Friday, October 28, 2011

Here, Fishy Fishy Fishy

Now I have fish on the brain just like the 4 year old I've been babysitting!  For this scrapghan block I made a granny square (with ch 2 corners and no chain in between the dc groups) and sewed my fish motif onto it with thread.  For the fish I used the pattern Goldfish Motif by Chinama Horiba which can be found here, and if you are on Ravelry the pattern page is here.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

A Christmas Doodle

Yesterday I was in the mood for some embroidery.  I found a 4 in hoop, some muslin (I think), some christmasy thread, and just started to doodle!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Stairs and Stripes

This block is adapted from block 76 in Jan Eaton's 200 Crochet Blocks.  I made my own stripe pattern after working with stripes in a stairs project with my dad.  Even though I followed the pattern, the block didn't exactly end up square.  I could have added more rows to make the block square, but I decided I liked the rectangle look; it more closely resembled the stair treads that inspired it.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Wedding Block

Last night I sat down with my scrap yarn and came up with this square.  Nothing exciting, just a bit of a variation on the traditional granny square, but I really like the color combination.  Because of the greens and purples, when Gin saw it she said it could be the wedding block for my scrapghan.  (Green is Gin's color, and purple is Jarrod's).  Done.

Monday, October 17, 2011

When Your Lemonade Sucks...

Recognize my next scrapghan square?  After everything I attempted today failed, I had to make at least one thing that didn't end with an expletive.  When all else fails, go back to what works!  So Squaring the Big Circle it is!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

The Doctor Is In

Today's scrapghan block is "Granny's Favorite" from Today's Woman Granny Squares Number 2, in the colors of the Dr. Who doll I finally finished!!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

A Happy Accident

Another block for the scrapghan!  I made it from the pattern Triple Delight by Judy Lewis, found in Women's Day Prizewinning Granny Squares... a book I didn't mean to get!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Giving "Scraps" a New Meaning

Inspired by two little vintage mugs I bought on Etsy, I made this square using Block 76, from Jan Eaton's 200 Crochet Blocks.  I followed the pattern except on rounds 2, 3, and 4 I changed colors half way through the round to mimic the design on my mugs.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Costume Making

Know what this is a costume of?  Until my sister and I started working on this halloween costume for a special 11 year old, we had no idea that this costume is based on historical fact.

Monday, October 3, 2011