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Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Greek Deli Cup Coffee Cozy Pattern and Kit

Greek Deli Cup Cozy Kit
Originally uploaded by StoneAmazon.

It's finally done! Kits and patterns to make your own Greek Deli Cup Coffee Cozy are now available in my etsy store, halfbirthday.etsy.com.

The pattern is available in pdf format. The kit includes: 100% wool in blue and white, embroidery floss, pre-printed interfacing embroidery pattern, 2 page full color pattern in plastic sleeve.

Kit does not include knitting or embroidery needles. Or coffee.

If you buy one and make one, please send me photos!

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Granny Square Tote Bag

Granny Square Tote Bag
Originally uploaded by StoneAmazon.

I finished this, this past week. I wanted to learn how to crochet to improve my knit skills, and since my mom is a crocheter, the last time I saw her in April, I asked her to show me how. She made the center square to demonstrate a granny square. I continued making squares until I ran out of yarn and then decided to see how I could piece them together to make something. One ball got me 9 squares so I decided on one side of a tote. I needed it a bit bigger, so I after I pieced it together using slipstitch through the back loop, I added 2 more rounds of the granny square pattern. I sewed the tote out of double layers of muslin, and used a tutorial about squaring pockets that I found via the CRAFT blog. It has pockets for phone, wallet, and pen. I want to do something fun on the back side as well, possibly trying to embroider with my sewing machine, and I'd also like to add another pocket for my ipod. But I couldn't wait to finish and use it. I've been using it for 2 days. Thanks, Mom!