Tuesday, April 27, 2010

On A WIP Roll

This weekend has been hecked so I wasn't able to get a lot done as I thought I would. I did get some crocheting done. I can't tell you how much I have missed making things. I like the finish projects and like how calm and relaxing crocheting does.

I was able to finish that girlie baby blanket that has the crochet edging going around it. It came out so pretty love the outcome to it.
I brought 2 yards of the fabric 1 yard on each side with the crochet edging sandwich right between the fabric.
I picked a thinner fabric so it's more of a receiving blanket then a blanket since it will be getting warmer outside dont want anything to thick when summer comes.

On 2 sizes of the blanket I have pink, green then on the other 2 sides I have green, pink. The stitches is small shell stitches that worked up quickly.
I measured the sides by chaining and using the chain row to measure how many stitches I needed.
Used I - hook
Yarn Caron Simply Soft limelight and soft pink. If you look at the picture you will see I am almost done I had to pin it down so I can sew it. I will have to hand sew this so that the yarn wont get stuck in my sewing machine foot so wish me luck with hand sewing lol don't really like hand sewing I guess I will listen to my mp3 player while I sew this.

Now after finishing this blanket for a girl I thought I would do one for a boy as well. So when I came across the blue, white and green frog fabric I was like oh wow. Ok now I can do a boy blanket. Been going though my stitch edge book to see what would like nice for a boy blanket. Haven't decided yet what stitch to do. My fiance told me to do something that is like square like don't do fan or shell stitches for a boy blanket so I am still looking so I won't do anything to girlie for this blanket.

Also I want to do some sewing. Still haven't started on my girls gowns but, will soon. Also while I am doing that I have some ideas on myself a shirt and a dress. Found these 2 pretty fabrics that I love.

The patterns I got for these 2 fabrics both by McCall. M6037 and M5893. I don't know which one I am going to use for which fabric I just liked these plus I want to see if i can handle doing these patterns. Haven't sewn in a very long time so wish me all luck.

Ok thats my update right there so off I go. Since I only go to school twice a week for this term I am going to enjoy sewing, crocheting and trying to catch up on my reading.

Everyone have a great Tuesday and a great week. :) Take care everyone and happy crafting :)

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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Work In Progress

After all these months I finally get to say I have some WIP projects. Well working on some long term and short term projects. I went looking on Ravelry looking at a few of my low term projects that I want to finish up. Like this
Tropico Afghan that I started back in August that I wanted to finish for Christmas for my mom but, now I will have to try to finish it before her bday June. She don't know I am making it for her all this time I have kept it a secret so she will be really suprise when I give it to her. I've made plenty of squares but, here is what I am working on from a cross stitch book.

This was the work in progress the last time I took pictures so hoping to come along soon. I just haven't been putting together the squares just crocheting them up first.

Now here is another long term project I've been on and off working on since February 2009 OMG that's been awhille lol. Here is when I had about 50% done but, now I would say I have 75% done.
When I am finally done I will be so happy lol. The biggest project I've ever done will be this one. I think I would have been down a long time ago if I didn't had to take months and months of brakes but, I had to when I had so much going on.

Here is some short term WIP projects.

I wanted to do my little niece a tank top and when I seen this Patron yarn I totally love the color so cute.

Here is my niece and myself with her cute self. And the tank top that I haven't yet had her put on so my next post I will have it on her. So you all can see how it really looks.

I am also working on doing a throw blanket for my couch. I now have read couches and thought that making a pretty crochet throw blanket for it would be nice. Plus working on a long term project with the same color red and white yarn I want to do a latch hook rug wall hanging. So far I started off on it and I see how much I missed crafting so much.

For the latch hook I want all white circles with red background. So far but, aint not telling how long this project will be.

I also have a idea with this pink, white and green fabric that has some cute little frogs on it. I also got some pink and green Caron Simply Soft yarn I want to crochet some edging and sew it to the fabric to make a cute receiving blanket. I have a couple of friends and family memebers that is pregnant and want to see how this turn out and if it turns out ok I will give it to one of them for there baby. Just trying to use that crafty side of me that I haven't been using lately. LOL

I have a sewing project in mind also that is to make my girls some night gowns for the summer they have all these pj's that is pants and long sleeve shirts I wanted to make some summer wear for bed.

Since my house as been rearranged a lot my living room area is now a living room lol so no sewing machine in here anymore so now I have to find a corner to put my sewing area at so I can get back to sewing yet again. I totally miss sewing and crocheting.

Oh also as you can see I thought I will start my blog off on a new leaf with a new style and change it up a bit with the background. Cute aint it lol? :)

Ok off I go hoping to catch up with everyone else on there blogs. Glad to be back yet again. :) everyone take care. Have a great day and week. Happy 420 everyone.

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Tuesday, April 13, 2010


WOW it's been awhile since I logged on.
I've been so busy everyone.
Nesa was in the hospital for the whole month of January due to rejection but, she is doing better now.
To make a long story short she is back in school. She is more happy YAY. We home more now then before.

I've been working and school been taking up a lot of my time. Don't get in much crocheting.

But, I have been teaching 3rd graders up to the 5th graders how to crochet at my kids after school program.

One day back in January I got a call from the person that runs the afterschool program asking me questions about crocheting and all. He found out about me though Nesa and Nellie's teachers because in the pass I've been them things and they remember me. So I got a job from word by mouth. YAY lol. The girls are getting the hang of it. Well some of the girls.

Oh before I started teaching the girls at the school. I went ahead and taught Nesa first. So now my baby is 7 years old and not how to chain and do single stitches YAY. So she helps me at the school to help the other girls. They see how Nesa do it so they go and ask Nesa and she is willing to help and show them.

But, other then that we is maintaining. Here go a few pictures of us just hanging in there.

Nesa have to get blood drawn at least 2 to 3 times a week. She show us how much of a pro she is lol. :)

Awww my babies :)

Oh also you can find me on Facebook "Lesa Jones"

Ok off I go. :) I have been looking at everyone blogs making me want to sew and crochet again. The little crochet I do at work isn't enough. I mainy helping the kids haven't been able to make me anything in awhile and missing it. :)

Everyone take care have a great week.

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