Samplings of My Work

Samplings of My Work


Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Tuesday Ramblings


skull hats

Happy Tuesday!  Thought I’d pop in for a few minutes to say  hi and let you know I’m still around.

As you can see from the picture above, I have been doing a little bit of crocheting. What do you think? I like them. There will be more of these forthcoming in the future. The pink one is mine. YES! I made something for myself. :o)

Also, remember the vet I made the 24 hats for Christmas for? Wellllllll….he wants another 24, for next Christmas!  How awesome is that? I will be a hat making fool again. :o) Which is ok by me. I like making hats.  I made a hat for a church event that I went to this past weekend and got a wonderful compliment on it. She (the wife of the person who received it) said she had a hard time finding the seam on it. Apparently she purposely looked for it. I used to make my hats without joining and then realized they looked a lot better with the joining, and even too. So I take great pains to  make sure the joins look good. Also I weave the end in vertically, instead of horizontally.  It’s much more sturdier, if you will, and won’t have a tendency to unravel.


I made this owl, and I’m not real pleased with him. I am contemplating pulling his eyes and nose off and re-doing them.

paulettes bag     kumi himo for paulettes bag handle

This bag is a birthday present for a friend of mine in FL. The bag went really quick. It’s two colors of pink Deramore DK yarn. The bright was just too bright by itself so I toned it down a little with pale pink. The crab stitch is a cream and mauve together. I know it’s hard to see, but see the lining next to it? I have it pinned and need to iron then sew it and install it into the bag. In the second picture is my attempt at making a kumihimo braid for the strap. I’m using each of the colors on the bag times 2. Have you ever done kumihimo before? It’s very awkward. That’s why I have it set up like I do. The bottoms of your working yarns get tangled. I used clips to weigh them down but those got tangled also. Hence the set up you see to try to keep them separate.  I’m anxious to see how it turns out.

pee misty in woods print        pee misty n leo on ferris wheel

These two prints were part of my birthday present from the friend that I’m making the pink bag above for.  I cried when I opened these up. The first one is PeeWee and Misty. The second one has Pee, Misty and Leo in the top seat. How awesome are these???  When I was home for Christmas I went to visit her and she had a couple of this guy’s prints hanging on her wall and I loved them. They had her dogs on them. I just love these. I want to get them framed in the same frame. I just haven’t made it to Michael’s or Hobby Lobby to get it done. They were done by Todd Young.  Check out his work. It is really cool.

before haircut after haircut

Now why do these two pictures lay on their sides??? :o(  I just wanted to show you what I did for myself on my birthday. I cut my hair!!! Short!!! For me anyways. I usually cut it every two years and donate to Locks of Love, and this time was no different, except that I cut it shorter. Normally it’s to my shoulder. This time it’s up off my shoulder. I love it too. It looks and feels so much better.

hector in shed sleeping

Lastly today…….Hector. He’s made himself right at home. This is him in my shed. On MY stool. I have been trying to get back into wood burning. I got off of my stool to give my back a rest and you know who decides that my chair is now his chair. Animals……ya gotta love them. I’ve come to love him in the short time that he decided that I was going to be his human. He still goes back and forth between my house and the neighbors’ but he’s at my house a lot.

So that’s what I’ve been up to since I last posted. My back gave out on me again and it was so severe that I decided to take a pain pill. I hate taking them. This time though the pill made me really sick. I don’t know why, normally I don’t have a problem with them. It’s been a while since I have taken one and I took it with food, like it says. I ended up in front of the porcelain throne but never actually did vomit.  After a little while my stomach settled but I still didn’t feel right. I went to bed shortly there after.  I’m still being real careful though so that it heals. Well as good as it can anyways. I am going to try to schedule surgery in July.  We’ll see what happens between now and then.

Anyways….happy Tuesday! I hope you have a wonderful week!  I’m going to try to do the same. Spring is just around the corner……only it seems like it’s already here in southeast GA.



paula said...

Put a button "pupil in the owl eyes . . you will be surprised how that makes them look better. I hated mine until I did that . . or I just made a smaller black circle and sewed it on top.

Must check out Todd Young. The pictures are so sweet.

Chain Stitch Crochet said...

I think I will probably make new eyes and change the beak out to a know...those long wooden buttons? There's a name for them but I can't think of it right off hand. I had added closed eye lashes to the eyes and they look crappy. I guess I didn't get a picture of that.

Debi Y. said...

Your skull hats look nice - it's good that you made yourself one. The pictures are a perfect keepsake for your little doggies. Your hair looks pretty cut short. And I agree with Paula - just put a pupil in the owl eyes and they will look a lot better. :)

glor said...

Love the skull hats! Great on the purse too. What wonderful pictures. And belated happy birthday to you. Another order for hats, super. The hook is going to be very busy. Your hair looks beautiful. You also have that shimmering silver, just lovely. Was so happy to see you when I came by! Have a wonderful weekend, blessings.

Bee Lady said...

I was going to say the same thing Paula said. Seriously, put a button in the center of the eyes and you'll like it. Don't take them out, they are too cute. Glad to see you getting your crochet mojo back. I have been making hats too. Love making them. THey work up pretty quick. I've been making some slouch hats. Those pictures are perfect. I'm thinking about ordering one for my Shug. Your hair looks great. I've been thinking about getting mine cut, then I thought naaah, I've had long hair forever, but now you've got me thinking about it again. I bet it does feel better.

Cindy Bee