Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Crochet Valentines Day Door Wreath

As I promised on my monthly roundup, here is the now complete Valentines Day door wreath I crocheted.

How I made it:
I used a basic flower granny square from an afghan pattern but stopped when the flower was complete.

The neighbours had installed a new toilet and had the box in the recycling. The cardboard was very sturdy so I grabbed it and cut it up. I did use masking tape around some of the rough edges.

For the "hanger" part I took some 1.5" fabric I had and poked it through the cardboard, making some knots so it would not slip back out.

I then heated up the glue gone and went at it. No rhyme or reason but I did know that I wanted the red on the very top layer. I made exactly enough to fill it in really well. It's about 3 layers so very 3-dimensional.

Love how it turned out, if I do say so myself.

Yes, it's up in March BUT ... February is a short month so it would actually be February 30th (instead of March 2nd when I finished it) - I'm sticking to that!!

Now, what should I make for St Patrick's Day for the door? Would love links/photos! Thanks!!

Sunday, March 01, 2015

February 2015 Crafts

February was a very productive month. I set out to complete 6 projects and I did them all!

1. Piece my daughter's quilt

2. Quilt for Jean M.

3. Knit Alpaca Hat (FREE pattern link)

I don't seem to have a picture of the finished hat but this is me starting and what it will look like when done.
I worked it in a warm brown.

4. Knit Alpaca Fingerless Mittens (FREE pattern link)

5. Crochet Valentines Day wreath for my door
I got all the flowers done but I couldn't find a box cutter to cut my backing.
I'm going to finish it today as I'm now inspired.
It will be better than the Christmas wreath that is still on our door!

6. Knit Valentines Day sweater for my daughter's doll

I have an even more ambitious list for March. Check it out here!

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

How to Make A Button for your Blog

I have done a lot over my many years of blogging (I'm entering my 7th year!!) but I have yet to make a blog button. 

If you are ready to make your own