Friday, February 6, 2015

Teal Dove Bulky Baby Blanket

Today I want to share with you a wonderful, thick, warm and cuddly baby blanket I recently completed.  It is perfect for a little boy with shades of teal, white and gray.  It is 37x37 inches.

The yarn used was Bernat Baby Blanket in the Little Teal Dove color which I believe has since been discontinued.  The yarn is 100% polyester making is machine washable and dryable; perfect for life with kids!  It was knit with the Playful Knit Blanket pattern by Marilyn Coleman as found on the Red Heart yarn website.

This blanket would make a perfect gift for any mother-to-be.  It is available for purchase in my Etsy shop.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Flannel Baby Blankets

I made three baby blankets using the dinosaur-themed flannel panel.  The back of each is extremely soft minky fabric.

I hand-quilted around each of the dinosaurs and words.  I also stitched around the large square to give it a "border" since I didn't bind the blanket.

Hopefully all the families that received one of these has been able to put it to good use.  I purchased the flannel panels and minky fabric from

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Tennis Wreath

Okay, this isn't on my door now, but it did spend all fall there.  To celebrate making the varsity line-up, my daughter and I created a deco-mesh tennis wreath.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Glass Block Nightlight

My niece, Amelia, LOVES her princesses.  Belle is one of her all-time favorites, so I made for her a glass block nightlight for her bedroom.

The cut-outs were from a package I found at Hobby Lobby.  I just used good ole' E-6000 adhesive to attach them.

The ribbon was sheer ribbon I picked up from Hobby Lobby.  It is tied around the glass block and the bow is attached at the top.

The hardest part of this project was "frosting" the glass.  The first product I tried was a glue-like substance that you painted on and then wiped off.  It didn't seem to frost the glass at all, even after leaving it on for several hours.  I finally ended up using a spray that makes the glass looked frosted, and I was much happier with the outcome.

Hope you have a happy crafting day!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Sympathy Card

Sympathy cards - I've needed too many of these in the past year...  They are never easy to make.  I have finally found a "formula" that I like, and it's very simplistic.

I don't like to use a lot of color on sympathy cards, and I tend to stay away from black - too depressing.  I will change out the color of the mat and stamp, but tend to stay with a white or cream and one color.

This is one of those projects that I can't find my notes on.  I know that the stamps on the front are all from Close To My Heart.  I don't recall whether the inside sentiment is also from Close To My Heart or whether it's a stamp I picked up somewhere (probably from Hobby Lobby).  If I find the sentiment, I will update you.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Holiday Dough

For those who need an idea for gifts for older kids for Christmas, here's a popular one making the rounds on Pinterest.

This is my adaptation of Tonya Whitehurst's Holiday Dough.  College students are all about their pizza, and my son is no exception.  I changed her holiday cookie theme to a pizza theme and gave him some extra spending cash for one of his favorite foods.

Hope you are having the beginnings of a wonderful holiday season!  Check back for more ideas soon.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Knit Hats

What do you make for Christmas for two toddlers who live overseas and don't have much room in their luggage to take presents home with them?

Hats of course!  They are small & fit in the suitcase, or, if the suitcase is full, put it on their head. 

Here are two hats that I knit for my nephews who live in Denmark.  They are both knit from the Heel Stitch Hat pattern by Purl Soho.

This hat is for my 9-month old nephew, Elvis.  It was knit using Red Heart Soft Prints yarn in Waterscape on US-8 size circular and doublepoint needles.  I used the baby size on the pattern.

The second hat is for my two-year old nephew, Jeremiah.  It was knit using of  Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn! in High Sierra Stripe on US-8 size circular and doublepoint needles.  I used the toddler size on the pattern.

On both hats, I added a pom pom which I purchased from Hobby Lobby.  Two Christmas gifts done and they only took a couple of days each to make.


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