Saturday, June 15, 2013

FO For Father's Day and Sweater Mishap

I decided to Etch a couple of large mugs for my dad for Father's Day.  I think they came out pretty good.  I have decided that I will take orders for weddings, anniversaries, graduations, Mother's and Father's Days, etc.  I am going to charge $40 for a pair of large mugs, and prices will vary depending on the custom order.  You can see a picture below of the mugs and the card that I made.  You would be surprised of the amount of time that goes into the planning and prep!

If you look real close, you may be able to make out what they say.  One says "Gone Fishing", and it has a pic of a fish at the bottom.  The other mug says "Dad", and it has a pic of skull and crossbones at the bottom.  My dad rides a Harley, so it's perfect for him, and he loves to fish.  The card is a little feminine, but I don't have anything masculine right now.

I recently finished an Irish Lace Sweater featured in Crochet Magazine in the Spring 2012 Issue.  It's the one on the cover.  I decided to use a 4 ply instead of the 2ply recommended since I couldn't find the 2ply in my area. I compensated with a smaller hook.  I put it one and on both sides in the front, there are humps in the fabric.  I have decided that I am going to take out that area and crochet it flat to fix it.  The other area that I'm having difficulty with is in the waist.  The waist isn't quite wide enough.  I need a couple of more inches.  I may add a couple of inches to the bottom since the top, middle, and arms are fine.  Any suggestions???  Pics are below:

Any suggestions would be appreciated.  I am also working on my own entrelac pattern that I believe is new. I am hoping to try to submit it to the magazines and fairs.  After that, I will show it, and post the pattern.  Don't forget to check out Cropperhopper's Stuff at to see some of the new items available.  I will be adding baby and toddler items as I have time to make them.  I always take orders for any type of item.

Happy Hookin & Scrappin,


Sunday, June 2, 2013

My Pretty Slippers

I crocheted a pair of slippers, because my feet are cold all of the time.  I'm also getting bored with the afghan, and I need short projects to keep me going.  Here is a pic of the slippers:

I'm also working on another project.  I'll give you a sneak peek here:

I took a couple of pics of 2 of my dogs.  The first one is Sweet Pea, and the silver one is Princess.

Finally, we went shopping yesterday, and I a pic of my yarn haul.  It's not very big this month.  Hopefully I can get more next month.  :)

I think I may have to buy one or two more skeins of the Paton's before I finish the sweater that I've been working on for a year.  I've been buying the yarn as I can afford it, and crocheting it here and there.  Most of the time, I get the yarn 40% off at Jo-Anne's or Michaels.  It's really saving me a lot of money!

I finally cleaned my scrapbook room.  I haven't scrapped 6 months now!  I think I found my mojo.  Now, my room seems to be inviting me to come in and scrap.  Going through my things and organizing them, I got a lot of ideas for future projects. :)

Happy Hookin & Scrappin,