Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween to everyone! Whatever you are doing tonight - have fun and stay safe!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Hexagon Mini Bags

I have not been very good about posting here but I aim to change that.  I have a lot of projects going on as do my husband and children.  So, look for lots of artisitic posts in the near future.  I'll begin with this hexagon mini bag.  I was playing with a mini bag pattern and came up with this bag - which I just adore.  So do my daughters.  So, I'm going to be making several of these in many different colors as Christmas gifts.  I hope the receivers enjoy them as much as my girls and I do.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

One A Day - Tuesday's Tallies

One A Day is hosted by Carole at Gingerbread Girl and on Ravelry.

So, I didn't have a very good week craft-wise.  Technically, I did crochet.  And while I was enjoying the progress I was making on my daughter's afghans - I have hit a definite road block.  I started sewing the blocks together and really, really dislike the outcome.  I first single crocheted a strip of blocks and about cried.  I really don't like the seam created by single crocheting them together.  So, I ripped that out and slip stitched them together - better, but still not loving it.  So, I once again ripped the blocks apart and whip stitched them together.  And while I do prefer the way this looks - I was thoroughly frustrated by this point.  I had to put it all aside.  Now I'm not sure what to do and am completely stalled on the project.  I want my daughters to have the afghans they asked for but I also want to like them.  Is that weird? I'm hoping that a few days away from the afghans will make me feel better about them.  I really want to have them done by Christmas, though.  Big sigh.

Please tell me this has happened to someone else.  If it has - does a little break from whatever is annoying you help?

In the spirit of sticking with One a Day - I have been making more hexagons.  I'm going to start turning these into Christmas gifts for other family members, as well.  I just haven't decided what exactly everyone is getting yet.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

One A Day - Tuesday's Tallies

One A Day is hosted by Carole at her blog, Gingerbread Girl and at Ravelry.

My original One A Day project is complete.  As I said in my post two weeks ago (sorry I didn't post last week.  I was way too excited about going to see Duran Duran in concert) I made the mistake of not purchasing enough yarn for my project.  So, the blanket that was meant for our king sized bed is now a rather large throw for our bed or the couch.  And may I just say that it is getting a lot of use! It makes me very happy seeing this - my first blanket - being cuddled with and gracing our home with color.  Here are some pictures:

My husband asked for the black and I wasn't sure about it but want him to feel that this is his blanket, too.  Now, I absolutely love the black.

Stretched across the couch.  Please ignore how yucky the couch is - thank you.

One of the most popular places to find the blanket - spread across my daughters and I during our nightly story time.

These are the hexagons I learned how to make.  They were meant to be my next One A Day project.  However, they are being put on hold for a bit.  My girls and I were looking at magazines in Barnes and Noble.  I came across the prettiest afghans in a crochet magazine.  They are so easy, too.  THey are just blocks of alternating colors.  My girls fell in love with them and asked me to make each of them one in their favorite colors.  Of course I said yes.  What they don't know is that I've already started them.  I will be giving the blankets to them for Christmas.  I can't wait!

Here is the start of the one for my older daughter - Miss O.  She loves all shades of blue. 

And here is the start of the one for my younger daughter - Miss B.  She loves Hello Kitty so hers will be pink, black and white.

Thank you for visiting.  I hope you all have a wonderful, happy and colorful week!


Saturday, October 1, 2011

Food Art

I think food - the making of and the presentation of - is art, too.  I particularly love the pretty, fresh colors in this simple but healthy salad.