My time since the last time I posted has been busy. I'm trying to decide all of my handmade gifts for the big event. I'm behind this year and that has me a little concerned so I guess I need to buckle down. I kind of have some sense of what I want to make for everyone. It's just a matter of doing it. And I have to apologize. I don't have any links for any of what you're about to see. I go all over the internet looking for patterns as well as I get those emails and I print them out and then forget to get them when I take my pics.
I think this will probably be Kylie's for either Christmas or her birthday, haven't decided yet. Of course it's not done. I actually have a hat and two purses done, one of which I didn't like so I made another one and don't like it either! This is from a pattern for a woman and a poodle, although I'm not sure I will do the poodle.
These are hot pads. I like all three of them. Two I had patterns for and the square is a motif from one of my crochet books, I believe from Beyond The Motif. I just used cotton and bigger hook.
This hand puppet, some of you may recognize. The pattern came from one of my magazines, maybe Crochet World. I didn't like it. I had a hard time with the mouth. It's cute, but it didn't come out as I expected it would.
This is a larger hot pad. I found the pattern online and it had a number to it, but it seems to me that I saw this pattern in one of my books. And although I looked I couldn't find it. It was vaguely familiar. It's a real easy pattern. I'd love to do an afghan with panels of this stitching.
And these....geez....I was going to make slippers with them (well I needed 6 more for the second slipper). But I changed my mind. I think I'll use these for a hat. The sage didn't photograph too well. It's a real pretty color green. And actually the red is a deeper red too. Crappy photography...what can I say?
We here in the south are on the watch for the next few days or so. There's another storm brewing out there called Isaac. Where it goes depends on how far to the east the current high goes. There are actually two highs next to each other and then the jet stream is dipping low into the south above both highs. The high in the east is the one that will move even further east and when it does it'll allow that storm to come up between the two highs. I have a couple of friends that just left to go on a cruise today for the weekend. I hope Isaac doesn't mess that up for them. There are so many places that need rain. I hope he heads their way and not ours (up the east coast). I guess we'll see how he plays out.
Anyways....happy Friday Eve y'all! May the rest of your day be more than what you hoped for when your feet hit the floor this morning!