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babypoohsmom

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About babypoohsmom

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  • Birthday 04/12/1966

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    Denise
  • Biography
    Mom to my cat, Pooh
  • Location
    Arizona
  • Interests
    quilting, cross stitching, stamping and now crocheting
  • How long have you been crocheting?
    2007!

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  1. babypoohsmom

    Boxing Day 2019 (any charity items)

    wow Bailey, your fairy godmother sure has been busy. I love the shades of blue with the white shawl. Meanwhile I had a dress fitting. Too tight on the back?
  2. babypoohsmom

    Boxing Day 2019 (any charity items)

    Well YAY, I got the first 3 rows of the dress done. It took me 4 tries to get the first row right. I kept coming up short on the chain. It actually has the right shape though. I probably should stop now and try it on my doll to see if it is sized right. I used a J hook because of my tight tension.
  3. babypoohsmom

    Boxing Day 2019 (any charity items)

    Hey Brenda, I have a poncho and a skirt that are Darski's patterns and then also the flamenco dress that Bailey has used. I forget what the fourth one is. Funny that I think that doll stares me down when I'm in my craft room. Ha ha. The roof is finally done. Hope it lasts for a long, long time.
  4. babypoohsmom

    Boxing Day 2019 (any charity items)

    Here is the fabric I used to make the blankets. I thought it would be cute to have Valentine's Day themed blankets. When people adopt cats, we send the kennel blanket home with them, so the cat has some scent transfer. I make little pillows and toys out of the scraps (they also go home with the cats). This piece is 8x8 and will be a pillow. Again, for decoration and scent transfer, although I have seen cats that actually use them as pillows!
  5. babypoohsmom

    Boxing Day 2019 (any charity items)

    I sure wish I had something to report today, but I don't. I'm not really sure if I can remember anything specific from this past week. All of the days blend together! I still have 4 doll patterns in the "come on Denise, get brave and try something new " pile. We have a holiday coming up next weekend so I hope to do something fun with my spare day. I have been doing a lot of quilting work which is good because we are getting a new roof now and the bill is $12,000. But I guess there is no point in having a house with a bad roof. I did manage a dish cloth while waiting for my husband to have a medical procedure last week....so I guess I do remember that and I did get something done. I forgot to take a picture of the blankets I took for the adoption event yesterday.
  6. babypoohsmom

    Boxing Day 2019 (any charity items)

    Bailey has been busy this week!! I still haven't been brave enough to try a doll item. I got some blankets cut for the Valentines week adoption center decorating. I thought I had a whole bolt that yields 22 blankets but I only got 16 from this one so we will only get the heart-kitschey decorations up in one center. I will post pictures tomorrow. Tomorrow the rescue participates in an event called "second Friday" - where a group of neighborhood leaders have been trying to get neighbor's out on Fridays, so they usually have a band, and free craft projects for kids, stuff like that. We have a booth and we hand out information on low cost spay and neuter options and talk to people about the new tethering law and stuff like that. But we also promote our adoptions. We usually bring a dog or two and once in awhile a cat. Sometimes we have a poster of baby kittens and puppies that will be "coming soon". The point is, I usually have time for crocheting cat toys while we are out there. So that is my plan.
  7. babypoohsmom

    Boxing Day 2019 (any charity items)

    Hi to my busy friends. My doll stares at me every day in my craft room, but I have been distracted. I started a blanket with Bernat Baby Blanket. I got 3 skeins each of red and an off white in a Mary Maxim kit of the month. I didn't like the pattern, but my friend at work was using the same yarn with a cute pattern, so I fell for the shiney object syndrome and started one. I'm not sure if I will donate it or not, but I'll share it with you as soon as I get a picture. I am wide awake at 12:36am and I'm thinking about going to work. Meanwhile, I thought I'd share some trap covers I made. Trap, Neuter and Return is big here in Phoenix because we have a huge feral cat problem. We trap the feral cats, take them in to be neutered, and then return them. Once spayed, they will protect their territory and stop multiplying. A few years ago we helped a guy that had 26 cats in his yard. Instead of new kittens twice a year, he is down to 3 cats in his yard. One of the things that is always needed is trap covers. I got a sheet at Goodwill and made 3 and had some fabric left over. The only important part is to do some kind of reinforcement around the handle opening. I used some flannel. I checked it for fit on the trap I had borrowed as a "model".
  8. babypoohsmom

    Boxing Day 2019 (any charity items)

    Hey Cindy, I love how you say "yawn, I made four hats last night" (I am paraphrasing), but 4 hats in one night? Even if they are preemie, that's still pretty dang good. I am not sure if I shared this with you guys. My brother (who visited 2 yarns shops with me on our 4 day vacation in Wisconsin) got me this sweatshirt for Christmas. Too bad it's not cooler here more often.
  9. babypoohsmom

    Boxing Day 2019 (any charity items)

    Hi Ratdog...welcome! I'll bet it's fun to try new borders. Are you using the Edgerydo? I got one early in my crochet days but found the process a bit tidious. I ended up marking the holes with a Sharpie and then using a 1/16" punch to make the holes. Seemed easier to me. Anyway, glad to have you here. Darski, I do like the shape of that shawl. Long ago I saw a you tube video where a gal made a shawl that had cuffs that I thought was really different. You obviously couldn't use it for a scarf, but I liked the way it looked.
  10. babypoohsmom

    Boxing Day 2019 (any charity items)

    I am not really sure how the quote box got opened, but I can't make it go away. I still have to make a flower for my first hat. I've made two cat mats and that's about it. The shawl, the baby blanket and the scarves look great. Everyone has been hooking away without me! I really want to do some doll stuff, some Christmas stockings and baby booties this year. I have patterns that you amazing people sent me, but now I have to get to it!! I've had some kittens come in and go out already this year. Humphrey, Smoke, Chance and Magic have all been "single rescues" that have been in the house and out to new homes and Magic is on the way to a Petsmart store tomorrow. The one I got today is not using her left front paw, so we will need to figure out why. She's super sweet.
  11. babypoohsmom

    Boxing Day 2019 (any charity items)

    Bailey, I can see the dress, but can't find the link to the pattern, is it yours? Yesterday I spent about 90 minutes looking at all of the doll patterns Darski posted on the Ville! Lol, trying to find something easy. I will try the skirt and I also found a poncho pattern that was part of a set she posted. I forgot to write down the name of the set. Meanwhile, back in my comfy wheelhouse, here is a new hat!!
  12. babypoohsmom

    Boxing Day 2019 (any charity items)

    Darski, do you know the waist measurement for the elastic? I guess I have to un-box my girl anyway....
  13. babypoohsmom

    Boxing Day 2019 (any charity items)

    Glad to see we have more joiners! Welcome ladies! So...I paid for my doll on line and when I got to the store it was "well, someone must have bought the last two before we got to the shelf to pull it for your order". Ha, really? Why couldn't they just say "it seems that our inventory system might not be that great". I'd have more respect for that. Anyway, they had some other ones for $25, so I got this one: They had a ballerina but she had her hair in a bun, so I couldn't make hats. I am in a bit of a "funk" lately, kind of in all aspects of life, so I thought I would try something new. I need an easy pattern to start. Maybe a poncho or something loose fitting so I can see about sizing. I know I asked you for something last year, but I lost track of the pattern. I crochet tightly. I routinely use a J hook for worsted weight instead of an H. When my mom was still alive, she made burial blankets for the coroner's office. It's shocking really how many babies are not claimed by families. I also made some hats for stillborn babies. They told us to use ping pong balls for fitting. That was so very sad. I have lost touch with the woman who used to deliver them, so I have not done those for a long time now. Anyway, I will still be doing my normal cat related items, but wanted to branch out a bit and I just love hearing about the project every year, so why not?
  14. babypoohsmom

    Boxing Day 2019 (any charity items)

    Thanks Bailey. There are not many in stock, probably because of Christmas, but I did find one near my home.
  15. babypoohsmom

    Boxing Day 2019 (any charity items)

    Nice to see you Darski and Bailey and welcome Jessie! I finished up a hat while waiting for my husband at the doctor's office yesterday and then left my project bag in his car. I need to retrieve my work today! Bailey and Darski: if I am looking for a doll to fit clothes to for your project, does it have to be an American Girl? Can you tell me a knock off that might be cheaper? I am thinking of asking my FB friends if anyone has an abandoned doll and I know the AG dolls are expensive. Also, I saw a "My Life" (?) doll at Walmart while looking for a nerf football last week. They were about $35. Are they the same size?
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