Sunday, January 30, 2011

A few finished projects :]

I have been working on a handful of things for my little muffin, and to share with the world! So now its time to share them with the world :].
So here are two onsies that I appliqued for one of my best friends who is having twins! I made the hats a while I just have to send them off to her.
 This is the blanket I have been working on for a while, it is so cute and so soft...just taking foreverr to finish making! I think I overestimated myself and made it a little too big, oh well I will finish it eventually!
 By second pair of Leggies that I made!
 First pair of Leggies that I made :]
 Bamboo silk baby hat! This yarn is soooo soft, I just love it!
 My first ever attempt at putting ear flaps on a hat...I think it turned out alright but it will definitely have to be fixed up a bit.
 Diaper pouch I made, it turned out a little bit too small for me to use...But its cute nonetheless.
 Second diaper pouch I made, different style and I just need to make it with a cute fabric so I can use it!
 AAAAAnnnndddd, my wet bag :]
So these are the things I have made recently. I have a few others that I just havent taken pictures of. If yall like anything in specific let me know and I might make a tut for it! I was asked to make a tut for my hooded towel so eventually I will be working on that. I just have to get to the store and get some more fabric to make them! Here it is by the way...

Saturday, January 29, 2011

What a beautiful morning

Today was gooooorgeous! One of the nicest days I have ever seen, literally in my entire life. Absolutely beautiful. But mom took me shopping at the outlets :]. I am officially DONE buying baby clothes!! I now believe I have enough, maybe too many...but enough! Now to get everything set up and washed and get my diapers bought, then I will be done with everything. That will be a relief. There are still a handful of things I need but most of it can wait. The only thing I REALLY need is diapers. Oh by the way, in case yall wanted to know...I am most definitely going cloth. I plan on reducing my carbon footprint as best I can, and I think this is the best place for me to start. And plus, they are freaking adorable!! I have a couple of them already, but nowhere near enough to be able to use them full time. But the ones I have are soooo cute! I just need to find one with elephants on it! I love elephants :]. I got some new fabric in the mail today, and its adorable...Elephant Fabric - destash :D.
Now to figure out what Im going to use it for haha.
I started to crochet a blanket today, without a pattern! So far its going good, I had to take out a few rows and fix a few things but its pretty cute so far! Ill put up a picture of my work in progress within a couple of days...maybe after I get a little farther on it. Have a great weekend darlings!!!

Friday, January 28, 2011

Bulky Baby Hat

Here is my Bulky Baby Hat pattern from my previous blog. Its the only thing of importance from there so I figured instead of linking the whole blog I will just move the pattern. Hope you like it :]!

(ch 2 does NOT count as a dc in this pattern) This had was worked with bulky yarn and a 6.5 hook.

Start with a Magic chain
Rnd 1: ch 2, 10 dc then sl st into top of first dc
Rnd 2: ch 2, 2 dc in each st around, join with sl st in top of first dc (20 dc)
Rnd 3: ch 2, 1 dc in next st, 2 dc in next st repeat around, join with sl st in top of first dc (27)
Rnd 4: ch 2, 1 dc in next 4 sts, 2 dc in next st and repeat around, join with sl st in top of first dc (32)
Rnds 5-7: ch 2, 1 dc in each st around, join with sl st in top of first dc (32)
Rnds 8-9: ch 2, fpdc in next st, bpdc in next st (alternating around) join with sl st in top of first fpdc
finish and weave in end.

you cant really see the effects of the fpdc and bpdc in the pictures, but i think its mainly due to the color of the yarn.
now with hats i always make them then end up flipping them inside out after im done, it just looks better to me. the inside is always smoother. but thats completely up to you! you can adjust this by making row 4 a 1 dc in next 2 sts then 2 dc in next st...and going from there. if you find anything wrong with it be sure and let me know!!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

To new beginnings.

I have decided to leave my old blog for this new one I created. My old one wasn't amazing or anything, but I needed to change the name, and I like this one! I made it alot simpler. So heres to my new blog!
So I'll start off by saying, welcome, to anyone who happens upon this blog! Now I know its nothing special but its my little slice of alone time in this hectic life I lead so take it or leave it darlin!
So I am sitting here feeling the gigantic ROLLS by little girl is doing in my belly! She has not let up all day! But its ok, just a few more weeks and I get to meet this precious thing I have growing inside me, and I couldn't be more excited! So this will most likely end up being stories about my life with Oakleigh, among other things, and a blog about being crafty! I am a sewer and a crocheter so I have a handful of tricks up my sleeve, but we'll see!