Saturday, October 22, 2011

Coming Soon! - "Ringing In Christmas" Ornament Series

Christmas will be upon us before we know it, so I thought it would be fun do a Christmas ornament series. I have designed a set of Christmas ornaments that are made by crocheting around a 2" plastic ring.  Below is a photo of the package of the type of ring I'm talking about.  The kind I usually use are by either Susan Bates or Boye.  And if you want to get your other supplies around and ready beforehand, I'm also using a size G (4.25mm) crochet hook and Caron's Simply Soft yarn in regular Christmas colors, like white, red and green, but there might be a little yellow and blue thrown in there too. 

My plan is to release one pattern each week, beginning on Nov 1st.  I've had a lot of fun designing these and I hope you'll join in on the fun!  :)

2" Plastic Rings

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Cupcake Pincushion Ring

I recently saw a cupcake pincushion ring online somewhere (can't remember where), and it got me to wondering if I could make a crochet one using my "Cupcakes To Crochet" Pattern.  This pattern can be made using either worsted weight yarn, sport weight yarn, or size 10 crochet cotton thread to make different sizes of cupcakes.

First I needed to find a ring that would work, and I found just the right thing at Hobby Lobby.  And it was 50% off to boot!.  Next up, I made the cupcake using size 10 crochet cotton thread and a size 7 steel crochet hook.  Then all I had to do was glue the cupcake to the ring and I had myself a Cupcake Ring Pincushion.  :) It was a fun little project.  :)

Saturday, October 1, 2011

A Yarn Swap

Recently my blogging friend Miek who lives in The Netherlands and I decided to do a little yarn swapping.  We had been discussing the cotton yarns, and the Sugar 'n Cream and Peaches & Creme cotton yarns that I use so often for many of my pattern designs are not available over there.  So I sent her some balls of  those and she sent me some Catania cotton yarn.  She also sent some delicious dutch candy and a beautiful Holland thimble.  The Catania yarn is SO nice, and I just can't wait to make something out of it.  I've been busy looking thru Ravelry trying to decide what I will make. I have several things lined up and I just have to decide what to do first!  :)

Thanks again Miek, I love all of it and it was so much fun swapping with you!  :)