Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Duct Tape bags


When  I seen this technique on line well of course I had to try it,  A bag made with duct tape? ok I'm game.
All you need is some fabric, duct tape, staple gun ( oh yea  no sewing required) and some sharp scissors and I do mean sharp as duct tape can be a terror  without sharp scissors.

You basically cut your design, duct tape  the back of the fabric as this will be your lining and staple together pretty simple.  These make great project bags.



Monday, January 14, 2013

From crochet to digital art

I love playing with digital art almost as much as I love crochet and knitting.  I decided to play some  so I took a picture of a crochet scarf  I had made  and then opened up my photo editing  program and began to play.  The results were so much fun and truly unique and one of a kind


Sunday, January 13, 2013

The snake that almost became road kill

When I knit or crochet  I like big hooks  and big needles  and chunky yarn.  Seeing this snake and how cute it was I thought I have to make that.  Now the pattern calls for a size 1 needle but I used a 2  and found I had the perfect yarn for this project.  It took a while using a size 2 needle to get this snake knitted  and then there was the hat to make.  Once finished  I layed the snake on the table and feeling like a surgeon I begin the sewing process with wire wrapped in batting.  The hat is a little floppier than I like  and I think I choose the wrong buttons for the eyes and will change that  but here is the snake  that was almost road kill


Saturday, January 12, 2013

I really don't know why

It seems to me as if  I get further behind on blogging,  it is like I just don't take the time  or because real life get's in the way sometimes  and then the next thing you know  it has been weeks  since my last post.  Well it is a new year  so maybe I can get better with this.
I have been doing a lot of crocheting and some knitting. Above  I bought some of the fleece yarn  and wondered what to make. Decided on a basket weave muff with fleece lining and matching fingerless gloves.

This yarn is so soft and warm  and the muff can be worn around the neck.

Sunday, December 02, 2012

It took me a week to make this


But so love this Christmas tree pattern  from  "The Crochet Crowd",  I have done a smaller one in green, but decided I wanted to go bigger  and teal  so found this pretty yarn at Hobby Lobby  and thought this is it.











Friday, November 16, 2012

Not Knit or Crochet scarves



These are sewn on the sewing machine.  After carefully going thru fibers  and laying them out on a wash away  fabric stabilizer   ,  they are taken to the sewing machine and sewed with metallic thread's.  Once sewing is complete, you wash the stabilizer out  and hang to dry.

Thursday, June 07, 2012

Twitter Tree

 
 
 
 
 
 
The Twitter Tree© will be hosted by a different shop each business day.

The Twitter Tree© will is hosted by a different shop each business day.



 The Rules to participate:
You must tweet ALL the other posts here. 
(It is not fair to those of us who tweet your items, when you don't reciprocate)
Only two (2) hashtags
Check back during the day to tweet any new posts.
Post only two (2) items.
No google+ stuff. This is the Twitter Tree©
Add your Twitter ID to your post (mine is @crochet18purple) 
 
No "mature" items.
Here are mine
 
 
 
Crochet  ankle tie and beaded barefoot sandals  @crochet18purple - Crochet on ArtFire...
#artfire http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/product_view/4722395 #RETWT


Lime Green beaded crochet barefoot sandals @crochet18purple -
Crochet on ArtFire. #artfire http://www.artfire.com//ext/shop/product_view/crochet18purple/4722354/Lime_Green_beaded_crochet_barefoot_sandals/Crochet/Accessories/Other
#RETWT

 
 

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Twitter Tree

The Twitter Tree© will be hosted by a different shop each business day.


The Twitter Tree© will is hosted by a different shop each business day.



 The Rules to participate:
You must tweet ALL the other posts here. 
(It is not fair to those of us who tweet your items, when you don't reciprocate)
Only two (2) hashtags
Check back during the day to tweet any new posts.
Post only two (2) items.
No google+ stuff. This is the Twitter Tree©
Add your Twitter ID to your post (mine is @christiecottage) 
 
No "mature" items.
Here are mine
Crochet  ankle tie and beaded barefoot sandals  @crochet18purple - Crochet on ArtFire...
#artfire http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/product_view/4722395 #RETWT

Lime Green beaded crochet barefoot sandals @crochet18purple -
Crochet on ArtFire. #artfire http://www.artfire.com//ext/shop/product_view/crochet18purple/4722354/
#RETWT