Quick shorts

I decided to throw together some quick summer shorts based loosely off McCall’s pattern M4820 that I got on sale for 65 cents at some point in the recent past.  The sizes on this particular pattern only go up to size 6 so I figured I’d better sew something from it before the kids outgrew the pattern.  The shorts in the pattern are very long so my modifications mostly involved shortening the leg length.

Recent crochet projects

I’m trying to use up yarn (to make space so I can get new yarn) so I’ve been crocheting quite a bit lately.  Here are some recent projects.

A crochet circle vest based on the pattern from Hooked on Homemade Happiness (http://www.hookedonhomemadehappiness.com/circle-vest-crochet-pattern/)

A little crochet hat to use up some leftover yarn.

This is a super soft lap blanket I made for my mom.  It’s just a simple double crochet.

This little purse used up some cotton yarn and I barely got a picture of it before it was absconded with and filled with toys.