Sunday, July 21, 2013

Hexagon Pendant Necklace

Earlier this week we went up to the mountains and stayed at Fort Mountain, one of Georgia's beautiful state parks.  I took a bit of  thread with me and created this ...

I have been wanting to make one of these since I have seen different geometric items listed on esty.  I bought the necklace parts at JoAnn fabrics.  The beads add just the right amount of shimmer.  
Enjoy!

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Flower Study

Tuesday night is my crochet night, I go out to meet with my meet up group at Barnes & Noble.  While I am there I will check to see if there are any new crocheting books gracing the shelves and I found this one...

This book is the latest in this series of Crafty books by St Martin's Griffin.  The best thing about this book is it's exclusively CROCHET.  As I started trying out some of the patterns, I realized I could make all the flowers and items in the book.  I have many books none of which I made every pattern so the flower study began.  To keep it simple and quick I chose one thread for the entire study.  I used Aunt Lydia's Classic Crochet thread in shaded pink.  I used 2 entire balls and 1/2 of a third.  Though it may seem tedious and geeky to crochet 100 + flowers, leaves and butterflies but now I have a reference for creating all sorts of things such as earrings, pendants, brooches and skies the limit.  

Tonight, I blocked them all and laid them to dry.  Enjoy!

Monday, July 8, 2013

Pictures

I went through my etsy shop and reshot all my pictures, all 145 items. I used a plain white sheet of paper and went outside during sunny mornings and took lots and lots of pictures.  I figured out how to add text to my pictures as well as change the size and the color.  I am going to try to submit another picture to craftgawker.  I think I will try this one....