Sunday, July 5, 2009

Itsy Bitsy Pink Bikini and Fantabulous Flip Flops!

Hi again!

In case you were wondering, yes, I did get Jessica's doll's bikini and towel completed. Same colors I used on Amy's, just in a different order.
Jessica really wanted to take a picture for you, so here you go!
My shot. Not much different from hers, I guess. LOL

And when a free pattern showed up in my inbox earlier this week from Lion Brand yarn, I KNEW I wanted to try it! Check out these fantabulous flip flops! If you want the pattern for yourself, the number is 60032. You have to be registered (it's free) to access the pattern.
So fun! I used Lion Brand's Microfiber yarn (found at Joann's) and a size H hook. Basically, it's just single crochets around the thong part and some flowers. The pattern said to glue the flowers on, but I finagled it to "sew" the flowers onto the thong part, hoping they will stay a bit better. This pair is for Jessica and I'm working on a pair for Amy. I have some pink flip flops and some variagated yarn (of a different brand) that I want to try.

So, that's what I have been up to the last couple of days. Hopefully I will find some time to wander into my little corner today.

Have an awesome Sunday!



Kathi Carlson said...

Another great "suit!" And the flip flops blow me away!! Awesome job, and for what it's worth, sewing the flowers on was a good idea. Fun, one-of-kind flip flops - the girls have got to be thrilled.

Kim Burmeister said...

You are one creative lady! Just FABULOUS!

Sharli Schaitberger said...

Hi Jeanne,

LOVE the bikini - WOW! And the flip-flops (you had me going at first, I thought you'd made flip-flops for Barbie!)- these are just so COOL. The blue and red perfect for the holiday festivities!

Sarah said...

Tell Jessica she takes GREAT photos!!! Just as good as her mom!
Those flip flops are the best Jeanne. You better get an ETSY shop soon so I can buy some LOL. and some crocheted edging...and flowers..seen as I can't make em...unless you wanna come over to Des Moines and teach me!

Carol said...

I loooove the flip flops (I giggle when I say that, we call them thongs). Your talents are amazing.

stampmonkey said...

That bikini and beach towel are so cute! And those custom flip flops are going to be the envy of all their friends! I love your idea to sew the flower to it rather than trying to glue it on...much sturdier that way. You should make yourself a pair too!

Carolyn said...

You cease to amaze me! :) You do great work!

Maricar said...

Oh Jeanne, I so LOVE LOVE LOVE those flip flops.