Thursday, April 28, 2011

New Blog Design

Hey friends,
Thanks for the recent support and encouragement about this blog.  Although I started this as an unpublicized way of organizing my craft projects, it does mean a lot to have others appreciating what I've made and finding their own inspiration from it!  Crafting has always been a hobby of mine, but it is something that I've been careful whom I talk to about it.  I've been afraid that most peers would think I was a nerd for enjoying "old lady" things like sewing and crocheting.  So thank you for being the ones who haven't judged!  I am so blessed by the opportunity to be creative, and I hope you are too!

For those of you who normally read these posts through a feed subscription, come check out the actual blog!  I've just made my own header, and I'm kind of excited about it :-).

Thanks again,

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Card-making: Wedding Invitation

As wedding season approaches, I'm beginning to reflect back on my own wedding almost a year and a half ago.  A friend recently asked how I designed our invitations, and I was both flattered and more than happy to share with her how I made them.  Now I'm sharing the idea here for anyone who is interested.  Be warned, these are not the simplest invitations to make, but hopefully my instructions and templates will give you a few ideas to get started.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Crochet Projects: Baby Elephants

Perhaps my favorite project yet! I stumbled on this pattern from Lion Brand's website a few months ago. Knowing that a close friend is expecting a baby at the end of April, and also that she is planning a jungle-themed nursery, I knew this precious little elephant would be a perfect shower gift!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Crochet Projects: Tote Bag

Just a few weeks ago I finished this tote bag as a project carry-all for craft night with my friends. This was a major stash-busting project- more so than I anticipated! I began with almost a full skein of some cheap medium-weight sage green yarn (I forget the brand) and a decent amount of some similar lavendar yarn. Then I found this pattern on the Lion Brand yarn website (one of my favorite places to find patterns, if you haven't noticed).