Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Great crochet books

Just wanted to share my top 5 crochet books.

1. Crochet Away is a book that I love to use and sometimes I look at it for inspiration. I made the ruffled scarf thats in here and I love it.

Crochet Away

2. Crochet projects is one that I look at for inspiration. I made the baby block from here in a couple hours so that just shows how quick and easy this book is.

Complete Idiots Guide To Crochet Projects Illustrated

3. Tasty Crochet is the best book I could have. I think it has the cutest projects ever. I have made quite a few projects and I want to make more soon.

Tasty Crochet

4. Kids Crochet is the best book for people who are learning how to crochet. I want to make the poncho that is in here except make it larger.

Kids Crochet: Projects for Kids of All Ages

5. 100 Flowers to Knit and Crochet is great. I made scarfs for my younger sisters and put on some flowers from this book and the scarfs are beautiful. I would only recommend this book to intermediate and advanced crocheters because most of the patterns are complicated.

100 Flowers to Knit & Crochet: A Collection of Beautiful Blooms for Embellishing Garments, Accessories, and

I have just realized that I really need to post more projects that I have done.


Monday, December 27, 2010

Great Sewing Books

I borrowed this book, Sewing School, from the library and love it!!!!!! Its great for adults or kids that are learning how to sew.

Sewing School: 21 Sewing Projects Kids Will Love to Make

This is a book that we bought and I love it. I made a messenger bag using the pattern in here but I didn't put as many pockets on.

New Handmade: Simple Sewing For Contemporary Style

This is the number one book that I turn to for ideas. It is Amazing! I made the cottage apron in here for my mom and it turned out awesome.

One-Yard Wonders: 101 Sewing Projects

For this book I still need to buy some wool sweaters to make the stuff that are in here. I absolutely love the pincushion on the front cover.

Warm Fuzzies 30 Sweet Felted Projects

This book is SEW KOOL. Hahaha, get it? Anyways my favourite project in here is the sleeping mask. It looks really pretty.

Sew Liberated

So there are my favourite sewing books. I always get these books from Amazon because it gets here really fast and it has good prices. When I got my last order, amazon said it would come in 5-10 business days and the books came in 4 days.

Hope you are having a great holiday so far.


Thursday, December 23, 2010

More Hair

Hello, I wanted to share another great hair blog. This has hairstyles for short hair, medium hair, and long hair. This is one that I am going to do on my sisters hair, I did it on mine and it worked out great.

Braided-Over Ponytail
I will try to update my blog more even though no one reads it.


Friday, December 17, 2010

Play Crown

Sorry I haven't updated the blog. I have been really busy and my camera died on me yesterday. Anyways here is another project I have made in the last three months. My younger sisters did it with me.

First I made a paper template by measuring their head and putting a zig zag top on one side. I cut two pieces so it would be thicker to stand up straight. Then I sewed them together along the bottom and top. If you want you can put on a ribbon by sewing the center of the ribbon to the crown. Sew the two short sides together and your done. A really easy and quick way to make something that would amuse a child for hours.


Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Blue Baby Blanket

I crocheted this blanket a while ago for someone who just had a baby boy. I made up my own pattern and I think I can remember how I did it.

I used size 5.00 hook, With white/blue and dark blue/light blue cotton. First I made twenty granny squares out of the white/blue yarn, each had four rows. Then I went around the granny squares three times with the dark blue/light blue yarn. I then sewed the pieces together and went around the edges with shell stitch and i was done. It can go really quick if you work on it a lot, but thats not what I did and it took me a month.


Monday, December 13, 2010

Paper Snowflake

A while ago I made this 3D paper snowflake. I hung it above a back door and thought that no one would go through there, but they did. Now half of the snowflake is flattened. this is before I hung it up.

The instructions were so easy to follow from this website. I made this in around an hour.

crocheted snowflakes

These are pictures of some snowflakes that I Crocheted last night. I never used any pattern I just saw a bunch of pictures of crocheted snowflakes and made it. Here they are.

That is the first one I made.

This is the second one I made.

I used white yarn and a size 2.75 hook


Sunday, December 12, 2010

My Crochet

I found this cute snowflake to crochet the other day. I wanna try it out soon and post a picture of it. This is the link.
When I found this I immediately wanted to put it on my blog. But it was a little to late to though. Anyways here is the blog.

I just got a subscription to crochet today and it is Awesome. Because it is December, instead of sending me the November/December issue they sent me January/February. I love all the heart stuff in it. I think I might make that heart hat for my younger sisters. Here is a picture of the January/February issue.


Saturday, December 11, 2010

Fun Hairdos

This is a hairdo from a blog that I absolutely LOVE. Here is the link. I have two younger sisters so this blog is perfect for them so that I can do their hair in really cute hairstyles.
I tried this hairstyle on one of my sisters and worked out well but instead of having the messy buns I just left it in two pigtails.

There is also a website that has a bit easier styles that I always use. Click here for the link.
I also did this in both my sisters hair. It looked SO cute in their hair.

Heres another Blog that has hairstyles that are a bit complicated. Here it is.
This is a really cute hairstyle that worked extremely well on my sister. I did this on the other side of her head and pulled the twists back under the rest of the hair and held it there with a ponytail.


Easy Blanket and Pillow

I made this blanket and pillow for my younger sister in the spring out of a piece of flannel. I found this blanket on this website
First I took two pieces of flannel, you can use the same fabric for both sides or you can use different fabric. Then I made a cardboard template 2", 3". I put the two pieces of flannel on top of each other wrong sides together and cut around the template making fringe all around the blanket. then I took two pieces of fringe that were on top of each other and tied them right over left then left over right. I did that all around the edge and I was done. I made the knots too tight. I should have done it looser so that the edge lays flat. For the pillow I just changed the size of the fabric and stuffed it as I was tying the edges. I used different colors because I didn't have enough fabric from the blanket to make the pillow.


Friday, December 10, 2010


Hello fellow crafters.
My name is Adeela and I love to sew, crochet and various other crafts. This blog is to share my many projects and ideas. I'll be posting pics soon, when I figure out how to.