Friday, September 28, 2012

What I received in the Zoo Swap

All the goodies

A shark wallet for my son, and a manatee purse for my daughter.

A manatee puzzle

A tiger puzzle

Goodies for my daughter. My son ran off with his before I could get a group shot.

I asked for ornaments for the kids.Manatee for Savannah, Turtle for Jarron. Cute hoop for me!

Backs of ornaments and hoops again.

Thanks so much crazyda79!!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Zoo Swap--What I sent!

My partner, crazyda79, finally received her package for the Zoo Swap. I was crafting for both her, and her daughter. Her daughter is 13, and is into art, and stuffies. Crazyda79 wanted anything.

All The Loot!

Manatees weren't on her list of animals, but I had made this as my alternate choice for the last round of the 4x6 swap, and sent something else instead. So, since crazyda79 has been in many of the 4x6 swaps, I thought she'd appreciate it. I framed it with an oceanic decoupaged frame.

I absolutely adore this hoop. One of her favorite animals is the Phillpine Tarsier (I'd never heard of it!) I found this picture which I embroidered  onto this leafy fabric. I love it because it makes him look like he's hiding! I love the strip of blue which states his name and that sadly he's endangered. I printed on the fabric, then heat n bonded it to the leafy fabric.

Another of crazyda79's favorite animal is the narwal. I had originally wanted a nautical themed fabric, but couldn't find what I had in mind at my local JoAnn store, but I found this cute sharky ocean fabric. And, the blue fabric with bubbles is so great. I printed the narwhal out on fabric and colored her in with fabric paint. Then cut her out and heat n bonded her to my bag. This nifty bag has a pocket on the outside, too!

Believe it or not, but I had never made an amigurimi before  these two. And, believe it or not, the smaller one (dolphin) is followed by a pattern and is supposed to look the way it. does. Really.  The elephant is from a Vanna White Critter book which I ordered when I was having trouble sleeping at 2:30 am!

Another view of the ami's

Everything was shipped in this neat-o box! Cheetah/Leopard duct tape and check out that cool scrapbook paper decoupaged onto the lid. Perfect!

I guess I didn't take pictures of the journals up close, but you can see them in the first picture. They match the box! I had such a good time crafting. I can't wait to see what crazyda79 has made me and my kids!

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Jarron's Finished Sunshine Blanket

After months and months of working on both my son's sunshine granny square blanket, and my daughter's granny square blanket, I finally finished his. I have another row, and a border to complete my daughters. 

My *almost* 5 year old  son loves red, yellow, and blue, and he also loves when I sing "You are my sunshine" to him.  That's what gave me the idea to put together this Sunshine design with those colors for his blanket. 

I've had a little issues with the sizes of the squares being off (I think it being different lots or something of the some of the yellow is MUCH bigger than others, but I'm still really new at this, and he loves his blanket anyway, so I didn't really care...let it bunch a bit)

Anyway....the completed project:

A total of 195 approximately 4" granny squares, then sewn together, and bordered with an off white in double crochet. I haven't gone around it yet with a single crochet...he was too anxious to use it, and it's bedtime! He's going to be be comfy cozy, and sleep well tonight.

(13 columns x15 rows) OR (15 rows by 13 columns) However you see it :)


I haven't measured it yet, but I think the row/column with 13 squares is around 50" when using the approximately 4" square. So, make your squares bigger/smaller to your liking.

1--B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B
2--B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B
3--B B B B B B B Y B B B B B B B
4--B B B Y  B R R Y R R B Y B B B
5--B B B B Y R Y Y Y R Y B B B B
6-- B B B R R Y Y Y Y Y R R B B B
7--B B Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y B B
8--B B B R R Y Y Y Y Y R R B B B
9--B B B B Y B Y Y Y B Y B B B B
10- B B B Y B R R Y R R B Y B B B
11-B B B B B B B Y B B B B B B B
12-B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B
13-B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B 

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Suprise Swap--What I received

I just received my surprise swap package today, from the lovely co-organizer, Susanab. She went with my Big Bang Theory obsession, and made  me a Bazinga tote bag, two math geek inspired coaster, some rock paper scissors lizard spock magnets, and sent me and Curtis our own "decision dice."