Thursday, May 31, 2007

stack of crocheted Oreo cookies

stack of crocheted Oreo cookies
Originally uploaded by rsislandcrafts

These were fun to crochet..and very quick too! I made one for fun, one key chain, and one fridge magnet. MMMMM...they look scrumptious!

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

A new pet???

It has been very dry here this year. Without much rain, we have been getting a lot of birds in the pool looking for water and somewhere to cool off. Today for lunch we had a new visitor. Hubby saw him slithering around the back door. When he went out a few minutes later to see if he was still there, he found him taking a little swim.

Friday, May 18, 2007

Teacher tote bags

I was wondering what to make Robbie's teacher's for an end of the year thank you gift. I figured most teacher's could always use more tote bags for all the books and things they need to carry around. When I told Robbie what I made, he said it would be perfect, 'cuz his teacher always needs more bags to carry all her books. Excellent!!

Monday, May 14, 2007

stuffed airplane and bus

My 8 year old son has a terrific bus driver! I always like to make her something for all the holidays throughout the year. I made this school bus from an Annie's Attic pattern of the day. I think it is the perfect end of the school year gift for a wonderful lady.

The plane is also from Annie's Attic. I just made it for fun, but I think I need to make a few more for the grandkids for Xmas.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

JonJons and A-line dress and bibs OH MY!!!!

My sewing machine has been humming this week! I made two A-line dresses. One for little Maria (boss ladies Granddaughter) and for Rose (bro-in-laws GD). They were very easy and came out better than I would have thought. I also made another JonJon for Jakie and also one for our Great-nephew Adrian. they all were from the Martha Pullen's Applique book. What a great book! Then I made more bibs and also some headbands. I need to get the wider elastic before I make anymore headbands. I also made a couple more diaper/ wipe travel pouches. these should come in very handy for the new Mom's. Jakie's stuff went out in the mail already....everyone else will have to wait another week. I still have a few more things to make before I can send out the packages.

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

padlock key chains

I found a pattern for a padlock and chain in an Annie's Attic booklet. I knew that I just had to make some. I made one in the size specified. Then I made them a lot smaller so they could be key chains. Then I decided I needed some ball and chain key chains also. These would make great little tuck in gifts or party favors for bachelorette parties.

Saturday, May 5, 2007

A Grumpy Bear for my Grumpy daughter....

Jess just LOVES Grumpy Bear! She has been waiting very impatiently for me to make her a Grumpy of her very own. I told her she needed to wait for Xmas. So, now I can send it for Mother's Day and she will be surprised! He was a lot easier to make then I would have thought. Even the thread parts went very fast.