"Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing. " -Helen Keller

Thursday, February 03, 2011

Crafts Galore

I hope you don't mind indulging me a bit. I've been very bust doing crafty stuff and want to share it with y'all. This post is very picture heavy so feel free to skip it if you are on a slow connection or browsing via smart phone.

I finished this first two hats close to the first of the year. The first one is my own variation of the Divine Hat Pattern from Rheatheylia. The second hat is a newborn version that was added to the original pattern by the designer. I also used this pattern to make the hat I showed y'all back in October.

for Ben

for Doing Good In Her Name
This next hat is my very own design called Mimi's Hat. I originally designed this hat for a friend based on a hat her daughter has (and I NEED a picture of her wearing it...hint, hint) and I named it after her daughter. This version was made for my mom and I added a little shamrock to it. I sucked it up and decided to be brave and enter it in a contest.

Mimi's Hat for my mom

close up of shamrock

shamrock highlighted
I designed this cowl, the Mobius Cowl, to go with the hat I made for my mom. I also entered it in the contest.

the Mobius Cowl

close up of the Mobius Cowl stitch pattern

me wearing it
Finally, I helped a friend figure out this quilt layout. The colors are NOT representative. I just had to pick something to show the pattern. The dark lines represent how she will be quilting it. The machine embroidered piece after it goes in the center of the quilt.

quilt layout I helped friend with

the machine embroidered piece for the center
I hope y'all enjoyed my craft indulgence. Thanks for looking.

And, don't forget to enter the CSN giveaway.


Suzy, Not a Fertile Myrtle said...

I love all of it! You are so amazingly talented!!!

Meredith said...

I'm blown away by these beautiful items and there's nothing more thoughtful than a sweet gift made by a friend. The quilt pattern is awesome too.

Dora said...

Beautiful! I am blessed to have some of your beautiful work to keep my girl warm. I often tell her, as I tuck it around her, this is from Auntie Kristin.

Quiet Dreams said...

You are amazing. I love not only your talent, but also how you help others with it.

battynurse said...

Love crafty stuff. I've been sewing a lot more lately and enjoying it so much.

MrsSpock said...

I am in awe of your crafty prowess!