Friday, December 30, 2011

Giving Credit Where Credit is Due

I used some awesome patterns, tutorials and recipes in my holiday crafting over the last several weeks. As promised I wanted to give you the info. Giving credit where credit is due, plus you can go off and make your own now if you want! :)

So let's go with the felt food first. There's loads of tutorials out there, but I used these particular ones as my jumping off point. (the hotdog was my own creation - if I ever get my computer and scanner working again I'll try to do a tutorial up for it)
Craftiness is not Optional
Skip to my Lou

For the real food head on over to my favorite crockpot site, A Year of Slow Cooking for Nuts and Bolts and Chex Party Mix

For sewing the Cupcake Outfit is a skirt of my own design and the top is a modified Charlie Tee. You know where that's from... My fave Fishsticks Designs. The Heating pad is from a great tutorial at The Green Wife and the pocket warmers adapted from Diamonds Fur and Laundry. The doll tents are from Sew Mama Sew.

All knitting patterns can be found in Ravelry's database. They include: Jacques Cousteau Hat, Snowboarder Hat That Rocks, Toddler Ear Flap Hat, Star Crossed Slouchy Beret, and Nottingham.

There we go! I think that should cover it! Happy crafting!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

The Round Up

As promised, here is a round up of the holiday craftiness I was so busy with! I'm in a hurry so no notes as to what patterns, tutorials etc I used. I'll add those later, I promise! And thanks to a combination of blogger's uncooperative nature and the fact I'm doing this post from my iPad, (yes, the Mac is still dead) the projects are in absolutely no particular order!

Knitting! Sewing! Cooking! Oh my!













Monday, December 05, 2011

Woe is me

My trusty Mac has died. (possibly thanks to a certain two year old). I have to locate the disc (why can I not seem to grasp how important organization is until I'm madly looking for something and telling (BF)G, "I know where it is. It can only be in one of three spots"). Then hopefully it's just a matter of reinstalling my operating system. Touch wood.

Thankfully after the last time, ahem, J and I managed to accidentally wipe everything out, I've been much more diligent about backing up my photos. Wish I could say the same for some other things - some writing I've done in the past, patterns, tutorials I'd saved and so on. Oh well. No use crying over spilt milk, or lost files as the case may be. The pictures are the important ones and I have those.

I've been crafting up a storm lately, but I can't tell you about it and definitely can't show you. Tis the season for secrecy after all! ;)

I'll do a round up before the new year probably, because I am really loving some of the things I've been working on. In big news too, my Summer Mommies Friendship Quilt is almost done!!!!! All that is left to do is handsew 368" of double fold binding. I'm so excited, but unfortunately holiday projects must take precedent.

I've done a few little crafts with the toddlers in preparation for the holidays. We've done salt dough ornaments and my two favourites, santas and reindeer using hand and footprints!