Happy Friday again! I hope y'all have had a great week! Here I am again with another vintage baby Sacque. I really wanted to make the Kimono because it was SUPER CUTE and that baby in the picture sold me on it quick! However, for whatever reason.. again.. my brain did not want to understand the simplest of instructions. Good grief! What is the deal with that? I will just never understand why my brain does that every now again with these patterns. This pattern can be found in "Woolies for Babies" Book No. 224 from 1945 and you can download it HERE.
Once again, I have chosen the same materials as from the previous pattern post:
Now I will tell you, I didn't sew up the sleeves until after I attached them to sacque. It just seemed to make it all come together a little easier.
I can also tell you that as many as times that I had to frog the Kimono then/ now Sacque, I think it turned out really cute once it was done. I know that if I had been able to finish it as a Kimono, I would be cooing over it for days. I have never made one of those, so I will most definitely be making that soon! ☺
I hope y'all enjoyed this one as much as I did! Also, I would like to encourage you tag me if you decide to make any of these patterns that I have shared!
Until next time, thanks for reading.
Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803 - 1882
Hello Saturday! First let me say, my prayers are with my fellow Texans who are dealing with Hurricane/TS Harvey; may God protect you all! Thankfully, we are safe & sound. ❤
Although, we are not physically dealing with this storm in particular, we are in the midst of our own storm at home. Without going into any details, I will just say... I am so so thankful for my crochet! Seriously, am I the only one who.. when really upset with a situation, just turn to crochet without having to bother with reading a pattern? I mean, do you ever just crochet then start to in vision something and just go with it? This is something that I have always done, however not always happy with the outcome. It is just crocheting that keeps me calm, focused, and relaxed in the most troubling moments. It also gives me an opportunity to pray and that most definitely keeps me calm! :)
Last Saturday, I decided that I wanted to master crochet cables, again needing something to focus on.. so I got my book and read about the stitch. I was very surprised that I caught on to it very quickly and didn't need the book anymore after the 2nd row. I say that I was surprised because I have tried so many times before to learn crochet cables, and was never successful. So I encourage you, if you do not have The Complete Photo Guide to Crochet, 2nd Edition book-get it!
Once I started creating this beautiful piece of crochet cables-which are not at all perfect (and that's fine) but I decided I wanted to make myself a purse to match my new Knitting bag. ☺
So in this series of photos below, you can see how it all started and once completed to the desired size-I had to line it, which again... I am no expert on. It was just-I had the exact fabric that my new knitting bag was made out of. I had to have that my lining! No brainer. I did watch some videos and read the instructions in TCPGTC book (linked above).
Once I finished the body, I knew I wanted to put a big flower on it. I didn't want just any flower either.. I have seen so many posts about The Never Ending Wild Flower and I just had to have it! I also knew that I wanted it to be a little fuzzy. I have to tell you, it's a beautiful fuzzy flower! ❋
Now I have to tell you... I wasn't planning on even using these handles for a number of reasons. However, it all just came to me on how to make them work (like a knock on the head) while my son was explaining a dream he had last night. I'm not sure how I correlated the two, but as he was talking.. I just said "Yes!" He thought it was odd and asked if I was even listening to him. lol. I really was! ❤
So I decided to write it down to share in case anyone would like to use these bamboo handles:
Ch 21, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc across. 20 stitches.
Row 2-3: sc across. (21 st)
Row 4-5: to Decrease; sc2tog in first 4 stitches, sc across until 4 remaining stitches to sc2tog in ea. (12 st)
Row 6-10: sc across, 12 stitches
Row 11-12: to Increase; 2sc in the first 2 stitches, sc across until remaining 2 stitches to 2sc in each.
*you should have 20 sc stitches at the end of Row 12.
Row 13-14: sc across.
That's it! All you have to do then is place your handles in each handle holder piece, place on the purse body, glue-let dry and sew it firmly to your new purse. I know I have not gone into dept detail on how to sew it all together, but I believe you can do it!
Until next time, thanks for reading.
Joseph Addison 1672 - 1719
Hello and Happy summer, y'all! It seems like it's been forever and a day since my last Giveaway! But I've been planning this one for a while... it's a good one! You can help me reach my goal by Entering to Win--- >>> here <<<
Again, I would like to extend my appreciation to all my Followers who have been with me from the very beginning! You have helped me stay focused and motivated in the huge world of handmade on Instagram. It has been my pleasure helping and getting to know everyone who reaches out. Thanks again!
Good luck to all who enter!
Lord bless, Rose
Thomas Jefferson 1743 - 1826
Hello again! As promised, here is the FULL/COMPLETE PATTERN called "Perfectly Pink" found in the June 1993 issue #39 of "Hooked on Crochet!" Magazine from my previous blog post. Once again...
Materials needed for this Project:
If you love creating from patterns, you can make a pair of booties in no time at all. Click the pictures for steps described in the captions.
Now that your perfect little booties are done... time to go on to the bonnet. After the 15th row of the bonnet, you will then proceed to create Rows 19-30 which is the texture of the slanted shell stitch. Once you have finished Row 30, which is the spaces for your yarn tie and/or ribbon, you will then whip stitch the opening together. (click the 2nd photo above.)
I chose to use Poms as a finishing touch, but you can use ribbon too! I will tell you if you do chose to use ribbon... you will ONLY NEED 1 SKEIN of the Loops & Threads Woolike Yarn. At $2.99/per skein, WE CAN NOT GO WRONG, my friends! I just bought 12 skeins myself! And there are so many beautiful colors that I had never seen at Michael's! I have posted a lot about Cascade Yarns Cherub Baby, which I do still love. However, if you're looking for your yarn to go a very very long way... L&T WY is very similar in texture/feel to CY. I love them both so much! I highly recommend both of these yarn brands because they are the best to me.
Please remember if you make any of the patterns posted here on my blog, I would love to see them! Feel free to tag me, mention me in a comment, or use the hashtag #sewsorose. Most importantly, if you have any questions.. feel free to DM on Instagram, FB, twitter or email!
Until next time!
Let gratitude be the pillow upon which you kneel to say your nightly prayer.
Happy Monday! I do hope everyone had a great weekend. Last weekend, in the midst of cleaning, sorting and organizing our garage... I received a text from a friend/client asking if I could make her another doll. She has ordered more dolls from me than any of my other friends or clients, so I'm always tickled when she asks!
However, I stated.. we were in midst of this huge undertaking and I dreaded telling her 'no'. It just so happen that day, I had gotten a few packages that needed to be taken up to my sewing room. Once I was up there, I saw them... I had 2 dolls already made! How could I forget that?! I was very happy to let her know and let her chose which one she would like to purchase. Needless to say, when she texted me back that she wanted both of them, I was so overjoyed, thrilled and so tickled pink! Yay!
If you read the comments, I do state that not everyone likes my dolls. I do understand this logic to some degree because I do see a lot of dolls that I do not like. For real. I'm just happy these little beauties will be off to their new homes soon! Thank you Sarah for your continued support and all the love you have these dolls!
Here are a couple of the dollies from the past in the making and as well as the finished product. I am very thankful for all the orders I've had for these girl dolls (haven't made a boy yet) and very appreciative of all the positive feedback about them! THANK YOU if you have ordered one in the past!
I would like to share.. the doll pattern comes from a stack of patterns my Mother gave me years ago. The doll & clothes pattern are homemade; cut out from parchment paper, although it does not come with a printed face and/or any instructions at all. After I made these last 2, I really decided not to make them anymore. But then I get a text, and how quickly I'm reminded of how much I enjoy making them! Also, I do have a few ideas on how to improve the pattern more to my liking, but have not had the chance to start that.
So wish me luck with that! Thanks for reading!
Until next time,
Success is liking yourself, liking what you do and liking how you do it.
Have I mentioned how much I love making #handmadefriends? What can be better than making friends on line who love all the same things you do? I will tell you... when someone who doesn't know you in real life, yet is always there for you and then offers to make you something! When my friend Em sent me a message a few weeks ago and offered to send me one of her awesome earwarmers.. I was floored! I couldn't believe it! Of course, I squealed and almost dropped my phone trying to respond to her DM. lol
Here's my gorgeous earwarmer that I just can't wait to wear!
Here is what I sent her and I am so happy that she loved it all!
Hope everyone is having a great weekend!
The only way to have a friend is... to be one. Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803 - 1882
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