Craft Friday!


I am all smiles right now because thankfully I was able to complete two projects today. After work, I went to get my hair braided again. The lady that sometimes braids my hair works super fast as a braider. I knew that I would be out of there within two hours, and I was right.

While sitting in the chair, with crochet bag in lap, I completed the second piece of the poncho. I even stitched it together on one seam, but I realized I would have to take it out when I got home. I do my best seaming for the poncho (since it's on an angle) on the coffee table. The hair braider still had a little ways to go so that she could create the fancy bun that I like in the back of my head, so I pulled out a remnant skein of red Red Heart yarn to begin one of the beanie hats that I promised my "kids." I was able to almost make the entire hat. The only thing lacking was the last two rows of scs.

So you can imagine that I was super excited to get home - still in the daylight - with enough energy to complete these projects. I first completed the beanie because I only had a few stitches left. Snapped my pictures, then I was off to finish the poncho. I got sucked into these crazy Lifetime Movie Channel pictures, but I still made sure to work on the poncho. I thought I'd get away with using some of the light pink Softee Baby yarn I had left over from the pink poncho instead of opening the new skein of the Baby Soft, but I didn't have such luck. The Softee yarn is 100% acrylic and the Baby Soft is an acrylic/nylon blend and I didn't think they looked good together. The sheen was different too, so I had to open up that new skein. [Secretly I'd been planning to take back that skein and the extra one I bought in cream and exchange it for some other colors for a future project. Oh well.]

I added the shell edging on the poncho and then looked in my stash for a butterfly pattern. I talked with the customer today and she mentioned that her neice was in love with butterflies. Great, because I didn't want every poncho I made to look exactly the same. I found the pattern I was satisified with and made one butterfly. The smaller ones weren't as cute, so that's why I chose the larger one. Found some leftover pistachio green yarn from my cousin's baby blanket and made some antennaes. So, for now, I'm finished with this poncho. I didn't attach the butterfly yet because I want to ask the customer if she wants it to be a pin or permanently attached.

Thanks for traveling on this poncho journey with me! Now, on to more projects!!! :-)

Comments

  1. cute, cute, cute, I think this is the cutest poncho ever, love the butterfly and the edge too!
    :o)

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  2. You amaze me! So many finished projects, such energy to work on them and start new ones. When I'm a grown up I'd like to be like you ;-)

    The butterfly poncho is the cutest ever, as Alessandra said. The more I see it, the more I like it. Green antennae add a beautiful touch to the cream-pink theme.

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  3. The poncho is so pretty! My girls thought it was beautiful too! Awesome job! I was curious where you got the pattern for the butterfly. I have two people who now want me to make some for them. :)

    And the cookies were good! I must confess they were just the Pillsbury chocolate chip dough, but still tasty. Today we are making more but we are using a recipe that calls for using a cake mix as the main ingredient. I'll post it my blog later to share with you. :)

    Love the beanie! The kids are just going to love them. Which grade do you teach Libby? And for how long have you taught? Nosy. :)

    Have a FAB weekend dear! :D

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  4. Thanks for the link to the butterfly pattern Libby! Yeah! Can't wait to try one out. :)

    I have to say "God bless you dear" for teaching. Especially in this day of age. I used to volunteer in Em's classes alot each week and I would come home frazzled because of how some of the kids behaved, etc. I could not imagine all day long, all week, etc. with 30 or more kids in each class. I am able to homeschool the girls because there is only two and they listen and are very well behaved. Yes, I make them follow "old school southern rules". they know not to make me give them the "eye". And we do "yes ma'am, yes sir".

    Anyhoo, thanks dear again. :) I will post the recipe later today with pics. It is so "easy peasy" as the girls would say! :)

    xxxxxxx

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  5. LOVELY!!!!

    I love that poncho!!!! and the beanie!!!! heheh! red is one of my favourite colors!

    I'm so envious! I love to have my hair in tiny braids because it is SO hot in here, but when I do that, my face looks like full moon! :( I need to lose at least 20 more pounds before I attempt it, see if I can find some cheekbones to make the look work!

    Thanks for your comments, Libby. :D

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