Friday, February 25, 2011

Featured Etsy Seller - Gerdas Garden

Gerdas Garden

Etsy Shop Name: GerdasGarden

Your Name: Gerda Collins

Age: over 40 :)

What do you make?: Watercolor paintings, cards, prints

For how long?: 3.5 years

Shop description: My shop is filled with the great outdoors, flowers, landscapes, anything that grows.

Random fact about yourself: I think I am immune to Poison Oak

 I paint what moves me... my art flows from inside. Each painting is a unique journey.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Rainbow Ball - Free Pattern

Avery when I showed her,  her new toy.

  Copyright © Jessica Boyer 2011 All Rights Reserved.

1 Red Heart Super Saver Economy – Primary (A)
Hook size: H/5mm
Yarn needle
Fiberfill stuffing
Bell ( if you use a small bell the sound will be very muffled so I suggest using a plastic cat ball toy like in the photo below.   It just sounds the best to me.  Not super loud and not too quiet.) 

What I use for bell

Stitches used: ch, sc 
Ball is worked in continuous rounds unless stated differently.

With A ch 2  
Round 1: 6sc in 2nd ch from hook.
Round 2: 2sc in ea sc around. (12)
Round 3: *sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc; repeat from* around. (18)
Round 4: *sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc; repeat from* around. (24)
Round 5: *sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc; repeat from* around. (30)
Round 6: *sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc; repeat from* around. (36)
Round 7: sc in ea sc around.
Round 8: *sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc; repeat from* around. (42)
Round 9: *sc in next 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc; repeat from* around. (48)
Round 10: *sc in next 7 sc, 2 sc in next sc; repeat from* around. (54)
Round 11-20: sc in ea sc around.
Round 21: *sc2tog, sc in next 7 sc; repeat from* around. (48)
Round 22: *sc2tog, sc in next 6 sc; repeat from* around.. (42)
Round 23: *sc2tog, sc in next 5 sc; repeat from*  around. (36)
Round 24: sc in ea sc around.
Round 25: *sc2tog, sc in next 4 sc; repeat from* around.(30)
Round 26: *sc2tog, sc in next 3 sc; repeat from* around. (24)
Surround bell with stuffing.
Fill about ¼ of the ball with stuffing.
Place bell and stuffing in ball.
Continue to stuff ball trying to keep the bell in the center of the ball, until it is firm.
Round 27: *sc2tog, sc in next 2sc; repeat from* around. (18)
Round 28: *sc2tog, sc in next sc; repeat from* around. (12)
Round 29: *sc2tog, repeat from* until hole is closed.
Fasten off .  
Weave in ends.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Eye Balls - Crochetliens

I was trying to think of another baby toy to do and I came up with these guys.  I like them a lot I think I am going to make a couple more.  My daughter LOVES these.  I was thinking about writing up a pattern too.  but I am not sure how I would explain the mouth.  You can find them in my shop

I crocheted this simple ball for Avery.  Thinking I will post the pattern for free on here very soon.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Almost Done with Mom's Blanket.

I finished the squares for my Mom's blanket now I have a wide border to do.  

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Featured Etsy Seller - Deviant Candy

Deviant Candy

Shop Name: DeviantCandy

Your Name: Marie Jensen

Age: 27

What do you make? 

I make whimsical and weird creations out of polymer clay. My recent venture has been polymer clay cameo's and dragon snails. Everything is 100% handmade and one of a kind!

How long have you been making your polymer clay creations?

I have been creating for a little over a year. 

Random fact about yourself: I live in Montana. No, we do not have cows in our backyards.

Anything else you might want to include: You can find my past work at my and request custom orders! 

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Featured Etsy Seller - Megan's Beaded Designs

Megan's Beaded Designs

Etsy Shop Name: Megan's Beaded Designs

Your Name: Megan (who wouldn't thought, right!?!? :-))

Age: 22

What do you make?: Pretty jewelry, patterns, hair accessories, and paintings!

How long have you been making it? 

FOREVER! Literally since before I was 5. My grandfather was into Native style beadwork, so my sister and I picked it up when we were very young.

Shop description: 

Unique beaded jewelry and accessories, perfect for showing off your individuality! All of my items are handmade, beaded by me. That means everything from my bead embroidered headbands to my peyote bracelets were created painstakingly one bead at a time. You wouldn't think so with my super low prices, but it's true! This is a shop that does NOT simply glue an already-ready applique to a metal band and call it good. I make all of my designs MYSELF.

Random fact about yourself: 

I have some of the strangest music taste ever. My favorites include (but are not limited to) Broadway musical soundtracks, and heavy metal like Metallica and Godsmack.

Link to your shop:

I have a few other shops on Etsy too, not as full as this one, but I'm hoping to expand on them eventually. They,

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