Thursday, January 19, 2017

Imagine That progressive challenge

Isn't she pretty?  I just love her! Her outfit is in one of my favorite color combinations so I used the pre-colored image.  I found a fun shape in my SIL library to cut out the image and create a frame.

 I just bought this washi tape recently and thought it was a good match.
I pulled out my treasured 3 Girl Jams ribbon to make a gorgeous bow.

Sweet Owlivia

Meet Owlivia, isn't' she precious?  I am SO proud of her!

She stands on her own which I think is extra special.
I really liked this pattern, you start at the soles of her shoes and work up to the top of her head in one piece, well, her legs are separate but you don't have to sew her legs on then her head to her torso like other stuffies I have made.
Her little wings are made separately and get stitched in place.
I bought my very first pair of false eye lashes for her! The lady ringing me up asked if I enjoyed wearing them and I said I don't know, I've never worn them, these are for a doll I'm making.  She just laughed, until I showed her the picture on the pattern and then she fell in love too!

So, what do you think?

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Tank you

Design Team

 I made a fun shaker card today using the adorable aquarium set.
I made the litttle fish look like he's jumping up to relay the message. 
I used tiny beads and some tiny star sequins for my shaker elements.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Another granny square blanket done!

So, did you see my post last week about the resolution I made to finish the projects I've started over the past year and not finished?

Well, here's another granny square blanket from the granny square a day in 2016 that I still have quite a few squares I need to make.

I love this color combination, it's so rich and beautiful.
Very classy I think.
This was like the yellow and green one, I had the appropriate number of squares made, I just had to finish sewing them together and add the border.

 Here's a couple of close up shots so you can see that each square is different.

This is my first time doing something different for the border, I did each color, starting with the burgundy.  When I got to the white I did a chain space between the double crochet and skipping a stitch.  Then I went back to the burgundy and did a single crochet in each double crochet and a treble crochet in the skipped stitch from the light grey.
I love the look, I think it matches the blanket really well.

I also made a pillow to match.  This square turned out so huge, I thought it would be neat to have a pillow.

Here's that list I was talking about, now I've got 2 projects crossed off, it feels really good!!

Sunday, January 15, 2017

12 moths of Christmas link up

12 Months of Christmas card link up
It's time again! Our first challenge for 2017, it's still so odd saying that and writing that.
This month our theme is out with the old, in with the new, and we are using amazing images from Ike's art, her designs are so fun.  I picked out these horses to use.
My daughter loves horses so this will also get used for her birthday card.

As always, you will be in the running for the set of papers designed for this month and just for participating you will get one of the papers.

On to my card, since it was out with the old, I picked 2 "old" papers I have from previous challenges created by our wonderful designer, I also used some "old" stickers I've had for ages.
The new, is the horses image and the little tree tape, I bought it just before Christmas so it's still new right?

I like the tiny bow sticker I added to the baby's ear.  She's decorated for Christmas too.

So, now it's your turn, click here to head over and see what the rest of the team has come up with. This link will take you to the link up post.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

What a bunch of characters blog hop

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Welcome to the 
What a Bunch of Characters Blog Hop
Thank you for joining us for a super magical blog hop themed all around Mickey Mouse and his friends at the Magic Kingdom! These talented crafters have created all sorts of projects to inspire you and share the fun of Disney's lovable Characters!

  If you just happened upon this spectacular hop, Connie Can Crop is the first stop in this hop. 
If you came here by way of Sandy's blog then you are on the right track.

This is a one day blog hop, but you have until Sunday to finish hopping and leaving your comments for all of these amazing crafters.

We have an awesome BRAND NEW sponsor for this month!
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One lucky winner will win their choice of a digital stamp from their shop!!
Be sure to visit them on etsy here.
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What do you need to do to win? Easy... become  a follower of each of the fabulous blogs in this hop and leave each of them a comment letting them know what you like best about their projects.

You will have until 10 pm Sunday to finish the hop and leave your comments.
Winners will be announced on Wednesday 1/18/17
at Connie Can Crop.
Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!

So, for my project, I decided to use our favorite bear!
I just got an Exlpore One for Christmas (thanks mom and dad!!!)
So I was scrolling through my images not remembering what I had, it's been years since I've had a working Cricut.  I found the title and knew I wanted to used Pooh and his honey pot with it.

The really comical part of this, my daughter was in the tub while I was working on this project, she had no clue what I was doing.  She pipes up with "Mom? I think I'm sweet but sassy"  True story!!
lol, I laughed and agreed.  Her eye balls about popped out of her head when I showed her my finished lay out. She said "I JUST said that!" Funny kid.
Anyway, I'm in love with my new machine! The cuts are perfect, I mean, look at those tiny pieces removed from the tree and the hive, and the tiny parts in his shirt! sigh, and it's so quiet!

 Up next is Veronica
Here's our line up in case you get lost:


Don't forget to check out this month's new challenge!!

Connie Can Crop Challenge #54
due 11:59 P.M. Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Pacific Time

Friday, January 13, 2017

I miss our chats

Eureka images

This week's challenge is Clean and Simple
I pulled out some of my Eureka images for today.
Clean and Simple is HARD for me! So I hope I did ok on this challenge.

I'm adding this to the Crafty Gals Corner challenge to use pattern paper.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Connie Can Crop

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Hello there! Today is my day to share a project with you using an adorable image from Kitty Bee Designs.
I used the adorable panda with his yummy cotton candy for my post today.

I added some crystal effects and crystal glitter to the cotton candy for some shine.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Granny square blanket

I'm not one to make New Year's Resolutions but this year I thought of one that I can follow...I hope
I am majorly A.D.D. when it comes to crafting and even more so when it comes to crocheting.

I was talking to my  mom and sister about how many projects I have in progress, so when I got home I decided to pull them all out and make a list of what I needed to finish.
Here is my list...
it's a little embarrassing to admit how scattered I can be.  This doesn't include the 80 or more squares I still have to catch up on from Yarn utopia's granny square a day challenge from last year.

Which brings me to my first project I crossed off my list! woohoo!!
I had most of the squares already stitched together so it was quick to finish.

Here are a few close ups so you can see how cool the squares are, each one is different.

This is the 3rd blanket I've finished using the squares I've made so far, I've still got a drawer full of random ones I made before I got smart and started using a color scheme.

After I posted the photo of my messy bun hat or pony tail hat, I was asked to make one for one of the kids in my daughter's home school group.
She's a pretty cool kid and totally rocks the messy bun,  The first time I saw her with her hair down I didn't recognize her! Seriously, this kid has amazing hair!
So, I pulled out  my super cool Panther Pink yarn that I bought with no clue as to why (God knew I'd need it)

 I hope she likes it and I can't wait to see it on her!

And no, this was not on  my list but since I finished one project on this list I allowed myself to start a new one that I knew I'd finish before putting it down.
So, see, I didn't break my resolution...yet

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Christmas crochet projects

We got to spend the holiday period in Kentucky at my sister's and with my parents.
Of course I had to take yarn with me, I feel lost if I miss a day with yarn in my hands.
I saw this scarf as I was scrolling one of my crochet groups and immediately had to go find Grinch green (because I had hunter green with me) and the right yellow for his eyes.  Nothing like buying 2 whole skeins for this small project.  lol
Anyway, I love him and enjoyed being able to wear him while we were up there.  It wasn't horribly cold but cold enough for a scarf!

I also needed some simple gifts for my grandmother and 2 Aunts who came over for dinner and a visit before Christmas.  I headed to the dollar tree store and picked up a box of shower curtain hooks.  I single crocheted around the ring then did a double crochet pattern as you see in the photo.
I then raided my sister's button stash (lucky she's a crafter too).  This is my own pattern, I made it up as I went along.  I also found some really pretty Christmas design towels that had glitter on them, perfect for a gift.

My sister saves her plastic shopping bags to hold her kitty litter waste, she mentioned she wanted me to make her a bag to hold them.  Well, I couldn't' just make her a simple one. Since the bag was holding kitty poop containers I had to make a kitty bag holder.
I found this pattern on Ravelry and it was free!
I am in the process of making myself one because we save our shopping bags for the same reason!
I'll post her when I'm done.

Monday, January 9, 2017

Sweet owl

Design Team
I've been watching the eagle cam a lot on Facebook, have you seen it?
It's an eagle couple down in Fort Myers who have a new hatchling. It's wonderful to see a live feed of their lives.  Very cool!
So, that is where I drew my inspiration from for this card.  I created a fun background using a wood plank paper and some green linen striped paper and created my tree using some glitter tape.
I popped the nest and owl up using foam tape.