Wednesday, August 18, 2010

String in My Work!

I do not know if you can see the red string in the picture. ( If you cannot see the string, try clicking on the picture.) I crocheted that into my doily. I do not know where I got the string. Maybe I got it from my clothes. I do not know. I often find hairs in my doilies, too. I wish I had notice that I crocheted the string into the doily before I finished the doily!

Here is another picture of the doily:

Do you ever found hairs and strings into your projects?


Sunday, July 11, 2010

Lengthening a Sewing Pattern

Lengthening a pattern is really easy. I lengthened the pattern on an apron I made with my grandma. ( I will post about the apron soon.) I wanted the apron longer than the pattern was. Grandma said I could lengthen it.

This is how you lengthen a pattern:

1. Decide where you want to make the pattern longer.
For example: on a shirt, decide if you want to lengthen
the sleeves or the body.

2. Cut the pattern the section you want to cut at the
straightest spot.

3. Pin part of the fabric where you want it to be.
Move the pattern pieces until you decide that it
is the length you want it to be. Pin the second pattern
piece onto the fabric.
4. This is optional. Pin a piece(s) of paper onto the empty
space where you will cut. The paper will serve as a guild line
when you cut out the project.

Have you ever lengthened a pattern?


Thursday, July 8, 2010

Sewing # 3

I have been doing a sewing series. This is the third post in the series. Here are the links to posts number one and two.

My sister and I made aprons with our grandma . An apron is really quick and easy to make. My sister and I did not make pockets for our aprons, but I am sure that it does not take too long to make and put pockets on aprons.
My sister and I took pictures of our sewing projects. My sister's apron has bears, birds, moose, and wolves on it. My apron has horses on it.

Here are the pictures of our aprons:
I am cutting out the pattern.

My sister is pinning the pattern to her fabric.

This is my fabric cut out.

My sister is sewing.

I am sewing.

This is my sister's finished apron.

This is my finished apron.

Have you ever made an apron?


Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Guest Post

I did a guest post on my mom's site last week. I am sorry that I did not post about it before now.
Mom and Joy in My Kitchen are doing a series on nut allergies. Joy in My Kitchen has had a nut allergy since she a child. She is an adult now. Mom is posting about my nut allergy which I have only had for a few months.

I hope you enjoy the post!


Saturday, June 19, 2010

The Rabbit Under the Back Deck!

There is a rabbit living under my family's back deck! It is really cute. The rabbit is probably about a year old. It is a cottontail rabbit. I can see why they named them "cottontail." Its tail is a white ball of fluff.

My sister and I took several pictures of it. I am surprised that it did not get scared!

Here are some of the pictures that I took.

The rabbit from a distance.

A close up of the rabbit.

Isn't it cute?


Saturday, June 5, 2010

Finding Inexpensive Thread and Yarn

I have several suggestions on finding cheap yarn or thread. I like to have a lot of yarn and thread on hand for my different projects, but I do not like spending a lot of money on it.

Yarn and thread can be very expensive. I have found several ways though, to help me save money on yarn and thread.

One way to fined cheap yarn or thread is to watch for sales in newspaper adds. I often find yarn and thread this way.

Another way to find yarn or thread is to go to garage sales. I have never found yarn or thread at a garage sale, but my friend has.

My crochet teacher often buys yarn in big bulks. It is cheaper that way. I do not make a lot of things with yarn, so I have never bought it in big bulks. However, I do not suggest buying thread by the bulk. It is cheaper, but it was difficult to use. When I used it, it got tangled.

I have also ordered crochet thread online. I have been able to find some good deals on hard to find thread this way.


Sunday, May 23, 2010

This Summer

I finished school this week. I am going to try to crochet, knit, and sew more. I hope that I will also be able to post more often.

Some of the projects I want to do are to crochet hats and doilies. I want to knit a blanket, scarf, and dish clothes. I also want to sew with my grandma.

What are you planning to crochet, knit, or sew this summer? Please, post a comment and, if you like my site, follow my site.

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