Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Weekly Deals!

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Awesome Things Tuesday Link Party!

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Welcome back to another week of Awesome Things Tuesday! We have some really exciting features today!

Also, sadly, this will be Jenny's last week partying with us!  So please make sure to stop by her blog and wish her luck in her future endeavors!

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Now that you've seen last weeks features go check out these other amazing women and what they've been up to!



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Randi Sowders - Sowdering About in Seattle
Ashley Emmett - My Craftily Ever After
Jenny Phillips Porter - Satsuma Designs
Amanda Corbet - Krafting Kreations


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Monday, July 28, 2014

Pink Crochet Baby Blanket

So there is kind of a funny story about this pretty little blanket. My sister-in-law had just recently shared the news that she was having a baby. I knew I wanted to crochet a baby blanket for her but it was too soon to know if it was a boy or if it was a girl. I'm sure you can see where this is going...
 
Well I wanted to go ahead and get started on a blanket so I didn't have to rush and could actually get it finished on time instead of the usual procrastination that I do. I figured what the heck... I had a 50/50 chance of getting it right. So I started off with a pink one for a girl. Well just a day or two after I finished this one up I found out she was actually having a boy. I am so happy for her, but it's just my luck to pick the wrong one. I still had plenty of time to make a blue version.
 

Since this is slightly different from the other pattern here is the pattern for this pink version:

Yarn: Caron Simply Soft in Soft Pink (2 skeins) and Watermelon (2 skeins)
Size H hook
 
It is an easy granny square and worked up pretty quickly. I think it took about four evenings. In case you want the pattern here it is. 
Starting with Soft Pink: 
Round 1: Ch 6, join with slip stitch to first ch to make a ring. Ch 3, 2 dc in ring. Ch 2, 3 dc in ring. Ch 2, 3 dc in ring. Ch 2, 3 dc in ring. Join with slip stitch to top of ch 3.
 
Round 2: Ch 3. Turn project over and add 2 dc in the ch space from the previous row. *Ch 3, 3 dc, Ch 1, 3 dc*, repeat from * two more times. Ch 3, 3dc, ch 1, join with slip stitch to top of ch 3. 
 
Round 3 - 12: Ch 3. Turn project over and add  2 dc in the ch space from the previous row. Continue crocheting dc in sets of 3 with 1 ch between each set the length of the side and 3 ch between each pair of 3 dc on the corners. 
 
Round 13 - 14: Use Watermelon yarn.
 
Round 15 - 17: Use Soft Pink yarn.
 
Round 18 - 19: Use Watermelon yarn.
 
Round 20 - 22: Use Soft Pink yarn.
 
Round 23 - 28: Use Watermelon yarn. Bind off
 
Round 29: Use Watermelon yarn. Begin in one of the corner chain spaces. Single crochet all the way around. Sc 3 stitches in each corner stitch. Join to first sc with slip stitch.
 
Round 30: Slip stich to the 3rd sc from the corner turn project over sc in that 3rd stitch from the corner. Dc 12 times into the corner sc, skip next 2 sc, sc in next stitch. Skip next 2 sc, *dc 7 times, skip next 2 sc, sc in next stitch*. Repeat from * until you reach the corner. Then dc 12 times in the corner. Repeat until you have gone all the way around the blanket and slip stitch into first sc.
 
Round 31: Sc in each stitch around, slip stitch into first sc.
Bind off and weave in ends using your preferred method.  


I really love the scalloped edge on this. The final row of single crochet really makes the edges look nice and neat.


Now this pretty pink one is sitting and waiting for a home...

Enjoy the pattern!


Friday, July 25, 2014

Sail Boat Baby Shower

A while ago someone contacted me about making some sail boat baby shower invitations. But she was in a rush for them and ended up running out of time for shipping and production of 30 baby shower invitations. However, I thought this sweet little sail boat card came out adorable. 


It's been quite some time since I made this so I don't remember the punches used, but the inspiration for the sail boat came from Mary Fish.


I just thought I would share this cute card instead of keeping the pictures hidden on my hard drive. 


Thursday, July 24, 2014

Secret Gift Box and Card!

Make this gift box with secret boxes inside to anyone for many different occasions, such as a birthday or a wedding. It can hold embellishments, jewelry, and/or candy. It also looks great on a desk holding office supplies. It is very easy to make and you don’t need a lot of craft supplies. You can leave it simple or add different embellishments to suit your style. Great for a stamp camp, or as a class project.


This beautiful gift box and card was designed by Monika! If you have a chance please head on over to Craft Projcect Central and leave Monika a comment on her project!

If you would like to subscribe to the July edition of Craft Project Central and get 10 wonderful tutorials for only $10 then click HERE!

More July projects that you may have missed: 



Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Weekly Deals at Stampin' Up!

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