Monday, August 11, 2014

Creative PaperClips

I enjoy crafting.  When I discovered that I could do more with paperclips then hold papers I was coming up with all sorts of ideas.

My favorite one is gluing crochet flowers on colorful paperclips.  You can use it to hold papers and even better yet you can use it as a bookmark.  I like making these as simple or as funky as possible.

I purchased my colorful paperclips from Staples.  They had all of these colorful vinyl-coated metal jumbo clips in these small 3x3 boxes at the check out counter (purple, orange, yellow) I just had to buy them.

So I basically take my pretty crochet flowers, cut a piece of felt (I purchased mine at AC Moore they measure about 9x12)to match the dimension of the flower, use my hot glue gun (or you can use craft flue), I glue the clip on top of the felt piece then glue the flower on top.  I put something heavy on it to ensure it glues all the way.

Once you are done you are ready to use your creative paper clip.  Use for your own personal self of hand them out as a little gift at your next craft show. 

Have fun making these even with buttons.  Use the same concept as the crochet flower. Who ever said a paperclip has to be boring! 

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Crochet Mini Basket...

I enjoy knowing that my leftover yarn doesn't go to waste.  I have made big and small flowers, mini pompoms on paperclips, mini purse charms and the list can go on and on.

I sometimes have leftover yarn that is good enough to made for example one coaster but not enough to made 2 of them.  I recently decided to make some mini crochet baskets and add some buttons to them to give them a little more character.

Certain things that I crochet I prefer to make with cotton yarn and others with acrylic.  These that I made recently are all made from 100% cotton yarn.  I will make some others using the acrylic and post those soon.

Think of the all the endless possibilities you have with leftover yarn...don't give up on those left over pieces that are good for one thing but won't be good enough for another.

Hope you like these that I made and hopefully it will inspire you to make some of your own.

Happy crocheting!!! 

Friday, May 30, 2014

Purple, Amethyst, Orchid

Fabric Necklace
color: purple and grey
I love wearing this color - purple.  The shades of purple come in so many hues and variations from amethyst, lavender, and lilac, orchid even violet.
Crochet Poncho
color: Plum
I was told one time by a co-worker that this color looked great on me.  I had never worn this color before.  I wore a cute top that was a gift from a friend and being that it was purple I was oh wow pretty color – never had one in purple. So since I was told I should wear this color more often I started to buy more outfits in this color and started to look through all of my accessories for anything purple.  If I didn’t have it I made it.  I actually did look great in this color tone.

I have been told and have read that purple is a royalty color and believe it or not it does make me feel that way! NICE! 
Wire Wrapped Bracelet
color: amethyst
I have crocheted a beautiful soft poncho in this color – actually the name of the yarn is called plum.  I have also made long necklaces in this color of which when you put all the different shades of purple colored beads together it does look rich.
I suggest for those of you who don’t really care too much for this color (for whatever reason…which is fine too) try to make something in this color palette you’d be surprise the beautiful art work you might come out with.