Thursday, September 16, 2010

baby cocoon and pumpkin hat 008

baby cocoon and pumpkin hat 008, originally uploaded by picable.

I made this for my niece. She was due the end of November but the baby has already came! Its very tiny...2.5 pounds but I heard she is going to be fine. So happy to hear that!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

008 days a week

008 days a week, originally uploaded by picable.
People ask just what it is I do. Well, this is pretty much it. I crochet, knit, sew, etc. In other words I make things like what you see in the photograph. I make up stories about my mannequins because I spend a lot of time with them. And I take pictures of them and put them on the internet. That's it in a nutshell. But if you knew me well then you'd know that there is a lot more to it than just that. It can be quite complicated what with rules and regulations and such. But I like it.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

DIY craft caddy is easy to make

craft caddy 002, originally uploaded by picable.

You can make this. I put one of those lap desks on top and used bungie cords to anchor it down. It holds all my supplies and my project(s) I'm working on. Its got wheels on the bottom, so it can be pulled or pushed to wherever I'm at inside the house.

No more excuses! Even my husband loved that part. Does it work? I'd say yes, because I'm well on the way to completing that project I put off for way too long.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Encasing elastic in waistband

100_1952, originally uploaded by picable.

Let's face it, sometimes you need more than elastic thread in your waistband. In this case, I have crocheted more rows for the waistband so that I can fold it in half and hand sew it closed. I went ahead and cut the elastic the length I needed and sewed the ends together.

Folding the top of the waistband down over the elastic ring; in the photo you see I have begun to hand sew it closed. I find this a lot easier than running the elastic through afterwards. And it doesn't roll inside the casing this way, so that makes it a no brainer in my book.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Pajamas with footies


This is one I've been working on since before Christmas. They are pajama's with footies, a throwback from our childhood. I think they are funny/cute and hope my sister in law likes them/wears them.

I combined fabric with crochet. Sometimes there just isn't enough fabric to make something and crochet can be used as a fabric in many cases.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

New way to make booties!

New way to make booties!, originally uploaded by picable.

First I crocheted the leg section using a ribbed stitch. Then I folded it in half and used sc to join the two edges. For the foot section, I'm using two strands of yarn held together. I started with a chain the length of the top of the foot. Then, sc across the chain, and around the bottom of the leg section. I used sc across the back of the chain, ch 1, turn, and worked sc back along the row and cont around the leg, and back up the side.

So, its worked in rows, not rounds. I'll repost with the completed bootie so you can see how it worked out.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010


jockstrap, originally uploaded by picable.

This is one of the funnest projects I've worked on it a long while. A man requested a pattern for it and 3 days later I had it all figured out and the pattern has been written.

If you are wondering what to give your Valentine next month, this may be just what you're looking for. Check out my store on Etsy for your copy of the pattern. Intermediate level crochet pattern in pdf available now for only $5.