Friday, July 22, 2011

TGIFOF!!!!! :o)

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yep you guessed it...  it's fof day, or as i like to call it show-and-tell day.  :)  i have several things for you today.  i FINALLY get to show you the pippa blanket & bunting (garland) set i made for her.  btw, she is being delivered today, lil miss pippa will be blessing this world with her presence!!!!  yay for new babies!!!  go team girl!  hahaha that makes me laugh every time, well we are team girl at our house.  :)  oh & i also get to show you the bunting i did for ms callie.  i couldn't show you earlier because it was similar, but definitely not the same thing, to what i was making for pippa & i didn't want to ruin the surprise for sarah, her mommy, because she actually reads my stuff.  :)

so without further ado.....


ms callie's bunting.  this was the only place i could think of to hang it.  the pics are from so long ago, 2 wedding & 2 additional jess was so young in the second pic from the left.  :)

miss pippa's bunting.  i really like how it looks on my fence.  her room is black/white polka dots with yellow accents

ms pippa's blanket.  finally!  no more teasers.  :)  her big brother stole it when sarah pulled it out of the bag so i'm going to have to make him a blanket for his bday coming up.  :)

close-up of the blanket, it's a moss stitch with 6 rows of yellow alternated with 4 rows of a different color & then i gave it a granny border, inspired by crafts from the cwtch's proper granny blanket, i love sarah's stuff.  this sarah & pippa's mommy are not the same people, they live on separate continents.  :)


also i got 3 potholders done for my potholder wall!  i'm so excited!  i got the one finished on my wipw that was the african flower one.  i was able to figure it out on my own but i CAN NOT find the a video for the flower potholder.  :(  i will get it figured out eventually so it's still a work-in-progress thing.  :)

this is the 3 finished so far.  i love them!  **this is not my kitchen** ;)

african flower mandala

this one was not as hard as i thought it was going to be but more work than i anticipated.  just one of the 4 versions from your nana's potholders

this reminds me of watermelon :)  this is the maggies kitchen pattern & i used edging 1
i can usually make 1 potholder an evening during the week but i'm hoping to get at least 3-5 more done by sunday.  do you have a favorite potholder pattern you would like to share?  i made a mushroom one last night i haven't finished yet so that will be one of next week's fof.  it's my own pattern so if i can remember what i did i will post the pattern, it took me FOREVER to get it right, i'm just not good with my own pattern making but i'm proud of this one!  :)  it's so cute can't wait to show it to you guys & it's nothing like the lion brand one, i like that one too.  :)

12 comments:

pinkundine said...

I love the yellow bunting, never seen round bunting before but it looks so cool! The blanket is just fab, love the colours :)

Minding My Own Stitches said...

You have been busy! What happy colours in your blanket!

stephanni :] said...

@pinkundine i forgot to mention that i got my inspiration from crochet with raymond on your lotus prayer flag, http://crochethealingandraymond.wordpress.com/2010/09/11/lotus-mandala-prayer-flag-joy/, i tried the point at the bottom when i finished the first one & it looked like a christmas ornament. idk why, alice's is beautiful, i'm thinking it was the yellow that did it. :)

Sarah (Crafts From The Cwtch) said...

wow - absolutely beautiful things. I love all of them!!! Happy weekend, lovely lady xx

Sandy said...

Am confused how your chains with the triangles and circles make a bunting? I mean how are you going to put them together etc to make your bunting?

Love the yellow blanket, the stipes with the yellow really look nice.

stephanni :] said...

@sandy i have most recently seen it, from lots of other articles & tutorials online, been called bunting, you may call it a banner, garland or pennants. :) you may be thinking of bunting as the sock/sack like thing you stick the whole baby in. this is not the same thing. now that i think of it, i see it alot on british/new zealand sites. like my favorite, crochet with raymond, http://crochethealingandraymond.wordpress.com/2010/08/06/bunting/
the ones pictured are to hang up on the wall... not to wrap a baby in.

Sam Findlay said...

I love the bunting and the blanket! Moss stitch is my favourite!

Kathleen said...

Wow, you've had a busy and completely awesome week-in-finishing!! I love both of those buntings, especially the circular one, which has such great colours. And speaking of great colours, that blanket! It's so bright and delicious looking.

Alittlebitsheepish said...

Love the bright colours in the blanket, I think bright colours are great for baby gifts

Paula said...

I love your bunting, very cute and certainly lightens up the room :o)

stephanni :] said...

thx everyone I love crocheting and glad you guys like my stuff. makes my heart happy :)

Tami Klockau said...

Love the buntings, especially the one on the fence! All of your projects are so happy!!