Lately, I’ve been keeping my hands busy with both knitting and other crafts. I have a lot to catch up on, so here it goes.
My aunt requested some dog sweaters that were very girly. So, even though I’m not very good at “girly” and “fashionable”, with some help from my mom and grandma, I came up with these:
Girly dog sweater
Another girly dog sweater
Here are some coasters I made:
Coasters made from locker hooking
What? These aren’t knitted or crocheted…what are they? :O Kendra, you did not. Umm… You didn’t really, did you? Well….hehe…actually I did…What did I do? I got myself into yet another craft. How could you Kendra? Don’t you have enough crafts to do already? A crafter can never have too many crafts 😀 (At least I don’t think…). How did this happen? It all started when my mom went into the quilt store…
My mom is the one who does patchwork and quilting. I usually like to accompany her when she goes to the quilt stores. There’s so much inspiration sometimes even though it’s a different craft, and I like looking at the different pretty fabrics. But in this store, they had a little area where they had something they were demonstrating that wasn’t quilting. As I looked closer, I saw a book labeled “Locker hooking”. It looked like rug making (although I’ve never done rug hooking), but wasn’t. The lady who was working there kindly offered to demonstrate it, and I was, well, hooked. So that’s where the coasters came into play, they were my first project. It was rather fun!
Yet another dog sweater
I also wanted to experiment and try my hand at cross stitching a bookmark. I wanted to do something with a bookworm, but couldn’t find the right pattern, so I sort of winged it. I ironed it, and took a picture, but somehow I can’t find the picture. So even though it was wrinkled, I went ahead and took another picture because I didn’t want to iron it again. So…sorry for the wrinkles!
The other thing I’ve been working on is a baby blanket for my hope chest. What is a hope chest? It’s a place for a girl to put things in to save them for when she has a home of her own. Some people put things like quilts, china, and doilies; while some put things like baby blankets, clothes, and photo albums. It’s really up to the girl putting things in there, what kind of things she would like to have in her own home. As my first thing that I made to put in my hope chest, I made this baby blanket:
- A crocheted baby blanket
As you can see, I’ve been very busy knitting and crocheting and crafting. But that’s only been the half of it! I think I’m going to write another post for what else I’ve been doing.