Jackie Made… Crochet goods

Cutie Doggie Ponchos

I can’t believe I did not post pictures of the doggie ponchos I made for my 2 chihuahuas this last summer.  I got really busy traveling and working and I apologize for being such a slacker.  Hard to keep up when you don’t always have internet.  But back to my Doggie Ponchos.

So I had a little bit of extra yarn and really needed to crochet something.  There weren’t really any yarn places anywhere around where I was working this last summer.  I was in Virginia City Montana working at an old time photo place as a photographer assistant.

If you are in the area this next summer I will be there again.  Be sure to stop by Wallace Street Photographic Emporium in Virginia City Montana and say HI.  Would love to meet you all in person.

Anywhos… as my going away gift last summer the people I worked for took some pictures of me and my boys… and the boys were wearing the ponchos I made.  Too fun.  Hope you enjoy!

Parlor scene.  One crazy proper lady with 2 chihuahuas.

Me and my boys. Photo taken at Wallace Street Photographic Emporium, Virginia City MT.

Parlor scene.  Proper lady with 2 chihuahuas.

Me and my boys. Photo taken at Wallace Street Photographic Emporium, Virginia City MT.

Poco, my black chihuahua. sitting on the Parlor couch

Poco in the Parlor. Photo taken at Wallace Street Photographic Emporium, Virginia City MT.

My 2 chihuahuas in their ponchos.

Poco and Nube in the Parlor. Photo taken at Wallace Street Photographic Emporium, Virginia City MT.

Poco and Nube at the Saloon sitting on a sombrero

Poco and Nube at the Saloon. Photo taken at Wallace Street Photographic Emporium, Virginia City MT.

Picture of me naked behind a sombrero drinking tequila with Poco and Nube on the couch

Ooops… I guess tequila makes your clothes come off… Photo taken at Wallace Street Photographic Emporium, Virginia City MT.

Me and my chihuahuas sitting by a wagon wheel in proper clothing

Me and my boys. Photo taken at Wallace Street Photographic Emporium, Virginia City MT.

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Crochet Craziness

Sorry I have been such a slacker.  Life got busy I guess but back to the crocheting craziness.  Here is what I have made in the last few weeks.

It all started with a sweater for a friend.

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Then I figured I needed to make something for another friend’s baby… so I started crocheting baby sweaters.

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and I even had time to make myself a pair of slippers.

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Some of the items are for sale.  You can check them out on my Neldee Facebook Page.

Crazy Crochet Derby Hat

My mom needed a hat for her Red Hats Derby party next week.  She gave me a few things she wanted me to use.

Supplies my mom wanted me to use

Supplies my mom wanted me to use

The yarn is cotton so it was breathable, 2 medallions but I only used 1, flower buttons and wire that is used with flower arrangements.  She also added later a zebra she painted as a “horse of many colors” but really looks like a donkey of many colors and some fake flowers.

She said she wanted it big… wide and tall.  I thought about it for a few days and started… of course it turned into something I couldn’t even imagine if I wanted to.  I just kind of went with it and if it seemed like it was going somewhere I didn’t like I just adjusted the stitch and fixed it in the pattern.  I think it turned out pretty good.

Front side of hat

Front side of hat

 

Side of hat

Side of hat

Other side of hat

Other side of hat

 

Back of Hat

Back of Hat

And here are some picture of me modeling the hat

Jackie modeling front of hat

Jackie modeling front of hat

Jackie modeling side of hat

Jackie modeling side of hat

 

Jackie modeling other side of hat

Jackie modeling other side of hat

 

Jackie modeling back of hat

Jackie modeling back of hat

I used the flower stems and the wire that I had off the bat to support the hat.  I just weaved it thru nothing too complicated.  It is being used by an adult so I am not concerned about my mom poking herself.  I warned her to check before putting on the hat.  If I had more time I would find a better way to hide the wired.  I connected the “horse” by tying it on to the side and rim of the hat… again a simple and quick solution because my time ran out.

I used the shiny ribbon and glitter flower buttons to give a bit of sparkle which is always necessary with big hats.  And it also has a nice large rim to go with a Kentucky Derby hat.  It took a few days to make and I used up all the yarn of those colors I had plus used a purple/multi colored yarn around the rim edge to make it a bit larger.  It actually goes quite well… in the purple yarn there is a green/yellow color that went with the rest of the hat.

So that was my fun for the last week.  I like a good challenge and the freedom to do whatever I want with the materials given… will have to do this again soon.

 

 

Pillow cases

I finally finished my other pillow case.  These are for those small travel pillows.  I use them in my trailer because a regular size pillow is just too big.

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I used a cotton yarn so hopefully they will clean easily. 🙂  They sure are comfy.

Crochet Eye Patch

My dog Poco hurt his eye the other day… he has just been pitiful for the past few weeks.  He is my oldest and will be 13 in August.  Yesterday I was a bit bored and his eye was bothering him so I thought I would make a doggie eye patch. hahaha… it needs a little bit of work but here you go.

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I know he is not feeling well if he lets me put things on him.  My other dog Nube is usually the one I crochet things for because he doesn’t mind.

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I figured it needed to go more around the ears and in a way around his chin of sorts to keep it on but not choke him.  It also needs to be loose so that his eye can breathe a little.  I think I need one more strap or something on the other side of the patch.. but I don’t want it to interrupt his view from his good eye.

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He is such a good baby.  Not too big of a fan of the eye patch but it did entertain me for a bit while he was sleeping. 😉

Motivation

Hi all… so sorry it has been so long.  I have been lacking in motivation these days.  Winter has been taking a bit long and at the moment I am trying to raise funds to get back on the road for my BlueRoad project but jobs are few and far between so my motivation fades away.  I do have some ideas I want to work on.  I have been fiddling with crochet bandanas.  I finished one up.  I don’t have a picture of it on a head with hair… totally forgot to do that before taking it to the Cadiz Comfort Zone to sale.  But here is a picture that gives you an idea.

 

 

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I have also been thinking about crocheting summer tops or sun dresses… that could be fun.  I do have a couple other items I need to make and I also really need to finish my creation I have been working on since the fall.  So hopefully my motivation comes back soon… send up some motivation and positive vibes for me… could use all I can get.  

Recent Crochet Items

It has been a pretty exciting few weeks.  Neldee is now at The Cadiz Comfort Zone.  This is in downtown Cadiz, KY and all items are handcrafted by local artists.

I also had a nice blog post about Neldee from a recent customer.  You can check that out here: http://pillowsalamode.wordpress.com/2013/02/02/love-those-neldee-hats/

Here are a few items I made this last week.  I also made the Alpaca scarf from the previous post.

Blue Hat, Adult Size $15

Blue Hat, Adult Size $15

Blue Rainbow Hat, Youth Size $15

Blue Rainbow Hat, Youth Size $15

Coffee Sleeves $5 each

Coffee Sleeves $5 each

Black Wristers.  Custom made order

Black Wristers. Custom made order

Pink and Rainbow Wristers for my mom

Pink and Rainbow Wristers for my mom

Neon Green Wristers $15

Neon Green Wristers $15

Wool Shawl/Scarf $40

Wool Shawl/Scarf $40

If interested or have any questions email neldeecrochet@gmail.com

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