Wednesday, May 18, 2011

PacMan Lovin'

I know, I know. I like to keep my cake creations on my cake site: Queenie Cakes. However, I'm so tickled that these came out so great, I can't help but brag about it on my craft blog.

Chocolate Fudge cupcakes topped with fondant decorations.

Monday, May 9, 2011

WIP: Crochet Mario Bros. Blanket

This poor bastard of a project has been a work in progress for nearly a year. It consists of 252 crochet granny-squares. The breakdown is as follows:

Brown: 54
Red: 45
Yellow: 2
Flesh: 43

This is what's done as of right now:

Yellow: 2
Red: 45
Brown: 22

Which means I have an ass-ton more to go! Ugh. This is my Excel grid of what's done. I'm hoping to finish within a month or two. I'm still in search for the elusive Flesh-toned color. It's been hard to find in a worsted weight wool blend. I'll find it, though!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Crochet Basket

This basket was supposed to be a blanket. I had not picked up a crochet hook in over two years and was eager to get back into it. I bought two skeins of purple soft-touch yarn and went to town, chaining about 200 and then doing some weird double crochet stitch on every other one. I don't know what I was doing, but it started to ruffle. Everyone who saw it laughed and said my blanket would be uneven and weird looking, not to mention the enormous holes that my wonky pattern was creating. When my two skeins were done, I had a long 6 inch wide strips of "netting". What was I going to do with that? I wound it around and around in a spiral, crocheting it all together and creating this basket. I chained up a rope and made a tie to keep the top cinched. I use it to hold my hats and winter gloves now. =)

When life hands you a wonky, ill-prepared "blanket", make a fucking basket and throw your odds and ends in there!

It would have been a very holey blanket anyway.

This is my basket cinched up at the top.

I use it as a hat holder now.

This is my basket on top of my pillow to give you an idea how big it is. It's pretty substantial.

 Supplies / Sources:
Soft Touch Yarn in Amethyst: Michaels