My sister had a friend that was giving away a ton of crochet books. I found one for a crochet gift bag. Here is how my sample turned out. I am thinking about making them in the school colors and sell them for $5 each or 5 for $20.
One of the ways I am trying to give back to the community is making T-shirt Yarn Dog Beds for the local Animal Shelter. I spent the weekend cutting up the t-shirts that were donated to me and turning them into t-shirt yarn. I am in the process of crocheting it now. It is more time consuming than I thought it would be with my shoulder. I had to do a lot of stopping because it was in so much pain. I plan to finish at least 1 before the big fundraiser on Saturday!
This is why I wasn’t posting so much this weekend! I hope everyone had a great weekend and has a great week too!
I learned a major lesson last month, communication is key! Make sure what you sell is clearly posted with very good description and to ask if someone has a photo of what they want!
I posted the graduation lottery cake I did on a few local Facebook selling groups and offered to make and sell for any occasion. A lady contacted me and said she wanted more of a girly one. So I went and got the supplies and made 3 different lottery ticket cakes. She let me know that was not what she wanted so finally I asked for a photo. She sent it to me and then it clicked she wanted a real cake.
Lesson learned but still had a great time making the lottery cakes. What do you think?
My husband’s niece just lost her baby last night. She had not reached 20 weeks yet. I have never personally gone through this loss but my husband has and I know it will leave a forever mark on her. So I wanted to do something special for her.
I looked up online for color meanings and found that different shades of greens can signify emotional healing and protection and white was new hope. I thought a dreamcatcher would be perfect to help keep bad dreams away.
This is my form of a healing dreamcatcher for her.
I really love the crochet dreamcatchers I see and wanted to give one a try. I had some old drapery hoops and thought they would be perfect as a dreamcatcher. So I wrapped the hoop with embroidery floss and crocheted the inside. I couldn’t find a pattern to fit so I just made it up as I went along.
I did find a pattern for the feathers and I love the way they turned out. You can find the feather pattern here. I used embroidery floss and a 3.0 crochet hook. I think it turned out great for my project.
What do you think? I wanted to get some bigger hoops and try my hand out on some larger ones.
I started making Gift Cards/Money Holders. They are part of the items I will be selling at my first show.
Blue holder with black edging and a black bow.
Pokémon Great Ball.
I plan on making Ultra and Master Ball ones too. That post will be coming soon!
I found this great pattern for a Crochet Ninja Turtle Mask, if you are in need of one please check it out.
I made one up for my son and he love it!
I want to try craft shows and my husband and I discussed it last night and he suggested for my first time only making 6 of everything. To let people order if they needed more. We are going to try the local flea market first to see what kind of reaction I get and then go from there. So to start with I am going to make 6 of each color; blue, orange, red, and purple.
Here is the picture of my son wearing it, I know he needs a haircut bad!