I don’t always crochet. Sometimes, I knit little hats and scarves for my champagne corks.
This is a fun way to use up little scraps of yarn and all those champagne corks I have been saving for the last year. Any excuse to drink bubbles is a good excuse. That reminds me, I should pick up some bottles for the holidays and maybe be able to make this little one some friends.
Sometimes I spend my Friday nights painting.
It usually depends on whether we have kid things to do. The kids are at an age where they are very active. I’m playing with abstract concepts and ideas right now and I’m really enjoying the results. I signed up for a subscription with artist network TV and I watch classes on different types of art mediums to get ideas. The best results usually happen when I experiment. I am playing with Liquitex String Gel Medium right now and I am really enjoying the results. Nothing is good enough to share with the world just yet.
I also tried my hand at Needlepoint this last week.
I haven’t done needlepoint in a very long time, but my Dad requested this for Christmas. The plan is to take this completed piece and wrap it around a spool. Then you string beads and a hanger to turn it into an ornament. I am currently lacking some of the supplies to finish it, so a trip to the craft store is in order. YAY! Excuse to go shopping. The design is one of my Aunt Beth’s who sadly passed away this summer. I have another design that Dad would also like done, so I will be venturing back into this craft. I did enjoy it, but it required way more focus than crochet does. I might repurpose the tree designs for another project.
I have been working on crochet projects, but I run out of yarn when they are done so I can’t test them.
That’s okay the trip to the craft store is still in order.
I am trying to be better about posting. I even put in in my calendar which means I have to do it. Make sure you follow me on Instagram and Facebook for regular updates as to what I have going on and what I am making.
Reminder tomorrow the design contest starts. Make sure to vote for Mango and Tango, Clyde, Sparky and Frostina, and Beebs.
Next Friday, Polliwag will be typed and up as a free pattern.
This week the #tbt was Beebs. Have you made him yet? What do you think of those eyes?
What would you like to see on the blog?
Tutorials (like how I created those awesome eyelashes for the Witch)
Features of other crochet designers that I like.
Links to patterns I think are great
Where I get my supplies
I’m dying for the pattern of Ralphie in his pink bunny torture outfit 🙂
I ordered the yarn so I could test the pattern and it was the wrong color. I hope to the store tomorrow and then I can test the pattern. I do apologize.
No apologies necessary! I wouldn’t even have a chance to make it before Xmas. I just hadn’t seen another post with Ralphie in it. I’ve never even seen him in his crochetd pink glory, so I was hoping the pattern would be available eventually!
Every so often, I check back to see if you have made Ralphie available. I also love your witch. You’re basically just pretty awesome.
Crystal: I haven’t had a chance to test the pattern. I can send you a .pdf of the pattern untested if you would like to test it for me. Its typed at least so you don’t have to deal with my chicken scratch.
I would absolutely LOVE a chance to test it for you! You just made my day!! My email is firstname.lastname@example.org 🤣🤣🤣🤣
I just sent you the email from email@example.com. Check your spam if you can’t find it. Have fun.