Tuesday, January 25, 2011

A Sweet Baby Set

I posted about the pinafore I made before, but I'm bringing it up again because this weekend I added buttons to close it and then made a hat and booties to go with it.  I'm really happy with the product and I'm hoping my mom's neighbor likes it.  Here's the set:
You can see close ups of the pinafore HERE.

To go with it I made a shell stitch cloche.  I used this pattern because I thought it matched the style of the pinafore nicely. I'm also digging the sweet little flower.  I think the button adds some extra cuteness.
I wanted to make some baby shoes to go with the set, but didn't want to make the same ones that I made before.  I really wanted to make some Mary Jane style ones, but none of the patterns on Ravelry for those are free and I'm too cheap to pay for a pattern.  So I modified the ones I made before by making them into little shoes that remind me of ballet slippers.  I think they are sweet.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Honeymoon Layouts

Last weekend I finally got around to scrapbooking our honeymoon.  It was a nice change from all the pink I used in our wedding album.  Lots of blue and shells this time!  We spent a week in Cozumel, Mexico relaxing and exploring the island.  Here are some of my favorite layouts from the trip:
 I'm looking forward to catching up on my album with pictures from before the wedding.  If I can get that done, I'll be all caught up with my scrapbooking!  Any one else crafting this weekend?

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Baby Booties

I made a couple pairs of these sweet baby booties to go with the baby hats I made.  The pattern was very easy and they work up so fast.  And seriously, they are so precious!  Pattern HERE.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Wedding Album

We got married in July (6 months ago this past Monday!) and I knew from the get-go that I wanted to do a wedding scrapbook.  I actually busted it out in 1 week.  That's right.  One week.  I had gotten myself organized in August and the start of the semester was fast approaching in September.  I started off by attending a 12 hours crop on a Saturday  and then I worked on it every day that week for at least 3 hours to get it done.  As much work as it was, it was totally worth it.  Here are some of my favorite pages from the album:

Tuesday, January 18, 2011


I'm going to back-track a bit and share some of the hats I made for various folks for Christmas.  We live in New England and in New England, you need a hat!  If you are "friends" with me on Ravelry, all these projects are uploaded and my note on any modifications are there as well.  Feel free to add me (cmm71710)!

I made two of these precious baby hats for friends that are having babies.  So cute!  I really love the flower on this one.  Pattern HERE and on Ravelry.

I also made a hat for our little neighbor.  She loves butterflies, so I figured she'd like a butterfly on her hat.  And she looks adorable in it.  Pattern for the hat HERE and the butterfly HERE.

I also mad the hubs a hat.  It's hard to get him to wear anything I make, but I think he likes this way.  Besides, it's his favorite color.  This pattern is found from the Cozy Crochet Kit and is linked on Ravelry HERE.

Finally, I made this hat for myself.  And then I made about 10 more.  I think they're pretty stylish as far as homemade things go and everyone seems to like them.  Plus you can change the flower and the the colors to make each one different.  Pattern HERE or on Ravelry.

Monday, January 17, 2011


Baby fever seems to be going around (not in this house though!) and I'm loving it because it means that I get the chance to make cute baby things.  And even better, most of the babies are girls.  Which means super cute frilly pink things.  This weekend, I got around to crocheting a pinafore for my mom's neighbor.  I had seen this pattern around a couple of times and I thought it was really cute.  It worked up surprisingly fast (I made it in one evening) and the pattern was very easy to read.  The pattern can be found HERE or on Ravelry.

And without further ado, the finished product (so cute!):


Many of you may have read my other blog, which is really supposed to be about health and fitness.  But I also love crafting and felt that I needed a space to post those projects.  I mainly crochet and scrapbook, but I also like to cook and bake.  I'm looking forward to sharing.  Hope you enjoy it!