July 02, 2010

The Happy Hooker

I seem to be crocheting a lot lately, not sure why. I guess maybe I needed a break from all the knitting & sewing I've been doing. So here are a few things I've got going and have finished recently. What do you think?

Here's a little granny square blanket I'm working on for my baby. I'm using cotton yarn from Michael's for this one. I'm not a yarn snob, besides, look how great these colors are! I've always wanted to make something with them. It's Cotton Ease from Lion Brand. I thought it'd make a nice weighty blanket that I can wash easily. If I have any left over, I'll make some dish scrubbies or hot pads.



These little Flower Mary Jane's are from a pattern I bought on Etsy from monpetitviolon. It was an easy pattern and it's always nice to make something that doesn't take weeks to finish, haha. Can't wait to put them on some tiny little footsies.


The yarn shop near my house recently had a retro pot holder swap and had the cutest cherry pie pot holder in the window. I had to make one for myself so I whipped this one up last night. Mine's more like a tart, it's going to be used to clean dishes. 

That's my crochet update, here's a little bit of other stuff going on around here.


I had a bag of left over beads & crystals from my wedding, so I asked Trisha's daughter to make some stitch markers for me. We accidentally happened by a bead shop in the process and I ended up with these fun glass beads. You can see a few of my crystals in there, can't you? I'll have some cute stitch markers and some pretty ones.


(Terrible photo alert!)

This is the quilt I'm working on for the wall in the baby's room. It will have some fun (and fiddly) sashing soon. I used the fabrics I showed you before and added a few extras to get more variety. I think I like it so far.

The curtains are hung in the baby's room now too, so I'll show you those once the curtain rod is trimmed and has received it's finials. Fingers crossed, the white panel wall will go up this weekend!

7 comments:

Christina J. said...

You have been so busy! Some day I want to learn how to make granny squares. I have yarn sitting in my studio from when I decided to make granny squares a few years ago - but then I never did! Maybe this winter... The wall hanging looks great and the booties are the cutest thing ever!

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nancymoo said...

WOW! You are one busy mama bee!! Your baby girl is going to have the cutest room ever! Those Mary Janes make me wish I was having a girl... almost! :D Can't wait to see the updated pics!

Alexis said...

So cute! I love granny squares and the booties and your quilt looks great so far too! How fun that Trisha's daughter made you stitch holders- she is just as talented as her mama. Are you looking forward to crafting with your little girl one day too?

Delena said...

I'm so inspired. I love that quilt you're working on. It looks great.

Trisha said...

So fun to see the blocks made up. They look so good!! Alexis is thrilled that you blogged about her. :)

Sarah said...

awww everything is so lovely! I'm trying to start incorporating knitting and crochet in to my sewing but i'm finding it a bit tricky :( I'll get there in the end. Great blog!

Sarah x
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