Saturday, November 21, 2009

Diagonal Throw Pillow

Needing to jazz up some old throw pillows, instead of working on my Christmas presents, I crocheted this pillow case.

It used a whole skein of Lion Brand Homespun and maybe a little more. Used a K hook. The pattern was fairly simple and went something like:

Chain 3. 2 hdc in 2nd chain from hook, hdc in last.

Turn and ch 2. 2 hdc, hdc, 2 hdc in last.

Turn and repeat increase on either end until you've reached the the desired maximum diagonal for your pillow. Then decrease hdc on either side until you reach the other corner.

For the back, I did simple rows of hdc to close up the pillow. It also created the nice visual of diagonal stripes on one side and horizontal stripes on the other.

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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Halloween Afghan

I made this using a pattern from the Sept/Oct 2009 Crochet Today. Since it's a gift, I made it a little larger using 4 skeins of black super saver instead of 3. I also switched up the colors to make it a little more adult.


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Sunday, August 9, 2009

Puppies and Pandas

Two recent cards that I whipped up to put in care packages.



Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Welcome to my new blog

Hopefully things will go here soon. For the time being, I've imported my posts from my old Geocities crafts blog. 07.08.2009

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Father's Day Card

Card made for my husband's father. I couldn't make a golf or tool card since I've made those for the past few holidays, so this caught my eye. The accompanying gifts were bottle stoppers with globes at the ends, so I thought boat=world travel? Hey, I try. Wonder if I can send this one to my SIL for her birthday?

Monday, May 25, 2009

Making a book for my husband

It's been awhile since I did some serious scrapbooking. If I do say so myself, my skills have improved since I did our wedding album 2 yrs ago. Loads of pictures to catch up on.



Saturday, May 23, 2009

Sunday, May 17, 2009


Still working on the colors. I like the background papers, but not sure about my coloring.


Saturday, May 16, 2009

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Spring Flowers

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I may still add titles, but this is good for now. I've been way behind on my card-making, so it's nice to have something done.

Sunday, March 15, 2009


Holiday Cards

I've been long overdue in posting cards, but better late than never:

Baby Card