Saturday, October 15, 2011

Oh...yes....and this is for you Marcia-toots!

Here are the mittens I made with the yarn you gave me!  Luv you sweet thang!

Catch up day!

It's been a while since I had time to post!  So much school!
I haven't stop creating though!
After making the  frisbees I discovered that the technique I used has an actual name!  It's call tapestry crochet and is used by the Guatemalans with roots in the history of the Mayan's!
Exploring this new technique has been fun, but there aren't many pattern ideas out there!  I found a pattern called "Horse Around" by Carol Ventura and made a rust and ecru colored purse for my daughter.  I also made one for myself in teal and blue.  The pattern is free on the internet.
I borrow Carol's book "More Tapestry Crochet" from a library and have been working on her pattern for "Cat's Meow" bag.  I corresponded with Carol on Ravelry and she seems like a great lady!
 I found a book for beaded tapestry crochet, but for someone as OCD as I way!  It would drive me crazy!!!!  If anyone has an patterns I would love to see them.  Since I haven't found many, I started graphing some designs and I hope to give them a try soon.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

I have made at least 2 dozen of these "Flying J's (I hesitate to use the word Frisbee in case any relatives of the late inventor of the Frisbee, Mr. Morrison,  becomes one of my blog followers and I insult them by copying his design).  They are crocheted from cotton and are bendable so kiddos can stick them in their jeans pocket to have handy anytime.  They are washable and don't hurt when you whack your fingers on them!  the lighter green one glows in the dark!

Ok.  Let me explain.  This is my son, Eric.  He is the creative mind behind the name of my blog (although I have noticed he isn't a follower) and he asked me to use my awesome talent to create this ridiculous looking hat!  This is proof that I luv my kids.  LOL  BTW  He loves the hat!