Family Birthdayย 

 We celebrated my daughter’s birthday with some family before her friends came over today.

Last night she decided to color her hair to usher in her new teenage status.  


She got handmade presents from me- a mermaid tail blanket and a Dharma shark zippered pouch. (LOST is her favorite show and the shark is her favorite “character”) We also got her a ukulele bag for her uke.




She received lots of fantastic clothes, some candy, and a puzzle from family.


Knitting and Crocheting

I haven’t posted any of my knit or crochet projects in a long time. Figured I would remedy that ๐Ÿ™‚

Hue Shift Blanket- this was a collaborative project I helped with. We made this blanket for a mom undergoing chemotherapy.

First in a pair of fingerless mitts. They became a Christmas present, but I forgot to take a final picture of them.

Valentine Wreath to brighten up the house. I made 2 because I loved it so much.

Pair of fingerless mitts I made for my daughter. They used the same pattern as the pink pair I made.


Turn a Square hat that I made for J.

Cowl I made for my friend

Crocheted Frisbee


Sock yarn blanket

Baby sweater and loafers in progress

Knit and Crochet Birthdays

I finished up two projects for gifts this past month…fingerless mitts for a neighbor girl and a granny square bag for my niece ๐Ÿ™‚ I like how they came out!


Granny Square Crochet Bag

My daughter is heading to dance camp next week and my current knitting project was becoming tedious, so I decided to make something quick and colorful for her…a granny square bag for her shoes. It is supposed to be lined, but my track record isn’t so great with that. And she doesn’t seem to care. And I have already started another bag. Bah. The instructions for the granny square bag can be found here.

New squares.


Face Scrubbies

I was looking for easy and fast patterns to use up some of my cotton yarn stash and came across this great pattern for face scrubbies/ make-up removers.

I love them ๐Ÿ™‚


Finished Bear Clothes

One of the local knitting group’s charity projects for this year involves donating bears with handmade clothes. (The other major one is knitted or crocheted scarves and I apparently have a strong aversion to knitting scarves at this point in my life.)
So, bear clothes it is.

I took one of my ungifted baby hats and booties and made a matching dress to go with them.


More Doll Clothes

This time I made a sweater for my daughter’s friend’s birthday to go along with the little Rain Booties.

Yes, it is supposed to be that short.

My daughter picked the length ๐Ÿ™‚