Monday, March 21, 2011

Butterflies and Ladybugs are in the air

So, this is the new crocheting project I have been working on.  I wanted something springy - other than flowers for the girls to wear on their headbands.  I made my own pattern for these butterflies and they actually worked.  I used regular yard to make the 2 in the pictures, so they are a little larger than I wanted, but from here on out, I will be using a thinner yarn to make them smaller. 

This is the Ladybug that I made this afternoon.  I like it, but the red is dark.  I think ladybugs may become pastel for this spring fashion.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

New Projects

Since I have so much yarn to use up, I have been looking for something else to crochet.  I have found a pattern for coasters and an idea for a holder to put them on. Pictures will be posted when I complete a set.  I also found a pattern for some butterflies that are really cute.  A  friend and I made a bunch when we were teens.  We worked together on a project and each month delivered the project to the hospital with a treat for the kids who were in there.  I made some with a magnet on back to hang on the fridge, and also have just hung them on a wall to decorate.  My thought right now is to make some small butterflies and creat a mobile.  If it works, I will post pictures later.

Friday, March 11, 2011

The Beginning

I love being a stay at home mom.  I also love to make crafts and crochet.  I don't usually think of myself as original, or extra creative, but I do try to come up with my own thing every so often.  I have been crocheting afghans since I was around 10 yrs old and keep a photo album of what I have done.  I have made 95 blankets and hope to hit 100 this winter.  Last fall, I needed a new craft, so I decided to create card holers.  They were really fun to do, especially since I haven't seen anything like them before.  With spring in the air, I have been staying busy making headbands for my daughter and her friends.  It has been fun coming up with different color combinations and then seeing people wear them.  Hopefully, I can come up with something else to do before to long, but until then, check out the other pages to see what I've been up to.