Monday, August 17, 2009
I want to take a few minutes and brag on one of my students, Stephanie. She made this wonderful crocheted bag with a double strand of cotton yarn. I believe it was made in seven separate crocheted pieces that she joined together. It is one big bag that will hold everything but the kitchen sink....maybe even that too if you just squish a little. I love the tassels she made to individualize her bag. She added a bit of bling and some flip flops which I found out she is a bit partial to. Stephanie is a busy lady...Wife, Mother, Sister, full-time teacher, and friend. Despite all her obligations she finds time for her "Crochet Therapy."....Way to go Steph!!
Crochet On my friend!!
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Sunday, June 28, 2009
Another chunky weight yarn scarf in a beautiful rust color.
A trio of scarves...these make lovely gifts.
A close up of one of her afghans.
This was a fun little project. Ella brought a completed toilet paper cover to class without instructions for how to crochet it. We figured out how to make them just from looking at the example that she brought. This is the one Marsha crocheted. This turned out so cute....I just love the flower and ribbon she added.
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
The bib is backed with recycled denim and trimmed in hand crocheted lace. Onesie is appliqued with matching cupcake, sprinkle beads, and a button cherry. Socks are trimmed with hand crochet beaded lace. This would make a wonderful baby shower gift for any "sweet" baby girl!!
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
This is a little quilt block I made to send to Spirit Jump. What is Spirit Jump you ask? It is a non-profit Charity that helps Cancer patients to receive a little Spirit Jump of their own. This block is for a quilt that is going to be made for a lady named Karen Jo. 40 individuals are making a 7" x 7" quilt block, (each their own design), and sending them to an individual who has offered to sew them together into a quilt. Anyone who is artsy or craftsy can make an item for someone and send it to them. Even if you aren't artistically talented, you can purchase an item and mail it or make a monitary contribution. This is such a wonderful program to help others get through the trials they are facing with cancer. All "Spirit Jump" purchases from my Etsy stores will receive a discount.
Visit http://www.pinkarmadillo.etsy.com/, http://www.sewtuni.etsy.com/, and http://www.urbanyarnjunkie.etsy.com/ for the details.
To join or learn more about Spirit Jump you can go to http://www.spiritjump.com/
Saturday, June 13, 2009
2 years ago this month I moved the the beautiful Valley of the Sun. I met my good friend, Jennifer...a.k.a. Jenn, through a mutual friend. I was so excited to meet someone who had such a passion for yarn and fiber as myself. She not only creates beautiful things through crochet, but she even dyes and spins her own yarn....(I wanna be just like her when I grow up!!) Shortly after we met she gave me the most beautiful little crocheted basket. I use it to hold small projects I have in the works. This last Easter I thought it would be fun to make some baskets for my kiddos.... the basket she gave me being my model and inspiration..... As a yarn junkie I have oodles of yarn just sittin' around waiting to be made into something decorative or useful.....these baskets fill both of those categories.
Jenn's websites are listed under sites I love on my blog (hers are the windrose sites)....check out her Etsy Shops!!
Friday, June 12, 2009
Way to go Ella!!!
I made these for Teacher Appreciation Week......
They make great gifts for just about anything.....
Made from 100% cotton yarn they are very absorbent and are just the
best dishcloths ever....
I wrote a little poem to go with the flower and attached as a gift tag.....
I almost always have a little ziplock bag in my purse filled with cotton yarn and a crochet hook......
Just the perfect project to carry along wherever you go....
Chain 25 with size G or H hook,
single crochet across first row,
then single crochet into back loop only
creates a dishcloth that has ridges....the texture help for scrubbing dishes....
Have fun creating your own flower garden!!
Saturday, March 21, 2009
as exciting as if it had been.
The anticipation of what the project will look like after
The next step was the agitation process.
I just rubbed the crocheted bracelets between my hands and fingers
squishing water and bubbles through the wool fibers. The water turned the
color of the kool-aid dye, as I did not rinse the yarn after I dyed it.
The next step is to rinse in cold water and squeeze out the excess water.