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Thank you so much for stopping by to visit my blog... it is changing as I change and learn more things... I hope after Christmas to get an opportunity to make some more CARDS. I am loving Loom Knitting now... and have lots to do before Christmas....I don't mind sharing how I do things and if you have questions you can E-MAIL me @ and I will be happy to answer any questions that I have.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Crocheted Tam... and Tam/Hat Set...Designed by Me!!

Handmade Designs by
Jeannie Phillips ~ Southside, AL
 I was making my 4th crocheted hat...when it came to me just how to make a tam... I knew I was going to have to make me one...and I set to work... this is my first crocheted tam. Then as I was making this one I had all kinds of things come to my mind... So I made the next one down.... then when I woke up in the middle of the night after finishing the second one... the one with the fun bobbles...I knew just how I wanted to make a matching after my nap today I set to work.

The greatest thing is last week during my prayers I told God... I said "God I so want to make amazing thing... I want to make things that go WOW!" God cares about the desires of our hearts... we just have to ask.  God wants to give us so much... we just have to do the asking... I am learning to ask for the big, for the amazing... because nothing is impossible with God!!  

Crocheted Hats

Handmade Designs by
Jeannie Phillips ~ Southside Al

 I have been wanting to learn to crochet hats for a while now... I ordered a video workshop on how to design your own crocheted hats... so excited to find it... I am not a pattern follower at all... but give me the concept on how ... then I can do my own thing... by Friday night I had made 1 hat that I took apart..and then three more... these are the three!!  ...Hats are so much fun  because they are full of possibilitie!!   Thank you so much for looking!!!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Fall Infinity Scarf with How to Video for a Loose Cast Off

Handmade Design by
Jeannie Phillips ~ Southside AL

 This is an Infinity Scarf or Cowl that I did on my CinDWood round afghan loom... it is knitted in the round.  I didn't know I would like it until I got it off the loom... now I am really excited at how it turned out!  The exciting part is the loose cast off stitch!  I think I invented it.. I have not seen it before and it is wonderful... it ends up the same "size" as the e-wrap cast on so you don't have to do anything extra once you take this off the loom!!!.. But block your work of course. I am including a video at the end of this post.  Please let me know how you like it!!  Hugs Jeannie

Loose Cast Off Stitch ~ How to Video by Jeannie Phillips

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Crocheted Cowl

Handmade Design by
Jeannie Phillips ~ Southside, Al
 I have been working on a Shell Stitch Afghan for my new bedroom... I needed a break... I bought some chunky yarn...and a Q hook.... this is crocheted with two strands of chunky yarn held together as one... this was really simple and because of the larger yarn and hook it crocheted up in about 3 hours.   I love those quick projects... this is really soft and snugly and warm.  Thank you so much for looking!!  Hugs, Jeannie

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Some fun things I have been making!!

 Handmade Designs by
Jeannie Phillips ~ Southside
I am so excited about this is made with some really special yarn that I got as a gift for my birthday from Madison and Cory... my sweet daughter and son-in-law.  I was waiting on just the right stitch/design to come alone...I really wanted to show off the yarn... I don't follow patterns but found a beautiful v-stitch pattern and went to work learning how to make the stitch...the rest is my best copy of the design.


 I started this twisty scarf a while back...then had to wait on some more yarn to finish the project... if I followed patterns I would know how much yarn I needed....LOL... I have done this same design in a much lighter lace... which I like better..this would be pretty with a heavy wool coat.  It reminds me of my MawMaw, purple was her favorite color.

 This is a scarf that I am working on...I went to The Taming of the Ewe Saturday... Detta was working and she was teaching this broomstick lace class.... it is crochet...she talked me into the free class...and I am so glad that she did... this is beautiful...I can't wait to try different variations of this would make a beautiful throw!!  Thank you Detta!

 This is a slouchy tam that I made on my Purple 48 peg, Knifty Knitter loom... I used one strand of bulky yarn... and increased stitches  to make the "slouch." So happy at the size of the slouch...this is my own "pattern" so to speak... It is not written out just something I got in my head...I hope to do a video on how to add what I call Invisible Peg stitches.

Thank you so much for looking!!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Handmade Soap/Washcloth Set

Washcloths by Jeannie Phillips
Soap by Jeannie Phillips and Madison Phillips Patrick

I made these for some special ladies in my life... they are all so dear to my heart and I just wanted to do something so special for each of them.  Maybe this will make them feel special at least for a moment in time. I crocheted the washcloths and round face cloths out of 100% cotton. My daughter, Madison and I set out on a new adventure of making soap... this is our first!!  There is so much joy in making something special for other people. Thank you for looking!  Hugs, Jeannie

Thursday, September 8, 2011

More Goodies!!

I am so behind on posting my stuff.... I just have been so busy lately.... Here are a few things I have made lately.

 This is one of 10 sets I made for a special group of ladies I know.... I crocheted the washcloths, and a round face cloth... my daughter, Madison and I made the soap today ... our first. It was fun but, harder than we thought it would be. I could not have done it without her!! Her and her sweet Cory just moved back from Memphis... I am so enjoying having her home!

 This is a Loopy Scarf... I am so excited about it!!... So excited...I figured out how to loom knit it in a flat panel on one of my Knifty Knitter round looms... it is so easy and knits up so fast!!

 This is a scarf I finished this week... I saw a patter in and online crochet magazine...I don't do I went to You Tube to learn the V stitch...I modified it from the video so it would more match the scarf...then I did my best to make my own came our really close!! 


 This is a cowl I crocheted...I was thrilled!!  I was not happy with the edges when I finished so I went bad and added a lacy edge and it was just the perfect touch.  The pattern in the yarn came out so pretty on this.  I am giving it as a gift to a lady at my church.  It just kept calling her name each time I looked at it!!  I always feel like it's a God thing when that happens.  God uses us to bless people for Him..we just have to be aware enough to recognize it. I am just learning...and it blesses me so much when God uses me in such a special way!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Some things I have been busy makeing on my knitting looms!

Handmade Designs by
Jeannie Phillips ~ Southside, AL
Loom Knitting
 This is a hat set that I was blessed to make.... Many thanks to my dear friend Ms Kay for teaching to me look for and recognize Gods blessings!!
 This I was super excited about!  So excited with the outcome... I did the ewrap stitch on a DaLooms regular gauge hat loom... increasing to the point of the scarf then decreasing back to the other side....I did a crochet border. It is basically a simple prayer shawl on a smaller scale.

 I made this hat for my dear friend, MaryEllen's son, Harrison... he loves Angry Birds...I made it to small so I will have to make him a new one. I just was not thinking... if you know of a child up to about age 3 that would love this hat please let me know.

I love to make  Hat/Scarf combo... they are one of my favorite things to make.  This is the frist one I made with just one yarn color...I really like how it turned out!!

Thank you so much for taking the time to look at my creations.
May God truly bless your life.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Sock Monkey Hat

Handmade by
Jeannie Phillips ~ Southside, AL
Inspired by Dawn
 This hat was inspired by Dawn aka Backwoods Knifty Knits..... she is a wonderful needle knitter that I befriended on Facebook.... she makes these all the fact she made a business out of making these hats and does a beautiful job...I just knew I had to make me one the first time I saw hers...but it has taken me months to get up the nerve to make one... I am so excited at how it turned out!! As many times as I went to her hat for reference I forgot it had red hair!...LOL... mine is done on a loom and I chose to do all knit stitches and crochet around the edges of the hat... I had so much fun making this!!... Thank you Dawn!!

Ear Flap Hat

Handmade Design by
Jeannie Phillips ~ Southside, AL
 I made this hat to practice on a base for my Sock Monkey hat that is inspired by Dawn aka Backwoods Knifty Knits... This was made with self stripping yarn and I love how the ear flaps turned out... I crocheted around the edges.  Thank you for looking!  Hugs

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Ruffle Hat

Handmade Design by
Jeannie Phillips ~ Southside Al

I made a hat similar to this one and a sweet lady I met through Facebook and a high school classmate took a kitten of mine...she saw my other hat and ask me if I sold these hats.... I said no... orders make me crazy!!  She said she understood...I later ran into her cousin that I had graduated high school with and learned she will be going through chemo...I felt so small that I had not said I would make her a hat... I made this one as a gift to her!!  She is a real sweetheart and has taken one of my kittens and loves it dearly... I hope she is pleased with her hat!

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