Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Tee Shirt Remixed

  I tried another pattern from Erika and Monika Simmons called Remix T-Shirt Sleeves. This pattern is published in their book called  "Double Stitch: Designs For The Crochet Fashionista." It is also free and can be found here. Don't you love free? You know I do!

So I took this plain gray tee shirt:

Then added the Remixed Sleeves:

The final piece:

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Crochet Portraits

   Have you ever seen a crocheted portrait? One of my Ravelry friends is an expert at making them! His name is Todd Paschall and his website is Crochet By Numbers. You can turn your own pictures into crochet portraits! He has made portraits and sweaters of several famous people. You can find some free patterns and training tools on the site to get you started.

  I've been admiring his work for a while but haven't tried his technique yet. I will soon. It seems like it would take forever, I guess I won't know until I try. I will definitely let you know once I do and if anyone else has done it, please leave a comment.

  Here is some of his work:
Image from http://www.crochetbynumbers.com/

Image from http://www.crochetbynumbers.com/

Sunday, February 12, 2012

The Versatile Blogger Award

  I got a blog award! I was awarded The Versatile Blogger by Lovestitch from Stitch of Love. Thank you Lovestitch! She has a craft blog full of free patterns, and her beautiful creations. Check it out sometime. The rules of this award are as follows:

1 Add the award to your blog
2 Thank the blogger who gave it to you
3 Mention 7 random things about yourself.
4 List the rules
5 Award to 15 bloggers
6 Inform each of those 15 by leaving a comment on their blog.

My 7 random things:

  1. My alter ego is Lolita Loca - manager to professional wrestler Lobo Loco.
  2. I was a true tomboy growing up.
  3. My first real job was at Hershey's Chocolate World. I love Reese's! mmmmm
  4. I graduated high school, year of 1997, and have never been to college full time.
  5. I love to dance.
  6. I was in the marching band in high school and was still cool. ha, glee club too!
  7. I am easily distracted and get bored. Gotta have variety! 

I'll pass this award to the following blogs (in not particular order) who may or may not participate:

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Free Patterns Sraight to your Inbox

  I love getting free crochet patterns emailed to me, even if I don't get to try the patterns right away. I save them in a folder in my email just for crochet patterns. Sometimes I email links to myself for later use. If it's not in my email, it's in my favorites on Ravelry.com. Patterns that I've used, make it to a folder on my hard drive, unless I just didn't like it.

  If you don't know about this site already, it's a pretty good one to keep on hand or you can subscribe to their newsletter. I subscribe to get "Hooked on Crochet" in my email regularly. The website is called All Free Crochet. Not only do they have free patterns, they also have tutorials, tips, reviews and more. Check it out sometime. I enjoy it and maybe you will too!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Braids and Twists

   I haven't had a hair post in a super long time. Newer followers probably have never even seen my hair posts. Not only can I manipulate fiber, but I can manipulate hair a little bit as well. So I'll leave you with some images of my cosmetology skills and my precious hair models.