Saturday, July 23, 2011

3 Grannies, 3 Layouts and a Skirt

Lately, I don't feel much like writing, not that I'm ever super witty or anything, but I just don't feel like trying to find the words.  So I'll save us all the mindless banter and get right down to the good stuff: some crafty projects.

First, the grannies for the slowly growing blanket.

Magnolia by Michele Thompson {pattern here}
The pattern for this square was sized at around 5" so I had to add a couple of extra rows of SC.  It still measures a bit small, so I will be going one more round of yellow SC in the back loops only to finish it off.

Circle of Friends by Priscilla Hewitt {pattern here}
 Adding this one to my list of favorites.  The TRC form these great dimensional stitches that border each round.  When I saw Mossy Owls' blanket on Pinterest (you must check it out--it's stunning), I knew I had to add this block to my blanket.  Now I want to make a whole blanket of just these in a rainbow of colors.  {sigh} so many crochet projects, so little time.

Winter Burst by Aurora Suominen {pattern here}
This is a beautiful pattern, but I had to leave out the last three rows.  Because of this, the last row is a bit wonky.  I almost ripped it out and did some HDC and SC along the mid-sections of each side to square it up more.  Oh well.  It's homemade, right?

Now for some recent layouts.  I did a couple more with July kits from Scrapbook Heaven:


A super quickie page for a SH summer crop Friday challenge: stripes only.

And this one slipped through the cracks when I did the July kits reveal post.

I promised a skirt in this post, so here it is:
Isn't that gorgeous?  We took a trip to the mall to get out of the heat this past week.  And the boys graciously allowed me a quick pass through Anthrolpologie.  Knowing my time in this store was short and precious with three tired boys in tow, I put my mad speed shopping skilz into full gear.  I plucked this beauty off the rack and had it on my body in 3 minutes and 24 seconds flat.  A glance in the mirror, and I knew it was coming home with me.   
I would never dream of spending $128 on a skirt for myself, but I had a generous gift card to use.  Happy day! 

That's all I've got for now.  Hope you are all having a fantastic and crafty weekend!


  1. Everything is awesome!! Keep up the great work!!

  2. ooh! these are so great! i love the plaid lo! what a cool way to incorporate all those boys shirts that NEVER match anything! LOL! tks for sharing all your lo's over in the FTLOA gallery!

  3. oh! que maravillosos grannys!


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