Thursday, August 25, 2011

Starting My 39th Year

I decided to do a journal for the year from my 38th birthday to my 39th. It'll be part junk journal, part art journal, a little 365ish, & mostly all about me. I didn't do so well on my 365 album(only made it to April), so I hope this goes better.

I started with this journal I picked up on clearance somewhere.(???)It's Joe Boxer brand.

I took it apart. Punched bigger holes for the binder rings.

Covered the covers with patterned paper.

Cut a bunch of cardstock, patterned paper & water color paper for pages.

I'm also using some of the original pages for journaling. Covering up the boxer logo in the corner with various embellishments.

The front cover, titled & decorated.

Chipboard letters(painted & shimmer sprayed) & stamping for the title.

Silk flower & stick pins I made for a Counterfeit Kit. Go here for my blog post.

The title page.

My first day of journaling.

Friday, August 12, 2011

African Flower Bag

Getting started.

Turning into flowers now.

Mine's shaped different because, well I apparently suck at placement while joining as I go.(sigh)

Just need to add handles & a closure, then line it.

Monday, August 8, 2011

A Kaldred in Every Color

Okay, not every color........yet. But isn't this pattern just fabulous. So simple & pretty. I think my favorites are with the #10 cotton.

#3cotton&D hook(3.25mm)

#10 cotton & 7hook(1.65mm) with glass E beads.

Aunt Lydia's Quick Cotton& F hook(3.75mm)

Worsted weight & G hook(4mm).

Saturday, August 6, 2011

The Easy Peasy in Neon

Found this great bag pattern. Mine is 2 strands of Sugar & Creme held together & using a M (9mm) hook. It worked up really fast. I changed up the straps. Like on this bag,but bigger. I chained 40 then did 1 round of single crochet(us) around top & straps & 1 round sc on inside of each strap.

The closure is just ch & sc to make the loop.

Friday, August 5, 2011

16 Years of Wedded Bliss

I can hardly believe it's been 16 years, & we're still crazy in love.(well sometimes we're just crazy, but mostly it's the love thing) Here we are all fresh faced & dewy eyed on the day.

And here we are now. 16 years wiser(snort)

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Hexagon Update

Just a tiny post to update you on my long neglected Lucy Hexagon Afghan. I got 31 more hexes added last month. Hoping to keep up the one a day thing for this month too. So far so good.

This pic is from about halfway through July.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

My First Haekelbeutel

I love, love, love this bag. I see many more in my crochet future. I did regular granny squares & joined as I went.(that took a little more thought) I used an I hook & Red Heart solid, Red Heart multi, & a mystery skein of burnt orange(gotta love inherited stash).

In progress pics.

The straps are each ch70 then half double crochet(us) around strap & top of bag twice(once in orange & once in green).

And finally TA-DAA! I'm just loving the color combo. So pretty. I might eventually line it, but not till I decide what I'm gonna use it for.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Giant Granny Ta-Da

I finally finished up the giant granny afghan. I used this pattern to get started. Then grannied to my hearts content. It's so relaxing. Made with Red Heart Super Saver and an I hook.

The edging is just 4 rounds of single crochet.(us) I think it gives a nice finish.