Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Trinkets for .....more Trinkets

For the love of fashion, when not fighting my way out from under endless skeins of yarn, I like to play with beads. Here are some of the ideas that we (Myself & Joe ) have been playing with. Mind you this is a new idea. Usually I am making thread stitch markers from my crochet work.

By the way, Joe is my better half . Hope you enjoy as there will be more... much more to come

Purses Anyone???

Anyone in the mood to go shopping? Wait! we can't go with out a purse. Why settle for just any ole' handbag when you can sport with something different? Yep, here are just another one of my many creations. I am a busy bee these days.
Two of these bags are 100% wool straight from a sheep farm. When I was living in Ohio, I had met a woman there who had a farm and she talked me into tryingsome of the fresh spun wool. I figured I would try my hand at felting. So I added some funky yarns with the wool and walla I got some very interesting handbags. They are the 2 beige bags (fushia and brown mix).
I do not make a habbit of using wool as I am allergic to the fiber and itched the entire time I crocheted. The other three bags were either crocheted or knit with acrylic yarns. Each one is unique in its own way. If you have interest in them, they are on Ebay.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Mr. & Mrs. Snow Couple

Just my sweet little snow couple hanging around waiting for winter to arrive and cool things off around here.

Baby Days.....

bet you think I made these all in a matter of a couple days.. well I didn't, though I wish I was that quick. It took me a bit of time and now they are completed and sitting on Ebay awaiting a new home, yes and a new baby. I wanted to share with everyone some of the things I have been working on. Isn't that what a blog is for?

I hope you enjoy checking back and seeing all the new items that I post. Take care and have a good evening.... Gayle

Friday, August 24, 2007

One Rug, Two Rug ...

After careful consideration and of course several tries at rug braiding, I had found that it was easier for me to crochet a rug or two. A trip to the store, sifting out colors and textures, then decissions. I chose a cotton blend material, purchasing about 25 yards total for each rug made. The family helped me tear 1 inch strips as well as put a never ending hem in each set of colors to make a pattern. Once that was done, I began to crochet the strips using a single crochet stitch. You can see how they came out in the pictures. Both have been washed and they held up wonderfully. I am already planning on making a blue patterned rug. I know the pattern is vague but I hope it has been helpful. It actually is really simple.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

The Coming of Wedding Bells.... Opps Let's Have Cake Instead!

When I am not running all over the place caring for my family, I am usually absorbed with my crochet or knitting needles. Over time I will be displaying the things I have been making and creating. If you find something that catches your eye, feel free to contact me. Most items have been placed up for sale.

I had been pondering on something different so I had decided to make a cake, just so happens that my oldest daughter announced she had gotten engaged the next day. Timing huh... What I like about this cake is that the top layer has a lid so that you can store the rings. I was thinking it would make a nice center piece for the head table. A larger hook and some silk flowers and a simple pattern could be a little more formal. Any input always is great!