Thursday, May 31, 2012

Grandma, Did I Make You Proud?

I love my Grandma. If you were to ask me who my hero is, I would say her, and for many many many reasons. 
This post is dedicated to her, because it's about something that she is QUEEN of: CRAFTS!!

I learned how to crochet this past January, and, WOW, is it addicting! When my youngest child was just an infant I picked up knitting for a bit, and although I thoroughly enjoyed it, with a baby and a toddler in the home my needles just turned into dust-collectors. I never thought to pick up a crochet hook. Guess in my mind I still associated it with ugly flowery sweaters and tacky afghans. Oh, how I was wrong! The wonderful world of Pinterest opened my eyes to all the awesomeness that can be achieved with some yarn and a crochet hook. So, I began my journey. I did some research online since I had no idea where or how to start. Found a book that got pretty great reviews, and wouldn't you know it was on the shelf at our library. Bam. Done. Armed with a book, hooks, yarn and youtube tutorials, it was pretty easy. Stress-relieving too. I obsessed over it for a couple of months (like I tend to do) and made all kinds of great crap. I made scarves, cowls, fingerless mitts, beanies, clutches, hair flowers, etc…
All kinds of fun. LOVED it. I will say this, though. It can get expensive. Thus, I'm taking a break. Probably pick it back up with a cooling in the weather. 
So, now you all know what kind of chistmas gift you'll get from me. Place your orders now. ;)
Here are just a few of the items I've crocheted::

Soap bag

Convertible cowl.

matching hat and short fingerless mitts

beanie with scalloped trim

hair flower


Envelope purse.


hair flower

long fingerless mitts

kids beanie, scarf and fingerless mitts. :) (he's so cute!)

scarf (for Evie). :)