Monday, April 18, 2011

Organizational Tools

We had some of the grandkids over yesterday to color Easter Eggs and do an Easter Egg Hunt.  (See my other blog here.)  I always have a bunch of Egg coloring kits because I go to Wal-Mart after Easter and buy the kits for really cheap.  I try to be "thrifty" that  So I decided instead of just throwing everything back into a white plastic bag, I'd sew some bags so I could tell what was in each one.  I had already done it with Christmas fabric to keep cooking cutters, decorations, etc in it, so decided to do the same with some colored "egg" fabric I had, and while I was at it, why not use some Halloween fabric for the pumpkin carving stuff?  So these are the bags I have now:

I'm lucky enough to have a pretty large pantry, so I put them on the top shelf so they are out of the way.

It will be SO NICE to just grab the Halloween bag when it's time to carve pumpkins again!!!!!!

The tutorial for making the shopping bag is on Craftster and can be found here.  They are very easy to make and I get lots of compliments on mine when I use them to get groceries.  Here is a link to the post with the shopping bags I use - they are the first ones shown.  LOVE THEM!!!!!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

More knitting projects!!!

And I used Alyssa for a model.

First I made the fingerless gloves.  The pattern was on some yarn I bought.  They had cables on them and I thought they were pretty.  Then I decided to make a scarf to match, also cables.  The patter for that I found here.
I have a few other scarves I've made out of that pattern and it's pretty easy.    The beret pattern I also found online.  The first time I made the beret it turned out ok, but I wasn't very happy with it, so ripped it out.  Then I decided to combine the beret pattern with the scarf pattern.  It took me a while to figure it out, but I think it turned out pretty well.  The beret is kind of small, though.  I think it looks pretty good on Alyssa!!!
The whole set

Better picture of the scarf and fingerless gloves

and a couple pictures of the beret


I finished one more sock this morning.  I'm taking a couple knitting projects on our trip so hopefully I'll have the other one done when we get home.

As always, comments are appreciated!!!!!