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Christmas Present Pillow

I decided that this Christmas I would make as many presents as I could and only buy the remaining few. There are a couple of problems with this. First being not knowing what to make for the male characters of my life and second is having the school semester end right around Christmas-time which means I have to dedicate most of my time on final projects and exams.

A few weeks ago I had an idea of what I wanted to make for my mom. I’ve heard her say for the past two Christmases that she wishes she had some nice Christmas-y pillows for the living room. I wanted something like this but crocheted and red with a white bow.

It took me about a week to complete it but now it’s finally done so I can share it with the world.

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I originally set out to make a set of 4 pillows by Christmas time but, after seeing how long one took, a set of two seems like a more realizable goal.

I’ve also put together a detailed pattern with pictures for those of you looking to make this pillow for yourself or as a gift for a loved one.

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Tatting is fun!!

A week ago, while surfing YouTube I came across a video tutorial by OVW about tatting. I absolutely love her crochet tutorials and used to follow them often when I first started to crochet. So back to the video about this thing called tatting which I’ve never heard of before. In the video, she was demonstrating how to make a flower earring and when I saw the end product I fell in love (I know, a little dramatic, but true). How did I know nothing about this awesome thing?!? As it turns out, it’s not a novelty either – it has been around since the early 19th century.

I had so get my hands on some tatting needles and fast! Since me and eBay are best buds, I asked him for some help and a few days later my set of 6 needles arrived. I jumped back online and watched all three parts of OVW’s tutorial and made myself two pairs of earrings. I absolutely love how they came out and making them was so much fun!

Earrings-White 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I’m currently working on some tatted bracelets. Will post pictures of these soon. 

 

My first sale!

I’m so happy! I woke up yesterday to an email announcing that I’ve made my first ever sale on Etsy. It was the Minion Key Cozy that I wrote about in my previous post, and he is currently on his way to Texas. Quite a long way for the little guy!

Now I have to find some time between the many WIPs littering my desk and make another Minion.

I’ve been busy lately making stuff for family, friends, and also a few things that will go up for sale in my stores within the next few days. So stay tuned!

Despicable Me Minion Key Cozy

I’m happy to present my latest creation:

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He is now available in both my Etsy and Zibbet stores. Be sure to check him out!

Mirror Sunflowers

And now, for the great reveal… 🙂

Here are the completed sunflowers attached to my bathroom mirror. I’m very happy with how they came out. My bathroom looks a lot brighter and cheery now.

Mirror Sunflowers

This idea can be taken so much farther by replacing the sunflowers with other kinds of flowers, garlands that go around the whole frame, hearts, butterflies, etc.

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