller hook for a tighter crochet. I will probably remake it with a smaller hook....however, the hook I used, I got from a hair dying kit so I don't know the exact size. I would guestimate 1.5-2.00 mm. Also this pattern is for personal use only, please do not sell, as I am giving it to you for free and it took several hours to write it down since I had to constantly retrace my steps. Thanks, and enjoy!!!...Oh and one more thing....if you do make it, PICTURES!!!


Crochet thong- It is worked from the back to the front. Then front ties are worked, then back ties are worked.

size 10 cotton thread , size 6 tatting hook

shell= 5 dc

ch 48. 4 dc in 4th ch from hook (5 including ch 3). *sk 2, shell* repeat from * to * until you reach the first ch. shell, ch, shell, ch, shell in first chain (you will be going 'around the corner'). Starting on the other side of your shells repeat * to *. your shells should line up across from each other. When you get to the last stitch (at the end where your shells started) shell, ch1 , shell, ch 1 and join with top of ch of ch 3 (your “first dc”).

Row 1:Ch1, turn. Sl st in ch 1 and 3 of the dc from previous row (you should be in the middle of your center shell). Ch3 (counts as first dc) and 4 dc in same st.

row 2: ch 3, 4 dc in same st, sk 1 st , sc in next st, sk next st, 5 dc in next st. ch 3 and turn.

Row 3: 4 dc in same st as ch 3. ch 5. skip to the very last dc on the 2nd shell. 5 dc in that st. ch 3, turn.

Row 4: 4 dc in same st as ch 3. ch 5. sc in middle ch of the previous ch5. Ch 5. 5 dc in last dc of last shell. Ch3, turn.

Row 5: 4 dc in same st as ch 3. *ch 5. sc in middle ch of previous ch 5*. repeat from *to *. ch 5. 5 dc in last dc of last shell. Ch 3, turn.

Row 6: 4 dc in same st as ch 3. *ch 5. sc in middle ch of previous ch 5*. repeat from *to * 2x. ch 5. 5 dc in last dc of last shell. Ch 3, turn.

Row 7: 4 dc in same st as ch 3. sk 1 st and sc in 3rd dc of shell. Shell in last dc of same shell. *Ch5, sk first ch 5 and sc in middle of 2nd ch 5*. repeat * to *. ch 5. Shell in 1st dc of shell, sk 1 dc, sc in next dc, sk 1 dc, shell in last dc. Ch 3, turn.

Row 8: 4 dc in same st as ch 3. ch 5. shell in last dc of 2nd shell. Ch 5. sk first 2 ch and sc in 3rd ch, ch 5. shell in 1st dc of shell, ch 5. shell in last dc of last shell. Ch3, turn.

Row 9: 4 dc in same st as ch 3. ch5, sc in middle ch ch5sp, ch5. shell in last dc of shell. Ch 5. shell in first dc of next shell. ch 5, sc in middle of ch5sp, ch 5. shell in last dc of last shell. Ch3, turn.

Row 10: 4 dc in same st as ch 3. *ch5, sc in middle ch of ch5sp*  repeat from * to * 2x. Ch 5. shell in last st of previous shell. Sc in middle of 5 ch from previous row. Shell in first st of shell. Repeat from * to * 2x. Ch 5. shell in last st. ch 3, turn.

Row 11: 4 dc in same st as ch 3.  *ch 5, sc in middle ch of ch5sp*  repeat from * to * 3x. Ch 5. shell in sc between 2 previous shells. Repeat from * to * 3x. Ch 5. shell in last dc of previous shell. Ch 3, turn.

Row 12: 4 dc in same st as ch 3. sk 1 st, sc in next st, sk 1 st, shell in last st. sk the first ch 5.  *Ch5, sc in middle of ch of ch5sp* repeat from * to * 2x. Ch 5. shell in first dc of previous shell, sk 1 st, sc in next st, sk 1 st, shell in last dc of previous shell. sk the first ch 5, repeat from * to * 2x. Ch 5. shell in first dc of previous shell, sk 1 st, sc in next st, sk 1 st, shell in last dc of previous shell. Ch 3, turn.

Row 13: 4 dc in same st as ch 3. ch 5. shell in last st of next shell. Skipping the first ch 5, *Ch5, sc in middle of ch of ch5sp*.  Repeat from * to * and ch 5. shell in first dc of next shell. Ch 5. shell in last dc of next shell. Skipping the first ch 5, repeat from * to * and ch 5. shell in first dc of next shell. Ch 5. shell in last dc of next shell. Ch 3, turn.

Row 14: 4 dc in same st as ch 3. *Ch5, sc in middle of ch of ch5sp*.  Repeat from * to * ch 5. shell in last dc of previous shell. Ch 5. shell in first dc of previous shell. repeat from * to * ch 5. shell in last dc of previous shell. Ch 5. shell in first dc of previous shell. repeat from * to * ch 5. shell in last dc of previous shell. Ch 3, turn.

Row 15: 4 dc in same st as ch 3. *Ch5, sc in middle of ch of ch5sp*.  Repeat from * to * 2x, ch 5. shell in last dc of next shell, sk 1 st, sc, sk 1 st, shell. repeat from * to * 2x, ch 5. shell in last dc of next shell, sk 1 st, sc, sk 1 st, shell. repeat from * to * 2x, ch 5. shell in last dc of next shell. Ch 3, turn.

Row 16: 4 dc in same st as ch 3. *Ch5, sc in middle of ch of ch5sp*.  Repeat from * to * 3x, ch 5. shell in sc in between previous two shells. repeat from * to * 3x, ch 5. shell in sc in between previous two shells. repeat from * to * 3x, ch 5. shell in last dc of last shell.

For the front ties:
ch 52, 4 dc in 4th ch from hook (3 ch count as first dc in shell). Sk 2 ^sc, sk2, shell^. Repeat from ^ to ^ until you've made it back to the shell from the previous row. Shell in first dc of previous shell. Sk 1 st, sc, sk 1 st, shell. “Sk 2 st, sc, sk 2 st, shell”. Repeat from “ to” 3 more times. Sk 1 st, sc, sk 1 st, shell. Repeat from “ to” 4x. Sk 1 st, sc, sk 1 st, shell. Repeat from “ to” 4x. Sk 1 st, sc, sk 1 st, shell. Ch 52, 4 dc in 4th ch from hook (3 ch count as first dc in shell). Sk 2 ^sc, sk2, shell^. Repeat from ^ to ^ until you've made it back to the shell from the same row. Sl st and then tie off.

For the back ties:
Attach to back through ch1 sp. Ch 72. 4 dc in 4th ch from hook. Sk 2, ^sc, sk 2, shell^. Repeat from ^ to ^ until you've made it to where you originally joined. Sc in same sp as join. Shell in middle dc of previous shell. Sc in ch 1 sp. Ch 72. 4 dc in 4th ch from hook. Sk 2, repeat from ^ to ^ until you've made it to where you originally sc in ch 1 sp. Sc in ch 1 sp and tie off.

***I made this pattern to fit me...I wear about a 6 size undies. If you wear bigger or smaller, you will need to adjust accordingly. They are meant to also be a little lower (like bikini's instead of briefs...that and I'm a littler person so sometimes undies that are big enough to fit my bum take over). I also made the ties so they could be just double knotted, not tied in bows, so if that's what you're looking for, you would need to add more. *****