Monday, May 19, 2014

Wedding Card Box

  Wedding Season is upon us. Have you received any invitations yet? I got two so far. All those lovely brides are busy spending time, money and making arrangements for their special day. Fun times.

   I volunteered my crafting skills to make a card box for my best friend's wedding. I've seen some of those fancy card boxes range anywhere from $20- $80!! Mine didn't cost so much. Fabric, boxes, a little bit of sewing, gluing, and sticking. I love the bright red and silver together. I happened to come across that shiny braided ribbon at Walmart. Well, everything except the boxes came from Walmart. They have a ton of cute stickers in the scrap-booking section for all kinds of occasions.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Crochet Flat Cap

  A few years ago I was searching the internet for a crochet pattern for a flat cap. The only one I found was a knitted hat and there was no pattern. Eventually I came across Men's Jeff Cap by Ken Jones AKA Crochetguy. It was the best flat cap pattern out there at the time in my opinion. If you've been with me for a while, you might remember that I made this a little over 3 years ago, and as you can see it is a bit small.

Even though I wanted it small, the first one I made was for myself and it was too small as well. I never got around to tweaking the pattern. I found another pattern recently and my hat turned out much more to my liking. It's a free tutorial by OneVirtuousWoman. She said her inspiration was from the Jeff's Cap pattern. I found her tutorial on YouTube. Click here to see it.

Here's my newest flat cap, or as she calls it "Crochango" as in crochet kango. Yea, why didn't I think of that?