Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Crafting until I have calluses!

My craft to-do list keeps growing and I am in the antsy position where the crafts I would rather be doing are at the bottom of the list.

At the top of the list is finishing Christmas gift. Yes folks, today is Dec 29th and I am still making gifts. I guess it is a good thing that I won't be celebrating Christmas with my folks or in laws until the second week of January.

On the to do list are crocheted socks for my mom, a winter ear flap hat for my dad, and 2 crayon roll-ups for my niece and nephew. I'm really sick of making these items and I just want to get them over with!

So far I have made 7 ear flap hats for other members of my family. It's a very easy and fast pattern. the end results are super cool. But seriously after 5 they lost their charm. If you want to make to learn how to make your own ear flap hat click here!

The socks take forever. I found a "pattern" on a crochet website. More of an idea of a pattern, because it is no very clear on just when to finish off. My first sock kinda looked like they had bunny ears where the toes should be. If you want to take a look at this "pattern" click here!

Crayon roll- ups are great! Now my kids don't have to fight over the red crayon because they each have their own! Making two more for my niece and nephew. I used the tutorial on this blog.

So after these things are made (and wrapped) I'll be able to get to what I really want to do. I have several new patterns cooking in my brain. A plush monkey, crochet headbands, and mini pin cushions, just to name a view.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Pattern Review

Hello All!

Today I will be reviewing a free pattern from Lion Brand Yarn. I am a HUGE fan of lion brand. They have many many free patterns and their yarn is great to work with. I especially like Vanna Choice.

The pattern I am reviewing today is called Granny Square Scarf (pretty original right?). It calls for 14 different colors of vanna's choice yarn. If you buy a new ball of yarn like I did, you will have enough yarn to make AT LEAST 3 scarves, maybe even four. If you don't want to buy all new yarn it would be a great pattern to use up scraps or left over yarn from other projects.

The scarf is made from 3 different motifs of granny squares. Each motif is very easy to crochet; most out of double crochet stitches.

I did find that the color combination to be a bit dull. There are a few colors that are used much more than others.

The finished project makes a very long scarf. It is a bit bulky and I think best used for outside wear.

I thought the picture they posted of the finished product was a little misleading because it doesn't look bulky. Over all it is a nice easy pattern that doesn't take a lot of time.

In my picture there are two scarves. The one of the left is the first one I made, following the color combination in the pattern. The scarf on the left is the second one I made using my own color combination.

To make your own Granny Square Scarf click here!

Sunday, December 27, 2009

End of The Year Sale

I am having an end of the year sale in my etsy shop. Sale runs now until 11:59 pm January 1st.
Prices have already been reduced on everything! $3 off hand sewn sock creatures and $2 off all crocheted toys.


My name is Heather. I am a wife, mommy, daughter, sister, friend, home maker extraordinaire, and avid craft-er!
Born and raised in central Maine and now living in beautiful Mount Holly New Jersey. I spend my days raising my two beautiful children and doing crafts when they nap.
I started this blog to promote my etsy store and share my life experiences. I am hoping to give reviews of free patterns on-line as well as sharing some of my own patterns.

Please became a fan on my facebook page and visit my etsy store at www.snoodlestudio.etsy.com !