Sunday, October 23, 2011

Baby Blanket and Booties

I love working on baby items.  They are so soft and sweet and innocent and pure and....well you get the idea.  While I work on them it clears my head and gives a pleasant glow to the day....and most of all, makes me smile.  So every once in a while when I have some stressful times...I pull out the baby yarn and work on a baby afghan, sweater, hat, booties or something.  This time it was a baby blanket (crib sized afghan) and a coordinating pair of little booties.

The baby afghan is all white with a textured center and multi-color organdy ribbons (with gold edges) woven in and out and around the edge.  There are 4 bows (one on each corner) where the ribbons meet.




The booties are made with the same soft baby yarn and multi-color ribbon bows are attached to coordinate them with the baby blanket.



The afghan and coordinating booties are available now in my Babywear Boutique Etsy shop - http://babywearboutique.etsy.com/

I had some extra baby yarn still so I also went ahead and made a couple of additional baby booties as well.  They will be available in my etsy shop in the next day or two.




They were fun to make and I have some white flowers like the pink ones above that I can use to make pretty baby booties which would be perfect for an unknown gender shower gift or for use at a baptism.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Another Scarf

I still had some charcoal gray yarn left over so I decided to make another scarf only this time in a different stitch.  I selected the waffle stitch because it's textured, a nice design, makes for extra warmth, and is great for either men or woment in a scarf.  I kept stitching until I ran out of yarn so this scarf is extra long (76 inches long) and great for those who like to wrap their scarves around their necks a time or two and still have plenty left to hang down.  This came out great.  I'm definitely going to have to try this again with some other yarns.  Here are the pictures. 




This scarf is currently avialable in my Etsy shop with FREE SHIPPING ! - http://www.etsy.com/listing/84145315/extra-long-scarf-crocheted-for-winter-in

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Stitching Up A Storm

I can't seem to get in enough stitching right now.  Every free moment I'm stitching away at something.  I've got 2 scarves done and working on a 3rd, finished a baby blanket and have completed 3 pairs of booties.  Pictures will be coming soon but here's an advanced sneak peek at some of it.

Part of the Baby Blanket:


And here's one of the scarves:


Here's another one:


As soon as I can put down the hook to grab up the camera I will take some more pictures!

Friday, October 14, 2011

A New Pendant

I made this pendant based upon the Flower Medallion design at Be-Stitched. I decided to make the center part pink and lavender to make it seem more like a 5 petal flower, then edged it with black to give it more of a victorian or goth look. I like how it came out but I'm thinking it would look even better with a more vibrant color center. I'll have to try it again and see.


Motif # C2-17


By adding a jump ring and putting it on a chain I turned this pretty design into a pendant which is now available in my Peachtree Cottage Etsy Shop - http://www.etsy.com/listing/83879322/flower-medalion-pendant-tatted-lace-with

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

The Holidays are Coming!

This time of year we have holiday after holiday after holiday.  From Halloween to Thanksgiving and Christmas, plus all the other holidays as well, there is almost always something we can celebrate.  I decided one way to celebrate would be to make some holiday earrings.  I used the Joyful Bell pattern by Yarnplayer to make these pretty white Christmas Bell earrings:

Motif # C2-15:


Plus I also decided to make these pretty Candy Cane Earrings as well.  They are from a pattern by Mary Maynard:

Motif # C2-16


All in all I was very happy with how both sets of earrings came out.  I'm currently working on what I hope will be a pretty beaded Christmas Tree.  It's looking good so far :-)

My tatted items are currently for sale in my Peachtree Cottage Etsy Shop - http://peachtreecottage.etsy.com/

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Another New Bookmark

This is another bookmark I made recently. This one is shades of a pretty green with sunny yellow flowers in the middle. This was made by making the rings in yellow while adding a leafy green edging. I really like how it turned out and might do more in additional colors.


Motif # C2-14


This bookmark is available in my Peachtree Cottage Etsy Shop - http://PeachtreeCottage.etsy.com

Monday, October 3, 2011

Maple Leaves Everywhere!

I'm not usually a red/yellow type color person.  I much prefer softer blues and pinks and other pastels most of the time, but this year for some reason I fell in love with fall colors!  I loved how the colors of the thread worked out on the little maple leaf earrings I made...so much so I decided to make a bigger maple leaf!  Once I'd done that I decided to turn it into a bookmark.  I just might have to try this again soon with some more thread in different fall colors. Only problem is these put me in a 'lazy day' mood and that just doesn't work for trying to get things done!

Motif #C2-13


Available in my Etsy Shop - http://peachtreecottage.etsy.com/