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Monday, February 29, 2016

Beginner's Crochet A Long 1st Project

Towards the end of last year I took over the Administrator duties in the Beginner's Crochet Group on Facebook. I decided it would be fun to host my own crochet a long and for my first project we made the Turban Headband Earwarmer.

Want to make one for your self? You can find the pattern with all instructions here: Crochet Turban Headband Pattern

Below I am pictured modeling my ear warmer! It fits perfectly! 

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Orange You Glad Your My Valentine!

I thought I would have a little fun and join the card challenges again, using the image they provide, you are to make a card before the end of the month which is February in this instance or you don't receive the next image. My card is using the February image for the Progressive Freebie Challenge over at The Outlawz Challenges! 

I colored my image using Copic markers, and using some fun bright orange hues and red hearts I put this little love card that you can use for Valentines or any occasion when you want to express your love for another! 

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Sweet Valentine

Finished up this little cutie just in time for Valentines! I received the sentiment from The Outlawz Progressive Challenge! On top of my polka dot back ground paper I have used acetate that II had embossed in my cuttlebug machine with a valentine heart sentiment folder, used some Glitter glue pens from Crayola on the antennas and colored using Copic Markers. 

Monday, February 8, 2016

Pops of Color Granny Square Afghan

So if you are familiar with Facebook you would know all about all the groups you can join there. I joined one called the 50 States Granny Square Swap. It was started out as a swap to make squares representing your state. After about 4 squares in they changed the name to Crochet Granny Square Swap. Boy, was I disappointed in the change. I kept going making squares for those I had promised them to, and receiving them from all over the nation including Hawaii!

 Hawaii was the first square I received, so I set it aside and was going to have it framed for my craft room wall so it did not make the cut for this afghan along with a few other squares. I may just finish swapping and start a new afghan similar to the one below with them since I have quite a few I still need to send out as promised.

When I completed the afghan my husband gave me a funny look and said "Those squares do not go together this is the ugliest blanket I ever seen." I added yellow trimming because on first draft stage I had planned on a few yellow poms and I was going to make flowers and leafs growing all over the blanket. I decided making all those flowers would be so much more work than making a few pom poms. So I went with a pom pom idea and started doing a few in different colors and adding them on in no apparent order. It really looks much prettier in person!

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Baby, It's Cold Outside

I have been working on Beginner Crochet A Long projects trying my best to use up this I Love This Yarn in Berries Flower. I was able to get 5 projects completed over the last few days and I had roughly 4 skeins of this yarn. On this particular project I almost decided to try to make socks, but went with the Ear Warmer instead and I had barely an inch left of yarn on my last row! Talk about luck! Not only did I finally use up the yarn and make room in my cubby for more yarn I was also able to dig into my jar of buttons I have had for 21 years and find a button to match this project! It felt like my LUCKY DAY!! 

Do you want to make one for yourself! Guess what? It is a FREE pattern I found and you can find it here http://www.wholelottaknotting.com/baby-its-cold-outside/#comment-726

Monday, February 1, 2016

Love Blooms in Paris

Using the image given in The Outlawz Progressive Freebie challenge I put together this card with some Paris scrap paper, I ran a sheet of acetate through my cuttlebug to give the card more texture, added on half of a square white doily, a pretty pink ribbon and tulle. I colored the rose image using my copic markers.