Sunday, December 29, 2013


One of my good friends from college had a baby earlier this month. The holidays have been hectic, so I just got around to making something for the little one....the gift is a little late, but I'm hoping being handmade makes up for that ;-)

I picked up this little onesie at Carters, and decided it needed something to go with it. I had purchased and downloaded a hat pattern from the internet but the directions for the eye mask part were terrible.

I decided to wing it and make my own... and it turned out GREAT. I have never crocheted anything without a pattern (that actually turned out) - I'm pretty proud of myself. I didn't write it down... but I'm not the kind of person that likes to make the same thing twice anyway!

For baby Ellis

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Christmas Makes

It's that time of year.... the amount of craft projects start piling up. So far I've made two blankets (forgot to snap a picture), two pillows & some gift card holders. Most of my projects have been fairly simple but I always feel like I am running out of time! I still have one (or two, I haven't decided) dish towels left to embroider. Since I have to mail those, they are going to be late for Christmas :-(

I wanted to share the pillows I made today, they were SO quick and easy to make. They turned out way better than I had imagined! You can find a good tutorial HERE. I used 12x12 inch pillows because I though they'd be good for traveling or for at home on the couch too. I used flannel and added some satin trim to the pink one.

back Front

Front Back

Below are the gift card holders I made. The one on the left was may first attempt (and super crooked). My mom did middle one (the BEST one of course). I had no template for these but enjoyed making them during my lunch hour Friday.  I'll I had to do is stitch the sides together when I got home!

Gift Card Holders