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!


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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. 


Tuesday, July 22, 2014

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Awesome Things Tuesday Link Party

PARTY TIME!

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


This week's features!


Randi's Pick - Bright and Bold Bedroom from BD Design


Ashley's PickDIY Retro Inspired Outdoor Lights from Fynes Designs

Colourful DIY Patio Lanterns- super easy to make

Krystal's Pick - Recycled Golf Ball Cow from Craft Klatch


Amanda's Pick - DIY Wall Art from Mom in Music City


Jenny's Pick - DIY Starburst Mirror from Blooming Homestead

DIY Sunburst Mirror at Blooming Homestead

And the most clicked link from last week...


The New S'more from My Creative Days

The New Smore and Making Memories mycreativedays.com


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 21, 2014

Hideaway Cupcake Container and Lid

This little ‘Hideaway’ Cupcake Container is a festive way to wrap a birthday gift for someone special. Or, how about just filling it with some yummy little treats? Whatever you choose to put inside, the recipient will surely be delighted with the container. The quick and clean card, with the coordinating envelope, will be sure to please as well!


This adorable project was designed by Julie! If you have a chance please head on over to Craft Project Central and leave Julie 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!



Floral Wall Art

For a simple gift I re-purposed this four panel frame by popping in some pieces of Whisper White card stock that I stamped with images from Peaceful Petals and Sweetbriar Rose in Momento Ink. Then I simple colored in the images with a variety of Blendabilites markers. 


  • Stamps: Peaceful Petals, Sweetbrier Rose, Everything Eleanor, Perfect Pennants
  • Ink: Momento Black, Versamark
  • Blendabilites Markers: Daffodil Delight, Coastal Cabana, Wisteria Wonder, Old Olive
  • Accessories: Iridescent Ice embossing powder, Gold embossing powder, uni-ball Signo Gel Pen, Rhinestones



On one panel I added this fabulous greeting from Perfect Pennants in gold embossing powder. Each panel was stamped with the large beautiful swirl from Everything Eleanor in Versamark ink and embossined in Irridescent Ice embossing powder.


In the Sweetbriar Rose flower centers I added some white dots with my uni-ball Signo Gel Pen.


This was such a fun and simple project. I just taped the card stock to the backside of the mat and popped it into the frame and it was done! Did I mention I just LOVE the new Blendabilities markers???

What have you been using your new Blendabilites on?