Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Puppy Embroidery Pillow

The stitching bug bit me the other day when I came across the cutest little vintage embroidery pattern. Not knowing what I would do with it I started stitching. It took me a couple hours and a few mistakes, but I finished it, then decided it needed something extra so I added a cute border.

I went back and forth between deciding whether it should be a pillow or a wall hanging. I finally decided on pillow after seeing it with pam kitty fabric. They were meant to be!

My mom over at Happy Little Cottage worked her sewing magic and made it into the cutest patchwork pillow.

I love it! It's happily sitting on my bed, the little dog reminds me of Sophie :)

Friday, April 19, 2013

Finished! Greengate Blanket

I'm on a roll with finishing projects lately! We won't talk about the one's I have started though :)

This one has to be my proudest finished projects. I can't believe I actually finished it. Way back in August when I started it, I said to myself why am I making this I'm never gonna finish it. But here you go in less than a year it is finally done and it's a whopper! It measures about 68 inches wide by 96 inches. Definitely the biggest thing I've ever crocheted and probably ever will. I am so in love with it and it fits so perfectly on my bed.

The pattern can be found here. It is in Swedish but with google translate and a little crochet knowledge its easy to figure out. Or to make it simple, it's just a series of straight double crochet rows and granny stripes, if you wanna make your own just mix them up.

Since we sadly can't get GreenGate products here in the US I dub this blanket my first ever GreenGate!

Hope you all have a fab weekend!

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Happy Matryoshka!

 Yesterday I had so much fun playing with Annaboo's House new pattern! A cute little matryoshka! I love Russian nesting dolls (it's probably all the Russian blood in me) they are just so happy and cute!

The pattern is super simple and clearly written out. The only changes I made was I stitched the hair and face onto the crochet piece for extra stability, tied a piece of ribbon around her neck for the bow, and added blush with a pink crayon. If anyone is curious the fabric is from Bonnie and Camille's Ruby ling. I'm already working on a few more, these will be so adorable on a Christmas tree!

She's currently happily living on the kitchen cabinet door!

Hope you all are having a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Finished Spring Blanket!

It's all finished!

I had lots of fun working with these colors, can't believe I actually used brown!

If you are looking for the pattern Sharron at Annie's Place was awesome and wrote up the pattern here!

Of course Sophie loves it. Back fresh from the groomers with a new toy and a funny feather in her hair.