Thursday, June 30, 2011

Cute Little Elmer

My four year old daughter was invited to her first friend birthday party! I made this cutie for her friend as birthday gift. The original pattern was orange and blue - but I girled it up a little.

The pattern can be found on - search for Elmer

Bandage Girl

Before going to my sister's house I made this cutie for my niece (always come bearing gifts) - she loved it! The pattern included arms - but I didn't have the energy to do them and I thought it was pretty darn cute without them.

You can find the full pattern on:

Droid, Jr.

I made this for a friend who is currently in the military - on request after posting the first one. This droid actually turned out to be about and inch smaller than the first one and therefore is dubbed, Droid, Jr.


This weekend my sister cashed in my promise to help her with vinyl at her house. I think it turned out great!

This is a magnet board for her family room.

Above her back door...

Friday, June 24, 2011

Rag Rug #2

Attempt two at a rag rug - this one if for my bathroom. I ripped the strips into 1 1/2 inch strips and used the "P" hook again - I also made myself focus on making the knots more loosely. (I'm a very tight crocheter) And this rug turned out flat and perfect!

I started with a chain of 28 and then just increased three stitches on each end to make the oval shape. I staggered where the increases were on each end because I read it help to make the curve more even. This rug is about 3 feet long and took just more than 1/2 of the red and 1/2 of the cream sheet. I had some other cream sheets that I used, but not even 1/5 of one of the sheets. Total I would say it was just over one full king sized sheet.

My next project to figure out is a rug for around the toilet - I want to have a matching set! So the rag run project is to be continued!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Rag Rug #1

We recently 'upgraded' from a king size bed to a brand new queen size bed! So I have a bunch of king sheets that I won't be using any more. I decided this was the perfect time to learn how to make a rag rug.

First - my sheet stash...

Started by ripping a few into strips.
I did this at the direction of my mom and sister - (I was going to cut strips) the first rip will come out crooked, but the following strips are straight and perfect! This was much faster than sitting and cutting the strips however, mine were too thick and a little harder to work with. Next time they will end up 1/2 the size at least.

My finished strips...

I did not follow a pattern for this rug, I just increased and decreased with a "P" hook as I thought was needed. Because the strips were thicker and I didn't follow a pattern the rug is very heavy and a little lopsided. But I like it!

Halfway there...

The finished rug!!
This rug is for my sister and I'm going to work on my for myself as well.