Stuff By Shorty

Hi i am a mother of 3 with #4 on the way. I have been crafting, sewing, and tons of other things for as long as i can remember. I was tought all of this from my mother. I have been merried for 8 years.

Friday, December 29, 2006

My Daughters Hat

My 7 year old daughter made this hat for her new baby brother that will be coming in April....This is the first hat she has ever made. It might just be that i am her mother but i think she did a great job.

Thursday, December 28, 2006

Yarn wreath

It took me two days to do this but that was is my spare is now hanging on my door so everyone can see it........You could also make it more better by hot gluing some balls or other Christmas this to it.....

What you need
1 wire hanger
2 or more colors of yarn
Pair of scissors
Piece of card board

First you will take the hanger and make it into a circle. Once that is done you need to know if you want to tie or slip your yarn bows on.

Now that is done you will need to take your card board and wrap it 10 times. Cut it off rolled yarn. Cut another piece of yarn. Take your yarn off the card board and tie it with that piece you just cut. Now if you have chosen to tie them on you will just take it to your hanger and tie it in a knot two times to stay. If you have chosen to slip it on you will need to unhoop the two pieces of the wire and then slip it on. When you are putting them on you need to make sure that place them in different directions.

One you are done hanger on your door.

Now these can also be done for just about any season

Valentines Day - Red and pink
St. Patrick's Day - two different shades of green
Easter - baby pastels
4th of July - Red, White and blue
Halloween - orange and black
Thanksgiving - orange and brown
Christmas - Red, green and white
Father's Day - 2 shades of blue
Mother's Day - pinks, reds (favorite color of that mother)
New baby - pinks, blues, yellow and white (depends on the sex of the baby)

You could even do one for your child birthday with there favorite color

If you need any help please just ask.......

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Loomed Hats

I made these hats on the Kitty Knifter looms. These where giving away as gifts. They took me one day to do the hole hat.

Blue hat was done on the red loom....I e-wraped it 10 times then made the brim. I started e-wraping it 9 more times then added the other color. E-wraped the new color 6 time then back to the blue and e-wraped 9 more time then closed it off.

Purple Fun Fur hat was done on the green loom. I e-wrap the purple and the funfur together 10 time made a brim then too the funfur off and keep e-wraping 22 to 25 time then closed it off.

Both kids loved them.

Slipper Socks

These are some slipper socks that i made from a pattern that was shared with me. It was fun and very took me about 2 hours (not sure of what i was doing) to get one sock done. Once i got it done i did the other one in under 30 minutes. I gave these away as a gift and she just loved them.

If you would like to find out how to make them you can look here Slipper Socks