Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Stash Busting - Lace Up Moccasins

These moccasins was found in a Crochet A Day Calendar for 2008. The pattern is by Georgiann Eikenbary. I saw these moccasins and instantly knew I had to make them. This is a picture from the blog of the designer.

Here is a frontal view of my moccasins. They have beads purchased from Michaels' and fringe around the top of the foot. The pattern from the calendar shows fringe and it mentions beads but I couldn't see them on the photo.

I think mine look really really good. Very good pattern. I love how they come up the calf.

Here's a side view. There was an option to make additional soles so I did for additional cushion. Also I added some padded insoles to make them comfortable and to give them some shape.

I'm modeling these while at my mother's home. She was very impressed with my work. Watching her look over my workmanship made me feel all puffed up and proud! LOL!

I haven't decided to keep them or give them away as a gift. I may just keep them for myself. Who knows?

It feels great to finish a project and the outcome is terrific. I'm very pleased with these moccasins.


Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Something new...

This is my latest and greatest craft I've added to my never ending craft resume. It's beading. I made a pendant I found in an issue of Bead and Button magazine a few months ago. It's called Hojas Inspiration. This was a pretty easy project. Not bad at all for my first attempt. I do hope to make more projects in the near future.
Please excuse the photo. I'm still learning how to take good photos. This was the best one out of the ones taken. I wish you could see more detail.
Well I'm back and I'm trying posting more often. Let's see how I do right! LOL!

Monday, April 6, 2009

Stash Busting - A Gift for Joyce

It's been a while I know! Trust me! I know!

But I've been busy with a few things. For National Crochet month I started a new crochet project. I didn't want to spend any money on yarn when I had so much in my stash. So I decided to go through my yarn. There was a whole one pound skein of blue yarn which was calling my name. While in Hobby Lobby I found a really quick and easy afghan pattern by Red Heart to make. Then I remembered my cousin Joyce. Joyce has been recuperating at home for the past year after a serious stroke. She doesn't get out of the bed often so I thought this might make the perfect gift. I call it "A Gift for Joyce".

I really like this pattern. It called for a super saver skein of Red Heart yarn but since I had the Carons One Pound Skein of yarn I thought it would be a good substitution. But low and behold I didn't test gauge and I ran out of yarn.
I decided to stop after I ran out of yarn and used the variegated yarn for the edging. I love how it came out. Pretty huh? Would patting myself on the back be wrong? LOL!

I love how the FPDC creates the ribbing in the pattern. Too cool!

Here's a close up photo of the afghan. I love it! The pattern really looks good.

I may make this again. I really liked it a lot. My mom was impressed too. I haven't given it to my cousin yet but I plan on doing it after church on Easter. I think that would be a lovely gift for her Easter celebration.
What do you think?