Tuesday, March 02, 2004
CROCHETED KITCHEN TOWEL
Monday, February 23, 2004
2.5 ounce skeins, to make dish towel and a dish cloth
100% Creme and Sugar Yarn.
Instructions given for small with changes for
medium and large in Parentheses.
14-18" for small towel, 18-21 for med.
21-24 for large towel.
Row 1 using smallest hook and ice
pick or skewer to make holes, sc 65 (77,89)
across top of towel. Row 2 with F hook ch 3,
turn. Dc in next and each st across-65(75,89) sts.
Ch 3 turn. Row 3 *skip 1 dc, dc in next dc:
repeat from * across- 33(39,45) sts. Ch 3, turn
Row 4 repeat row 3-17(20,23)sts. Row 5 Dc
in next dc and each dc across. Ch 3, turn. Row
6 Dc in next dc, *sk 1 dc, dc in next 2 dc; repeat
from * to end.-12(14,16) sts. Ch 3, turn. Rows
7 and 8 Dc in next dc and each dc across. Ch 3,
turn. Rows 9 (sk next dc, dc in next dc,)1 (2,2) times,
sk next dc dc in next dc 2(3,3)times-
8(8,10)sts. Ch 3, turn. Rows 10-18.
Dc in next dc and each dc across. Ch 3 turn. Row
19 Dc in next dc and each dc across. Ch 5, turn.
Row 20 Sl st in top of end st on previous row.,
Work 8 sc in ch-5 lp. Fasten off.
Button With G Hook, work 25 sc around
1-inch plastic ring, leaving a 10-icn length.
Thread tapestry needle with length and weave
in and out through top of stitches. Pull tightly,
making a couple of stitches to secure. Sew
button to middle of Row 10.
posted by Marieva 12:18 PM
Friday, July 25, 2003
I made up a picture from a pretty card I had recieved and have enjoyed this picture for many years. Was really proud of my accomplishment since I felt I was not artistic at all.
Picture frame w/glass liquid acrylic base paint.
India ink, waterproof colors, black & white
Drafting pen Glass satin, basic colors
Brushes: #0 and #3 and black & white for
Tracing paper shading.
Decoupage print, greeting x-acto knife
Clear acrylic spray
Trace pattern onto glass with india ink and drafting pen.
Spray pattern with clear spray to set ink (this keeps ink from smearing)
Fill in background with liquid acrylic, making sure glass is completely
covered. This may take two or three coats. Begin by outlining
design with #0 paint brush. Take your time, being very careful of
minute places in background . This is the secret of a beautiful
finished picture. Then, using larger brush, fill in rest of
background. Let dry completely before adding second coat.
When background is dry paint in glass stain. Colors may be subdued
by using either white or pearl with color.
When completely dry back picture with crinkled aluminum foil and
place in frame.
posted by Marieva 12:18 PM
Tuesday, July 08, 2003
Spicy Hot Pads
A spicy Hotpad placed under a teapot or a hot casserole will give off
a delicious aroma while keeping the heat from the table top. A nice gift for the
holidays. The removable spicy inserts can be filled with different spices which
can be changed for variety. When the the hot pad needs washing the bag of spices
2 ‘6" squares of quilted material
packet of bias tape (or lace for edges,
if preferred) or 7" (2)
2 5" squares of muslin or 6"
2 oz. of whole allspice (or whole
cloves or 1" cinnamon sticks)
1. Sew the two 5" muslin squares together ½" from the edges, leaving
2" unsewn. Turn the bag inside out and fill with allspice berries
so that a layer of berries covers the interior of the bag. Sew up the 2"
2. Cut one of the 6" quilted squares in half lengthwise. Sew an edge
of bias tape over 2 of the 6" edges. (This forms the back flap for
inserting the spice bag.)
3. Butt the biased edged back flaps together and place them on top
of the 6" quilted square with wrong sides together. Tack the top
and bottom of the pad together. Attach the bias tape around the 4
sides of the hot pad. (If a lace edge is desired, sew the lace to the
right side of the 6" square with the free edge pointing towards
the center.) Then sew on the 2 flaps with right sides together and bias
flap edges completed. Turn inside out.
4. Slip the muslin bag of allspice into the flap and flatten.
Separate bags containing different spices can accompany this quilted
pad. Another idea would be to mix allspice, cloves, cassia bark, and
star anise in a spice mixture. — from FRAGRANT WREATHS AND
OTHER AROMATIC BOTANICAL CREATIONS by ; lace WAKEFIELD, TOM
THUMB WORKSh VA 23336
posted by Marieva 1:11 PM
Knitted Dish Cloth
Saturday, July 06, 2002
I like this one better than the crocheted one.
Cast on 4 stitches
Row 1 k2, yo, knit across. Repeat Row 1
until there are 43 stitches on needle.
Row 2 k1, k2 tog, yo, k2 tog, k across.
Repeat row 2 until 4 stitches remain.
Bind off. Enjoy they are great gifts
I got this from the magazine workbasket
Feb Mar 1994.
posted by Marieva 9:02 AM
Saturday, June 29, 2002
Potato Jewelry Stones
Peel potato and cut up into chuncks. Put on Kabob or skewer and let dry till rock hard.
Paint with your colors you like. Can paint with green and black streaks to make jade. Turquoise Blue and Black straks.
Red, white & blue. Can make a braclet to match if you want. Use elastic to string them on. Then spray with shelac.
posted by Marieva 2:00 PM
4 ply yarn
E crochet hook
Cast on 33 stitches then single crochet to the end and chain 1. Keep going around in a circle until the two sides meet. Sew
Approximately 3 1/2 inches in diameter.
Materials needed: Approximately 2 yards of nylon netting cut 3" wide. (Strips can be cut from a bolt yard of netting or
purchase 3" wide netting on a spool) size G or K crochet hook, large tapestry needle and scissors.
Ch 3. Sl st in first ch made to form ring. Ch 3. RND 2 2 dc in same st, 3 dc in next st and each st around. Fasten off. Make
a second, leaving enough netting to sew two scrubbers together if desired.
Crocheted Kitchen Handtowel
Materials: One skein of lily sugar 'n' cream, a worsted weight cotton yard packaged in 2.5 ounce skeins. Makes one dish
towel and a dish cloth to match. You'll also need sizes 5, F and G crochet hooks: an ice pick or sharp-pointed skewer; a
plastic ring: and a tapestry needle.
Instructions are give for small with changes for medium and large in parentheses. Decide which insturctions you need to
follow by measuring the width of your dish towel: 14-18 inches, small; 18-21 inces, medium; and 21-24 inches, large.
Row 1 Using smallest hook and ice pick or skewer to make holes, sc 65 (77,89) sts across top of towel. Row 2 With size F
hook, ch 3, turn. Dc in next st and each st across-65(77,89) sts. Ch 3, turn. Row 3 *sk 1 dc, dc in next dc; repeat from *
across- 33(39,45)sts. Ch 3 turn. Row 4 Repeat Row 3-17(20,23) sts. Row 5 Dc in next dc and each dc across. Ch 3, turn
Row 6 Dc in next dc, "sk1 dc. dc in next 2 dc; repeat from *to end- 12, (14-16) sts. Ch 3, turn. Row 7 and 8
Dc in next dc and each dc across. Ch 3, turn. Row 9 (sk next dc, dc in next dc) 1 (2,2) times, sk next dc, dc in each of next 4
(2,4) dc, (sk next dc, dc in nexr dc) 2 (3,3) times 8(8,10) sts. Ch 3, turn. Rows 10-18 dc in next dc and each dc across. Ch 3,
turn. Row 19 Dc in next dc and each dc across. Ch 5, turn. Row 20 sl st in top of end st on previous row. Work 8 sc in
ch-5lp. fasten off.
Button: With size G hook, work 25 sc around 1-inch plastic ring, leaving a 10-inch length. Thread tapestry needle with length
and waeave in and out through top of stitches. Pull tightly, making a couple of stitches to secure . Sew button to middle of row
With size F hook, ch 32 Row 1 Dc in 4th ch from hook and each ch across row-30 dc. Ch 3, turn Row 2 In space between
2nd and 3rd dc work 2 dc, sk next sp, 2 dc in next sp: repeat from * across row, ending 1 dc in top of ch c. Ch 3, turn. Row
3 Dc in sp between first and 2nd dc. *sk next sp, 2 dc in next sp, repeat from *across row. Ch 3, turn. Repeat Rowes 2 and 3
until desired length.
posted by Marieva 9:11 PM