Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Crochet Art

Hello Friends...

Just wanted to share some crochet projects that I'd turned into wall art this past year.  It really couldn't be easier!  All you need is your motif...I think flowers are great, a hot glue gun, artist canvas and/or a shadow box.

This was my own improvised motif...I made this one awhile back and unfortunately did not record the pattern, otherwise I'd share it.  I used some craft acrylic paint in a cream colour and brushed on two coats before hot gluing my flower to the canvas.  Needless to say, allow paint to dry before gluing your motif.

These flowers are Motif #41 from Edie Eckman's "Beyond the Square Crochet Motifs" book...I  joined them into a doily like design and then glued them to the painted canvas.  You could also cover your canvas with your choice of fabric and then glue your design.

This particular flower is Motif #1 from Edie Eckman's "Beyond the Square Crochet Motifs" book.  Here I simply glued the motif to some card stock and framed it up in this shadow box from Ikea....gotta love Ikea!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Flick Favs July

Tiny Granny Squares PillowBlanket #2 Finished!!!Perfect SpotBlanket wip - slowly growingvintage coin purse 10granny square pillows
Japanese Hexagon BlanketSpringtime ThrowGranny Square LovePledzikNo gardening today....picknit blanketSuncatcher...

Flick Favs July, a gallery on Flickr.

Hope you enjoy my Favs for this beautiful month of July...there are some beauties!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Crochet Withdrawl

Hello friends...I knew it would happen eventually.  All this running around, cleaning out the house, avoiding packing for our up coming move in less than 30 days....that I would begin to go through crochet withdrawal!  I've essentially put all projects on hold until after we move and get somewhat settled in our new home.  Crochet is not a pass time I can really afford right now, I keep telling myself.  However, last week when I was rooting around in my cupboard of yarn stash, I found some of this ribbon yarn that was gifted to me awhile back:

It wouldn't have been something that I would have purchased for myself and when I first got the yarn, I tried a simple square and realized that it was really difficult to work with.  Anyway, I thought I'd have another go at it because my youngest caught sight of the yarn and fell in love with it (it is soooo soft) and she's been on me to make a blanket for her.  So, I decided I'd just make one big old granny square out of it until I run out and that will be it.

Once I got going on it, it's been surprisingly quick.  It took a few rounds to get used to working with the ribbon yarn, but inserting the hook into granny holes is much easier than into a regular stitch.  Here are some pics. so far:

So, a much needed break from moving activities has been a nice change of pace - a simple project to give me my crochet fix...Happy Sunday to you all!