Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Crochet Mystery Afghan

Finished up clues 6 & 7 just in time for the new clues today. It was a total pain in the behind,
but I had fun learning a new technique. I'm also thinking at this point my afghan is far from perfect.
Not sure if I mentioned this before, but my loops were crocheted a little too loose. In fact, I went back and loosened them up a bit thinking they might go down the middle of the "x" instead of pointing up towards the corners. Lol, don't they always say to go with your first thought...and once again this theory is proven correct.
I'm ok with it, and like my afghan in spite of any artistic differences it might have:) I also like the pattern, and have seen some crazy colors come together to have a stunning affect.

Above is actually a picture of the back...

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Alphabet ATC

I recently joined a group that will be cross stitching and swapping ATC's (artist trading cards).
As you can tell from the title, the theme is the alphabet. I have a good collection of ATC cards already, but few cross stitched ones. This will also be my first complete alphabet if I stick with it.
There are so many different styles of letters to make...this should be fun:)
I finished my first letter and will be dropping it in the mail later today. Yea!

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Easter Bunny Pin

I've been making these for years now...they make cute small gifts for teachers & friends.
The pattern is for a mouse, but I also use it for the bunny. Allow an extra length of jute/twine (double it) for the larger bunny ears when you cut your pieces. I knotted twice the length I wanted for the bunny body, cut the ends leaving about half inch tails to be hot glued in the middle of the body when I folded it in half to make it a lapel pin. It just gives it a little more stability (helps keep the ears flat) and adds some shape. For the bunny, I glued the whiskers on the back at the top, and the pin on the lower body. A small piece of tan felt will hide the glue. You can also add a small bow by one of the ears. Easy peasy:)

Easter Bunny & Christmas Mouse 

I already had the body done when I decided to finish a mouse for 
the photo. The ears could be a little smaller for the mouse pins.

Week 5 Crochet Crowd Mystery Afghan

I'm finally caught up from last week and ready for the next clue. I'm not sure I'm liking the thing in the middle, but I'm thinking there will be more to it. I'm not sure what the squares are supposed to measure by their standards at this point, but I'm thinking mine might be a tad bigger,  which I think is great for me:) Keep Calm and Crochet On.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Week 4 Crochet Crowd Mystery Afghan

These are the first few squares I've finished for week four. Fell a little behind this week not feeling 
well a couple of days. Just need to add a single row of crochet to a few more to get caught up.
Week fives instructions were given today...so it's starting to come together. Still curious what the finished afghan pattern will look like. As you can see, the loops on the corners are still loose. Can't wait to see what will be done with those. Next week, we will start connecting all of these fancy squares, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed. What do you all think of it so far? ( of the pattern, not my handy work hahaha).

Sorry for the poor lighting, I was hoping to have some natural light to 
help me out with the photos, but it turned out to be. Cloudy, gray day.