Thursday, October 30, 2014

Crochet away

I've been on a crochet kick lately, sometimes its nice to sit and do something that takes little to no effort for your brain to accomplish. For me that is crochet.

I learned how to crochet when I was around 7 or 8 years old, and that skill started a long line of crochet dresses for my Barbie dolls, crochet blankets for my model horses, and crochet blankets and rugs for our doll house.

Looking back I wish I had kept some of those pieces I was so proud of as a child, just to see them from the critical eye of adult hood. These days it's more crochet scarves, beanies, headbands and booties than fantastical Barbie ball gowns made of scratchy acrylic yarn that is so rough it actually squeaks when you use it.

I think that is when I knew I loved to make thing, tangible useful things. Although my definition of what is "useful" differs slightly now from my childhood, the love of making things has stayed.

Also I think it is a love of doing something you're good at. Thinking of something and being able to make it exactly as your minds eye sees it. While for many other areas of my lift things do not come easily, with crochet for some reason it always has.

Heres a few pics of my most recent completed project for Etsy, I love the buttons so much I'm making one for me to keep! :)

Happy Crocheting,


Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Back after a long interim

Having a second baby puts an amazing demand on your time, patience, sanity, and ability to accomplish anything other than simply making it to the next day. My youngest is now almost three and the crafting bug has bitten again.

Over the past few months I have found myself making things just for the sake of making it, and that has really pulled me back into the world of blogging and my Etsy shop.

Looking back I realize now what a catalog of the things I was doing this blog had become. Having time to get back to these things I am looking forward to having it to look back on in the future.

When I have the time I will post tutorials, or at request. Otherwise I am simply going to focus on the things I am doing and attempting to document with some regularity.

Here's a little sample of some of my newest creations...

Happy crafting!