Thursday, June 23, 2011

Wreaths

This week I made a couple of wreaths. I still have one more to make. One is for my back porch and the other 2 are for my bedroom door and the door to my office. Both wreaths will be the same since the doors face each other.

This one is on the porch. Its just a grapevine wreath with silk flowers glued on.

 The indoor ones are styrofoam wrapped in yarn with some paper flowers I got at A.C. Moore. The flowers are from the scrapbooking section.
So here is the before:

... and here is the after.
I really like how these came out. It took a long time to wrap the yarn which is why there is only one made so far.


Tuesday, June 14, 2011

A-Line Dress


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Newborn size
Bernat Baby Sport
F-Hook


Chain 36

Row 1:
dc in 4th ch from hook and next 3 chs,
3 dc in next ch,
dc in next 5 chs,
3 dc in next ch,
dc in next 10 chs,3 dc in next ch,
dc in next 5 chs,
3 dc in next ch,
dc in last 5 chs.
ch 2, turn.

rows 2-5: dc in each dc across putting 3dc in center dc of 3dc group below. Ch 2, turn.

row 6: dc across to center of first 3dc group, ch 4, skip across to next 3dc, dc in center st and each st across to center st of 3rd dc group, ch4, skip to last 3dc put dc in center of 3dc group and across to end. ch 1, turn.

*Armhole construction tutorial*

Row 7: SC in each DC and CH across. Join. (you will now be working around). Ch 2.

How to work Increase to form the a-line shape. You will work the increase over 3 stitches under the arm. Increase= (2DC in first st, 1DC in next st, 2 DC in 3rd)

Row 8: DC in next 11 sts. Work increase, DC in 23, work increase, DC in remaining sts. Join, Ch 2.

Row 9: DC in each st around. Join, ch 2.

Row 10: DC in next 12 sts, work increase, DC in next 25, work increase, DC in remaining sts. Join, ch 2.

Row 11: DC in each st around. Join, ch 2.

Row 12: DC in next 13 sts, work increase, DC in next 27, work increase, DC in remaining sts. Join, ch 2.

Row 13: DC in each st around. Join, ch 2.

Row 14: DC in next 14 sts, work increase, DC in next 29, work increase, DC in remaining sts. Join, ch 2.

Row 15: DC ine each st around. Join, ch 2.

Row 16: DC in next 15 sts, work increase, DC in next 31, work increase, DC in remaining sts. Join, ch 2.


Row 17: DC in each st around. Join, ch 2.

Row 18: DC in next 16 sts, work increase, DC in next 33, work increase, DC in remaining sts. Join, ch 2.

Row 19: Dc in each st around. Join, ch 1.

Row 20: SC in each stitch around. Join, finish off.



Back and Neck trim:
Join yarn in the back opening on the left side,
Ch 1, sc up the side, 3sc in corner st,
sc across neckline, 3sc in corner st,
sc down right side, placing 1 or 2 buttonholes evenly spaced.
finish off.



Kelly Kearney 2011

If you make one as a gift, please consider making one for charity.
Do not sell pattern
Do not post pattern on another site, please just post the link.

Easy Lemon Cookies

I made these cookies using a cake mix. It is so easy and they are so yummy!
You can get the recipe here, I've heard of  making cookies from cake mix and have wanted to try it. Now I can't wait to try different flavors. My first batch didn't cook long enough. The recipe says 8 minutes, I ended up doing 9 and they were still a little under done. The next cookie sheet went in for 11 minutes and they are a little crunchy when they are supposed to be chewy, they taste good though so I don't think it matters. j

Blanket Drive

It's time for Bella's Babies annual blanket drive. Check out the "Winter is Coming" post at our website.