Sharing Craftiness

Since we can't get together as often as we would like, this blog is to help us share some of the things that we create.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Braided Ball and PJ Shorts

These are PJ shorts that the kids sewed mostly by themselves. I did the casing for the elastic and the hem at the bottom. And yes, you guessed it, the fabric is from Goodwill and these shorts cost less than a dollar. PJ shorts make more sense in AZ. On Sunday Sept. 19th it was 108 degrees for the high. What the hell?

I knitted this ball. It was a no-brainer which is nice because I could pick it up any time during the day and work on it. I am making a few presents for Christmas this year to save money and use up yarn and to keep myself from dying of boredom. This is for Elliott. I am going to put a bell on the inside so it jingles. A lot of the things I am making now I can't show because they are Christmas presents and the kids look at this blog. I also crocheted something for mom for her b-day and I can't show that.

Thursday, September 9, 2010


So here is my first post. Since I'm not good for anything but knitting, it takes me a while longer to post than yous guys. Anyways, I finally finished these like 5 minutes ago. I really liked this pattern, so I decided to do it, even though Twilight is lame. These are the mittens that Bella wears in the movie. Cute, huh? I love how far up the arm they come cause I always get cold right there.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

A few things

Ok, so I did a few small things. Sometimes it's nice to have something that will be done quickly. Instant gratification.

These are Andy's birthday pajama pants. I had a really hard time finding fun fabric that wouldn't look, shall we say--flamboyantly feminine--and really even what I picked crosses some sort of line. But they work for pajama pants. Pajama pants are really easy to make and anyone wanting to learn to sew or to branch out just a little in their crafting world should try pajama pants. Just make sure you buy the patterns when they're 99 cents, because really why wouldn't you?

Next is my fabric bracelet which I love. It was really easy to make, really quick and it's really cute. After making the first one and putting on the snaps I realized that you could snap it on both sides so all of my subsequent bracelets will be two-sided so you can flip them and have two bracelets in one. The only problem I forsee with this bracelet is, that they're so easy and fun and fast that I will want to keep making them. I won't wear them and Maddy can only wear so many. So I hope some of my nieces won't mind one for christmas. Although Abe has expressed an interest in a Spider-man one.

This is my knitted bracelet which I hate. Admittedly, it is supposed to be lined and it's not, but I am not sure I want to put forth the effort. I don't like the design, it looks messy and it's just not as cute as the fabric one. I have found some other knitted/crocheted patterns I want to try before I give it up altogether but this pattern won't be repeated. Maddy really likes it though.

And my candy corn. I really like Halloween. Really. I think I mixed up the colors on this candy corn though. I think it's supposed to be the yellow at the bottom but it's still really cute. I am having a hard time this year because Halloween is on a Sunday and unfortunately outside of Utah that doesn't mean that it is automatically moved to a Saturday. Plus, Maddy is not allowed to wear a costume to school because 6th graders are too old. What a bunch of BS! So anyway our plan is to have a fun Halloween party/treasure hunt here at home, so I am trying to come up with ideas for it. I thought it would be easy to turn this into a pouch of some sort to hold candy but for now it's just a decoration.

Maddy made two Origami things she would like to share. The first one is a bunny. It looks like it belongs in one of the japanese anime movies as one of their animal charaters. And the other thing I won't name right because it's a long name (and she's not here right now) but we'll call it bowl/file/candy dish thingy.