Sunday, June 11, 2017

Lace Day 2017

Had a wonderful time at the Lafayette Lacemaker's Lace Day.
Though the attendance was much smaller than normal, we still had fun!
I arrived early in order to submit my entry in the lace contest. Since we had time, Carol Parry and  I took a walk to the local yarn shop, River Knits.  We both made a few purchases, then returned to the Lace festivities. There were raffles, and I won two during the first round. Mary Harris got very lucky and won TWO $25 gift certificates. Wow!
We chatted, shared stories, Brenda asked me to show her a different way to tat, which I did. She tats the way I used to, throwing the thread around, I showed her the new way I do it, more like a sewing machine working.
Later a few more people showed up. I did some shopping in the vendor's rooms, and had some snacks.
They had the lace contest ...I won second place! Yeah! I didn't expect to win as the other entries were so pretty. I won a $10 prize!
Then, the last of the raffles. I won...6 more! Wow what a haul!
 Had a great day...thanks for the fun times ladies!
Winner of First prize Bobbin Lace Praying mantis
Winner of 2nd place Cecropia Caterpillar
Third Place Butterflies

More pics later!

Here is the lot of my raffle winnings. More closeups later...







Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Joyful house Elf has arrived!

Remember the Elf swap I mentioned in the last post?
Well... I received my Elf today! Her name is Joyful, and she is an House Elf!
She is sooo cute!. I want her to feel welcome in my house, so I will make her some socks this
evening!
She came bearing gifts, too! I cannot open the bag yet, as I have to wait until Christmas, but I did get this sweet Elf approved sign, mint chocolate lip balm, ppmint stick (!) and sixlets!
She even has a cool ball for Rebel.. which he loves by the way!
I may get to open the other little red package, but I am not sure yet. We'll see!
But for now, I am enjoying little Joyful so much!
A big thank you goes out to the Friends Crocheting Together and More group and especially CrochetfromChaos for making me this sweet Elf!!

Friday, November 25, 2016

Long time no see

Well, it has been a while since I have posted. But, I have not been idle!
I have been swap crafting, so most things couldn't be shown.
I am in a Christmas Elf swap in the Ravelry Group Friends who Crochet and Craft together.
Some things still can't be shown but, my favorite thing I sent 'Mixedkreations'  was this oh so cute
Troll Elf!
His name is Elvin. I made him up as I went, as there were no troll doll patterns that looked like the old ones. I dyed his hair red and green.. roving with koolaid for the red and food coloring for the green. It is hard to see his facial features in the photo, but he does have a nose, brows, and lips. The beard is removable.... just for fun.
I didn't measure him, but he is about 7" I think, not counting the hair. I made her another thing, but you can't see it until later...as she can't open it yet.


I also, made myself this super cute Olaf! Coincidentally, he is from a pattern by.. MixedKreations! Easy to follow and sooooo cute, He is 9" tall.

This little Rudolph is a pattern on Ravelry. I think he is so cute. I get myself a little reindeer of some sort every year, this one I made!

Tatting? Yes, I have done some.  But, for Christmas gifts so you can't see them until later.
Let's just say, they are some of my own patterns, ornaments, and you can guess the rest.


I also made this little Christmas duo... Jack Skellington as Santa and Zero as a Reindeer! They are quite small, so they can sit on a Christmas tree branch or in a small corner on a shelf.
 I made them both up as I went.

They will go to an unsuspecting recipient!

Well,... that is all for now.. more later.. and hopefully sooner....




Friday, July 29, 2016

The rest of the Fair 2016 story...

Ok so, my swap partner received her package and I can now show the 4 other items I won with at the fair!
In order of how they won..
Sweepstakes, Best of Show and 1st!!! went to
Mad Hatteropus!! My spoilee loved octopi and of course the Mad Hatter, so.. he is a little mash-up of them both!

Next came the 1st prize winner...An altered Altoid tin with an Alice in Wonderland theme..
She had 'faved' one on Pinterest, but I made this about the Jabberwocky as she really loves the Jabberwocky.

Here's a closer view

Then the 2nd place winner.. her Steampunk Cheshire Cat with tatting Necklace..
And finally, my favorite.. the Crocheted Cheshire Cat. I loved this guy so much, and I don't even like cats, He won third because the judge didn't like his scary grin. Haha.. well, that scary grin GLOWS IN THE DARK TOO!  My swap partner absolutely loves him though, so it is all good. 

His eyes, nose and grin are made from oven baked clay.

She, theGrinningCat is her online name, loved her package. I am very happy about that, and happy that I could enter so many of her items in the Fair and WIN!



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