Monday, February 22, 2010

The Frustrations of a Tall Girl

This has absolutely nothing to do with crafts... this is a vent post. Sorry ladies. As we all are built in different sizes, shapes, colors, all that jazz, why is there never anything tailored to a tall mom?! At Old Navy, their "Tall" lengths of pants only go up to a 34" inseam! I am 5'11", and I need at least a 36" inseam!!!! Oye Ve! And, to top it all off, not only am I tall, but I am... how shall I say this? Larger than the average person. So when I need to find things in a longer length I always have to go to the "Normal" side of the store and get their biggest size, which usually is still too short, because all the "Plus Sized" clothes are manufactured by morons! Do they honestly think that all large women are also short?! And when I do find the uber long jeans that I love, they are so low in the butt that I am constantly hiking my pants up in fear that I'm showing off more of the goods than I should!

So I will ask you ladies, if you know of anyone that has the same problem as me, or if you yourself has the same problem as I do, WHERE DO WE SHOP?!!!! Is it too much to ask for a pair of jeans that isn't showing off my "Coin Slot" and also doesn't make me look like I'm getting ready for a flood?!

Ok, I'm done now. But if you have any suggestions on how to rectify this situation or any great stores that I can check out, please let me know!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Crocheted Child Head Band Pattern

This is the modified version of this pattern My 2 year old daughter saw me making the other headbands and begged for one. So I had to put my thinking cap on and make the pattern work for her. Here's what I came up with:

4.00mm hook
Any Colour Cotton yarn (worsted weight)

Ch 115
Row 1: Sc in second ch from hook and in the next 14chs (15sc), ch75, sc in the 15th ch from the begin of previous ch loop, and in next 14chs, ch1, turn.
Row 2: Sc in first sc and in next 15 sc, ch 75, sc in the 15sc of the previous row, chain 3 and sl st to the very first row for a button hole.
Stitch your button on the other end.

You can use any flower pattern you would like. I kind of figured this one out on my own, but explaining how I did it would be a disaster! So I would just Google "Crocheted Flowers" and get a ton of free ones.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Slight Addiction

Ok, as I have said in previous posts, I am addicted to crocheting! I honestly didn't think that I would enjoy it this much and that it would take off like this! My husband took one of my hats to work with him and all the girls "Ooooo Ahhhhh!" over it. So he started selling them! Hahaha! That day he came home with 6 hat orders! SIX!!!! WHAT?! So I started making them and continued to get more and more. I currently have 5 hat orders right now and to add to my little impromptu business I started making a few of these:

I got the pattern from here for free. I also modified it for children. I'll post the picture of the one I made for my daughter and the pattern tomorrow. But don't you just love how dang cute this is?! LOVE IT!!!!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Vintage Valentines

I love making Valentine's Day cards. I don't decorate for Valentines Day (WHAT? Gasp!!) I guess I am burnt out from Christmas that the thought of decorating again is a little tiring for me.

This year I wanted to do something a little different than I normally do. I wanted to incorporate some of the GORGEOUS vintage photos I have found and make them into lovely cards. I think they turned out nicely and are personal to each person I'm giving them to, which is always a bonus.

I cut out some butterflies and folded them so they look like they're just resting on the card.

The flowers are just three circles that I cut into ascending sizes and crumpled them up. I glued a pearl bead in the center.
The words are from a sheet of vintage words (that remind me of a cool looking hostage letter). I don't have the link right now, but I'll find it again and post it on here.

Hope you all get spoiled for Valentines Day, and if you don't I hope you did something special for yourself.


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