Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Crochet jewelery

I have to do a crochet necklace for a project (competition) and found some inspiration  in these




 - I bought  this today and I'm letting my thoughts go!




I have a few peacock feathers that I can incorporate into the design



Lots to think about !



Sunday, 6 January 2013

Africards

 I call this my Africards - made with corrugated cardboard and decorated with feathers, leather, beads and porcupine quills!

It is  fun putting it together









Friday, 4 January 2013

Just popping in to say....

I've been working on a granny flower throw for a friend - and I'm now just doing the finishing touches

....................................here it is!




Thursday, 3 January 2013

I'm Going to be a GRANDMA

Oh my Oh my  I'm so EXITED!  



The first thing I said when my son in law called me this morning was - Yeay now I'm going to crochet a lot of baby stuff ! Luckily I had some practice with this as I made a few baby thingies during the past year


A good friend asked me to make a blankie for a single mommy and this is what I did. It had to be pink & white - so I decided to use granny squares and  I made each block different





 I did not follow a specific pattern- just crocheted along 



     I made a butterfly that I sewed into the middle of one block






one with a flower in the middle






 and with hearts 






 And this was the final product!

  

Great - I still have a few projects to finish before I can start with stuff for the baby! 



Tuesday, 1 January 2013

A day of Firsts.

A day of Firsts. 


Wow , its the 1st of January and  I created my first Blog and my first craft project for the year.

 This morning I made a quick gift for my daughter after getting a fabulous idea  last night while spending the evening with family!

 A glass jar with bath salts.... and this is how: 

I picked some lavender flowers, put them in a clean glass jar (it was a pickle jar) and filled it with a bag of coarse sea salt. 




Then I decided to decorate it. For the bottle top - I made a crochet flower with satin ribbon and attached a huge button in the middle. This was glued to the bottle top.






 I have lots and lots of buttons that I wanted to put to use and I glued them all over the bottle











After just an hour or so the salt already had the lavender smell!  Easy , low cost - I had a bag of salt in the kitchen and always have my craft supplies ready ! And my daughter will be having a wonderful aromatic bath tonight! That's it! till later when I will share my next craft adventure.