Friday, February 15, 2013

Two Lovely Shawls

And these are the lovely shawls I made for Foxy Sam.

This was a featured project on Craftster for the Crochet Board Jan-Feb 2013!

Despicable Me Sewing Machine Cover

I first met the wonderful Foxy Sam when she chose me in the Oct Birthday Swap to craft for.  She does amazing work, and we had talked about doing a personal swap.  Then, the next round of Invite Your Partner came up on Craftster, and we decided that would be a great time  to do our swapping!   I'm so glad we did!

She asked me to make her two shawls, and a sewing machine cover.  She loves the minions from Despicable Me, so I embroidered minions and color tinted them for her cover.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Soft Kitty

I played with my daughter's toy version of a pottery wheel using the Crayola brand Air Dry Clay. It's actually much harder to make pottery than I thought, probably even more so using a kid pottery wheel since it doesn't have as much "umph" as a real sculpting wheel.  I had wanted to try to make a vase, or cup or something, but it ended up taking more of a bowl-like shape.  Actually, it looks a bit like an ash tray if I were being honest, but I don't smoke, nor have the need of an ash tray, so its a bowl. Smiley  To hold keys, like in Sheldon and Leonard's apartment...on Big Bang Theory.

Now, I realize the dark colors on Soft Kitty are not usually the prominent color, but I wasn't sure I had enough gray to use the lighter color on bulk of the painting, so I purposefully reversed it.  It's not perfect, but it's cute enough.  You can't see in the picture, but on one side I wrote "Sing Me Soft Kitty." and the other "Purr Purr Purr." It shows up sorta okay.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Mini Art Quilt Swap rd 6

I finally  joined the Mini Art Quilt Swap on Craftster!  I was partnered with tapestrymlp and she has a love for Harry Potter, and I learned, Luna Lovegood. How awesome is that? I love Luna Lovegood, too!  As far as art quilts go, I realize mine is much more simplistic, but I thought it was fun.  I used blue and yellow (Ravenclaw colors) for the front, and I found *the most perfect* backing fabric on

I received the most beautiful mini art quilt from my partner tapestrymlp.  She told me she was inspired by my nature theme, but I didn't have any more clues than that.  She fabric painted a manatee (my daughter's favorite animal)  It's gorgeous. It is loved  by my whole family.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Big Bang Momma Crafts Now Open on Facebook!

Have you been following my crafts and thought to yourself, I'd really like something like that? Well, now you can request it from my shop!  I have a few things in stock, currently, but most things will be made to order! That means, you have the say on color preference, and even fabric/yarn choice!  Come on down, and help pass the word around on my shop!


Below are some photos of things you may find in my shop.  I am very much open to custom orders!

Purple and Black Crocheted pot holder with hanging loop

Tied Dyed looking flower magnets

Flower Shaped magnet


Saturday, February 2, 2013

Cute Hat for Doggies

I have a friend who asked me if I could make a hat for her dog...she had seen a picture online and showed it to me.

I came across [url=]this pattern [/url] on Etsy, and she said that was a good one.  I purchased the pattern, knowing I'd have to alter it, as our dogs are large, not small dogs.

I found that while the pattern is a good starting place, I didn't really care for it to much. I had to increase and change it quite a bit to get the hat to fit my dog.   It also doesn't call for decreases, so as you crochet in the round, you never get past the flat round shape.  Once I chained space for the ears, I went around and skipped every other double crochet to help to bring it in and give it shape.  

So, I find that it looks more like a beret, then a hat, but it's still adorable on her.

Now, pictures: