Monday, August 30, 2010

Secret Compartment Crochet Picture *Free Tutorial*

I crocheted this Phantom mask about a year ago but I got the idea to make it into a secret compartment picture last night. Here is a tutorial on how to do it :)

Take your crocheted piece and trace it on some plastic canvas. Cut it out, then trace the plastic canvas on some cardboard and cut it out. My work was bigger than a full piece of plastic canvas so I had to sew a couple pieces together. I also didn't have a full piece of cardboard so I had to duct tape a few pieces together too.

Then cut out the cardboard and cover in duct tape

cut a piece of plastic canvas a little shorter than the other piece of plastic canvas for the hidden pocket

Lay design out, put the cardboard piece behind the design, place plastic canvas on top of that and cut some small pieces of yarn and tie it all around to hold it into place when sewing around the edge.

sew around the edge and attach a loop so you can hang it

get some paper and fold in half, slide it into the pocket, That way it will be easier to get stuff out of the pocket and it makes your stuff not visible at first. This is great for hiding money, pictures, letters, ect...

Here is the pattern for the Phantom Mask for those of you who want it :)

What do you think?

If you do make a picture hanging please link back to me :)
1. I would love to see what you come up with and
2. It helps me out.
Thanks :)

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Dreamy the Blue Dragon

I just wanted to touch on some topics because I have received all kinds of mail over the summer and there are some things I want to address. I am not a big business. I am a stay at home mother who does this on the side. I have a life outside of this. Family comes before anything else. I’m sorry if it takes me forever to respond if I do at all. Stuff happens. I will have more time once school starts but I have been super busy spending time with my Daughter and Husband so I haven’t been online as much as I used to. I am one person. No one else is helping me. I do everything. So please keep that in mind before you post things. I have feelings and I get hurt easily that is just a part of who I am so please try and be nice. I am human and make mistakes too. I just wanted to touch on these things. Some people have been very mean to me in their letters and it hurts. I’m not talking about problems with patterns (I am always happy to try and help with my patterns) I am talking about people’s voicing their opinion of my stuff. If you don’t like my creations please just move along. I also want to say Thank You to everyone who has commented and said encouraging things. This always makes me feel good and can sometimes make my whole day. Thank you again :D

Ok now on to the Dragon lol

This Dragon came to me in a dream like so many of my other creations lol I haven’t been crocheting lately because it has been sooooooooooo hot and I have been running around with my Daughter going here and there enjoying the summer. He just kind of sprung up on me and after a week of putting it off because I knew it was going to take a long time. I finally decided to make him so he would get out of my mind LOL. My Daughter and I named him Dreamy the Blue Dragon. While I was making him she kept running off with him. I kept telling her it wasn’t done yet but she couldn’t wait. He hasn’t left her arms since I finished. I had to pry him away to take pics. It makes me so happy when I can make something for her that she loves more than store bought toys. Anyways here are some pics. What do you think? If you can't see the whole picture right click on it and select view picture. I have the pattern available in My Etsy Store for $8.20. It is 12 pages long with lots of pictures :)