I was watching a Veggie Tales episode “Sumo of the Opera” and was excited to see Hebrews 10:36 as the correlating verse. “Persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised.” The story line was about a cucumber that never finished anything. He needed to learn to persevere and learn to complete his tasks. Sound familiar? Like my posts so far this year? I am printing this out as a constant reminder to me.
Remember I found a baby hat kit on sale? Well, I finished it. I don’t like it, but I finished it. You knit or crochet the top portion and attach it to the premade band. Add a pom pom to top and you are finished. I have pulled out a pattern for some boots that I am going to crochet in the same color. I am hoping this will look better as a set than alone. Here is the finished product. Perhaps if I placed it on a baby I would feel differently.
Amazon has the kit available. (click here)
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While moving things around in my craft room organization attempt I found this doll I made back in 1986.
The original Cabbage Patch doll was just out and I had to search all over the state to find a doll for each of my girls (we were also looking for pound puppies that year too).
I loved the dolls, thought they were so cute, but could not justify in my mind purchasing one for myself. But, I could justify making one!
I found this pattern (which is also available today on Amazon)
I made this one for me. Though the term “Cabbage Patch” is not used, it definitely has the same appearance as those dolls.
A special memory remains with me, the house was rather quiet and I went looking for the girls. I found my youngest sitting on my bed cuddling this doll. “The baby was crying mom and I was taking care of her.”
The doll looked a bit ragged today, but she is 25 years old and has been in and out of craft storage containers all these years. Red Heart yarn sure does hold up!
Looking at the doll and realizing she sure could use a good cleaning, I found this eHow instruction on cleaning vinyl dolls.
I might have to make another one. I wonder if the doll heads are still available.
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Several years ago I crocheted a dinosaur applique and sewed it on a tshirt for my grandson. He has outgrown it so I have removed it from the old tshirt and am applying it to a new one so he can continue to wear it.
The pattern was featured in the March/April 2004 Crochet Today magazine.
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I teach knitting and crochet at my local Michaels store. Next Saturday all Michaels stores will be hosting an Instructor Meet and Greet. From 1-3pm instructors will be at the stores with displays about their classes. I am preparing some material for my table and trying to finish up another demo project – a baby kimono. Any classes you sign up for that day will be 25% off. This is a great time to learn or enhance your crafting skills.
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My website was down for a couple of days because the hosting company had some server problems. The site is back up now. I apologize for the inconvenience this created. Hopefully all will function smoothly now.
Until next week, persevere!!