Sunday, November 28, 2010

Earrings and Xmas

This first project is not mine, but I felt it deserved some attention. Last year I told me sister I wanted something that would hold my stud earrings. Here is what I got for Xmas....I love it!!
I still have not found a solution for my hoops, so I made this temporary fix. It is just a series of treble crochets.
Remember those cardboard circles? Yup, this is one of them. It is currently on our front door. I took left over foliage from a previous project, ribbon I had lying around, some bells, some beads, and some glitter, and this is what I got. I honestly like how flat it is. I have another wreath I had made and it sticks off the wall at least 6" and is just begging to be knocked off.

So I have been working on this the most. It was a kit that was taking up space in my craft room so I decided to take on the challenge. Well I didn't know what I was in for, but hopefully the worst is over. It's obviously not finished, but I am hoping to be done by next week. *sigh*Oh, and I got the painted pumpkins off the window. What worked best was windex and a putty knife.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

More hats and food!

Sorry it's been so long since I posted. I've been having technical issues with having access to a camera. Hopefully everything is fixed and will stay fixed :)

Here is the same hat that I made last time that was black and purple, only I realized that I did the band wrong on the first one. I thought I knew what I was doing, but didn't. It was supposed to be cabled. I took it out and ended up fixing it, but gave it away anyways. This one I used one hook size bigger since the first one seemed to be tight and I only went under one stitch instead of both stitches which creates the lines you see with the blue.
Another action shot. I was thinking of adding a purple pom-pom at the end, but I'm not sure. Very comfy
Here is me doing twisted cables. They were fairly easy to do, but it was difficult when I had to do the criss-cross to make it look twisted.
However, I was doing my lines and it caused it to become poofy since the cables make it tighter, and making the lines makes it looser. So this one is going to be taken apart.
Now for the recipes. I had gotten a recipe for PB&J muffins that sounded good off of the pillsbury flour packaging. The batter was peanut-buttery and it was very tasty. You are supposed to put some batter in the tins, put some jelly in, and then more batter on top so the jelly would be contained. The jelly was not contained well, and the muffins weren't that great tasting, so I would not recommend it.

However, there was a Thanksgiving event that I took some sweet bread that was gone within a half hour. I was told that out of everything on the table, it was the best. I'm not sure if I have put it on my blog, but here's the recipe.

2 c. sifted flour
1 c. sugar
4 t. baking powder
1 t. salt
1 egg
1 c. milk
1 T. vanilla

Combine and bake at 350 for about an hour.

It is actually a modified recipe that I got from my mother, but I still give her the credit for the recipe.

Anyways, wishing everyone a Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Mostly hats

Sorry I was MIA last week. I just started a new job and was exhausted last week. Here are the goodies I made:

Okay, I didn't really "make" anything with these, but they are cardboard circles that I cut from the big boxes so that I can make some wreaths for xmas. I have some things in mind, but not 100% sure. I used a pin and measuring tape to mark the cardboard like a compass.
This is actually April Draven's Dark Faery Slouch hat. Sorry for the sideways picture. It turned out differently than I expected, but I think I still like it.
Another pic....sorry if these pics are bad. It's pretty much a stocking cap type of deal.
This hat turned out ridiculous. Too big and it looks weird on my head, lol. I will be taking this out and making something else.
I also made another slouchy hat, similar to the red one made out of cotton, but I decided since I already had one in a similar color so I didn't need it. So overall, this week was not a good week for crochet, lol. I'm hoping for better results next week!