Saturday, 24 October 2015

New granny square baby blanket in neutral green and white colours

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This is a SAMPLE DISPLAY ONLY.  Once ordered, a new baby or doll blanket will be made.  Excellent choice if you want a unique crib, cot, baby or nursery bedding.  Kids and babies will love it.

Colour: You can choose any colour combinations to suit your little one
Measurements for this blanket pictured:   12" length x 12" width (30.5cm x 30.5cm).
Colours used:
WHITE, LIME SORBET, BOTTLE GREEN AND MINT.

Crochet with soft quality acrylic yarn that will keep your baby warm and cozy for the cooler months of the year.  Baby blanket made in a clean, smoke and pet free home environment.  A custom made blanket of similar style and bigger size can be made for you if you require, just email me your COLOUR and SIZE preferences.  Please allow 5-7 work days for a brand new custom made blanket to be crocheted, and then additional postage time.

Sizes of blanket can be made to order via my etsy store:

12 x 12 inches (30.5cm x 30.5cm).

19.5 x 19.5 inches (49.5cm x 49.5cm).

30 x 30 inches (76cm x 76cm)

40 x 40 inches (102cm x 102cm)

50 x 50 inches (127cm x 127cm)

Friday, 9 October 2015

Using up the yarn stash of red, light blue and white yarns


After finishing the red, light blue and white granny square blanket, I still have quite a bit of yarn left over.  So, what do I do?  I made a little tote hand bag using these coloured yarns.

I joined two granny squares together and then crochet a handle on the top of it.

Used 8 ply yarns and a 4mm hook.







Made this little tote bag available for sale at my etsy store too.
https://www.etsy.com/au/shop/CreatedForYouAndMe?ref=listing-shop-header-item-count
Happy browsing.

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

A granny square blanket - light blue, white and red


The completed granny square blanket.

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red, light blue and white granny squares
I made three different combinations of light blue, white and red coloured granny squares.  This is the different combinations pieced together.

red, light blue and white granny squares
piecing my granny square designs together to form a larger granny square blanket

granny square blankets

Blanket is great as a baby shower gift for a new baby or as a lap granny square blanket for sitting on the couch.

Blanket measures 34" length x 28" width (86.5cm x 71cm).  It has 6 (length) x 5 (width) granny squares, with four rows of pretty edgings.  Each granny square measures 5"x5". Crochet with soft quality acrylic yarn that will keep you warm and cozy for the cooler months of the year.

Check out my etsy store for sale of this item.
https://www.etsy.com/au/shop/CreatedForYouAndMe?ref=listing-shop-header-item-count

Happy browsing...


Tuesday, 6 October 2015

My to-do- wishlist of sewing projects with free patterns and tutorials



sewing a scarf with deep pockets, using fleece.
http://www.deliacreates.com/deep-pocket-scarf/


Tutorial: No-sew wrap to keep you warm
http://sewing.craftgossip.com/tutorial-no-sew-wrap-to-keep-you-warm/2011/11/15/


Mittens - and they're theoretically reversible
http://www.ikatbag.com/2010/10/mittens-and-theyre-theoretically.html


A satin stole
https://wkdesigner.wordpress.com/2008/11/15/929/


Skirts for adult and child

A straight paper bag dress for summer wear, suit 4 year old.


This is one of my recent sewing project. Took around two hours from cutting fabric, ironing and sewing.

Dress measurements:

pocket size each:  4.25"W x 3.5" H
Shoulder straps 8" L x 1.75" W
Length of dress:  18" L
Width of dress hem: 22"
Sized to suit 4 year old, height 106cm, chest 22" or 56cm.

Sewing needs:
Fabric used:  Folkart poplin, 44" (112cm) width x 25" (63.5cm) height
Elastic band 19mm with x 23" (58.5cm) length
A safety pin to loop the elastic band
Dress making pins

For a tutorial on how to make this dress, see a similar type of dress with tutorial on this site:
http://www.craftinessisnotoptional.com/2010/05/ice-cream-social-dress.html

I just adjust measurements and items to suit what I want the dress to look.  My dress came with a straight strap, not frilly.  Also added two patch pockets for fun.

summerdress

paper bag summer dress


For another idea on how to add the elastic band onto the dress, you can check this out, as this tutorial shows you another way:


To make a paper bag skirt, you can try this tutorial on: