Tuesday, September 12, 2017

I So Enjoy Making Gifts!

I didn't have much to work on this summer, but suddenly have several projects coming down the pike for the fall.

I've been so excited about my nephew's wedding. He and his special lady love hunting and the Green Bay Packers. I wanted to do this in camouflage, but couldn't find a camo yarn that I liked. It looks great on the foot of their bed AND it will keep them warm at the Packer games! I found the logo instruction on E-How.com and then made adjustments to make the afghan. I used a chunky yarn. So it will be warm and soft on those cold Wisconsin winter nights.

I can make this bed foot Afghan for you for $160. I could even do it with a different team logo! 





TURTLE BEACH AFGHAN




Now I'm working on this Turtle Beach Afghan that was custom ordered. It is so pretty. Maybe you would like one of these. It will have sea turtles swimming into the sea! Cost $60

I found this pattern on Ravelry.com created by June Gilbank














CHRISTMAS IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER


These Christmas stockings are darling. I can make one and Monogram it for $25ppd. I'll double it with opposite colors as seen here for $45ppd Choose two different colors If you wish.




Happy Stitching!

Monday, May 29, 2017

Now this one is beautiful

My cousin's wife contacted me and asked if I would make a baby blanket for a new baby joining the family soon. We found a beautiful pattern by Asher Blu Designs. I think it's one I will be making several of.




I loved it so much that I made one using left over yarns. I had enough yarns to create the base. It's surprisingly lovely, but I want it larger to be at least large enough for a lapghan. I need 4-5 ounces of three different colors preferably variegated.


So, now I've put this one aside. I had a One Pound skein of pink. I thought this blanket might look nice in pink with a white trim. This one is for sale! Contact me if you are interested. It's about 36" square. $65


I need to sell several items this summer so that I can pay my annual blog fee of around $100. Whatever you need coming up please let me know. Anything ordered and paid for by August 15th will receive 10% off. Anything over $75 will be postage free!

I'm thinking it might be good to get a head start on football or Christmas.
So order your stadium blankets $150... NOTE: I have green on hand so I could get right to the Green Bay one. :)





I'm open to trying other logos beside these.

Or we could even get a head start on Christmas Stockings. Order one for $25 or two complimenting stockings for $45 plus postage. Comes with the holly sprig. Add $5 for monogramming.



Take a look at the other items in previous posts for more ideas. Or come up with your own ideas and I will work out the details with you!

Happy Summer!

Mandy

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Thursday, May 4, 2017

Spring crochet projects

I stay quite busy crocheting these days. Spent most of April working on a King size Packer blanket. Wow! Didn't think when I agreed to do it how large and heavy it would get. I ended up crocheting it in sections and then whip stitching the pieces together. Still had to man-handle the whole thing doing the edging, but it turned out pretty nice.

My own pattern. The logo came from E-How.com 






When I got the logo part finished, I thought that part might look good as an afghan at the foot of the bed. May try some like that.



After I posted my niece's Round Ripple blanket last month, I was contacted to make another one like that in blue. It was fun to find the blues to put together. I found this pattern on Ravelry.com but made my own pattern of colors.





How to you like my new Ribbon tag for creation identity?


Now I am working on a gorgeous baby blanket requested by a family member. This Brooklyn Baby Blanket pattern was created by Asher Blu Designs. I have been wanting to try a corner to corner blanket sometime. This is my first. I think I like it.



I was contacted this week about making a cancer survivor blanket. That should be really nice. Stay tuned to see what we come up with for that.

And now I have two family weddings coming up in the fall that I need to make something for! :)  Not complaining though.


Well, the stitching goes on making Legacy Gifts. What do you need me to make for you?

Itching for Stitching!

Mandy




Thursday, March 30, 2017

Crocheting up a Storm

So I've been looping away, crocheting up a storm. Since my last post, I  accepted the challenge to create a King size blanket for someone. It's going along pretty well. Of course, my family isn't thrilled that I keep buying yarn with the Green Bay colors.

Sometime, I really need to work on some items for our house but that doesn't pay. :)

I would really like to try my hand at some other team logos. Any suggestions? Would anyone like to be the first client and receive a nice discount? Alabama fans? Texas A&M?  I saw a really cool Texas flag blanket that would be awesome.

As I finished the logo on the King-size blanket, it dawned on me that maybe people would like a bed foot afghan. It would look something like this:


Oops! the blanket is upside down!

Of course, I could easily adjust this to a Georgia Bulldog afghan or even Ohio State! My estimated cost would be around $150. This one is 25"x75"

I've also been working on a couple baby afghans.

I have a new great niece named, Lillie. So I made her a Lillie Pad!
My niece & great niece!
Lillie's new blanket













Also, have a new little nephew coming this summer. So I added to a traditional baby blanket to make it nautical.




Also had some fun with green for St. Patty's for a door prize at the Ladies' function at church. Here's the start of one. But I forgot to take a photo of the final outcome.



Well, hope you enjoyed these. If you need something made, just send me a message.

GGMandy

Thursday, January 19, 2017

A Stitch in Time

This Green Bay Blanket (45x35) was made in a short ten days. My brother ordered this after seeing my previous Georgia Bulldog blankets. I'm getting pretty good at this pattern. With Green Bay still in the play-offs, maybe there will be others interested in ordering one!  $150


Just a reminder of what the Georgia Blanket looked like!



 This blanket is so beautiful and soft. But it was a challenge since the yarn was only 2-ply. My eyes and the Rheumatoid Arthritis give my fits on this one.



Click on the ETSY icon or contact me personally to order your favorite blanket.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Stitching Gifts for Nieces & Trying Something New

My goodness just saw this never got published. 

I've been working feverishly to finish up some projects before Christmas. In between the orders, I made a few Christmas stockings. I thought it would be something simple I could work up and sell several for Christmas. They weren't hard to do; however, in the meantime, I receive some blanket orders that have taken most of my time. So the verdict is, Work on these next summer to have ready to monogram and ship. I'm excited about that option.




I shipped my first GA stadium blanket and the client contacted me immediately upon receiving it. She wanted me to make a guitar blanket for her grandfather. I agreed to do it. No that was a challenge, but just finished it this week in time for her to give it at a party this Saturday. I sure hope it looks good enough for her. I know I can do a better job the next time around.





I'm now working on this purple ripple blanket. When I ordered the kit I didn't think it would be too hard. What I didn't notice is that the yarn is 2-ply. These old eyes are having the challenge this time!



I have several waiting in line to be made after the first of the year and I need to find time to make the ones for family babies and weddings coming up this year. It's going to be a busy year.  Or I need to learn to work faster!

Merry Christmas!



Thursday, October 20, 2016

Stitching New Patterns

Wow! I decided to go out on a limb and try something new. I had never done any tapestry type work.my family encouraged me to try a Georgia Bulldog blanket.

This was my first try.

I was amazed at how well it turned out.
It wasn't as difficult as I might have thought, so I decided I would make another to sell. I changed a few rows and added some white around the edges along with the black and red. It turned out very nice. AND it is already sold!

My family says they'll let me make one for Green Bay (if the price is right) Ha ! Ha !

So ... if you are interested in one of these stadium Blankets or a baby blanket of any color, check out my Etsy page by clicking on the ETSY box below.



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