My mother taught me to Crochet this past summer and this is my very first project. I made this blanket in just a few months as a gift for Jake's 5 month old niece. I would call it more of a crib blanket than a baby blanket because it is almost large enough to fit a normal sized adult. I am currently working on another one just like this with soy wool yarn in brown and blue colors.
Friday, December 26, 2008
I made a few aprons as gifts for christmas. This is my sister modeling one of them. I got the idea from the store Sweet and Sassy. It is a cupcake store that I go to when I visit my sister in Newark DE. They sell some really great cupcakes as well as cute apparel, things for the kitchen and even for events such as weddings. They can be made with or without pockets and I thought the contrasting fabric would add a great touch.
Monday, December 8, 2008
Tis the Season
Every year I make ornaments out of polymer clay. Usually I just give them to friends and family. My grandparents have been collecting them since I was a kid. I have made pumpkins, flowers, snow men all dressed up, etc... This past year I was working on a summer scape but due to my recent addition of two kitties most of it didn't survive.
That's where my little rubber duckie came from.
look great on any tree and remind you of summer every time you look at him.
This little cutie could be known as Rudolph or one year I made him for someone who collects
Moose. Maybe next year he will be joined by some friends and tug Santa in his sleigh. Unfortunatly unlike rubber duckie and Santa he won't be for sale this year. I gave him to my brother who lives in a rustic looking cabin. I thought this would look great on his tree this year.
many like this. Old fashioned Santa is wearing a red hood with
gold rope around the edge. Unlike the usual red hat I think he is
much more attractive with the red hood.
I've included a side view so you can se the back of his hood.
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Hi! I'm Jenny and I'm new to blogging. I'll be showing you my recent projects. There aren't many yet due to my wedding coming up in May and my busy work schedule, but i will be working harder on my projects and ideas after the hollidays. I hope you enjoy my blogs to come and feel free to visit me on Etsy.com (birtyboutique0i0).
My Christmas tree skirt
is one of my favorite things. I Love frills and bows and I take after my mother with the love for all things victorian with a modern twist.
This tree skirt is made with a really cute fabric I got a the Pennington Quilt works
(my new favorite store). The detail is small ball ornaments in blue with a ruffle around the edge in gold with off white and blue stripes. The Scalloped edge gives it great detail, and it ties in the back with a bow.
Another of my handmade items is this small handbag. I have always admired the chinese silk fabric. This bag is great for small purse lovers. It is made with hunter green chinese silk and the inside is lined with champagne colored chinese silk with two large pockets inside.
Thanks for visiting. I would love to hear from you.