This week is going to be AMAZING!!! I had my square already at week 6 and it was sooo fun but this week is extra special to me! It is the only week where 2 designers worked to create a square TOGETHER! how cool is that!? so as you may have figured, I am one of the designers but the other is the lovely Marianne Hamil over at Sunset Knots. It was so wonderful to work with such a talented designer and it has been fun bouncing ideas back and forth.
Marianne made the middle section of the square and when she sent it to me to work off of I felt some very strong garden/floral vibes so just took that and ran with it! This square is called Belle’s Enchanted Garden Square. Marianne said that the flowers near the edge reminded her of the roses in Beauty and the Beast, I would have to agree. For me the design process was so amazing. Usually for me the hardest part is getting started and Marianne did that part. She designed a wonderful base for the middle and the rest just sort of flowed.
what is better than a group of amazing women designing squares and making a blanket together?! NOTHING, that’s what!
I am so thankful that I am a part of this group of talented, amazing designers. It is humbling really!
INFO: every week for 12 weeks we will be release one pattern by one designer. it will appear on their blog and be linked in the Facebook CAL page… come join to stay up with all the info! don’t wanna miss a week!
https://www.facebook.com/groups/PatchworkMysteryCAL/ it is at your own pace and we have 1 square a week, we know you have lives… no need for 800 squares!
So… it has been a long while since my last post. Not that I don’t have things to say or things to create, I just wasn’t feeling the whole blog thing.
Don’t get me wrong… I wanted to! I just couldn’t….
Sometimes life gets busy… or more like things get in the way of the person I want to be about 99% of the time. I am trying to get back on track with the help of a few other lovely crafters who have helped to motivate me in the right direction!
PREPARE FOR CROCHET OVERLOAD! (can that even happen?!)
anyways we are going to start slowly back into the swing of things with a few small projects to get us going!
Today we start with super soft and squishy SCRUNCHIES!!!
oh how I love these!! so perfect for lazy hair days to help feel at least a bit put together or FABULOUS on a low bun… keeps it easy and fast because I know I don’t have time for difficult!!
the new Bernat velvet yarns are so soft and come in so many amazing colors!
As a mom I wear many different hats… MANY, MANY hats!!
To list a few, chef, referee, maid, laundry lady, pack horse….
My least favorite job some days is that last one…. pack horse!! Like yes please I would LOVE to carry your book, water bottle and left over snack… with my bare hands….X3 KIDS!!
Don’t get me wrong I love my children and all their treasures but some days I just don’t have enough hands!
The amount of stuff can be very overwhelming! So Introducing the Everyday Market Bag. Perfect to fold up and toss in purse for emergency “pack horse” moments or cruisin’ the summer markets. Continue reading “Everyday Market Bag”
I love it!! The list of things I want to make far out weighs the time I have to create! Anyone else have a love for cotton yarn? It is so durable and easy to use not to mention ALL THE COLORS!! I find the cotton colors to be so fun lately!
And it is sooooo versatile. You can put your initials on it or you can put a funny quote… really if you can think it you can make it!
I was recently out shopping in my little town and there was a felt initial banner in the store, it was super cute and I swear they had all letters but the K that I needed!
–It feels like the story of my life… (enter pity party now!)
Remember growing up all the cutesy little magnets, keychains and pencils with your names on them??? HOW FUN!! Right?! unless it is 1980 something and your name is Desiree…. less fun for sure! So no letter K was a little flash back! Continue reading “Crochet Banner”