Wednesday, December 31, 2014

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Wordless Wednesday - Building a Gingerbread House

No fights or tears! 

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Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Wordless Wednesday - Oh Christmas Tree

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Sunday, December 21, 2014

A Simple Paint Technique - With Amazing Results

Yes these are Christmas Tree Ornaments. But this post is more about a simple paint technique than the ornament. 

Actually they are kinda cute. And I was freaked out when I looked at the store label attached. I knew I bought them at a very discounted price after Christmas one year but holy cow I didn't realize how many Christmases ago that was.

I'm a little embarrassed to say. The price tag said. White Rose. 

Ummm. I have to think. That store closed down many many moons ago. I can't even say when that was. Hang on one sec while I look it up on the net.

1999? According to CBC new that's when a large number of White Rose stores first closed down. And you know what? That kinda makes sense.

Good thing these ornaments are small.

Freak me out.

Sorry I wandered. Back to the topic. I want to share this simple paint technique that is so amazingly easy and it magically transforms you project in seconds.

Dry Brushing

Check out the picture above. The two lower pictures are painted solid colours and they look cute as they are but once dry brushed white paint on top it really makes it pop. It enhances the textures and gives it a dimensional look that is otherwise lost.

Dry brushing on top also hides any imperfections in the paint job. Not that your projects have imperfections.

Look at the ornaments just above here. I painted the red and brown ones. My six year old granddaughter painted the other house. Hers are so much more colourful.

Honey Bunny didn't stay in the lines but that is okay. She did however have lots of blank spots with no paint. I helped her out and filled in the white parts with colour. But that's our little secret okay. I didn't tell her and she didn't notice. 

dry brushing

Like oh my gosh! I am amazed. Just look how fantastic her house turned out. 

By the way, she picked out the colour scheme all on her own - the red door, the yellow windows, her favorite blue. Even the brown on the top half of the house.  Hers are nicer than mine. Where does she get the talent.

She can colour coordinate the front of a house but she has to ask me if her shirt matches her skirt. LOL Kids!

dry brushing

Honey Bunny's ornaments turned out so well that I had to share 2 pictures of them.

dry brushing

I guess I should explain how I did it. 

  1. Use a flat brush like the one pictured.
  2. Load the brush with white paint, picking up just a small amount of paint on the tip. 
  3. Remove excess paint by stroking the brush on a piece of paper of dabbing it on a cloth. 
  4. Then I swipe it on the paper until the paint was fairly dry. You can see in the picture right up there where I prepped my paint brush.
  5. Then its simply a matter of gently pulling the brush in from the edges towards the center of the piece. In this case we are trying to highlight the raised areas only and the edges.
Dont worry if you are a little heavy handed and you have too much white, just reapply the original colours, let them dry then give it a go again. Thats the great thing about paint. You can always paint it over again and again.

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Wordless Wednesday - First Tooth Fairy Visit

Welcome to Wordless Wednesday!!

I know this is supposed to be wordless Wednesday but I just had to tell you more than the picture shoes.

My Honey Bunny was so excited and happy she couldn't stop grinning ear to ear. I had a hard time getting a good pic because she just couldn't stop moving around.

Honey Bunny has been waiting for this day to come for what she feels is forever. Her older cousin lost her first tooth a little more than a year ago. Then another, and another. All the mean time my sweet Bunny grew more anxious waiting.

Then sometime last week it happened. She noticed her tooth was a little wiggly. Oh boy, she jumped up and down. 

But then the days went by and still the tooth would not come out. I told her to keep wiggling it. Maybe give it a little twist. 

She wouldn't let me touch it. LOL She was scared cause she saw me help her cousin get a tooth out. 

Finally, tired of waiting, Honey Bunny let me touch her wiggly tooth. She started crying, saying it hurt. Then she saw blood and she cried harder.

I reassured her blood is normal when you lose a tooth and reminded her how her cousin felt every time she lost a tooth. I cuddled her as she said she knew that. So I asked her why she was crying. She should be happy because. she had been waiting so long for her tooth to come out. 

She said, "I didn't think it would be like this."

I couldn't help but smirk. She was just so cute. I asked her to relax and give her tooth one more try.
That's when the ear to ear grin spread across her face. The tooth was just sitting there. Not attached to anything.

Once she calmed down, her Mom got a small box for the tooth.

That night the Tooth Fairy took the ittly bitty baby tooth and gave Honey Bunny a Toonie.

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Sunday, December 14, 2014

Purple and White Granny Square Blanket

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Nicole's Blanket
It's been a couple of months since I finished my last blanket. It was a special request by my daughter Nicole. 

I was going to save it for Christmas but I was too excited and had to give it to her right away.

If you'd like the pattern please click HERE.

Jaxon's Blanket
My newest creation is going to be a Christmas gift for one of my precious granddaughters. I haven't decided if it will go to Lexi or Sidney. They both love purple.
Audrey and Her Blanket

Lexi's sister (Audrey) and brother (Jaxon) have both received a crocheted blanket from me. 

Lexi may be wondering why Grandma hasn't given her one yet.

Beth's Blanket
Oh, I almost forgot. Lexi's Mom (Beth)has a blanket from me too. You can check it out HERE.

Sidney saw me working on the blanket and she told me how much she likes it. And her Mom has the red granny square blanket.

Oh decisions decisions. Who do you think should get this blanket? 

free crocheted granny square pattern

free crocheted blanket pattern

free granny square blanket pattern

Pattern for Granny Square

 You will need:
5mm Crochet Hook
5 Super Saver Bright Red Yarn

You will make:
24 Granny Squares

Fits on top of a single bed. Make your border bigger if you want the blanket to droop down the sides of the bed.

Ch 5. Join with ss to form a ring.

1st Round: Ch 3 (counts a 1 dc). 15dc in ring.

2nd Round: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc). 2dc (makes first cluster of 3 dc). *skip 2, 3dc in same space. Repeat from *. Ss in 3rd ch of ch 4.

3rd Round: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc). 2 dc in ch 1 space. Repeat from * twice more. Ch 1. (3 dc. Ch 1.  3 dc) in last ch 2 space for corner Ch 1. Ss in top of ch 3.

4th Round: Ch 4 (counts as 1 dc and ch 1) 3dc in next ch 1 space. *Ch1. (3dc. Ch2. 3dc) in next ch 2 space for corner. (Ch1, 3 dc in next ch1 space to next corner. Repeat from * twice more. Ch 1 (3 dc. Ch 2. 3 dc) in next ch 2 space for corner. Ch 1. 2dc in last ch1 space. Ss in 3rd ch of ch 4.

5th Round: ch 3 (counts as  1 dc). 1 dc in both lps of each stitch. ch 3 in each space for corner. 

6th Round: sc in each st. 3 sc in each corner space.

7th Round: repeat round 4 twice.

Fasten off.

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I would like to extend a special thank you to Angel for featuring my purple and white blanket at her linky party. THANKS ANGEL!

Thank you Maz for featuring my crocheted flowers on your blog.

To see the other most clicked projects please click HERE.