Saturday, December 5, 2009

Our New Wreath

Ever since I saw this wreath at Just A Girl I knew I had to make one for myself. I found some shatterproof ornaments at Walmart on sale yesterday! Today my 3 yr old helped me string them on a hanger. She had a blast helping Mommy. Here is a picture of our new wreath!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

5 Rectangle Sweater

I started loom knitting this sweater October 2008 and have finally finished it! It really didn't take that long, I just procrastinated in working on it. It was really easy to make. You just loom knit 5 rectangles in different sizes and whipstitch them together.

Emma loves her sweater and it's very warm, but I still need to add ribbon to tie it shut because it keeps falling off her shoulders. It is a bit big, but she will grow into it.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Wow it has been awhile since I posted here! I guess I'm a bit rusty at this blogging thing. Well here's to hoping I can stay updated.

I finished my daisy afghan and entered it in the county fair and won 1st place in the afghan section, Champion over all crocheted items, and Sweepstakes over all sewing items! Emma loves her afghan and I'm glad she gave it up for me to enter in the fair.

Well my hands have been giving me trouble when I crochet. So, I've quit crocheting and taken up quilting. I may try crocheting again at a later date. I've turned into a true quilter! I have 3 quilts in progress and not a one finished! LOL The quilter's guild here has been a big help in teaching me. I've taken 2 classes with them and have finished 2 quilt tops, now to get them quilted. My last class was the Lone Star quilt and I've gotten 3 points of my star finished. I really enjoy quilting, but have a hard time finding the time to work on my quilts with work and all the kids activities. Oh well my goal is to have one of my quilts finished by Christmas along with a baby quilt to donate to a local organization.

I'm also working on some clay items for Christmas. On my day off last week Emma & I made dough ornaments for her day care class. We got them shaped and baked, but still need to paint them. I have never made dough ornaments and were really pleased with the results. As soon as they are painted I will post a picture.

I will try my best to keep this blog updated with all my crafty projects. I have a bunch in my head, now I need to let them out.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Daisy Blanket

A few of the daisy squares I've made for Emma's blanket. I've made 30 and thought that would be enough, but after I spread them out I decided it wasn't. So I'm making 10 more. I love this pattern, but at the same time I'm tired of making them. I know she's going to love it. Emma is 2 and has to "smell" every flower I make. It's really cute and I can't wait to see what she does when they are all sewed together!

I would like to make myself a scrap afghan after I'm done with the daisy blanket. I'm going to have quite a bit of different colored yarn left over from the daisy squares and have been buying a skein here and there of other colors in the same brand. Not sure of the pattern yet, but it's not going to be complicated. I want something pretty and fast.

I have been really busy with life and haven't been doing much crafting with the exception of this blanket. I'm hoping to venture off into some quilting, beading, and scrapbooking come this June. I will post pictures when I'm done.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

A Mosiac About ME

Here is how you do it yourself...
1. Type your answer to each of the questions below into Flickr Search.
2. Using only the first page, pick an image (I cheated and flipped until I found something good).
3. Copy and paste each of the URLs for the images into FD's Mosaic Maker.

The Questions:
1. What is your first name?

2. What is your favourite food?

3. What high school did you go to?

4. What is your favourite colour?

5. Who is your celebrity crush?

6. Favorite drink?

7. Dream vacation?

8. Favorite dessert?

9. What you want to be when you grow up?

10. What do you love most in life?

11. One Word to describe you.

12. Your Flickr name.

My Answers...
1. What is your first name? Erica

2. What is your favourite food? I searched chicken fried steak and got a cow picture! LOL

3. What high school did you go to? Mesquite High, the picture is of our football stadium.

4. What is your favourite colour? Green, I love the dancing duck picture!

5. Who is your celebrity crush? Garth Brooks and found a pic for his song The Dance.

6. Favorite drink? Dr Pepper

7. Dream vacation? Paris, France

8. Favorite dessert? Anything chocolate

9. What you want to be when you grow up? A Mom

10. What do you love most in life? My family

11. One Word to describe you. Quiet

12. Your Flickr name. Vicrace

Friday, April 17, 2009

Friday Fill-Ins

1. Join me in getting healthy.
2. Put a little sunshine in your day!
3. Happiness is spending time with family.
4. Dazed and confused.
5. I'm waiting for 4:30pm.
6. Chocolate is hard to resist.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to crocheting, tomorrow my plans include laundry and Sunday, I want to go to church!