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Oops, She Did It Again!

She got asked to test another pattern.

 

I was asked again by Susan of Felted Button to test her newest crochet pattern. Last time, I tested her Paintbrush Pattern. I was actually surprised that she chose me again but anyhoo, YAY ME!! I love testing for Susan because the sky is the limit with her patterns. She is a genius with color and stitch patterns. I’ve learned so much just by testing for her, in fact she was a guest blogger on CrochetHappy today. Check it out HERE.

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The pattern I tested is called the Candy Stick Blanket and I knew right away what my inspiration was gonna be when I saw the name.

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One day my kids and I were taking a trip to IKEA on our way to fetch my husband from the airport. We needed to eat so we had dinner at Cracker Barrel. My daughter loves shopping in their attached Country Store. She found the Webkins baskets. Then she found one that she “had to have mommy!” “I’ll pay you back Mommy!” “Please Mommy, it’s a rare one!” Well even with all that pleading and begging I didn’t cave. Yay mom! Poor Em!

My bad! Because for weeks all I heard about was that Webkins thing that “Mom wouldn’t let her get” We pay in some way no matter the decision we make don’t we?!

Well, Just so happens that my son needed to go to IKEA which is near the Cracker Barrel where we saw the thing so I took the chance while he sat in the car to run in and try to find it in those baskets. All the time thinking it won’t be there, it’s been too long… well low-and-behold it was in the bottom basket shoved under all the other ones. I bet she did that weeks ago. That would be just like her to attempt the ‘hide and retrieve later, night before black Friday’ trick.

Yes, I caved!

 

Meet "Candy Googles" The girl's Factory Named Webkinz Pet.

Meet “Candy Googles” The girl’s Factory Named Webkinz Pet.

I made “Candy Googles” her welcome home gift from a week away with her cousin.

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Anyhoo, back to Susan’s Candy Stick Blanket Pattern

This photo is from her newly released pattern.

You can find it on Etsy, Craftsy and Ravelry. Click the photo below and you will find the links on Susan’s post.

candy stick blanket

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My girl helped me find just the right colors to match Candy Googles and I got to work on digging into Susan’s new pattern. I LOVE learning new things!!  I found only a couple typos and glad I was able to help her out with this one because now I have, what seems to me, when I test, to be a gift from Susan.

A BRAN NEW PILLOW!!

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THE BACK…

This was made with a wool sport coat that I found at the thrift store. I felted it in my washer then cut out a section for the backing. I think I paid $1. for the coat.

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WITH TASSELS!

I decided to add tassels because it sat so high up and thought tassels would fill that space well. Plus my daughter will get a kick out of those. PomPoms would have looked nice too.

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CSPillow 2

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I started making the Candy Stick Blanket just to test for Susan. I was going to frog out the border after I completed my 12 rows and a border of the pattern and continue on. Well, it turned out that it seemed to me to be another perfect pillow cover just like my last pattern testing for Susan.

If you remember this one, my first one.

Paintbrush Pillow WM

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This newest one seemed to go a little faster for me, after all it was really only two different stitches and one of those was a chain. Super simple… Candy Googles says you can do this one!!

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CSPillow 3

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It looks really sweet in her room too!

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My son came home today from being a counselor at the camp she is at this week (they gave him a small break) so after taking these photos I packed her pillow plus Candy Googles(plus the twin sheet that she forgot to pack for her bed) into a sweet bag and asked my son to place it on her bed at camp. She’s gonna be so happy that it’s finished AND that she got a gift from Mom AND she gets to have it to cuddle at camp! (Brownie points for mom!)

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Head on over to FeltedButton and look at Susan’s patterns. Her Patterns are chock full of photos and explanations so you should not have a problem conquering any of them.

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Please comment below with your thoughts on my newest pillow.

(BTW: I think I’ve got some settings wrong because I haven’t received any comments lately. If you do comment that may help me figure this out. And if it doesn’t show up here please go on over to my FB page and let me know there if you would. Thanks so much!!) I believe there’s something wrong with my subscribe button too… Grrr!!

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Happy Hooking!

Q

Finished!!!

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Introducing Q’s version…

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….of my new friend Susan’s pattern of the Paintbrush Pillow at Felted Button.

WoW, that was a mouthful.

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Anyhoo, for those who haven’t been keeping up,

I was chosen by Susan to test this pattern for a pillow.

I was so excited to have been chosen that I got right to work

and here is my finished Paintbrush Pillow.

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Paintbrush Pillow WM

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I just love it!

This pattern can have a modern look as well as the classic crochet look like Susan’s.

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I keep watching Ravelry to see if anyone has started their own. Just to see how different it can look.

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Paintbrush Pillow 3 WM

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I used my grandmother’s vintage buttons to close it up on the edge instead of using a cardigan sweater and closing up the center. I also made mine in a rectangle instead of a square.

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Paintbrush Pillow 7 WM

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Paintbrush Pillow 2 WM

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Paintbrush Pillow 6 WM

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I hope you liked my version and that you try this pattern out yourself.

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This pillow will soon be listed in my Etsy Shop.

If it’s not there and you want one like it please convo me on Etsy or here on my QCreated site.

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I love comments! Tell me what you think!

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Happy Hooking!!

Q

 

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::Paintbrush Pillow Cover & Afghan Pattern::

Well, she finished the pattern.

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I have not yet finished my cover but I did give Susan my feedback on the pattern.

I found it easy to put together and the pattern has flow. I could see myself completing an entire afghan with this pattern.

Susan calls this the Paintbrush Pillow Cover.


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The pattern is ready and you can find it herehere, or here

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The pillow back is a felted sweater.  Easy peasy!

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My completed pillow will be photographed soon.

Mine’s just a little different in that mine is rectangle because, well, a rectangle pillow form was cheaper to buy.

$5. cheaper and that’s pretty significant if you ask me. I’m always looking for the cheaper way to do things.

That’s how I roll. ha

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Stay tuned….

Q

 

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Photos via Felted Button: ::Paintbrush Pillow Cover & Afghan Pattern::.

Testing….

…A pattern.

 

 

I was asked to test a pattern for this pillow.

Isn’t it just the cutest!

Mine won’t be quite as colorful cause I just got asked tonight and what I have on hand is what I have to use.

Test pattern

 

I’ll give photo credits for the above photo and let you know who I’m testing for in a couple days.

This is Susan’s photo from Felted Button. She will soon have this pattern available to you.

I can’t wait to see how other crocheters use their colors in this pattern!

I’d take my own photos of my progress but it’s way too dark tonight to get a good shot.

(Just hope I’m not breaking any photo posting rules, sorry if I am)

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When I’m finished, and she’s posted her pattern, I’ll give ya a heads up and a link to her pattern.

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I’m just so excited that I got asked to do this and I can’t wait to see how it turns out!

 

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Stay tuned!!

Q

 

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Church Purse

Did you have a church purse when you were little? I did!

 

I also had one of these but that’s another post.

Photo from Yahoo/ebay

Photo from Yahoo/ebay

Anyhoo, I wanted to make a Church Purse with the baby like this one from ThriftyFun

but I had a hard time finding the little babies online…

photo by ThriftyFun

photo by ThriftyFun

I’ll have to check some of my craft stores when I go shopping.

Instead I made one just to carry little things.

Little girls LOVE little things!

Church Purse

Yup, You guessed it… I used the bottom of a soda bottle. Really, any plastic bottle would work.

Just cut off the bottom and punch holes in with a hole puncher.

Church Purse

Maybe if I find some little dollies that would work, I’ll make a cradle church purse.

Let me know if you’re interested in one for a little girl you know…. I’d probably get on that a bit quicker.

Also please leave a comment with your memories of your church purse. I’d love to hear about it!

 

Here’s the pattern from ThriftyFun

Craft Project: Baby Cradle Purse

This is also sometimes called a Church Purse. It is crocheted using a dishwashing detergent bottle for a base. Any oval bottle will work. When it is closed it is a purse, and opened it is a baby cradle.

Supplies:

Detergent bottle, oval shape

3 ply yarn, baby or sport

3 inch baby doll or size to fit

Scrap of fabric for a blanket

Heavy Duty Shears

1/4 inch paper punch

Crochet hook size F

Instructions:

Remove label from bottle and cut 2 inches above the bottom with heavy duty scissors. Punch holes around edge of bottle, approximately 1/4 inch apart.

Using crochet hook, size F, crochet the “Bonnet” first.

Ch 2. Make 7 HDC in first Ch. Ch 2 and turn. (Ch 2 counts as first HDC in next row).

2nd Row: 2 HDC in 1st st. 1 HDC in next 4 sts, 3 HDC in last st. Ch 2; turn.

3rd Row: 2 HDC in 1st st. *HDC in next st. Repeat from * across, ending with 3 HDC in last st. Ch 2; turn.

4th Row: HDC in each of first 3 sts. 2 HDC in each of next 6 sts. HDC in each of last 3 sts. Ch 2; turn.

5th & 6th Rows: 1 HDC in each st across. Ch 2; turn.

7th Row: 1 DC in each st across. Do not end off.

Invert the bonnet into bottle as show in photo. Make 2 SC in each hole around the edge of the bottle, catching the edge of the bonnet as you go. Join with a Sl St.

2nd rnd: Ch 2, 2 DC in first st. * Skip 2 sts; 3 DC in next st. Repeat from * around. Join with Sl St to top of first shell. This row is the base row for the shell st pattern.

3rd, 4th, & 5th Rows: 3DC in each space between shells. Repeat ending each round with Sl St to op of first shell.

6th Row: (Beading Row) Ch 3 *sk 2 sts. HDC in next st; ch 1. Repeat around. Join with Sl St to top of Ch 3.

7th Row: in first ch 1 space make 1 SC, 1 HDC, 1 DC. In next ch 1 space, 1 DC, 1 HDC, 1 sc. Repeat around. Join with Sl St.

Make 2 Drawstrings: Ch 85 and end off for each one. Thread through the beading row beginning each string from opposite sides, and knot the ends. You may attach pompoms to hide the knots if you wish.

By Harlean from Hot Springs, Arkansas

via Craft Project: Baby Cradle Purse | ThriftyFun.

 

Happy crocheting!

Q

 

 

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Spring Fever Continued

Well, we must be in a bubble, the storms keep missing us! 

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As promised I finished my Spring Fever project.

Can you just not even stand the cottontail on these critters?!!!

Cuteness X 2!

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 Janette from The Green Dragonfly shared her pattern just in time for me to make some adorable bunnies for Easter.


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Just perfect for my little’s Easter baskets!

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Best friends are forever! They are!!

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These cuties are available in my Etsy store. SOLD! Just ask, I’ll make more. ;)

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 You can find Janette’s pattern/tutorial HERE. Thanks Janette! The Green Dragonfly.

You can also see her pattern HERE.

Outside my window I see buds on the pear tree! Spring is coming!!

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Easter Blessings just a little early!

Q

 

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