( original handmade creations by Ni )

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I am a Jill of all trades , SAHM and lover of all crafts. I think my middle name is Creating :) Each day I try to invision some new detail or put together some stiches I have never done before for a new look. I can`t wait to see what tomorrow will bring . Feel free to leave a comment and let me know how I am doing.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

My newest creation (attached skirtw/pant)

Skirt w/attached pant

My vision coming to life :)

I had envisioned this in my head for the longest time . I searched and searched the web to try and find something to guide me for measurements . Inseam ? how long from waist ? how long to make the skirt etc and I can not believe I couldn`t find help out there . I used the diaper measurement to help me figure out the rise ., And I more or less took a guess on what I thought was the correct length for the skirt . I like how it came out . I am thinking to make a sweater to go with it . 

Glamour Shawl

Glamour Shawl ( made for my Sister N Law)

I used Vanna`s Glamour yarn  for this Shawl ,
It has a metallic Polyester and glitters in the light ,
I am just in love with this yarn. it only seams available
in stores around the Holidays, so its a good idea to stock
up when you come across it  !

5 1/2 skeins for a 60`` X 20`` using a size D hook 
I was able to make a few headbands from the remainder
of the yarn :)

Again I used the Lovers knot stitch for this .

Tuesday, November 17, 2009


Pretty in Pink Poncho

Pretty in Pink Flower on the Poncho

Pretty in Pink  Headband

Pretty in Pink  Hats

I just finished my pretty in pink collection this morning . I just love pinkwith a touch of white.

Who`s little girl wouldn`t look pretty in these ??

Thursday, November 12, 2009

crochet pastel headband


I finished this this morning . I like the pastel colors in this yarn and it has a nice shine .

In the picture the flower looks square-ish ! LOL If that's even a word but when I look at it I don`t see it square.  It may just be the photographer in me that needs more practice angling the camera in the right direction .  This is my greatest seller and my favorite of all the headbands that I have made so far. 

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Crochet Pastel Poncho

intricate details

Totally stunning !

This poncho just yells Spring !
Whose little girl wouldn`t look adorable in this ?

I had fun making it . This again went very fast .
I may end up adding more details around the neck area .

I used Double crochet , Shell Stitch and the Lovers Knot  to make this unique style  , and the intricate detail in the front is a one of a kind, even I probably would never make another like it ! I love giving each piece its own identity !

Monday, November 9, 2009

Floppy hat for my niece Emily

Emily with her new Floppy hat

I made this floppy hat for my niece Emily . She looks so adorable with it .

I love the color on her . I will definitely have to make some more in this color . This particular yarn made the hat kinda floppy because it can not be work in any way to give it more shape so when you see the hat its like eh and you kinda just look away but If you give it a chance and have the child try it on , you will be amazed at how pretty it can look when wearing it .

Dont judge by the first look when looking at any handmade items .  Go ahead and ask to try them on .

Sunday, November 8, 2009

My neice posing with my crochet hat

My sweet niece showing off one of my hats :)

Here is one of my crocheted hat being worn by my niece . Everyone seams to just love this style .
I am thinking of making as many as I can this year so that I can sell them at a fair next October .  I went and picked up many new yarns at Michael's yesterday and have started to crochet like mad !! soon as one is finished , I jumped to the next !  I can`t wait to see what the next color combo will kook like. 

 I noticed that all the items I make look so much nicer when I have someone model for them  so maybe come time for the fair , I`ll have my niece with me to help me sell them quicker ? :)