I haven’t felt much like posting, but I wanted to pop in and say thank you to everyone who has purchased a hat from my shop. I’ve already raised over $100 for Jasenn and my sis so hooray. I hope you like your hats!
I also wanted to mention that I’m doing a Sweet Baby Hoodie Crochet Along over at Craftstylish. It’s part of the holiday “Dare to Make It” Challenge. You know, dare to make all of your gifts! Anyway, if you crochet but haven’t crocheted a garment before, here’s the perfect small project to get you comfortable with all of the garment-making skills. Once you finish you will be totally ready to advance to making stuff for yourself. I will go through each piece step by step every week, plus I and am there to answer any questions you have along the way (post there if you have them, of course), so don’t hold back! I’d love to see some of you crochet along!
Speaking of holidays and making things, I’ve been going bananas (Oh, Rachel Zoe…) in the sewing room making bowls and more bowls. It is so relaxing and is helping me to keep a clear head right now. Sometimes I just want to make and I don’t want to think too much, and the bowls are just perfect for that. In fact I’m really missing having a ceramics class right now (I teach crochet at the same time it’s held, boo!) so this is my surrogate. Again, if you happen to think you might get something from me this holiday, you should probably stop reading this blog right now. But you’ll forget by then anyway, so what the heck: Bowls!
I also thought I’d share these kitchen towels I’ve been crafting up. I ordered a couple of sets of Three Inch Squares from Starlit Nest and sewed them together into strips. I wasn’t sure what to do next till I found these kitchen towels, so I decorated one edge of each towel with a strip of squares. I figure they’ll go great with the bowls, and I really like all of the cute colors and designs (not to mention the pre-cut aspect of the squares! so addicting!). Check out Starlit Nest’s shop for a smattering of more fun fabrics (no, I am not getting paid to say that!)
Hope everyone is well and thanks again for your good thoughts.