Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Still dreaming of Crafting...
It has been a while since I posted. We've been doing a lot of household stuff to get ready for a big party next weekend (Super Bowl :/ ), so I haven't been very crafty lately, but I wanted to blog.
For Christmas, I got this Michael's Recollection Binder/Album. I wasn't sure what I wanted to do with it, but I knew I really needed it.
It is similar to a Smash Book, but instead it has binder rings so you can add more papers to it or move the pages around--which I really like!
I did think about using it to put my Instagram photos in it, but I had over 500 pictures since I started in June 2011 and I knew I wouldn't be slowing down on my photo sharing anytime soon.
Then I thought I would use it as sort of a portfolio for my crocheting. Perfect way to remember everything I have done, sold, given away...
Persnickety Prints has a template for either 2x2 or 3x3 photos (marketed for Instagram) that print on a 12x12 photo. Perfect! I have some of my yarn work on Instagram, but the ones I don't I can still print in small squares. I choose the 2x2 just because you get more for your buck :D
I realized that I have made a lot more than I remember in the past 3 years that I have been crocheting. I also realized I haven't shared everything on my blog. So I want to share 3 bags I made in 2010 from this Lion Brand Yarn "Circle Dance Bag" pattern.
I like this one because it reminds me of Raspberry, Orange, Pineapple Sherbert :D (I still have it--to be sold someday.)
This one I didn't change the color so much in order to avoid weaving in the ends. In 2010, my husband's work had a charity event and this was given as a prize (along with a scarf and a pack of cards--all individually raffled off--people got to choose if they wanted it and they were a big hit! Who knew?!?!)
And this one was made for my niece.
The first two bags were made from Lion Brand Cotton-Ease Yarn (Azalea/Maize/Almond and Almond/Lake/Charcoal) and the 3rd Bag was Lion Cotton (Black & Purple) and Sugar N Cream (Mod Blue).
The one change I made to the pattern was at the top of the bag, I used all 3 colors for the "rim" of the bag (the last 3 rows of the project).
I am thinking of doing another one for me in this pattern
The pattern on the pillow...not the bird (ha ha ha). It is the pillow from The Big Bang Theory and I just love the pattern. It will be quite a project to attempt, but I think I can do it--when I have some extra time.