Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Cute Hand Knit Stuffed Owl Toyl! A Gift for Baby or Child!

I think that lots of the children now a days have a thing for cute owls! They are everywhere! Bedding, purses, clothes, socks and so much more! And it is no wonder! They are adorable!  So while I was over on Ralvery I saw the cutest little hand knit owl pattern for a sweet little toy.  Another idea would be for a baby shower gift! Wouldn't these be precious knit up and attached to a knit cord for an owl banner for the baby nursery!  Or as an owl ornament!  Cute, cute cute!!!  And they don't take very much yarn or very much time at all. A very frugal gift that is sure to be loved!

Instead of using felt for eyes, I hand crocheted a circle and added cute buttons to the center. Make sure to use safety eyes if the owl will be used by a child. 

Want to make a knit stuffed owl for someone on your list? You can get the knit owl pattern for free!  Many thanks to Jenna Krupar for the free pattern! You will need to sign up for Ravelry first to access the pattern but Ravelry is a free resource of lots of great knit and crochet patterns and more.

What is your favorite toy to knit or crochet?

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Thursday, December 20, 2012

Handmade Waffle Knit Dishcloths

These citrus colored handmade waffle knit dishcloths were fun to knit.  Bright orange and yellow reminds me of citrus and sunshine and fun! I love the texture of them too.  And they are easy, mindless know....the kind you can do while watching tv, not having to do too much thinking about pattern.

Want to knit some of these? The pattern is free on Ravelry! You can sign up free too! Once you sign up you can click here for the pattern. 
What are you knittingor crocheting??  Please share!! I'd love to know!
Happy knitting!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Crocheted Slippers for Frugal, Cute, and Quick Christmas Gifts!

Looking for a cute, frugal and quick Christmas gift to make? I found an adorable pattern for crocheted slippers over on Redheart.  I made a little bit of an alteration to the border around the top of the slippers and instead did a picot border.   These cuties take less than a skein of yarn. Actually you could probably get several pairs of slippers out of one skein. The trim around the border and leaf take just a very small amount of yarn. 

I'm now on my second pair and since I loved the color combination of the slippers on the Redheart yarn site I am making another pair in that colorway now. But since this pair is a Christmas gift I wanted to crochet them in Christmas colors.  

If you would like to make a pair of these slippers check out the Redheart yarn Cottage Slippers by clicking on this pattern. You have plenty of time to make a few pairs of these before Christmas!

Are you making any handmade gifts for Christmas? Please share! I'd love to know!  What are you making?

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Monday, September 6, 2010

Remember Loom Flowers?

What can you make with a little bit of yarn? Cute little loom flowers, that's what!  Fun, simple and a great way to use up leftover yarn too! These flowers were made with a Boye Bloom Loom. You can find a one on line here or check out your local Hobby Lobby, JoAnns, or Michaels!

There are lots of cute things that you can do with these.  With Christmas soon approaching I thought they would be great for decorating gift packages, making cute hair pins for the little girls, embellishing tshirts, embellish a hand knit or crocheted scarf or handmade slippers.... the ideas are endless!!

What ideas do you have for using loom flowers?

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Crocheted Wash Cloths

It's not too early to start crocheting up some little Christmas gifts for friends and family! These little crocheted wash cloths are quick and easy to make. With a little yarn, a crochet hook, blunt eye yarn needle and a little time you can crochet something pretty cute and handy to use around the house either as a dish cloth or a wash cloth.  I found this grit stitch washcloth pattern at Lionbrand. You will need to sign up for a free membership but you will then have access to hundreds of free patterns! The little flower cloths make great little face cloths and also make nice coasters too. I can't remember where I got the pattern for the little flower cloths/coasters, but you can google flower face cloths or flower coasters and you should find plenty of free patterns.

My sister looks forward to receiving a few of these each year. Tie them up with a pretty ribbon and you have a cute gift without much cost or time! A frugal and well received gift!

Are you making any handmade Christmas gifts this year?

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Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Hand Knit C H U N K Y Pumpkin Colored Cowl

No other color reminds me of fall more than the beautiful, warm and vibrant color orange. I have visions of pumpkins, beautiful autumn leaves and the colors in a beautiful fall sunset. Again the knitting needles have been happily humming along as I knit this cozy warm cowl. I think I want some hot chocolate!!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

New Fall Cowl

I am so excited and have been busy, busy knitting and crocheting my new cowls and scarves for the upcoming season! Any knitter or crocheter knows what a true labor of love goes into a knit or crocheted item. I hand knit this cowl in the round for a nice seamless construction. It is knit in a medium purple shade, sort of a plum color of yarn that is super chunky and warm! I then hand crocheted a fun loopy flower in a multi color wool yarn that is full of havest colors like deep purple, orange, greens and other wonderful harvest colors. I also added hand crocheted leaves that are shades of green and a brick color. Each embellishment was then handsewn in place. I think it will be an awesome addition to my fall wardrobe and keep me toasty & warm!

Keep the needles clicking!