Sunday, February 25, 2007

A good Sunday to you all

St.Patty's is soon approaching and so I made a couple of new things to celebrate the day!!
I've had my eye on the hat pattern for a while.

Pinky got a new outfit as a leprechaun, beard and all...LOL....Easter is next!!

No I'm not Irish but think the shamrocks and leprechauns are just too cute not to decorate for the day...I'll be getting a new shamrock plant too, I get one almost every year and am lucky if they are still alive come the following year. I need a green thumb to go with the season but mine seems to be black as far as keeping some plants alive...I really want a purple shamrock (oxalis) this year but they are really hard to find. This is what they look like...I love it.
Hopefully by the next installment I'll have a picture of a purple oxalis that I bought, until then Bye!!

Sunday, February 11, 2007

I have more FO's to share

These are the newest additions to my crochet FO's and the stamps are just because I'm thrilled with them!!

I added the ribbon to the heart purse and am using it as a decoration...I like it much better that way.

I finished the Retro Mosaic Tote Bag yesterday that was part of a Crochet's huge. I didn't realize it until I was putting it together just how big it really was.

I had ordered some Beatles Stamps from the Royal Mail in the UK....they arrived friday and I'm really pleased with the assortment I got. Hopefully they will increase in price, they may be needed to fund my retirement!

The flamingo is my idea of dressing up a plastic goose....since I can't find a plastic goose anywhere here in Ottawa I decided to dress up my flamingo that I call Pinky
She's out in the garden all summer and now I will be dressing her up for all occasions...lucky her!!LOL
The 2 here are the January/Winter one and the February/Valentine one.
I got the idea from the Annies Attic book of Goose & Gander Fashions. Since there are no Flamingo fashions I make them us as I go by looking at the goose patterns.
March should be fun I'm thinking of a leprechaun.

Until the next installment Ciao!!

Friday, February 02, 2007

Happy Groundhog Day!!!

Don't you just love this groundhog...LOL
I think he's great.

Here's a couple more items I've made in the last little while....the doily is not from a free pattern so I don't have a link for you. It's from a House of White Britches leaflet. I pressed it lightly so that I could take a picture of it, but I have to press and starch it much better before I actually put it out on display.

The little purse is from and I made it as a purse/tote challenge on one of my crochet groups. The object of the challenge is that a purse or tote is picked as the challenge. The first person to make the purse and post a picture of the finished item gets to pick the next challenge for the group. When this purse was posted I got right to it and finished it in 2 evenings.