Thursday, September 1, 2011

Crocheted Cuties


I mean ~ Cute! Cute! Cute!

Hello, Dear Ones! I've been busy with my dainty creamy talented fingers just crocheting away.
Look what I've made. I know I'm bragging on myself, but hey, a gal's gotta do what a gal's gotta do! You know I'm teasing. :)


Here's a mosaic of my little creations.

Okay, I decided I wanted to make some vintagey looking cuties. So I grabbed some string and my crochet hooks. Yep, I've actually used that great ole big blue one!

It's so rewarding to me when I crochet, especially using string (I call it string) that each stitch is made by my dainty fingers. See the teeny little crochet hook? Itty Bitty!

I just had to show you where I keep my hooks! You know what those tubes are? Cigar containers! :) Mr. Precious, many years ago used to suck on cigars. He never lit them but he always had one in his mouth! I was so glad the day he threw them all away. I started using the cigar containers for my hooks - they were just perfect. Wish I had kept more. They store my hooks so wonderfully and no, they don't smell like tobacco! :)

This is my favorite - it's glass! You can see I've never taken off the cigar bands either! :)

Okay...on with the cutiness of cuties! Look at this little vintage bloomers potholder. Is it not the cutest thing you've ever seen. Indulge me and think...yes ma'am! :)

Look at the little shell trim on the legs. Darling!

The waistband is complete with a hanging loop.

I said potholder, so these little bloomers are double sided.

I was so excited that I found this pattern from a free site called "Best Free Crochet". Now if you look online there are so many wonderful free crochet and knitting patterns you can just print out! I love that!


Then I found this little dress pattern. Isn't it the cutest? Oh, my heart went pitter pat when I found this pattern. I'm not sure where I found this pattern (I had copied and pasted it to a Word doc to print) but it's called "Little Dress Cotton Dishcloth". First I whipped it up using yarn and then decided to crochet it again using string.

Just look at the little yoke and the neck opening is really the hanging hole. That just doesn't sound right, does it? :O Well, I added a little hanging loop anyway.

Little puffed sleeves. Crocheted in shells! My heart...

Look at the hem - contrast thread just to make it cuter.

I wanted you to see the body of the dress...crocheted cuteness. This stuff just makes me happy!


The little dress and the bloomers were not patterns that went together so their sizes don't match.

See? Well, this makes me smile. I usually think in songs so I immediately thought of the song "Fat Bottomed Girls" by Queen. I know, I know, I'm too old to know these songs, but I listened with my son as he loved Queen songs. I admit it, I love most of those songs too!

So there you have it. You know what I've been doing. My dainty creamy talented fingers have been sew busy! :) Will I actually use these cute little bloomers and set a hot pot on top of them? No, no Nannette, I will not! Will I actually take this darling little dress and wash the hound out of my dirty dishes with it? No, no Nannette, I will not! But I will poke them around in my kitchen and hope my guests will see them and say, "How cute!" And then I'll tell them how talented my dainty fingers are! :) You know I'm teasing but I will tell them! :)



Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song (I'm too embarrassed to leave you with all the words of this song and I let my son listen to this and I sang along with him!) Oh, Lord! :)

Fat Bottomed Girls

Fat bottomed girls you make the rocking world go round
Fat bottomed girls you make the rocking world go round
Get on your bikes and ride
Fat bottomed girls
Fat bottomed girls
~sung by Queen




55 comments:

  1. Beyond cute. I have seen vintage ones like them...but you know what I like...you used modern colors. Hmmm, if I took lessons, practiced I could make some in tan with black trim...yep, gonna put that on my list of things to do!!

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  2. Shelia, you are so talented and so clever. As you know, I crochet so I appreciate lovely work like yours. Your fancy crochet needle holders are very unusual and imaginative. Good work, carry on! Shannon

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  3. A*D*O*R*A*B*L*E! You are so talented!

    Smiles,
    Carol

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  4. Wow I am so impressed these are so pretty.

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  5. I just adore those!!!! I must pull my crochet needles out...my grams taught me many years ago how to make doilies...so I never learned to read a pattern..they scare me. But yours are so cute I may have to make myself try one!

    I also inhereited some yarn dresses like the one you made...but those pantaloons are too precious!


    Be blessed,
    Lorena

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  6. So cute... you should pat yourself on the back! You are one cutie patootie and talented to boot!
    {{{HUGS}}}
    Donna

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  7. These are just way tooooooooo cute. I love them. What a great pattern, love the little dress and pants. How fabulous for your kitchen. Hugs, Marty

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  8. Your song has me dancing in my desk chair! heehee! And I LOVE your sweet little dress and bloomers! HOW CUTE! Wish I has been at crochet! ♥

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  9. You should tell them because your cute little fingers are very talented!! Those are adorable and I know I would not use them as a pot holder or a dishrag but as the cutest little kitchen ornies in the world!

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  10. You sure do have dainty talented fingers and a wonderful mind Sheila. Tooooo cute!

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  11. O'Shelia they are all adorable! I love to crochet too but I haven't done it in years. Maybe this winter I'll find the time.

    Have a wonderful day,
    Gail

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  12. P-R-E-C-I-O-U-S!! And your photos are spectacular :)

    Blessings!
    Gail

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  13. Hi Shelia,
    Oh Yes indeed these are the cutest little pot holders ever!. I love the crochet pot holders. I have a few that have been passed down to me. It is fun to recreate them and its very cool that you found a vintage pattern.
    Now don't go tiring out your dainty little fingers now.Rest up a bit and then start a new set for a give a way (big wink and a smile). LOL
    Have a sweet day, Elizabeth :)

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  14. Love them, now how about that Etsy shop?! xo

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  15. Hi Sheila, Wouldn't those be so cute put in two shadow box frames and hung in a nursery? What a nice shower present that would make for a little girls room. Smacks

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  16. You sure are having fun! Richard from My Old Historic House.PS. Did your calender ever make it?

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  17. So cute indeed! Adorable beyond the words!
    I love crocheting too, but lately can hardly find time for it.

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  18. Now you're just showing off ;)

    I have now clue how to crochet so I am just jealous... don't think I will even try to learn as it's all I can do just to blog with my "dainty little hands". Darn arthritis.

    Anyhoo, they are way to cute!

    xoxo Bunny Jean
    @ Bunny Jean's Decor and More!
    (my MAIN blog)

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  19. Shelia,
    Adorable, dainty items! I am smitten with the ones done with (thread) string! Little Carter will one day enjoy all these wonderful talents you have. I hope you past your many gifts on to her. My Grandmother taught me a few dishes she cooked (she owned a cafe in the 40"s) and how to do embrodiery. Our favorite thing to do was work the crossword puzzle in the Sunday paper and drink coffee. YES! She taught me to drink coffee!!! Thank you for sharing the talents you have. You're such an inspiration!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  20. These are sooooooo cute, Shelia. I love the patterns and also the colors you used.
    Great job!

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  21. Okay...we must talk. Those are so beautiful. I taught myself to crochet a few years ago, but I have never tried it with string. You have to give me some tips. I would really love to try a project using string. GORGEOUS!! Thanks so much for linking up to my Sizzle into Summer party.

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  22. They are so adorable! Wish I could crochet like that!
    Blessings,
    Janet

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  23. Busy little hands! Cute project, Shelia.

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  24. Those are so cute, Sheila. At first I thought you were making them for your grand baby. Thanks for joining the party.

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  25. Oh Shelia, Those are adorable! And you did a beautiful job crocheting them. I am going to see if I can find the pattern. I have been waiting to see what you were up to and sure enouch another cute project. You are one talented gal. Thanks so much for sharing. Hugs to you, Karie
    p.s. also cute crochet hook holders. Who would have guessed?

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  26. I can't crochet NOTHIN'! :( I've tried and I just can't get the HANG OF IT!

    Prayers needed.

    LOVE YOUR PRETTIES! :)

    xoRebecca

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  27. I just got your comment you left on my Inspirations blog... you are so right. I do tend to get like Eeyore at times, not that you said that ;)

    I went back and revisited what I posted and actually LOL.

    I added an edit at the bottom...

    xoxo Bunny Jean

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  28. YOU are talented Sheila!
    Those are simply adorable, and the colors are wonderful!
    You've been a busy little lady and it shows!
    Hugs,
    Cindy

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  29. Hi Sheila, Thank you for joining my little party! And you were the first!!

    OMGoodness these are too cute! Love the colors! I don't know how to sew or crochet..wish I did!

    I hope you get out those paints soon! I'm finally feeling inspired to paint something...it's been several years though, so I know I will be rusty!

    Thanks again for joining the party!! Kristen

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  30. Okay, these are way tooooo cute!!! Just darling and made so well!!! hugs...cleo

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  31. Oh my goodness!!! Is there anything you can't do?? These are just the most precious little pieces of cuteness I've seen! You are a very talented lady indeed! And I love the cigar storage cases for the needles, great idea.

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  32. I love the little dress, very sweet. I collect vintage crocheted pot pads, they brighten my day when I use them. Laura

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  33. Such beautiful creations! My sister has always crocheted but I never learned to do it. Now I wish I could learn!
    Candy

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  34. Hi Shelia,
    They are too adorable! You are so talented! Are you going to or have you crocheted a dress for Carter. She would be beyond adorable in one of those.

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  35. Shelia, toooooooo cute. I am grinning from ear to ear. What a talented little thing you are!!!!!

    Adorable!

    Barb

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  36. You have very talented fingers, Miss S! Your gdau will have many treasures from you!

    My dad used to smoke cigars once in awhile. I saved those glass and tin tubes for dimes! :)

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  37. Cute! Cute! Cute! You are so right. Actually, they are beyond adorable.

    You and your dainty little fingers are genius.♥

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  38. OMGosh I love them!! I have vintage ones in red at 1515 but would love to green at my kitchen at home. Would it be rude to give my mother in law the patterns? LOL

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  39. How beautiful my dear Shellia, you're some talented girl! I love this little girl's dress and bloomers, just too cute! Very anusual needle holders. I'm going to show my mother, she's a great crocheter, I have her lovely things. Just wonderful! See you soon at my fall tablescape! Lots of hugs! FABBY

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  40. Love the work that your talented, creamy, dainty fingers has been doing. Your crocheted cuties are just too adorable.

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  41. These remind me of some of the things my Texas grandmother crocheted. I haven't crocheted in a long time. Perhaps I should pick up a hook again. For me, with my unruly pinkie finger, I would need the large hook!

    This is a beautiful post, Shelia!

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  42. Shelia, this brought back some memories for me of the things that I have that my Mom and Grandmother crocheted...I even have their crochet needles!!! They're so pretty and cute!!! You're sooooo smart!!! and talented!!!

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  43. Darling! :) I would leave them laying around too! :)

    Have a great Labor Day weekend!

    ~Liz

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  44. Let me tell you, these are so wonderful.
    I so love these little vintage potholders. I have collected a few over the years.
    Your colors on these are fantastic.
    Thanks so much for sharing. Yup, makes me smile, too.
    Have a great holiday weekend.
    Michele

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  45. Hi Shelia, thanks for stopping by. I've been away from my blog for awhile and it's nice to get back in touch with everyone!

    These potholders are so adorable. Dainty is definitely the word. I loved the look at your cigar storage containers. They look like art too!

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  46. Shelia, I always get such a kick out of your "voice" in your posts. I love the sweet vintage-look crocheted potholder and dishcloth ... and yes, they are much too cute to use! Bess

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  47. Why, yes ma'am, I believe those just ARE the cutest li'l ol' things I've evah seen! Your most dainty fingers are truly talented, Ms. Shelia!

    I like that you left the bands on the (former) cigar holders, and I LOVED it when you told us you were thinking "Fat Bottomed Girls!"

    Always fun to stop by! Hope you and yours have a lovely Labor Day!


    Bill

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  48. Love your work sweet lady. Mom used to have styles like these. Like the color you used also like a sage green, so pretty. The cigar holders are perfect for the needles, yes too bad you didn't keep more. Smiles...Lu

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  49. Darling potholders, Shelia. You are far braver than I ... I only do straight lines. This set was the biggest seller of vintage in our shop of potholders.

    Have a great holiday weekend.
    TTFN ~
    Hugs,
    Marydon

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  50. Oh those are just the cutest pot holders that I have ever seen. You should make an outfit for Carter....Christine

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  51. Yes Ma'am! they are the cuties ones I've seen....how cute to place around your kitchen. Trish

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  52. Shelia, they are too cute. Makes me want to pick up my crochet hook. I bet they look fabulous in your kitchen.

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  53. Hi Sheila !
    Boo-hoo !! I am so jealous .Just kidding.Those little bloomers and dress are just the cutest! I wish you would do some video tutorials.
    And I love your cigar tubes for storing the needles.How perfect for them.
    Hugs to you love .

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  54. Those are so fabulous! I love the colors and texture...and the fact that they're bloomers. Bloomers are just too cute!

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  55. How cute Shelia! You are good at crochet!
    Thanks for joining HSH!
    Sherry

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