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Thursday, June 30, 2016

Crochet Bag

My second project was a crocheted bag. I wanted to do something different and I thought a bag would be fun. I actually was going to do what looked like a doily. Well it was a dish rag and it was knitted. I didn't have my needles with me. So I went with the bag instead.

I do love the colors in the yarn and in reality it was a lot of fun to make. I had most of the bag itself done on Sunday. I just had to do the top edge and the strap. So I took it with me to market on Wednesday and finished it up. So it took me about two day's to complete. Which makes it a weekend project. I was considering putting a flap on it, but when thinking about it. It's a net bag so that really is a bit impractical. I think I'm going to use it as my crochet bag to hold all my supplies. I have to get all of those together and see if I like it.


Woven Chairs

Not so many years ago when we would flea market. I would take something crafty along to pass the time between customers. In reality we would get some extra customers, they wanted to know what I was working on. Plus they would pick something up while they happened to be there. This is some thing I haven't done for a while and decided to start up again.

Well my first project that I did to get back into the swing of things. Was really out of necessity, my chair was falling apart. A couple of years ago Ed's chair did fall apart. So I wove him a new one. I had a chair and the materials to do my own. Well I just didn't until now, that is. My chair just became horrible to sit in. So I decided to take it and the stuff with me and work on it there.

I actually started it at home and finished it at the market. I didn't do anything fancy with my because of the colors I picked. So I just went with a plain two and two twill. With the multicolored warp and black weft. I felt that was the best to show off the warp colors. I could have just done plain weave, But I liked the twill the best. The chair on the left is Ed's, that one we have gotten many compliments on. I did that one a couple of years ago. I did something a little more patterned and decided to do tabby for a little bit down on the bottom of the back. Plus a couple of rows on the seat. I got a way with a little more fancy since I only working with two colors.

These are fun projects to make if you have an old aluminum chair frame. I learned from a book, but you can look on you tube and find videos. You may see some more, possible for sale.


Monday, June 27, 2016

Origami 6/20/16 & 6/27/16

I do apologize last week was a crazy week and I really was not able to post anything. It does happen, I don't like it but then I didn't have a choice. There have been some cool things in the past couple of weeks. There are a couple of frogs, a bunny, crane, airplane, flower. There is a sunset that I'm not that crazy about but it worked. An envelope, a baby doll wrapped in a blanket and a nightingale. There where some cool pieces in the last two weeks.


Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Origami 6/13/16

With all my best intentions and efforts. I just was not able to post this week on Monday. I tried yesterday to no eval so the closest is today. This weeks is interesting I actually made two little owls, they where fun. A chop stick holder, a ring or if you add more pieces it could be a bracelet. Then there was a horse that was a bit difficult but not to bad. The rider well that is a different story, he didn't work out to well. The final one is a base for the new week.

I also wasn't ale to do my pieces on each day either. So just before I posted this I worked on this weeks pieces. So I am now all caught up. Which is good I really don't like being behind.


Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Origami 6/6/2016

So sorry for not posting yesterday, but you do have to give me credit. Because it's not a week late. I was very tired yesterday and did very little. So this week there is a dollar fold, it's the captions wings or pilot wings. I actually like it when I get to fold money. There is a onesie, a puppy, a monogram M. The final one is a bird with a fan tale. I apologize for the picture it looked good with the sun shining through the window. In reality it makes the top ones hard to see. I'll do better next time.