• Photo Friday ~ 2/24

    I didn’t take too many photos this past week.  I had planned to when I visited family up in the mountains, I even brought my camera.  But it was so relaxing at my sister’s, I just didn’t pull it out to take anything.  I just sat with family and enjoyed our time together.  Definitely not a bad thing, just wish I had thought of photos. I did get some other photos though, this is my latest crochet project.  It doesn’t look like it yet, but this is going to be a wrap.  I don’t like working long chains, so this is how wide it will be, and now I’m working…

  • Crocheted bookmarks

    I get together with friends once a month for a craft day.  Sometimes I feel like I don’t get any crafts done except on that day.  lol  This past craft day I was starting a new project that just wasn’t working right.  I started, frogged and restarted it about 3 times that day and still it wasn’t looking right.  I finally just stopped.  Crafts are supposed to be fun and relaxing for me.  It was definitely not fun and relaxing then.  😉 A friend of mine was working on a new bookmark pattern, that looked so cute I decided to try it.  I really like this pattern.  It’s so fun…

  • Autumn wreath

    I saw a pattern on Pinterest for a Christmas wreath and I thought I could make a fall wreath too.  When I looked for the items she used to make the wreath, I didn’t like it at all, so I created my own version of the project.  😀 I found some bulky yarn in fall colors.  I crocheted a length from each other, simple double crochet.  I then braided it, glued it on some cardboard and added some fall foliage.  I don’t think its bad for my first try.  What do you think? I plan on making a Christmas one too.  Its my first time doing projects like this, but…

  • Creativity in 2016

    Do you have fun creative plans for 2016?  Are you trying something new or sticking with your tried and true craft?  As you all probably already know, I like crocheting the best.  It’s my ‘go-to’ craft because I’ve been doing it so long it’s 2nd nature to me.  But I also want to learn something new this year. I tried learning Continental knitting last year, but never had a lot of time to stick with it.  I got a video from Craftsy that teaches Continental knitting.  I watched the first part of the video last fall and I think I have the knitting down pat.  But of course I haven’t…

  • Are you creative?

    I read an article last week about adults who color and how good it is for us.  Yes, as in using a coloring book.  The article suggested that it is not only a way to be creative and use our imaginations, but it helps with our stress levels too.  I can totally agree with that statement, because I do love to color.  I have adult versions of a color by number, I’m on the second out of four pictures on that one.  And I have a straight coloring book for adults, though I want to get more.  This is the page I just finished coloring. Now personally I prefer using…