Thursday, January 24, 2008

I'm back AGAIN!

O.K. I am going to post what I have been doing for the past few weeks. This have been busy so I will start with the fun stuff!

This is the beret I made for my aunt's birthday. It was a very easy pattern I found in one of my books. I used the Lion Brand Bordeaux chenille yarn instead of the chunky yarn used in the photo. I made my aunt a boa scarf a few years ago with this yarn and I thought a hat would be a nice addition. I never made a hat before and I am really proud of myself. This project took around two hours to complete. I am very happy with the results and my aunt loves it. I even think my mom became jealous. She mentioned I never made her a hat! What a spoiled mama! LOL!

This is a picture of the top of the beret.

This is how my aunt likes to wear it. Over to the side.

Very chic! I love my first beret! I plan on making many more for the future.
This is my cousin Angie. I thought her some singel crochet stitches and I might have a convert! Whoopie! She was getting the hang of it slowly. I talked to her recently and she was still practicing. I am very happy to have another crocheter in the family!
For January I think I went to at least six different scrapbook/stamping/cardmaking venues. I have begun to sort my photos for my Orlando trip and I am making page kits. I will explain and give examples of my page kits in a future post. Look out! There are some terrific ideas! Anyway here are some of the finished projects.
At one of my crops I decided to finally make a scrapbook page of my new home. I love this layout. It's simple but very beautiful. Please excuse my photos. I was in a hurry! LOL! This is my first home. I had a condo before but I finally got a house I really wanted in 2006. Things are going slowly but I will get it totally together and do a great book of my decorating.
This is a two-page layout I made of my brother Keith. I really love this layout. The title says Photo Time with the subtitle point shoot snap. I love it! It's a scraplift from an idea book I bought for Close to My Heart Stamping Company called Imagine. I made this layout while I was at a crop at a local store. I pulled out a template and marked my page for stitching. The crop area was crowded and someone saw me stitching on my layout and screamed "she's stitching on her layout!" Everyone came running to see what I was doing. LMAO! It was too funny! They all wanted to see my template and watch me make a few stitches. I felt like the cool scrapper at the crop! I loved it! LMAO!
First Page
Second Page
This is a layout I started early this month with the Mocha Memories ladies quarterly crop. It's a scraplift from Creating Keepsakes Easy Patterns by Brenda Arnall. I didn't like how it was coming along. I wanted to try and use white paper as background. This is not a background color I usually enjoy using on my layout but I wanted to try it. It turned out O.K. I was happy I got a lot of pictures on it though. This was a chili cookoff at a campout with friends. I took pictures of everyone making there own chili. It was a lot of fun! I came in a close second! A girl named Amy made the prize winning chili which had shredded beef, cloves and other delicious things. It was very good! She did deserve to win!
This is a prize I won from Barb's Card Creations and Other stuff. She had a "Play It Forward Post". This will be an upcoming blog update so stay tuned.It's a cute little album for some pictures and journaling. I really like it. Check out Barb's blog. She makes the most wonderful cards. I am now addicted to the Stamping Bella stamps! They are so cute! I must have some!
Cover

Inside

I go to these monthly scrapbook classes at a Close to My Heart (CTMH) consultants home nearby. I wasn't able to make it to the December class but I was able to get the class projects. This is what we made.
Three cards

Two Scrapbook pages

I really like these projects. They are very cute. I need to find some photos for the two scrapbook pages. I really like the colors.
Well that is just a sample of all my projects. I have many more to come. I have been working steadily on my cardigan I am crocheting. For some reason I thought I bought enough yarn but I didn't. I had to go out and buy more to find the colors are off. I will use it for the sleeves and just make due. I really hate this but what I am to do right? I also have started on my shrug and it is working out well. I am about 90% done and I can't wait to finish it. I need to find some contrasting yarn somewhere. Wish me luck!

7 comments:

Adrienne said...

WELCOME BACK!!!!!

Pajnstl said...

Your album is really cute... I wear my berets like your aunt! lol

Nik said...

Your aunt looks too cute in that hat. And congrats on your first hat!

Sheila said...

Welcome back. Yeah... great first hat... and your aunt is wearing it too cool...lol. Wow.. talk about serious scrapping.. lovin' it all and you have a beautiful home. Looking forward to your FO.

Virtuous said...

Long wait but you came back with some crafty goodness!

Love the hate and look at your LOs and album!!!

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