Archive for March, 2009

Craftster Unswap Round 1 – Over

Posted in Crochet, Free Patterns (from other sites) with tags , , , , , , , , , , on March 17, 2009 by sweetnightmare

So the first Craftster Unswap is over now, it ended on Sunday. I have gotten a few packages of lovely blankets, hats, and tiny bracelets. I’m so happy and grateful to have been choosen for the Unswap. It’s nice to have some help. It has really been a very wonderful experience. Many women opened up to me and to the others on the forum about the pregnancy losses. I was touched by a lot of their stories. In one package I received I was given a note that I will refer to whenever I feel like what I am doing is not making a difference.

Well here are some bonnets and a little yellow dress that I made to donate.
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Soy Escuchando –  Coldplay – Fix You

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Posted in Crochet, Free Patterns (from other sites), Knits with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 17, 2009 by sweetnightmare

Phew! It’s been a few weeks. I caught a horrible flu, and then ofcourse passed it on to my lovely daughter. Then she had a nasty rash which turned out to be severe eczema. So we are now over the sickness and her eczema breakouts are being controlled finally 🙂

I made these two projects for my daughter. The dress was made from this pattern called Angel Wings Pinafore. This is the second dress I made from this pattern the first I made will be donated as part of the Precious Awakening Craftster Unswap. This one I made for my daughter but she is too big for it now. It’s totally cute though, I am going to save it for maybe a future baby. I used Caron Simply Soft (7 oz. Skein). Semi-finished project below. I haven’t sewed the buttons on yet. I added a little felt heart stitched on with some DMC floss the safety pin is for decoration. It did however hold the heart in place while I sewed it on. I would have LOVED for her to fit into this but I guess I would have to adjust the pattern to make it fit.

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stitched heart detail

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I finished this next project on Sunday. They are my very first pair of knitted booties. My husband calls these “Streakers”, I thought that was a really cute name for them. This is a free Lion brand pattern, the Oh Natural Booties. Instead of using Nature’s Choice yarn I decided to use Wool-ease. They looked really great after I was done, but my daughter wore them one time and they had already fuzzed and lightly pilled up 😦 Now I know for next time. I stitched lightening bolts on the sides. They kinda remind me of Puma sneakers.

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Soy Escuchando: The Aquabats – Pool Party