Signs of Craft (+ A Sale!)
Lately I’ve been getting back into sewing and embroidery. I still get hung up on crochet, thinking I need to write a pattern if I want to start something, since I did that for so long, so I’m keeping my projects simple for now.
Last weekend I made a rope/clothesline basket for our bathroom. You can make this just the same way as the fabric wrapped bowl tutorial I did on Craftstylish a few years ago, but there’s also a Creativebug class too. Super, super simple to do–although without having to stop every few minutes to wrap the rope, it seemed way more easy to get mesmerized by the sewing and I had to be careful to keep my eyes on the road, so to speak.
I also bought some embroidery kits from Rebecca Ringquist after finishing my other sampler, and went to pick out colors while I wait for them to arrive. (psst, she’s having a sale till July 8- code, MICHIGANSUMMER). Yay! More and more, I don’t want to have to think so much about the idea, I just want to make something.
Which leads me to the 70-something hexagons I’ve stitched up over the past few nights. I’m not sure what they’ll be yet, perhaps a bag or a set of placemats, but for now I’m having fun making the hexies.Projects like this used to turn me off because, at least in my head, they took so long. But now I want a project that’s going to take a while, so I won’t have to constantly be thinking of what to work on next. Funny how that goes, isn’t it? I also have a sock yarn granny square project in the works, very similar in feeling to these hexies. No deadline, just fun.
I hope you’re diving into some crafty stuff this summer, too! Just in case you need some inspiration, this weekend only (through July 7, 2013) you can find all of the patterns/ebooks in my ravelry store on sale at 20 percent off, no coupon needed! Thanks for reading!