When fall and winter starts to happen I get soooooo happy inside because I know that Christmas is coming , my favorite holiday , I am a mother of three and a grandmother of two little boys and I love making them things through out the year especially during the fall and winter time. I love making Crochet blankets and Quilts for the house it is my favorite thing to make the bigger it is the more I love it. Right now I am working on a Crochet blanket (granny square) and a quilt from my Sew Sampler subscription box. I would love to here what you are working on and what’s your favorite season, Thank you for stopping by.
Scraps o how i love them, when i take them in my hands, yarn or fabric i love the way it makes me feel like my brain is exploding with beautiful creating powers, when i see colors coming together but not together and at the end of this beautiful organic process i have created something so wonderful to the naked eye. Thank you for stopping by i would love to hear how you take on your scraps.
Christmas 2017 I made my son a quilt he loves Marvel/football so i decide to use a block that is called the Exploding block from Missouri star quilt company, where you take two 4′ square fabric and place them right side together and on the side you want the block to open up that’s the side you put your lines from corner to corner(top right to bottom right and left top to bottom left) then sew 1/4 stitch all around the square, once that’s finish take the side that have the line’s on it and cut through one square, then pressing the corners open it goes from a 4′ square to a 5′ square you can go as big a your heart desire, if you like to keep going just put a 5′ square on top and follow the same directions and it will become a 6′ block. Hope you give it a try i had fun doing this block, thank you for stopping by.
In 2016 I decide to make my oldest son a quilt for Christmas, he is a big movie buff. I wanted it to look like a film strip so I went to pinterest and found a blank film strip and download it to my computer, then I download his favorite movie images as well, once I had all of them I place the movie image in the blank film strip one at a time adding and delete the movie image each time and printing it out. On my journey looking for fabric sheets at a reasonable price, I was in Joann’s and i over heard two lady’s talking about Freezer paper and how it sticks to fabric and you can reuse it, in that moment the light bub went off and my mind went crazy I have found or heard what I was looking for, now I know that people have been using this for a long time to quilt, I am so happy I over heard those lady’s talking it
change my life. Here are some pictures of my quilt I hope it will inspire you to try it .
Have any one heard about Pixel Granny Square? I am usually late on these things, I happen to be strolling on YouTube my place of inspiration, when i came upon it( Pixel Granny Square) OMW, I don’t know about you but I have had problems with the original way ,where the yarn being change up and back as you are crocheting when following a graph chart, now I can follow the same chart but in a different way. Pixel Granny Square it is pixels that is made up of a series of small granny squares where one is a pixel, here are some pictures. Thank you for stopping by.
When I first started crocheting many years ago, the first thing I learn was to make a blanket single crochet back and forth many time until I got the length I wanted it, so one day I thought to my self what if I crochet short number of single crochet and make it the length of my head and seem the back together to look like a tube, I close the top like a draw string weaving the yarn back and forth in each loop and pulling the yarn , closing and tying it in a knot turning it right side and it’s a hat.
The second way to make a hat is in a circular motion, increasing in roles as you go around, once you get to the last increase roll you just single or double crochet, to your desire length and you have a hat. I refer to a YouTube tutorial by happy berry crochet beanie, it is always good to learn how to make a hat there are so many charitable place and family members out there that would love a handmade hat. Thank you so much for stopping by.
As Valentine’s Day approach’s I was thinking how to decorate the house, I started thinking for Christmas we had stockings, so why not have bags for Valentine’s Day I remember that my daughter in law gave me some felt which was pink, I had left over red felt from Christmas and some burlap from a year ago, after that it fell all in place in my mind, now it’s time to create, my favorite thing to do. Each bag is 8 1/2 x 8 1/2.
This project was fun using my scraps and putting it together I hope you try it . Thank for stopping by.