Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Crochet Floor Cushion

This thing is my pride and joy as of the moment. I'm completely in love, and am ready to tell the world!
I have been working on this bad boy for longer than I should have, but now that it is finished, I am so stoked!

This is where it started...

I started off with a granny mandala pattern from Crochet With Raymond
I made two different ones, with different colors (except for the white).

LinkI had some extra memory foam lying around, and have been cutting it up for random projects. I used some for a pillow, and then used some for this cushion. I wanted it to be pretty thick, cause I know my butt will fall asleep if its too thin. I decided that three layers high was enough for my desired effect.

Once I had the top and bottom done, and had my base measured and cut out, I was able to eyeball the size I needed for the side. I just measured the height, and made a long strip going around.

Then I attached that long strip to both sides using a single crochet.

AND....TA DA!!!!!!!

Isn't she amazing?!?!?!?

I love how both sides are a different color scheme!

This cushion is a great size, and is really comfortable to sit on! I love how it looks with my cool pillows in the background too!

Come on- You know your in love too...

Monday, April 16, 2012

Twinkle, Twinkle

Something super amazing happens in my living room every day. In the late morning/ early afternoon, the sun hits these bad boys...

They are little mirrors, that are supposed to bring good luck, and good energy to your home. (Thank you Santa!)

When the sun hits them, they make these twinkly reflections on my ceiling.

I have three of them laid out on the window sill behind my couch. This is the perfect spot for them, and they stay lit up for several hours on a sunny day.

I like to tell people that they look like stars twinkling in the day light, indoors.
I can't help it, every time I see this I smile. It just makes me so happy!

Its extra fun on a windy day (been lots of those lately) cause then all the little dots really start to twinkle. The wind moves the tree outside the window which blocks the light now and then- it truly is amazing

In Feng Shui, it can be really important to have crystals and mirrors that help to reflect the light in your home. I love that these so easily do that, and anything that makes you smile when you see it makes for good energy and good Feng Shui!

Its like a natural phenomenon happening in my own living room :)

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Toilet Paper Tube Owls

Saw a couple pictures of these cuties and one rainy day I decided this would be a fun little activity to keep me from getting too bored.

After drawing up these little guys, I thought they should have a little fun in the rain...

They don't look too happy, do they?

Here's a sneak peek at a super rad project I will be sharing with you guys in the next couple days...

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Crochet Pillows

I have been on a pillow making streak lately! These are the first two that I have made, and I have another super amazing one currently in the works...

This one is a granny square pillow. I found a random granny square pattern, and just made it bigger and then sewed them together.

I have some random memory foam lying around and thought that would be an awesome stuffing, so I cut it up and am using it on a couple projects- one being this pillow.
Its pretty amazing too, and I actually sleep with it every night ;)

Each side I did the colors a little different...

And I added a little picot stitching to the sides to give it that extra flair (which is my favorite part of this pillow).

This is the other pillow I did.
I like the pattern and pillow a lot, but would definitely make some changes the next time I make it.

I do love the color combinations though... These colors together are fun and attractive!

The sides of this pillow and the stuffing aren't as amazing as the other one, but its still a joy and I feel happy when I look at it-which is all that really matters :)

Ps- You like my adorable little lamp from Ikea?!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

DIY Earrings

Last Christmas my mom got me lots of jewelry making supplies. I was super jazzed!
I decided that the quickest and easiest project for me to try some new tools and supplies (the wire) were earrings. I already have a pair of favorite earrings that have a spiral on them, so that is where the inspiration came from.

Heres pair one. I love this pair. They are shiny and super simple, and can be worn with any type of outfit.

And this is the second pair.

While I still love these ones, they definitely aren't my favorite pair of earrings. But the process of making jewelry is fun and very rewarding. Although, I sometimes find it hard to get inspired enough to actually take the time to make something. I guess I just don't know what I want... It will come in time though.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Why hello there!

Hey all! Did you miss me?

Life got to be really crazy for me, and blogging just seemed the last thing on Earth I wanted to take the time to do. Oh well!
During my blogging vacation I didn't do a whole lot of crafting or crochet. I wasn't very creative... But since I have been back on the wagon, I have a couple pretty cool projects I was able to finish up, as well as begin.

Hopefully it won't be that long before you hear from me again!

ps- Those were flowers I did for another project, and loved the pic I took in the backyard on this super spiffy bench. Enjoy!