Thursday, May 13, 2010

Busy Busy Busy

I have been meaning to blog for some time now.  Maybe one of these days I'll be more consistant with it.  I have been busy though!!!!  As per usual...not the greatest photographer =)

My current WIP is Big Round Zipper from Bent Creek.  I am having fun stitching this design it is so fast and easy.  I cannot wait to finish it and have it framed.   I'm going to put some effort into getting it done quickly as I'd like to get most of the Blackbird Stockings done for my tree this year.

I have also been teaching myself how to crochet.  I started learning about a year ago just doing swatches and teaching myself different stitches.  Lion's Brand has been such a wonderful source of information.  A few months ago I decided it was time to move up to an actual pattern.  I've finished these three in the last couple weeks.  All from Lion's Brands free pattern database.  The first is the Bella Luna Shawl.  The little house & mushroom are potholders.  They are for my girls little play kitchen.  The last is a little scarf that I just double stitched.  It's with beautiful hand spun, hand painted yarn in the New Moon colorway by this Etsy crafter.

Finally, a little melted plastic..which I had fun with and then thought it's probably not all that environmentally friendly =)  These Shrinky Dinks will eventually be bookmarks, inspired by Pren!  I did a set of Twilight, a set of Harry Potter, and just some random ones from some favorites like True Blood and Gilmore Girls.  Brought back some memories of coloring and melting back in the day =) 

Enjoy your day!!!!


Kathy said...

I love your Bent Creek piece. It is looking great. And so many lovely crocheted pieces. You have been busy. :)

Carolyn NC said...

Well, you have been doing all sorts of things! Love the Zipper and your crocheting!

~*Shar*~ said...

I love this Bent Creek pattern; if you'd like to sell/trade when your finished please let me know. Your crocheting is beautiful.



Terry's Crafty Fingers said...

I love those little bookmark's you did. Would love to know how to do them. If you decide to give any away, hint-hint, I would love a True Blood one...LOL. As always your stitching is beautiful.

MrsB said...

Love the Bent Creek design, and your crochet work!

DJ said...

You've been busy! Love the big round zipper pattern, Bent Creek really does have some interesting patterns. And your stitching is lovely too! Congrats on learning to crochet and graduating to a pattern! I used to crochet way back when, I need to pick it up again, thanks for the inspiration! *Hugs*

Micki said...

I love crocheting too, and your projects are lovely, esp. the scarf.

Robin said...

You have been on busy crafter for sure! I love the Zipper; can't wait to see that when it's done. and......possibly, could you provide a tutorial for your shrinky dinks???? I remember shrink plastic from years ago. Where do you even buy it now? thanks!

lenna said...

Meg ~ Your stitching is so pretty and I love your crocheting, something I could never master but I have done some knitting.
Is it possible to get the Big Zipper pattern anymore? I do love that one it looks like so much fun. You are doing a great job of stitching.
Like your blog also, it is very interesting reading and seeing all you have done just this year.
I went back and your progress on the ABC sampler is amazing it really is gorgeous.
God Bless ~
theflyingitchesneedle.blogspot if you can help me find a pattern.

Alice said...

Your big zipper is coming along really nicely. Such a pretty happy design. Nice crocheting and what fun with the bookmarks. I think I beat you to being a lazy blogger, or maybe we just have so much other things to do. At least we try. That should count for something right?

Siobhan said...

Neat stuff! I love your bookmarks, and the crocheting! Nice progress on your zipper, too.

Tracey said...

Love all your finishes, the shawl and scarves are just beautiful. Your WIP is looking great1 :)

Cindy's Stitching said...

Happy birthday to you baby also. The bent creek is coming along beautifully. How amazing you taught yourself to crochet.