Friday, December 30, 2011

Food, Food, and a snake!

Hello everybody! Today I am sharing pictures of food and my finished snake!

On Christmas eve, we had a little dessert tray and I got to make it! We bought red velvet cupcakes from Sam's Club and I was able to add on a bunch of fun little treats. 


This is a close-up of the top. The middle pink squares are peppermint fudge and the green, red, and white candies are part of a nerd's rope I cut up to five the tray some color.


This is a close-up of the middle of the tray. Here I added chocolate covered pretzels, part of a giant hershey bar, and small chocolate candies for color.


Finally here is a close-up of the bottom of the tray. I added a bunch of little candies just for something different. All in all, the tray was a hit!


In the background of most of the photos above, you see someone cooking something. Here are pictures showing you what we are cooking. We made our own chips! We used corn tortillas cut into strips and fried them in vegetable oil. We let them cook until they were partly crisp on one side, then flipped them over and did the same thing to the other side.


Once they looked nice and crisp, we put them on a plate and salted them. They taste amazing! I recommend as a great snack. They are quicker than most people think and are actually pretty healthy.


Here I showed of the progress of a snake I was making as a Christmas present. Now I give you the finished project! What do you think?


Close-up of the head:


That's all for today! Have a great New Year's weekend. May God bless you in the year to come.

Lilly

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Triangle in a Diamond ornament pattern


As promised! Here is the pattern for the ornament. Enjoy!

Thank you to my 3 testers! Vanessa P., Mary W., and Tonya R.!

My finished ornament, copyright Lilly 2011

This photo is thanks to my tester Vanessa. Copyright 2011 to Vanessa Pavlat
She used a G hook and red heart yarn


Materials: H hook, 
                 WW yarn ( I used RedHeart supersaver)
                 
Stitches and abbreviations used: 
chain - ch
single crochet - sc
slip stitch - sl st
increase -inc
with - w/
stitch - st
fasten off - FO

Notes: 
-read pattern through before beginning
-Pattern is worked in one piece and is divided into three sections, Section A, Section B, and Section C.
- Pattern is worked in rows, there are the basic rows (Row 1, Row 2, ect.) and then there are rows to help you make the points of the ornament and these are a bit longer than the basic rows (Row A, Row B, ect.)
-You do not FO until the very end of the pattern
-there is an optional section after row 10, this is to make the ornament loop, you can use a store bought ornament hook or a paper clip instead of doing this step, if not doing this step, continue onto Row C

Pattern:
Section A:
Row 1) ch 5, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across (4sts)
Row 2) - 4) ch 1, turn, sc in each st across (4 sts)
Square shape made
Row A) fold square you just made in half to form two isosceles triangles, join the two corners of the triangle where your hook should still be from the end of Row 4 with a sl st, then sl st down the remaining side of one of the triangles to next corner, DO NOT sl st the sides of the triangle together!

Section B:
Row 5) ch 11, join w/ sl st in next corner (ignore the corner you sl st together in Row A) ch 11, join w/ sl st to first ch (22 chs)


This is what the ornament should look like after Row 5

Row 6) ch 1 (sc in next 5 chs, 3sc inc in next ch, sc in next 5 chs) twice, join w/ sl st to first sc (26 sts)
Row 7) ch 1, (sc in next 6 sts, 3sc inc in next ch, sc in next 6 sts) twice, join w/ sl st to first sc (30 sts)
Row B) sl st in next 7 sts, join the two opposite points w/ a sl st into middle stitch of the 3sc inc from Row 7, sl st in next 7 sts
~ You should have formed another “triangle” type point, the point of section B should be pointing in the opposite direction of section A~

Section C
Row 8) ch 19, join w/ sl st in next corner (ignore the corner you sl st together in Row B), ch 19, join w/ sl st first ch (38 chs)
Row 9) ch 1 (sc in next 9 chs, 3sc inc in next ch, sc in next 9 chs) twice, join w/ sl st to first sc (42 sts)
Row 10) ch 1, (sc in next 10 sts, 3sc inc in next st, sc in next 10 sts) twice, join w/ sl st to first sc (46 sts)

~Optional Ornament Loop (continue w/ pattern if using store bought hook or paperclip) ch 25, join w/ sl st to first sc from row 10~

Row C) sl st in next 10 sts, join the two opposite points w/ a sl st into middle stitch of the 3sc inc from Row 710 sl st in next 10 sts
~ You should have formed another “triangle” type point, the point of section C should be pointing in the opposite direction of section B and the same direction as section A’s point~

FO and weave in ends

You are finished!


Copyright info: This pattern is copyright Lilly H. It may not be reproduced in anyway to sell or giveaway. You may link back to my blog, but please do not sell this pattern! You may sell items made from this pattern, but you cannot use my pictures (or Vanessa's). Thanks!

Lilly

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas Eve!

Merry Christmas Eve everyone!


I am working on an ornament pattern that I will post as soon as its finished testing. Can't wait to share! Above is a photo of the finished project. It is so much fun to make. I based it off the paper ornaments my younger siblings sometimes make. What do you think?

I hope everyone has a blessed and wonderful Christmas weekend.

Lilly



Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Show'n'Tell

Hello Everybody! 

Today I am showing you all some WIPS (works in progress) and some completed items. Most of these are for Christmas presents and one of the hats is a pattern I tested. 

Lets start with the snake. The snake I am making from a pattern from this blog. I am linking directly to the place where I got the pattern from. This person is amazing to give her amigurumi patterns free to the public! Though you must email her directly to get the patterns. This Cobra is turning out huge! It's using more yarn than I thought. I will post the finished pic when I am done.



Below are two views of the hat I made for a nice elderly man for Christmas. He works a security gaurd. I got the pattern here. I made the hat without the brim, but otherwise I followed the pattern.


Thi pic (below) is to show the texture of the stitching.


And finally here is a picture of the child size hat I made from this raverly pattern, called "It's a Hoot! Owl Hat". I didn't use buttons for the eyes, as I didn't have enough buttons, but you can still tell that they are owls!  I was lucky enough to test the pattern for Carlinda, but I would reccomend buying the pattern. It was well written, plus the hat would look great on both adults and children! 


Well that's all for now! Merry Christmas.

Lilly

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Hello everyone! 

I am sharing pictures of my table from my first craft fair! It was a couple of weeks ago, but since I am just now doing a blog, you get to see the pictures now! What do you think? I forgot to take pictures of my table at the actually craft fair, but here is how I set up the table before hand. I think it turned out well. I made all the crocheted items that you see on the table. I was able to sell more than I expected! I did pretty well for my first craft fair. Maybe in the future I will be able to do more fairs.




The jewelry hanging on the tree was all made by two of my younger friends. Their items turned out great! The bowl in the picture we used as a candy bowl. It was a great for all the kids, and the adults!



Well Merry Christmas and goodnight for now!

Lilly

Welcolme

Hello and welcolme to my "blog"!

This is where I plan to share things related to crochet and anything else. I'm sure you will find something you might like, so just stick around and see!

Lilly