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