Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Ladybugs and Bunnies

Thank you for the pleasant responses to my butterflies.  So I thought to myself why not make ladybugs.  I made one and it was a start as one can see then, I figured out my ladybugs.  The body of the ladybug is quite quick but the eyes and the spots take much more time but still fun to make.

Also over the weekend I was reading The Woolly Fairyglade (thewoollyfairyglade.blogspot.com), and saw the bunny tutorial from Bairbre Aine(bairbreaine.blogspot.com), and proceeded to make some bunnies.  Please make sure to to check out Bairbre's blog and her tutorial, she adds beads for eye and a pompom for the tail.  These bunnies are super quick and fun.  I think they are fine as I have made them but I am open to constructive criticism.   Both the ladybugs and bunnies have loops on the back so they can be added to my clips, headband or with a bobbypin.  I also think they would be a cute lapel pin.  I am working on small birds but they are a work in progress. 

By the way does anyone know of a blog tutorial, I just spent 2o minutes trying to move pictures around, help?

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Treasury for the Etsyhooker team

Click on the title to see the treasury.  My daughters most favorite color at the moment is pink.  Everything is pink.  Enjoy!

Friday, March 20, 2009

Flowers to Butterflies

Happy Spring!  I have patterns for butterflies, but I wanted to create my own pattern.  I feel so inspired by all the other amazing crochet I see on Etsy.  So I created butterflies with the same versatility as my flower pair motifs.  They have a loop on the back so they can slide on my hair clips, bobby pins, necklace, headbands, and as a pin with a safety pin.  So I am slowly taking a break from flowers to mix in some butterflies.  Next will be ladybugs at my daughters request.  

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Yarn Stash

March is National Crochet Month to celebrate I thought I would share pictures of my yarn stash.  From floor to ceiling, I have file crates filled, some stuffed with yarn. So much yarn in fact, I am sure I should never buy yarn again.  Sometimes though, you find yourself in a yarn shop in the bargain section and all the bargain yarn is half off, the lowest price, who wouldn't walk out with a large bag or two.  Then thinking you have one skein of  Lustersheen at home and you bought some $1.00 Lustersheen, why not go back get a regular priced skein so you can make the striped vest on the cover of  a Crochet Today issue.
When will I make this vest, someday?  Show me your stash!

Monday, March 2, 2009

Something other than crochet

Just recently on a rainy day I sat down with my daughter and my two kid clients and we watched the Wizard of Oz.  I could not help but sing along with Judy Garland as she sang, Somewhere over the Rainbow.  When they showed Dorothy first wearing the ruby slippers my daughter turned to me and said "sparkly shoes mama."  She is only 2 but she did enjoy her first viewing of this 70 year old movie.  I can't believe this movie is 70 years old.   It is such remarkable movie, be sure to watch it sometime soon.