Hi, my name is Carmen. Welcome to Beyond The Fringe!
Here you'll find sewing, crocheting, card making, painting, doodling and more. I offer digital stamps and vintage graphics, many for free. Enjoy your visit!
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Feb 10, 2013
I am stopping in to show you a card I made for my Dad for his birthday. As a younger man, he was in the Navy in Germany for a while, but his sailing is pretty much limited to Ferries now, and that's barely ever.
Still, I thought it made for a good masculine card and he really did seem to like it! :)
This is a corner of the inside.
Here's my Dad! Looks pretty good for 79 eh?
Other than that, I have fallen for the crochet bug recently.
In the last month and a half I have crocheted 5 hats, 9 pairs of baby booties, 2 pairs of adult slippers, a few coasters, and I'm working on some crocodile stitch booties right now. I can't seem to stop!!!
I may as well show you a few of the most recent ones I made...these are for my granddaughter.
The ones below are for my DIL's.
I removed the buttons off of these ones, sanded them and did a color wash on them. Then I coated them with a varnish. So the buttons are a darker color now, which I like better!
I did another one with a different color combo but forgot to take a photo.
Oh, I made the soles non-slip as well!
If you're a crocheter and would like the patterns, you can find them at TwoGirlsPatterns on Etsy. So worth the money!! Clear and easy instructions with lots of pictures.
I want to update our parents 8x8 albums with all their grandkids and great grandkids in them soon...so I'll be sharing that here once I get some done.
Hope you had a nice weekend!