Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Little Owls

So, I recently learned of a simple pattern to make little owls. Usually I stay away from little crochet animals because they seem tedious and complicated, but these owls were very simple and fun to make. The body was created in one piece, making it a very manageable project, and then I sewed the eyes, nose and feet on. The eyes I just hot-glued on when I was all done. I didn't have the special colored eyes that were in the pattern, but my googly eyes work for me.

Here's the link to the pattern if anyone wants to try it:

When trying to get a nice shot of my first owl I realized I had a jealous puppy. Not only had I just spent all that time crocheting this little thing, now I was taking pictures of it instead of him. He tried and was very successful at getting into every shot. But don't worry, I paused in my creativity and gave him a photo-shoot as well.

Now, back to the owls.

Sewing a ring onto the top of these owl's head would turn them into a cute key-ring or addition to a bag or purse. Now I'll just have to find a place to keep my new friends!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Mini Puppy Blanket

I finished Benson's matching puppy blanket! I think it is adorable.

It's just the perfect size for my little baby. I did a simpler border on his since he is a boy and might not appreciate a fancy border. Everything is sewed down, though not all sides of the ears are sewed onto the squares, so he shouldn't be able to pull off parts of the face or the bones. I think it should hold up very well, but only time will tell.

He doesn't seem to know quite what to do with his new blanket, but I think he likes it. Now we can each sleep with a matching blanket and have a reminder of each other every night.

I hope it will bring him good, sweet dreams tonight!

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Cow Hat

Coming up this Friday (July 11th) is Cow day at Chick-fil-a! When you come dressed as a cow you get a free sandwich. I love chick-fil-a and I love free food so I had to come up with how to dress as a cow. For me the most obvious option was a cow hat pattern I had seen on RepeatCrafterMe's blog.

I had made the cow hat earlier as a doll hat and loved it so I adjusted the pattern a bit to work as a big hat for me to wear. I love the finished product! I've made many animal hats, but I have to say this is one of my favorites. 

Right now I plan on wearing a white shirt and taping on black spots to finish the outfit. If I can find black shoes and gloves, they can be my hooves. And finally I thought about crocheting a tail, but decided to braid one as well.

So now I'm all ready. Now I just have to wait until Friday and then get dressed up and go to Chick-fil-a!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

American Nails

I don't paint my nails all that often, mainly because I never know what colors to paint them. But I decided I would do something fun with them for the fourth of July so that I would have all the necessary colors even if they are missing in my outfit.
Originally I was going to paint them blue with white spots for the starts and have a red strip at the top, but I painted them all red without realizing it so I improvised. It turns out I love the finished product!

I started with painting my nails completely red. Once that dried I painted a square of blue in the upper left corner. Then while the blue was drying I used a thin brush to paint the white stripes on top of the red. And once the blue was dried I added white dots for starts on the blue. A while later to be sure everything was dried and would not smudge I covered the whole nail with a clear top coat to keep the nails safer.

Hopefully the nails will stay complete until Friday, but I just couldn't resist painting them when I had a chance. Nail art is so much more fun then simple colors.