Friday, January 25, 2013

Tap, tap...anyone there?

Hello, bloggy land! Did you miss me? Wait, don't answer that.

Although I haven't blogged in 6 months (!!!), that doesn't mean I haven't been busy crafting, sewing and crocheting. In fact, quite to the contrary. The good news is that I always photograph everything I make with the intention of sharing it here, so I now have enough blog material for rest of the year. ;)

Let's dive right into it, shall we? How about a crafty Christmas wrap-up?

First up, a queen anne's lace scarf.  It's a little messy looking if you don't block it, but some light blocking worked wonders! I know I always say this, but I want one for me now!

 Queen Anne's lace scarf 
I made two of these doll sets for my sister and niece's American Girl dolls. Apparently the fit is not great, though. Guess I need to pay attention to gauge when I'm crocheting clothes!

 Doll Set 

This Christmas runner was for my mother-in-law. I made another one in a different print my my mom, but forgot to take a picture.

 Pinwheel Christmas Runner 
This bag was for my sister Katie. I actually bought a pattern for this one, which I rarely do, but in this case it was totally worth it. Terrible picture, but I'll definitely be making another one like this for me. I scaled the pattern down for Katie's purse, but the original pattern, the two zip hipster, can be found here

Katie's bag 
Some wool wrist warmers for my sister Hannah: 

Wool wrist warmers 
This was my first time experimenting with crocheted cables and it couldn't have been easier. This was for my sister and her almost-fiance, a quote from Song of Solomon: 

"I have found the one" embroidery 
And a framed hymn for said almost-fiance (his favorite): 

Framed Hymn 

An reversible apron and matching hot pad for my sister Rosie: 

Vintage Inspired Apron
(Tutorial is here. The end result was fantastic, but it was a

 Modern pinwheel pot holder 

I didn't really do much homemade for the kids this year, but I did refinish a little table for Maddie to use as a vanity. She looooves it and uses it every day, so that was a win!

 Maddie's vanity 

I was pretty crafty this year with my home decor this year and finally made new stockings for the four of us. But I'll wait until Christmas time to share those - no one feels very Christmassy in January! Alrighty! Signing off for what I hope is not another 6 months...