Saturday, February 21, 2009

Designing Fool?

Well I have been crocheting for about 12 years, and have been testing on and off for about a year or two.....and the other night I was doing 12" square for a wish in a group I am in.....I could not find another pattern I wanted to work, so thought, "hey, why not just make one up as I go" sounded easy!!! Really, the first one was pretty easy......only frogged a row or two a few times.........but I hate............HATE writing that out......time consuming and man are my fingers cramped up!! LOL Anyway I did this top one, and you can't really see too many of the details, I might try to do it again with a lighter color...I did my first one in Watercolor, then red.......and then the Raspberry, the only reason I worked with these colors, is because Carole wanted 12" in Watercolor and light purple, did the purple ones already, and the red and raspberry.........well frankly I was too lazy to walk into the bedroom and go through all those totes full of yarn to find one best to photograph. LOL ok so I got it done, 3 of them, and corrected the few errors I saw on the pattern, and will ask for testers soon.

So my design kick was in full force...........I wanted to make a smaller square, and had been wanting to design on with dragonflies for a long time. I was thinking of my boys and how I really want something that represents them to me in crochet........I love dragonflies, call them my dragonflies......So I wanted to make one.....but wanted it to be a bit different as my boys are me anyway! LOL

So here is the 7" has two dragonflies one two sides and a shell stitch on the other two sides, reminds me of waves, so maybe a name change might be in order......Dragonfly Waves? umm not sure, but I had more of a challenge with this!!!!! I frogged the whole thing so many times.........drove me batty............I was determined and then frustrated when I had to stop.........had to take my mom to the dr, and Aiden and I dropped her off and had lunch, he was so darn cute the whole time, got back to the drs, and then AJ calls from the neighbors house.............he was home.........omg I felt horrible!!! I lost track of time, I was so use to my mom having late drs appts, that it just didn't seem that time! So we went to see if my mom was done and tell her I was going to get AJ, and she was pretty much done, just waiting on her prescriptions. So off we went to get AJ, and home again so I could drive myself crazy. LOL Finally got it done and printed out the pattern from my handwritten notes............SEVERAL of them.........LOL
Then redid the square in a light blue..........I am really proud of this because I made it with my boys in mind......this is dedicated to did come out really pretty.......and I don't really say that too much about my work....I don't brag, but this just really meant a lot to me to design this. Found a few errors in pattern, but will correct them and rest a bit.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Super Mario!

Well I finished this yesterday, and took pictures of him........I found this ami mario pattern here. Aiden loves the game Super Mario.........and when I saw this pattern I had to have it for him. I have made several Pokemon for AJ, and needed things to make for Aiden. Well the pattern called for brown felt for the moustache and side burns and the white emblem on his hat, but I didn't want to use them since this was for Aiden, so I just crocheted them, and used black yarn for the "M" I think it came out really cute......... and Aiden really freaked when he saw it today, his whole face lit up and he kept hugging Mario and rubbing him on his face and saying he loved it, Mario is now in "bed" sleeping!!!
This is Aiden with his Mario!!

Saturday, February 14, 2009


I have started on a Super Mario ami for Aiden, he loves this game, so when I saw this pattern on Etsy, I had to have it for him. I started it last night, and have his ears, nose, arms and suspenders done, but got too tired, I had to run to wally world today to get yellow I will finish him tonight and surprise Aiden with him.

In fact I have to run and clean up now......I lost all track of time.

Friday, February 13, 2009

6 Pictute

I got tagged by Caroline, her blog is the Kansas Hooker so here is the 6th picture from my 6th folder........this is Austin during his 5th grade graduation!! I think the school did a very cute thing here. I remember Austin's kindergarten graduation. So cute, and emotional to see him "graduate" elementary school, and now in Middle school. He is doing so well in Middle school much better than elementary school.....I have to brag here..........because I am just so PROUD of him....he is getting an perfect score in Social Studies and Technology......So far since the beginning of his 6th grade, he has gotten a perfect score, 100% on every test and paper from Social Studies, he absolutely loves history!! He takes after me! He is getting As in all his other classes currently except math, still a C there, but doing better and working hard to improve that grade.

Here are the rules of the challenge:
1. Go to your pictures

2. Take the 6th folder

3. Choose the 6th picture

4. Show the picture on you blog and write something about it.

5. Invite 6 new people to this challenge.

6. Link to them and let them know they are challenged.

This is the 6th picture of my 6th folder on my computer. The date was 05-22-2008

I challenge Tammy, Kairi, Rachel , Sissie, Wanda, and Ivory.

Sunday, February 01, 2009

Meet the "Egg Heads"

I did this last week, and I I think it's cute. from Left to Right, "meet" Austin, me, and cute are they...........I bought this pattern from Etsy, and Aiden loves it, he keeps telling us those are us. LOL

I am working on some squares for the Victory Junction Gang Camp. I only signed up for 4 swaps this month, and will slow down next month, don't think I will sign up in March, as I have three packages that need to go out by then