Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Animals

I've been making a lot of animals lately. They seem to be very popular and are fun to make!

Here are a few of the ones that I've completed.


These two bears use the same pattern, I just didn't change colors on the garnet and gold one. I've made quite a few of these bears and plan on making more! I loved the pattern! Here it is:


This is a white tiger for my son, his favorite animal. I love this designer and have quite a few of her patterns. I have 2 more already started! Here is a link to her website for all of her patterns, including the white tiger.



This bear is using the same Frontline Bear pattern as above, I just used 2 strands of Red Heart Super Saver yarn and a J hook. It was a gift for my son's teacher at the end of the school year.


A bloodhound puppy for my neighbor. They have a bloodhound named Rose so she wanted a crocheted version of Rose. Here is the pattern I used:


I had an order for a llama. I love how it turned out but all of those loops were not fun to make!! I would make it again, just maybe a smaller version. Here is a link to this pattern:


I saw this dragon pattern on Ravelry.com and had to make one for my son!


I make my son an Easter Bunny every year for Easter and I usually let him pick the pattern. Well, this year he said he wanted a Captain America bunny. This is what I came up with. I think he turned out cute! I used this pattern and just did color changed to make it look like Captain America.


I heard my neighbors talking about how much they liked Groot so I decided to make one up really quick. He turned out cute!
It's a free download through Ravelry.com


My nieces turned 13 on June 18th. Their mascot at their school is an eagle so I decided to make them one for their birthday. The school colors are green, grey, and white. Here is a link to the pattern I used:

I love making these! If you would like to order one, or have a question about a pattern that I have listed, please let me know! You can email me at lindsaymayo@gmail.com

Thursday, June 4, 2020

Crafts with Lucas - Perler Beads

It's the first official week of summer here in Tennessee. We are already being crafty in our house!

This is our first craft of the summer. 


He always does these with his friends, not just in the summertime. They are so easy for the kids to do and it lets them use their imaginations and creativity! We tried out these Big Beads this time. Lucas said that they were a lot easier to maneuver around and I think he liked them better. However, when I went to fuse them together, it did take a little longer since they are bigger. We do like how it turned out though!

We have other crafts planned for the summer so be looking for more Crafts with Lucas posts!


Monday, May 18, 2020

Summer Vaction

It's officially about to be summer at my house. Although, my son has been acting like it's been summer for a little bit longer.



As usual, I will bring back Crafts with Lucas for the summer! Fortunately, I have a child that loves to sit down and do crafts. 



I have also been busy crocheting since I've had more time on my hands so soon I will show pictures of all of my quarantine projects. 



Hope everyone is staying safe during this time. Remember now is the perfect time to be crafty!

Monday, April 27, 2020

Creative Learning

Since we've been having to have "homeschool" lately, I've had to come up with some creative ways to get my 7 year old to learn something without him realizing he's learning something.

A neighbor told me about a local company that would deliver a kit to your house that includes paint, stain, a stencil, and a board to do your artwork on.

I went to take a look at what they had on their website, https://hammerandstainmountjuliet.com/, and they had the perfect design for my little baseball player.


He saw this and was so excited! He chose the colors and the stain color and I submitted my order. Everyday he was asking me when it was going to be delivered because he was so excited to get started!

His kit was delivered at the perfect time. On Fridays we call it "Fun Friday" so we save all of our more interesting activities for then. So, that Friday morning he was ready to get started.

First, he stained the board:


While waiting for it to dry, I got him to do some math and reading activities on his laptop. Some of his favorite websites are www.abcya.com and www.funbrain.com.

Then he got to do the stencil. He let Mommy put the stencil on the board so we knew that it was on somewhat straight. Next, he got out the paints and used his imagination! Here is the end result. It turned out perfect! 


If you and/or your child is crafty, I highly recommend doing this! In our area, we got ours from https://hammerandstainmountjuliet.com/


Friday, April 3, 2020

Crafty Quarantine

Are you stuck at home like me? Why not be crafty!

A few times a week I'm going to try and post some good and fun ways to be crafty while you are being safe and healthy at home.




If you have any ideas be sure and share! I'm always looking for new ways to be crafty!

Be sure and come back soon to look for more crafts from The Crafty Flamingo and Crafts with Lucas!

Thursday, January 16, 2020

New Year

Happy New Year!

I can't believe that we are already about halfway into the first month of 2020. I hope that everyone is starting the year off great!

What are your crafting resolutions for the new year? A new technique maybe? Or just to actually finish those projects that you started in 2019?

Every year I try to learn a new stitch or technique. It doesn't always happen, like some resolutions, but when it does, I'm so excited to make something for my friends and family with what I learned! This year I'm hoping to try and learn how to crochet blankets with a picture in them. My grandmother used to make a teddy bear blanket that was so cute! (Pictured below) The year always gets away from me making other fun projects!



My grandmother also had her signature blanket that she made for almost everyone in our family. (Pictured below) Something else that I'm hoping to come up with this year is my "rainbow blanket" to make for my family.



I also have the same resolution every year in general, to declutter my house. It's slowly happening, but it seems like a never ending process. If anyone has any tips, please feel free to share!

Friday, November 22, 2019

The stitch that will never stop

One of the reasons why I learned to crochet is to be able to make things for my friends and family. My grandmother did that for her family and I wanted to be able to carry on that tradition.

My son inspires me to make all kinds of things. He's how I got to making all different kinds of animals. I started making a kitty out of a rectangle with this pattern: http://marmaladerose.blogspot.com/2009/04/crochet-kitten-pattern.html?m=1 and now I've made all kinds of things!


 Unicorns


Monkeys


Tigers



Penguins

For Christmas I even make everyone in my son's class an animal. I let Lucas decide what kind of animal and even help pick out the pattern for it. I basically start this project when school starts since I have to make so many! Here is the pattern for what I am making his 1st grade class this year: https://amigurumi.today/free-crochet-animal-patterns/. They are turning out really cute!


I'm hoping to be able to carry on this tradition for years to come! I know my friends and family are excited to see what I come up with every year for them :)