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Sunburst Granny Blanket: Revised Pattern and Choosing Colors

January 25, 2012
In: Crochet

After last time, I started to realize that this project was going to cost me a lot of money and time. I thought how I could save some of both, so I decided to revise the pattern slightly.

Sunburst Granny Square

One square doesn’t really photograph well, but all in all, much better than the brown experiment, don’t you think?

Here’s my modified pattern:

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Sunburst Granny Blanket: Getting Started

January 21, 2012
In: Crochet

This may not look very exciting, but that’s because it’s just the first step in an enormous project to make a crochet granny square blanket. I used some left over (from various crochet teddy bears and dogs) brown yarn to make a test square. First, to get an idea of the size (this is a giant 15cm X 15cm square) and second, to estimate how much yarn I will need.

Brown Sunburst Granny Square Experiment

I was originally inspired by this hex-bag project from future girl. I even made my own version last year. But – it’s a cold winter, and unfortunately, I can’t cuddle inside the bag…

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Drawing Kits To-Go

January 17, 2012
In: Sewing

I made these drawing kits to-go for the kids yesterday. I’m not sharing the pattern, well, because I’m planning to sell them. And the pattern. Coming soon!

Each kit is a padded suit case with hook-and-loop (Velcro) closure. There is a pocket on each side of the inside cover for paper, stickers etc. In the middle there is a zippered pocket for colors, scissors and any other equipment your child might need.

These are for younger children, sized to fit A5 size paper (or A4 folded in half). For older kids there will be larger size, to fit A4/letter paper.

Boy & girl versions:

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Things I made (but don’t deserve their own post)

January 15, 2012
In: Crochet
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Monster Mushroom Crochet Doll Tutorial

January 2, 2012
In: Crochet

After I made my daughter a rubber crochet ducky, my son got jealous and requested a monster. We’ve been playing Super Mario on our Wii, so I was inspired by the mushrooms when I designed this monster.

Scary Mushroom Monster Crochet Doll

Well, as usual, I’m happy to share. So here goes:

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