Friday, May 31, 2013

Owls and Fourth of July


Owls and Fourth of July

 

I finished my owl cushion and a little owl plushie. I really enjoyed making these.  I love the colors and the pattern which is by Ater crochet I just love the way she increases the circle.  They work up so fast because you want to see what the next color and row will look like.




 

Then I finished my red, white and blue mandala.  This pattern is by Wink of a Creative Being  I used it for a centerpiece for Memorial day.  And it will be good for Fourth of July too.  This was also a fun pattern.
 

 

So that’s what I’ve been up to.  Now I’m eagerly awaiting the birth of my third grandson any day.  I actually haven’t been able to do much crocheting because I’m so distracted by the waiting.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Mandalas


This week I’ve been working on mandalas.   I’m still studying colors.  I even bought a color wheel from AC Moore.  It was for painters but I found it helps with yarn too.
 
I found this fabulous website called ,A Creative Being, and she crochets a mandala a week.   It’s a fantastic study in color.  There’s a free pattern on the site for her basic  mandala.  I also bought her pattern for the  “I love Holland crochet Mandala.”  This pattern can be found on Ravelry.

 


This is one of the ones I made.  It’s so simple to do but so pretty.  I made another one in red, white and blue.  And I started a third one with red and yellow tulips  I made them in Sugar n Cream 100% cotton yarn.  I think they make pretty hot pads.  Or maybe placemats.

 

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Sunday, May 12, 2013

Happy Mother's Day!

 
 
 
Happy Mother's Day
 
 
 
To all Mommys out there, have a wonderful Mother's day. 
 One of my daughter's is taking me to  see The Sound of Music at a local theater.  Should be fun, I've never seen it performed live.
I don't know what my other kids are planning.  A little gift, perhaps. 
I honor of Mother's Day I'm offering a coupon good at my Etsy shop  for $2.00 off any item until May 31, 2013.  Just enter coupon code:  Mommy .
Enjoy!
 


Friday, May 10, 2013

Coloring My World


Coloring My World

 

So this week I’ve been playing with color.  I finally got my box of cotton yarn from Germany.  It’s Catania from Schachenmayr.  I love it.  The colors are so pretty and it’s wonderful to work with.

 

I made this birdie.  I really enjoyed this pattern and I plan on making and selling these birds for decorations  in my Etsy shop.  After I took his picture I found better beads to use for the eyes and feet.  This pattern is by Atercrochet.

 


So is this one.  I love this pincushion ring!  It was fun and quick to do.  I want to make a bunch of these to sell also.  Tho maybe just at craft fairs.
 
 
 
 
 
I got the idea for the colors for my latest diaper cover and hat from a truck that drove past me while I was driving home from work and stuck in traffic.  It was a big blue truck and it had a large orange sphere on it.  It said Blue Moon on the side of the truck and I just thought it was so pretty. I came home and crocheted up a diaper set for baby girls.




 Where do you get your inspiration for projects?