Monday, May 28, 2012

Vacation Creations...

I love vacations! I love the time away from work and parts of Real Life. I love it even more when I get to see someone I haven't seen in a while. As was the case with my most recent trip. I went off to see my beloved bestie who I hadn't seen in person for 4 years.

However, even visiting friends has downtime...so I did what I do best. I crocheted.

I had this project idea, and it was one of those projects that was simple enough to carry about. I mean, I didn't need to have 30 colors, a dozen sheets of paper, or even stuffing.

So what did I make? I made not one, but TWO cotton shopping bags! The second was based off a pattern I found on the Sugar and Cream website....well, actually, it was on a yarn band, but I hadn't brought that with me, so I checked their site.

And yes, I said second one...because the first one was one that I started out and designed on my own...through minimal trial and error...And when I had enough yarn after I was done, I started on the second one, using a pattern that I thought I had enough yarn for....and I did and more...

The glory of the cone of yarn!!!

Anyway, so this is what I finished...

The first bag went to my aunt, who I had started one for a while back, but ran out of yarn. Both of these were made using a 1 lb cone of cotton yarn...probably by Sugar and Cream.

Aren't they cute?

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Something not amigurumi...

Working on a new piece. It's gonna be so cool. And in demand!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Excitement!

I found out yesterday that instead of a smaller (but still good sized) case in the Lower Level 2 of the library, my amigurumi display is going in the Gallery! Color me tickled and terrified!!!

And since I work in the Local History section which has glass walls to look out on the gallery, I will be seeing my work all the time! It also gives me a lot of time to ponder....until Jun 11 just how and where everything will be displayed to its best advantage.

I also (after my vacation this weekend) will need to make sure I have all the ...extra stuff that goes with the display...like the felt rectangles for placemats, some kind of silverware, and maybe a few other things....

In the mean time....


Celebrate with PBnJ....

Saturday, May 19, 2012

I'm DONE!!!

Well, I believe myself to be done....simply because I set just about everything out today, looked at it, took pics and pondered...

And well....there's plenty there.

649 pieces of plenty. I'm pleased with this.

:D

This makes me happy.

Monday, May 7, 2012

just keep 'cheting, just keep 'cheting....

I've been keeping up on the crocheting, but at this point, it's all filler piece.... like I made 14 grapes over the weekend....but they are going into a small bowl because I don't want to make the cluster thing for it.

In good news, I am nearly done with the first part of a due "commission"...and I can get that off my list after tonight, I believe. The second part will have to wait a bit.

This week is going to be the week from CRAZYPANTS!!! Not to mention this weekend.

I hope to have another great deal of this stuff done by week's end despite the craziness.

Also, slight boo, but I did a quilt block this weekend...and I'm sad because it's supposed to be 12 1/2 in block...and mine came out 12 1/4 inches. *sad face*