Friday, December 19, 2008

Crocheted Oreo Cookies

This was my first adventure into crocheting play food.

Here are all the pieces. If you look at the top of the picture there are pieces that have a bit taken out of them.

Here are the completed ones. The very top on has a bite taken out of it.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Crocheted Play Food

If you have ever had a little girl you will evenually have a play sink and play food. I do foster care so I have to be prepared for a number of ages and either boy or girl. So one day in my travels I saw plastic play food for a good price and bought some.
I was a variety pack and had all different type of food. I noticed that instead of imaginary play happening i just heard "What this?" Or "it won't open". Most of it I didn't know what it was. I thought that there had to be a better way of having play food that actually could be played with. So I thought of different ways i could make it felt, material and crocheting/knitting. I first started with felt but after a few things go ripped to shreds by one child I decided against it. It wasn't strong enough. Material was too hard to figure out. So I moved onto crocheting because I am not very good at knitting. The nice thing about the crochet play food is that it can be washed and doesn't pose a choking hazard. So my goal is to make an entire play set of crochet play food. Let's see if I can do it.

Painted Toy Containers

I was looking around the kids roms and I noticed that their toys were stored in old plastic ice cream containers.

I never liked the idea of them being so plain. So I decided to paint them.

Tip: Because they are plastic you need to use a primer first or the paint doesn't want to stick.

The finished product:

I added some stickers and some scrapbooking ribbon and voila! Instant cute project.

I love doing projects like this because I already had everything I needed so I didn't have to go out and buy something.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

First Baby Outfit I Made

This was my first sewing adventure without any help.

The hardest part was the buttons. I had never used a button holder before but after a few practice tries it became pretty easy.

Getting Started

I have decided to use this blog to post all the differnt crafts that I have been working on.