Friday, March 29, 2013

The three essential items for a girls easter basket

Shoes, Chocolate, and nail polish. Need I go on.

This year I had no budget to speak of for Easter so like usual I had to get a little creative. My daughter is three this year and so every holiday is the most amazing holiday ever. I took her to our local department store and I said lets pick out some things for you. She took a straight bee line to the nail polish. I did not even know she knew where the nail polish was. She picked out some colors, at a dollar a piece. Then I took her to the shoe department and had her pick out some sandals, which she needs for the summer. I think it has been divine intervention that Abigail has not remembered this trip or made any comments about the missing things, because she has an ectopic memory.   I found some chocolate at home and we were set, except for the basket.  

For the basket I cut up some fabric scraps into strips and crocheted a basket out of those. I had 4 rounds of increasing Hdc, and 5 rows of hdc with out the increase. Then I added a handle. It was so simple that it only took a couple of hours.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Pajama Eaters

Before Christmas a friend of mine asked if I would make some pajama eaters for her boys.

That one request has now turned into a lot more pj eaters.

 The pattern for them is found here: . They are the cutest things possible. Every time I make a new one I'm amazed at how they develop their own personalities, and you can really personalize them to fit the person you are giving it to. My one complaint would be that she states that you need 1 yard for the main fabric, but really you can get all the cuts made with just a half yard.