Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Heirloom

A Beautiful Heirloom From Past Generations:


 This is a bedspread that my Great Great Grandmother Rosa crocheted. I am so grateful to have this beautiful heirloom in my possession. It was passed down to my Great Grandmother, then my Grandmother and finally to me. I am so grateful to my Mother and Uncle for allowing me to keep it!
This is a picture of my Great Great Grandparents: John and Rosa Falcon. The original pictures sit in a collage frame with many other treasured pictures from my past.

LOVELY:


Well, I made another pillow cover! I am really pleased with how it turned out. Now, I need to get busy with making my quilts and curtains for our bedrooms.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

A Very Old and Beautiful Pattern:

Three years ago, I crocheted this pattern and gave it as a wedding gift to one of my daughters. I will do my best to ask her to send me a picture of it, so I can post it. My mom gave this pattern to me and I love it.

Monday, October 15, 2012

My First Pillow Cover:


I never thought that I could do it, but I did. I made my first pillow cover and I must say: It's a lulu! I do plan on making lots more.

Little Boy Blue:

Little Boy Blue

Little boy blue,
Come blow your horn,
The sheep's in the meadow,
The cow's in the corn.
But where is the boy
Whe looks after the sheep?
He's under a haystack,
Fast asleep.

My New Kitchen Curtains:




Here are pictures of the new curtains which I made for my kitchen area. Hope that you like them.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Decoupage:

Makeover for Old Bookcases:






Well, I decided to liven up the bookcases which sit in my living room. Actually, I have two more bookcases to redo. I took all my precious books off of the shelves and carefully removed the backs. I bought some material at Hobby Lobby and made my own decoupage glue. I made the glue by mixing three parts Elmer's glue and one part water. Then, off to work I went and decoupaged the material to the backs of my bookcases. And this is what I ended up with. Needless, to say, I like what I see. Now, it is time to put the books back on to the shelves.. TA DA!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Fall

My Little Girl:


 I took a break today from all my fall cleaning and saw this cute little one at my local craft store. Well, I  decided that she needed a home; so I bought her.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Granny:


  GRANNY LOVES PINK!



If this doesn't say pink, I don't know what does!


Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Big Granny


Summer Pineapples








In the midst of all my fall cleaning; I still manage time for crocheting. Yes, my newest Big Granny! It will be a Christmas gift for one of my granddaughters.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Photo Box

Old memories stored in a new box. 


This is my latest project and I had lots of fun putting it together. I started with this picture box, paint, scrap book paper, glue, and acrylic spray.



This is what I ended up with.

 This is a picture of the box without pictures in it.
This is a picture of the top of my box.


 This is a picture of the inside of my box.
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And these are my old memories stored in a new box: pictures of my children when they were still children. Now, they are grown adults whom I am proud of. 





Hope you like my latest project! TA-DA

Friday, August 24, 2012

A Small Beginning

Something New




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 I wonder what this could be?
 I know that it doesn't look like much right now, but it is a small beginning to something new.Yes, it is the beginning of my newest afghan which I am making for my back porch swing. Please accept my apologies, I took this picture on my basement floor. It was late at night and my basement has the best lighting for taking pictures. I was just so anxious to post it.
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but it is a small beginning to something new. You got  it, my newest afghan which I am making for my back porch swing.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Just for fun


Eventually, I will add more to this post.

Spring Ripples







I also used two strands of yarn on these two afghans. Working with two strands gives me more color and design options as opposed to using one strand.

Fall Ripples

 
This is one of my favorite ripples which I crocheted using two strands of yarn throughout the entire afghan. I kept this one for myself.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

An Old Fashioned Granny

I crocheted this granny square afghan with some of my left over thread. I wasn't sure at first, about setting the squares in dark brown. But, once I put it all together, it turned out to be a favorite of mine.

More Ripples




Monday, August 20, 2012

Big Granny Squares

Big Granny:

Big Granny Square
In fact, the name of this pattern is called: Big Granny. I got this pattern from http://www.coatsandclark.com/coats/Templates/Products - Craft Of course, I used my own color scheme and had lots of fun.The pattern was very easy to follow and it made a nice gift. I do plan, in the future, to make one for myself. If you decide to try this pattern, I hope that you have as much fun as I did.


Old Fashion-Big Grannies:

 
I also crocheted these two granny square afghans, This is such a simple and fun loving pattern.  It can be found at this address: http://www.leisurearts.com/products/vannas-choice-color-it-beautiful-afghans.html. I also used this pattern to crochet my border.


Tinker Bell


 Simply put: I crocheted this afghan with Tinker Bell in mind. 
It is comprised of granny squares sewn together.

 Summer Breeze



This afghan reminds me of a cool, crisp summer day 
with  a soft breeze gently blowing. 
I crocheted this afghan using two strands of yarn.
It was given to one of my daughters as a gift.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Very Berry Delight


This is one of my favorite afghans
 which I crocheted using two strands of yarn.