Monday, March 30, 2015

Heartfelt Easter Bunny

This adorable Heartfelt Bunny is one of my favorites to make.
Another one I made is on my post Baby Hat, Booties and Bunny.

Heartfelt Bunny pattern is from Lion Brand Vanna's Choice and can be found here.

More photos below

Cute Face!

Cute Little Tail

Precious Heart

Heartfelt Bunny is going to Michigan this week for my Grandson Nolan's Easter Basket.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Thank you for Spotlight

I was linking the crocheted  Cute Easter Bunnies I made this week to the RoundTuit Link Party and was so surprised to see the Easter Baskets with the Peeps and Chubby Chirps in them had been included in the Saturday Spotlight.

I actually crocheted these Easter Baskets a few years ago but like to share them each year in case anyone was trying to find a pretty pattern for a crocheted Easter Bask.  The Peeps and Chubby Chirps were cute knit and crocheted amigurumiis to put in them.

Thank you Jill for hosting the RoundTuit Party on you blog Creating My Way to Success.

Cute Bunnies

I have had a fun time crocheting Easter Bunnies for my grandchildren's Easter Baskets this week.

I used a pattern from the Lion Brand Free Patterns called Bella the Bunny.  The Pink Bunny was from scrap yarn.  The White Bunny was crocheted with Caron Sparkly.  The Blue Bunnies with bow ties were crocheted with Red Heart Baby yarn and is actually a softer color than represented, and the cute bunny in the middle was from Martha Stewart Extra Soft Wool Blend (color Igloo which is not properly represented in photo).

I used the Clover Pom Pom Maker for the cute fluffy tails.
 Jelly Bean Fabric Bow Ties

 Pretty Pink Ribbons
Sunny Yellow Ribbons

Excited Bunnies for a fun-filled special Easter

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Peeps and Chubby Chirps

Adorable Peeps and Chubby Chirps were part of the Easter gift for my grandchildren a few years ago.

The Peeps were crocheted (click here for pattern) and the Chubby Chirps were knitted (pattern is here)

I was challenged by the Chirps as it was my first time with double pointed needles but managed to finish them.  Now I have taken DPN classes and understand how to use fact I love using DPN's.

Hope you will also enjoy looking at the original post, Chirps, Peeps and Pancakes......

There is always a reason to create!

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Cute Crocheted Easter Baskets

In past years I crocheted Easter Baskets for my grandchildren.  I love sharing them each Easter on a post in case anyone is looking for an easy pattern to make.

Go to this page my original post as on about these adorable Easter Baskets.....

Enjoying Creating and Crocheting....Hope you are too!

Friday, March 20, 2015

Fleece Vests for the Grandkids

My daughter in England requested some fleece vests for her children Canaan and Evie (two of my precious grandchildren:))  Several years back I made them for Canaan and Henry (another precious grandson) for here to see.  Of course, I was delighted to make more!

New Blue Vests

Canaan and Evie wanted blue fleece.  Henry is into camouflage so I found some great Camo fleece for him.  I do most of my shopping at our local Joann Fabric store.  Click here to see more of Henry's Vest!

I used the following pattern that I had used previously.  It is easy to follow and instructions for sewing in the zipper are made simple.  The vest in this pattern is a little short to their liking, so I added length to it.  I had to remember to also add the length to the facing and get a longer parka separating zipper than the pattern called for.  I ordered the blue zipper and lavender zipper from Zipper Shipper . The lengths needed for the zippers were not standard and at Zipper Shipper they cut according the length needed.  They also have a nice choice of colors.

Here are photos that show how pretty the lavender zipper looks against the blue making it look more feminine and the blue zipper looking so great on Canaan's.

Below are more photos of the vests as modeled Evie and Canaan!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Pretty obvious I  "LOVE" sewing for my grandkids!

Monday, March 16, 2015

St Patricks Day Outfits

A couple weeks ago I posted about a T-Shirt and Dress I made for my grandchildren who live in England, Evie and Canaan to wear for St Patrick's Day.   So excited to post pictures of them  wearing the clothes!  

The T-Shirt and Dress look so great on them.....much better photos than just the clothes themselves in previous posts.  More photos below.......ENJOY!
Canaan is giving his shirt a "thumbs up"

I think they are trying to be taller:)

Thank you Lord, for my grandchildren................

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Polka Dot Pj Pants!

Corey is my beautiful and fun 12 year old granddaughter.  I used to make her flannel nightshirts but as she got older she decided she liked to wear oversize t-shirts.  I can't blame her for that....oversize t-shirts are comfortable!!!

So this year I wanted to make her some pajama pants and learn to make them from a cotton knit.  I ordered the fabric from Fabric.Com, Inc (USA).  It was white with turquoise polka dots and Corey gave her approval for the fabric.  The polka dots are a nice large happy size.

The delimma was that I had to make my own pattern.  She had a pair of similar pj pants that we bought for her so she let me keep them to make a pattern from.  I used paper on a roll that we had purchased from Ikea for the kids to use to do crafts with.  It was perfect.  I did not have time to take pictures of this process, but basically fold pants in half for front inseam and trace around them ...and then do same for back inseam.

Some sites that have tutorials for this are Riley Blake Designs and Golden Leaf Designs.  I did sew a side seam since the ones I used for a guide had a side seam which made my pattern different since did not use fold for side seam.  There are definitely more tutorials online.

Yes....she is definitely excited about them!

Corey, you are so nice, beautiful and lots of fun!

I am so excited to make more for her!
 I love you Corey!

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Thank You Threading My Way for Feature

Thank you so much, Pam for featuring the Colorful Boy Baby Quilt on your  wonderful blog.

Here is the feature page on Pam's blog.  The quilt is after the really cute green scarf and hat.

For any of you who haven't looked at Threading My Way.....take a look!

Pam has been hosting her blog for a long time.  She has ongoing entries with ideas organized into different categories. To see categories click here.

Anyway, I was surprised and so encouraged by the quilt being featured.  It was the first one I actually made the correct way of quilting.  My daughter Mary uses it for her son (my grandson) Nolan to sit and play on.

It is so colorful and happy!

Camoflauge Fleece Vest

Decided to make fleece vests for 3 of our grandchildren and wanted to share on this post the one I made for Henry who is 7.  He is into camoflauge and I found the perfect fleece at our local Joann''s Fabric store.
Below is view of it with zipper closed.

These vests made of fleece are so easy to make.  The fabric does not fray so no need to turn under edges.  I got the Parka Separating Zipper from Joann's Fabrics only because they did have the correct length I needed.  Otherwise, I order them online from Zipper Shipper.

It is so easy to sew in the zippers according to the pattern directions. .....and the pattern is also very easy to follow for making the body of the vest.  McCalls M6222.  I already knew this vest pattern runs short so added length when cutting out.  However, when adjust length need to also make sure you get correct zipper length.

Even Papa Bear wanted to wear the vest!

My Great Grandchildren!

Monday, March 9, 2015

Blue Fleece Vest for Nolan

After making some fleece vests for 3 of our grandkids,  my daughter Mary who is mom to Nolan (1 year old) asked if I would make a fleece vest for him. 

I was so excited!  I knew it would be little and so cute on him.

I have enough leftover blue fleece from the vests for Evie and Canaan.  I ordered a zipper from Zipper Shipper but could not find a pattern for a 1 year old in the pattern books at our local Joann Fabrics store.

So...I tried searaching online and ordered a really perfect pattern.  I apologize that I did not keep source from which i purchased the pattern.

Below are photos of Nolan looking so very cute in his new blue fleece vest.

The verdict is in.....Nolan is cuter than the blue vest....
but the Blue Fleece Vest is still so cute on him....

Nothing more gratifying than seeing my grandchildren wearing clothes I make them....

Friday, March 6, 2015

Henry's Flannel PJ's

Every year I sew flannel pajamas for our grandsons.  This year, however, only Henry wanted flannel ones.  Canaan wanted fleece ones which are in another post.

I give them to the grandkids at Christmas but since could only recently start back to posting, blogging:)  wanted to share them now.

Henry is into camoflauge so I really hoped our local Joann Fabrics store would have that print in fannel.  Thank goodness Jerry went with me ....we looked and looked and he found some!!!! It had the perfect colors for Henry so I purchased 3 yards which is what I usually would buy for pj's.

Got home, all excited to wash, dry, cut out and start sewing....only to find because Henry has gotten taller that I needed more fabric to adjust length of shirt and pants to be longer.  I guess we bought the last bit of it and Joanns was not longer carrying it in stores or online.  Then, I decided to look online and found an etsy store in Arizona that had some. Was extremely thankful.  Arizona is close and the fabric arrived so quickly.

My very sweet, very fun and very handsome Henry!

I used the pattern below:  New Look 6746
New Look  6746 

Close up of fabric
The great thing is I have enough fabric left over to make hopefully another pair of pj pants and will purchase a solid for the top { or who know, maybe vice versa:)}

I simply love sewing ...... especially for grandsons!

Homemade Flour Tortillas

When our kids were growing up, I found a recipe for homemade tortillas and made lots of them.  It was much less expensive to make them than to buy them.

As years passed, I was able to buy them and put that recipe aside.......and lost it.

About a year ago, I searched online and found recipe for Homemade Flour Tortillas that also used olive oil.  I tried it....and WOW....tortillas from this recipe are delicious!.

Recipe is on Taste of Home here.

Olive Oil, Flour, Sea Salt

The dough resting.

Rolled dough into small balls....followed recipe......then rolled each ball into circle.
Heat small amount olive oil in skillet and put flour tortilla in to cook.  When bubble show, it is time to turn over the tortilla for the other side to cook....Only takes a minute or so on each side.
Tortilla flipped over.
Finished stack of tortillas!
I fried one of the freshly made tortillas to be chips as side for dinner.
Delicious dinner.....Soft flour chicken tacos, chips and black beans.
Homemade is best.........