Thursday, March 23, 2017

Yarn Booty

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It's been far too long since I've played with yarn and hooks! I just returned from a visit to California with some scrumptious yarns and a hook from Daiso Japan (a Japanese dollar store)! 

If you're familiar with US hook sizes, you know there is a C (2.75 mm) hook and a D (3.25 mm) hook... But what of the 3.0 mm hook? (I believe a 00 in steel hooks is a 3.0 mm, but mine is super old and worn, so I'm not sure how accurate it is.) So I was pretty excited (I know, it's the little things) to find a 3.0 mm with a nice comfy handle! I'm not sure if/when or for what I'm going to use it for, but it's nice to have one!

Anyways, stay tuned as I'm going to start playing with some of that yarn soon!

What are you guys playing with?

Friday, January 20, 2017

Crocheted Tools

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How fun are these crocheted tools? I made them for a Christmas gift and was so pleased to hear that they are much loved!

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Good Vibes Only Banner

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Hope your weekend is full of good vibes only!

This is a felt banner I made for Christmas. It's a super easy project. I cut out the felt letters from paper patterns that I hand drew (nothing fancy, as I like the "handwritten" look), sewed them on with 3 strands of matching embroidery floss, machine sewed a channel at the top for my dowel (ok, my sister did that part since she was already on the machine), and I made a pom pom and tassel for a little extra decoration!

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Little Mermaid

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Today I'm sharing a little mermaid I made for Christmas. She is a conglomeration of Disney's The Little Mermaid, Klara the Mermaid pattern by Cinnamon Purl and Mici the Mermaid pattern by Lalylala, and I'm so pleased with the result!

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Pete & Pickles

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I haven't forgotten how to blog!! (I was afraid I had though I admit!) I hope you all had a wonderful holiday a happy New Year! I hope that this New Year will bring some new and exciting things to Signed With an Owl! So to kick off my return, I'm sharing these dolls I gave for Christmas that I was just thrilled with! I made an elephant and a pig pattern, and then dressed them up as characters in the fantastic book Pete & Pickles by Berkeley Breathed.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Victorian Lattice Baby Blanket

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I just love making baby blankets because they are great nearly instant gratification projects. For this one I was so excited for the excuse to try a square pattern that I kept seeing.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Photo-Tuesday

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Hope you are all having a lovely week! Are you working on any fun projects?!