Sunday, January 20, 2013


I can't believe I am crocheting! I am not sure why, but I have this sudden urge to crochet. I met up with a great friend today, and we spent hours crocheting away. I stopped by the store the other day and picked up five beautiful colors that I like. I just thought they go so well together. Can I tell you that crocheting is addicting. I don't know why I waited all these years to master this!

Isn't this ripple blanket darling? I took this photo as my husband was busy washing my car. Thanks, honey!

This goes so fast; I started on Friday and look how much I have already. The weather here in California has been so beautiful so I took my crocheting bag out for a photo shoot. Maybe this will end up being a baby blanket or just something for me to throw around the sofa. 

Hope you had a great weekend!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Tiny Little Hexagons

I have been in the mood for small projects that are portable. I decided to cut up my one inch strip of 80's reproduction fabric so I can turn them into little hexagons. I got a cute little paper box from a local Japanese dollar store called "Daiso." Do you have one in your area? I can spend hours in that store.

Tiny little hexagons. 

These hexagons are no bigger than a penny! They are so tiny to work with, but I love them. Pay attention to my needle holder on the right of the image. I hate pin cushions with a passion. I find them bulky and impractical. I know, I am weird. So I found this little magnet and taped it onto the side of my hexagon box. When I am not using the needle, I just place it onto the magnet. That's it! I have a magnet on each side of the box. 

I have also been super into amigurumi. Have you heard of them? They are basically crocheted little animals that originated in Japan. If you have been a reader of my blog, then you would know I don't usually crochet. However, I have been learning since I find these amigurumi so cute! I finished crocheting all the body parts of this tiny bear. I will be cursing while I assemble them into this cute little creature over the weekend. I simply dislike seaming! If you have a trick, then please let me know. 

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Sewing iPad Cover

Happy New Year, everyone! I hope your new year is off to a great start. I had an outstanding and very relaxing holiday break. I am ready for 2013!

So my first project of the year....

I made another iPad cover this afternoon for my mom following the same instructions I used about a year ago. The dimension listed is 9.5"x11.5", but I remember it was a bit bigger than I would have liked, so I adjusted the dimension this time to 9"x11", and it fits the new iPad perfectly!

 Love the matching orange. I think the lining is adorable! 

The beauty of this cover is that it's washable. I pre-washed all the fabrics used. 

This is still my favorite iPad cover pattern. I recommend this instruction to anyone who is interested in making one. It only took me about two to three hours. FYI, I only used one layer of batting to avoid having to sew too many bulky layers.