Summer Lovin'

To you, it may seem as though I have forgotten all about this blog, but I know that I have not! Thoughts of posting something have been in my head for days, but I have been incredibly busy and will probably be quite busy for a while yet and I also was not quite sure what to post! But here I am and all I can really say is, what beautiful weather outside- I want to spend all my time out there. And I am almost done classes! Only 2 left! I am very excited to be done. It's time to do art on my own, and not be forced to draw something such as a fake flower or ugly skull! Unfortunately I do not have any of my own pictures to post, but I will try to leave you with some imagery:


I am in the midst of making these Granny Square Slippers from The Pearl Bee. I am going to make a whole bunch of different sizes, stick them in a basket by the fireplace, and then when guest's feet are chilly, they can grab a pair and have toasty toes!

And this photograph has everything I want right now: A spiral staircase exactly like it, and a place to store my art! Wow, this is so beautiful. I can just imagine my studio being at the top of those stairs! Unfortunately, I cannot tell you where I found this picture, but it is the nicest thing I've seen all week!

Yellow

This post is dedicated to all things yellow. But I actually only have three yellow pictures. And actually I just wanted to share the pictures at the bottom, but I was in a yellow mood. So here's yellow!:



Here they are! Finished slippers! Finally... I love them! They are so cute and warm and I made them from a free pattern! I did change some things though- I used an I hook (and I don't have wide feet) but I was using thinner yarn and I added one row to make them longer. I am very pleased with the result! Happy Yellow!

Crafty Inspiration

I just came across a blog that I think will come in very handy being a nanny for a very crafty little girl... Craft Projects has tons of neat ideas for crafting with kids that are not junky and ugly but very creative and beautiful, indeed! You can check it out by clicking here.

Here are some of the crafty kid projects like a sticker canvas drawing, fabric collage, or monoprint painting:




These last two are more so fun adult crafts- an embroidered applique toddler shirt, or a wood veneer piece of art!

Dear St. Valentine

My computer has been experiencing an illness, I'm afraid...hence no posts for a while. But I managed to sneak onto another computer for this one!
Valentines Day is fast approaching- one of my favourite holidays of the year! I love it! I can't stand how people become so depressed on this magical day because they have no significant other. If that was what it was all about for me, I would be a very depressed person each year! It's really just all about loving those that you have and what's not to love about that?? So here is some Valentine's Day inspiration to get you thinking about this lovely holiday:



What fabulous mini valentines from World's Smallest Postal Service that are actually sendable!! How cute!

Pretty paper garland from How About Orange


Why not embroider a valentine with this free pattern from Badbird's?


What a precious homemade dainty from Twig & Thistle



Or craft up this pretty felt valentine from Checkout Girl!



Oh how I love you, Saint Valentine! Hopefully I will have time to conjure up some of these neat ideas and send them all out before the big day!

P.S. I have finally finished Atonement and what a fabulous, fabulous book!!

Oui!

Well, who would have thought, it would take me so long to post something new! There are so many new updates involving my crocheting, I don't know where to begin!

In November, I entered a craft sale for 3 days and after 10 days of madly crocheting, I whipped out hats of all kinds, including baby bonnets (which are pretty darn cute if I do say so myself!)

And I do think that these also make fabulous gifts...just putting it out there!

I have also finished one of the links that I was hoping to finish- unfortunately I don't have a picture of it, but the Phannie hat turned out quite well. Easy to make and very pretty! I also stumbled across a different hat that is super cute and also turned out nicely for a christmas present- Puff stitch beret. The only thing about this pattern was that there was no guage, so I had to experiment with it a few times. But it turned out the way I wanted! And I love the puff stitch!

Ok, inspiration for the day:

At iDIY, under the topic Freebies and Downloads, you can find some amazing printables such as these antique french labels:




So pretty, I think! That's all for today- be back in another 3 months! But, hopefully sooner, as in next week....

Beginning to End

I am the type of person who gets really excited about starting a new project, begins working on something, but then finds something even more exciting than the last....and before you know it there are unfinished projects lying around everywhere that I eventually rip apart to use the material for something else. It most often happens in the case of yarn projects. Because crocheting is so quick to make (in most cases), you would think I would finish things, but somehow, I have not! So, I have made it a personal goal to finish the things that I start and post them for your viewing pleasure. I have gotten much better, especially as I learn to make things that I actually like!

To start off, I'll post a few projects with free patterns that I intend to start sooner or later...depending on when my current project gets finished...because I WILL restrain from starting something new!

Pretty Puffs Slouchy Hat
Crocheted Mittens
Phannie Slouchy Hat
Whiter Shade of Pale Car Coat

Enjoy!