Monday, November 24, 2014

Crochet Flowers
baby hat with attached crochet flower
crochet flower necklace
So one of the hardest things I found was learning how to crochet something as simple as a crochet flower.  I had commissioned my mom to make them for me. for awhile. Especially the really really small ones.  

One day I decided I have to learn and figure this out on my own. So I now am comfortable crocheting the simple flowers..nothing fancy yet - but I can do it.
Crochet Earwarmer with
removable flower
Here I am showing you some that I have made that are easy and simple and how you can use them. I used these to attach to my purses, headbands or anything I feel could use one of these cute flowers.

Now I just need to get used to making them with the ever so thin yarn i.e. Aunt Lydia yarn is one of them. I am sure once I put my mind to it I will get it and then I will show you those.

Btw...use your leftover yarn this is a great to keep the love going with your yarn.
crochet mini charm with attached
small flower

Have fun crocheting!
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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!!!