Baby Ruffle Strap Dress

Baby Ruffle Strap Dress

Baby Ruffle Strap Dress

So I finally finished this dress for my little girl. I bought the pattern almost a year ago and well I kept putting it off, until I realized that if I didn’t get started soon she would be too big to fit into it! This was the size Large on the NewLook pattern A6112 and I think it equates to about a size 24month. I really like the fun spring patterned fabrics I found for it and I’ll probably be making a matching hair flower to go with it. But most of all I am so happy to be finished. Let’s just say the seam ripper is my best friend!

 

Ruffle Scarf Tutorial

Finished Ruffle Scarf

Finished Ruffle Scarf

All you need to make this ruffle scarf is some fabric, thread and elastic thread.

All you need to make this ruffle scarf is some fabric, thread and elastic thread.

Just thread the elastic thread loosely onto the bobbin and cut out your fabric.

Just thread the elastic thread loosely onto the bobbin and put into your sewing machine. Thread the needle with regular thread. Then cut out your fabric.

Sew two straight lines down the middle about 4in from each side. And that's it!

Sew two straight lines down the middle about 4in from each side. And that’s it!

I bought this fun peachy/pink fabric several months ago with the intent to make a scarf and finally got around to it this last month. I love this fabric! And the scarf is SO easy to make. All I did was cut out a piece of the fabric about 84in x 12in. Then I sewed two straight lines, one about 4 inches from each side. And that is it! This is a knit type of fabric so the sides won’t unravel, which is why I didn’t bother to sew the sides (or possibly a little bit out of laziness! haha) But I love it. And the possibilities are really endless with type of design. You could use all sorts of fabric or refashion some old shirts.

Newborn Baby Boy Crochet Hat & Booties Set

Newborn Baby Boy Crochet Hat

2016 Updated Hat

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Update 2016 Apr:

Note: This is for the newborn size hat, and I used the recommended size H crochet hook.

Follow the instructions from this pattern through round 11, which will leave you with 40 sts on the last round.

Rounds 12-13) sc camel st*, join with ss to 1st sc.

*Not familiar with the camel st? Please see this video or give it a google search.*

Fasten off after Round 13.

Brim (switch to size G or a smaller hook size than what you used for the hat):

Join yarn to 12th sc from prev round. NOTE: join yarn in the hump behind the 12th sc as in the camel st.

Row 1) This is crocheted as the camel st (crocheting in the hump on the back side of each st from the previous round). ch 1, sc in same st, sc, *hdc, 2hdc* repeated 3 times, 2 hdc, *2hdc, hdc* repeated 3 times, sc 2, turn, 24 sts total.

Row 2) ch 1, sc2tog, sc until last 2 sts, sc2tog, turn, 22 sts total.

Row 3) ch 1, sc2tog, sc until last 2 sts, sc2tog, 20 sts total. Fasten off.

Switch to accent color (if desired).

Join yarn with H hook to 1st sc (back hump as in camel st) from Rnd 13.

Round 14) ch 1, sc camel st in same st as join, sc camel st all the way around, join with ss to 1st sc. Fasten off.

Optional: Sew buttons to brim.

Original Post:

I love making crocheted gifts for others.  I made this hat and bootie set in newborn size for a friend of mine due next month.  The bootie pattern is from the designer Elizabeth Alan here at http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/baby-boy-shoes-little-mister-loafers ($5.95).

The beanie pattern is from this website: http://allicrafts.blogspot.com/2012/11/free-pattern-vertical-stripes-beanie.html .  This pattern is available for free, however I added a brim to the hat based on this pattern: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/baby-newsboy-beanie-little-sport-newsboy-hat .

These were crocheted in Martha Stewart’s wool blend yarn.  I purchased the buttons from Jo-Ann’s.

Hopefully the size works out and that these items get some use!

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Felt Treasure Box

Treasure Box Template

Treasure Box Template, the size of the box is 2in x 2in x 4in, with the top 3in long.

Cut the felt following the template then hot glue the edges together.

Cut the felt following the template then hot glue the edges together.

Cut ribbon to go on the outside.

Cut ribbon to go on the outside.

Stitch along the outside of the buckle strap using Mouline thread (while stitching straight onto the treasure box on the top) and hot glue the strap along the front for the buckle to slide into.

Stitch along the outside of the buckle strap using Mouline thread (while stitching straight onto the treasure box on the top) and hot glue the strap along the front for the buckle to slide into.

Fill your felt treasure box with some goodies!

Fill your felt treasure box with some goodies!

Perfect little gift for Valentine's Day!

Perfect little gift for Valentine’s Day!

I wanted to make some treasure boxes for my boys for Valentine’s Day and decided to make some using felt. I found some stiff dark brown felt at Joann’s (just polyester felt) that would work perfectly to hold the shape of the treasure box. I think what I’ll do is hide them and make my boys go on a treasure hunt to find them!

Felt Pouch with Flower

Felt Pouch

Felt Pouch Front with Flower

Felt Pouch Back

Felt Pouch Back with Ribbon Tie

I have developed a new found love for felt!  There are so many fun things to do with it.  For this little project I used a roughly 4in x 10in rectangle and folded it up to make a pouch with a flap. Then I used white Mouline floss/thread to blanket stitch around the edges. Then I made the fun little flower. I hot glued the ribbon onto the front and left enough to tie into a bow on the back. Then I glued the flower on top of the ribbon. It’s the perfect little pouch for a small gift (this one contained a few Ghirardelli chocolates!) But it’d be perfect for just about anything.

*Tip: your projects will look and feel better with better quality felt (like wool or wool/rayon mixed felt).

I’ve decided to start blogging!

I have decided to join the ranks of craft bloggers! I recently gave in and created a Pinterest account and have LOVED all the fun ideas and inspiration I have found there. I realized that I want to contribute. I love to create things and I am so excited to share some of my passion and creating adventures with you!