Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Birthday Afghan

I decided this year to make an afghan for each of the kids for their birthdays. I had JC look at a few patterns to get an idea of what he liked and colors. Since I like this pattern too, this is the one I selected to do. It's from an old Vanna White book I found. I used Caron Simply Soft yarn, which is washable, I thought that would be best since they have 2 kids!

I finished it with time to spare, his birthday isn't for another 2 weeks. That will give me the summer to work on Autumns for her birthday in September. She wants something with "stars", oh boy!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Mothers Day Slippers

Finished and in the mail.............snugly soft slippers for my mom for Mothers Day, she'll probably get them on Monday. They're made out of Modea Soft yarn, after I finished them I realized that I should have used another yarn with this soft stuff, just to make the finished slippers a little firmer. But these will be fine for summer. I lined the inside with some thick soft fleece I found at the thrift store. My moms feet are always cold, so these should work all the way into winter for her.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Blueberry Hand Pies

I made these the other day for a bake sale at the local yard sale. I was planning on making apple pies, but I had some thawed out blueberries that needed to be used up. I ended up making only 12 of them, and since all of them turned out looking pretty good, I didn't sample. I was thinking there would be at least 1 or 2 left to try after the sale............not. But I'm thinking since people were coming to the table asking if that was where the blueberry pies were that they were a hit. I used the Pampered Chefs round cut/out crimper tool to make these. It worked great! I will definitely be making these for the Farmers Market that starts in June.