Posted by: notsofancynancy | May 23, 2015

New Projects

Here are the projects I have been working on the last week or so.

Beau's Blanket

Beau’s Blanket

I wanted to create a piece to show my support to the gay community. I knew that I wanted it to be the colors of the Gay Flag, the colors of the rainbow. So I created this wonderful blanket. It is smallish about 45 inches. I love the way it turned out. I sold it right away to Beau. It looks great on him.

Beau donning her blanket

Beau donning his blanket

Next, I made this owl trivet because I found a free pattern for it on Zooty Owl’s Blog. I had to give it a go and here is my take on it. Zelnia Oliver has some great pieces and a lot of her patterns are fee. The pieces she crochets and her patterns are what made me fall in love with crocheting. Stop by and check out her blog.

Zooty Owl

Zooty Owl

I sold two of these and then got a request. “Can you make a cow like this owl?” Well apparently I can. I started with Zelnia’s pattern and went from there. Previously I found the black and white yarn made by Red Heart, called Zebra. When I first saw the color it intrigued me. So when I was buying yarn one day I bought a skein and made a headband and a hat out of it. It is a fun color. So when I got this request I knew it was just the right choice. I could not find a pattern for a cow trivet so I had to improvise. Here is my first one. I call it my prototype/pattern. I will keep the first one to reference if I need to make another.

My first attempt

My first attempt

I sold three!!! I made some changes to the next one. I made the ears smaller and put some pink inside. I did not love the eyes so I made new ones with color and eyelids, and I made the bow a better proportion.

Robin's Cow

Robin’s Cow

While I was looking for a pattern for the cow I saw this really cute Zebra Hat on the Adorably Hooked blog.

It was so cute I knew I wanted to try it so here is my version.

Zebra Hat

                       Zebra Hat

Then, Then I got a request. “Can you make a snow owl?”

Snow Owl?

                         Snow Owl?

How was your week?

Here is a link to my Etsy store. I also do special orders so if you don’t see anything you like send me a message and lets create together! It will be so much fun!


  1. stunning!

  2. Wonderfully creative stuff!

    • Thank you!! its been fun! Who knew I could make something so pretty

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