Wednesday, February 23, 2011

A Little Bird Named My Conscious....

told me that I was being a very bad blogger and that I needed to blog more often. I have to agree and I do apologize. My only excuse is that family and life was calling and I had to set my blog on the back burner for awhile.
So what have we been up to, you ask? Well we have had snow and ice and we were able to build a beautiful snow ice princess.

For a Valentine's Day gift for Xiera's teacher, I made a Sweetheart Swag. I found the pattern in the February 2010 issue of Crochet World.

I fell in love with it so much, I of course had to make one for myself too.

Zella's birthday was on the 21st and we were planning on celebrating her birthday this past Saturday. Unfortunately Zella and I caught a nasty flu virus that left us laying on the couch while watching Despicable Me over and over again for a few days. We started feeling much better on Monday so I whipped up a batch of yummy strawberry cupcakes for the birthday girl to enjoy. I can't believe my baby girl is already 4 years old!

We have rescheduled her "Birdie" Party for this coming Saturday. :)

Speaking of birds, I am so excited to share a little something I have been working on. I am collaborating with Shawnta of Mamigirlboutique for an upcoming guest launch with Dilly Dally Boutique. You can visit her wonderful blog HERE. Shawnta is making a beautiful set using the Treetop Fancy collection by Free Spirit. I just love the fabric print of the blue bird on the brown background. It was that blue bird that inspired my design. I made a halter top with criss cross straps in green and brown to go over a peasant top she is making.

I think the blue bird embellishment adds a touch of whimsy fun to this precious halter. I am so excited to see it modeled with her set.


GRAMS said...

I love that little halter top. Sooo cute. Is that an original pattern you made up? It would look so cut on my little Grands

crochetdlane said...

Thanks so much Grands. Yes this is an original pattern I came up with. I spent the last few weeks playing around with the yarn and came up with it. The bird pattern is altered from the bird and flower free pattern I found while searching google. Here is the link...

I just made the tail longer and did sc instead of dc around the second row of the body. I also made the wing a bit smaller and used a smaller gauged hook to make it work. I also sewed the head on a bit differently I added the tree branch and leaves which is something I came up with on my own. ;) Thanks again!


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