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Ever have one of those weekends where you get a ton of stuff done and feel like you’ve conquered the world? I just had one of those weekends. The fact that it was a long weekend certainly helped. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if every weekend was a three day weekend? Imagine all of the things that you would get done.
I decided that today I would share with you a few of my recent projects. By no means did I finish all of these projects this past weekend, but the weekend is when I get a lot of my crafting done.
I started my Granny Square Rectangle Blanket this weekend! I just adore the colors I’m using. My color inspiration was vintage valentine’s day cards. I originally wanted to do a charcoal grey instead of the brown but couldn’t find yarn in the right color. I’m so happy that I went with the chocolate instead. The rectangle granny square pattern was included in my weekend inspiration post on Friday. As always if you want to learn to crochet yourself I highly suggest the Crochet Lab class on Craftsy. I wanted to learn to crochet so that I could make a granny square blanket. One week after I started the class I had all the skills I needed.
Mr. Owl has been a thought in my head for awhile. I had some fabric scraps laying around and I finally got around to making him last week. He has a textured front and a yellow fleece back making him fun for Turtle to chew on. I’m not really sure what his purpose is, but I like him. I think he can stick around for awhile.
This past weekend was my Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See weekend. I received a ton of orders for shirts made with Brown Bear fabric from my shop Lilikoi Lane. Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See by Eric Carle is one of my favorite books so making the shirts never gets old.
I finished up these fingerless gloves for my mom two weekends ago. This weekend I started on a “mini me” version for Bean. I have one glove down and one to go. They crochet up really quickly. I’ll have to write up a pattern and share it soon.
Speaking of mini me… I also finished up these crocheted hats for The Hubs and Turtle recently. Crocheted hats are a super easy project for beginner crocheters.
Here is Turtle wearing his hat. He is about to burst into tears. We had just finished dropping Bean off at daycare and he just wanted to eat breakfast. The rag quilt that he is sitting on was his Christmas gift from me this past year.
While we are on the subject of crocheted hats, don’t forget my pattern for the Crocheted Kid’s Slouch Hat that Bean is wearing in the above photo.
We also had a bunch of silliness over the weekend. Bean and I had fun playing with Pocketbooth on my iphone. I love the above image that we captured. It reminds me a bit of the image of my sister and Bean that I used for my Photo To Wood Transfer Tutorial. I think I might do a wood transfer with this photo as well and hang it up on the wall.
The weekend was jam packed with all kind of other activities as well. We gardened, spent time outdoors and went for a family swim.
What did you get up to over the weekend? Did you finish any crafts? Share links! I’d love to check out what you have been working on.