Saturday, July 28, 2012

Fancy Row Counter

My wonderful sister sent me this a few months ago and it is so handy I wanted to share it here. It's an Abacus Bracelet for counting. The directions are simple and direct and any crocheter could use it easily. It's a beautiful thing and I will always use it...

..but you know me; I'd find a way to make it myself. Talk to a friend who does beading or look on the net. I'd love to see anything you come up with.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Reels Repurpose

Just found another recyclable. The VHS tape that I used to make my evening bag (earlier post) comes on reels and you can repurpose the reels too. They make GREAT storage for ribbon or small amounts of yarn or anything you can think of to wrap on them.

That is a crochet hook in the middle so you get an idea of size. Send me any ideas on recycling and repurposing you would like to share and I'll publish them here.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Another Crochet Rock

Could not stand the idea of not trying to crochet around a rock starting with a square (I had always started in the round), so here are the results.

This one is smaller and I wanted more of the rock to show through, so less crochet. Here they are together for a comparison.

Please try this. If not a rock, anything else. Look on the Internet for "yarn bombing" and be amazed.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Crochet Rocks

There is nothing new about crocheting "rock snuggies". However, this is still a quick, easy and FUN method to experiment with free form crochet. The rock pictured below, I have had for years, but just last night decided to dress up the naked little thing for a change. I love the shape and feel, but as a rock connoisseur, the unusual color was over the top for me.

The color is what I would describe as milk chocolate and raw liver. Sounds yucky, but it really is beautiful. It is about the size of a large duck egg.
I started with a circle and went from there. It just occurred to me that I could start with a square. That's what I'll do next.
If you are unsure about how to start, use the first round or two of a doily or coaster. It's a bit of a cheat, but I'd still call it free form when you finish.
Please try free form crochet. It will teach you that you know more than you think you do (building confidence), and is so much fun.

NOTICE: If you came here from Petals to Picots and are not a crocheter, you can do collage, or paint, or any number of different techniques. If you want the look of crochet, paint pens do a nice job. Kids can get in on the fun too!
A hunting expedition for finding "potato" rocks gets them outside for awhile, then bring them in to cool down with some serious decorating.

Friday, July 13, 2012

News of Two Arrivals

This came in today from Kayla who won the yarn giveaway.
Thank you I got my yarN today I love it I just found out I was pregnant yesterday so it will be made into something beautiful for my new baby:-) but thank you again I'll refer more people to your blog.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Member Alert

Please read "winner announced" post. There is something there for you too!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Winner Announcment

Thanks to all participants. The winner is KAYLA ROGERS. Congrats, Kayla, and I'll send you a confirmation by email.

For all my MEMBERS AT THIS TIME the same prize is yours to claim. Just drop me an email to let me know where to send it and thank you for becoming members.
There will be another giveaway ending in August to be announced soon.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012


Looks like I'm not going to be able to squeeze in another post before deadline for yarn giveaway as I had planned. Please enter to win ( you may enter twice) by leaving a comment for the posts you like best.