Posts Tagged ‘crochet patterns’

Counting Cookies

Counting Cookies











I really have been working on crochet projects. I just cannot seem to get motivated to completely finish them. These Counting Cookies look finished; however, I decided that they really need a container. So now I am contemplating what kind of container I want to create for them. If you have any ideas, please let me know. I am thinking that I don’t want to go for the huge cookie jar idea or the loose drawstring bag. I am thinking more of a container in which they fit only if put in neatly.

Christmas Ornament Ball

Holly and Ivy Christmas Ornament












In the meantime, I have been making Christmas ornaments. The tutorial can be found on my blog; I had discovered it elsewhere online a few years ago and have since lost the link. I seem to find myself making these in July; perhaps because they help me wind down from busy days with my kids and since I have made them many times they do not require too much thought once I have chosen the paper and ribbon. For more of my ornaments, please check out my Artfire studio’s Handmade Christmas section.

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I have been toying with the idea of a giveaway from my Artfire Studio for a while, but just could not make up my mind which item to give away. So, I decided to let you choose by giving away a $10 gift certificate to my studio.

Now, what could you choose with that gift certificate? How about a set of tawashi

Heart Tawashi

Or you could purchase a baseball or football themed beverage cozy….

Football Can or Bottle Cozy
Baseball Can or Bottle Cozy

Or perhaps you could pick something for a favorite girl’s favorite American Girl doll….

American Girl Ballet Shrug and Tutu

For the crocheter, I have many crochet patterns….

Tawashi Patterns

There are also several other goodies in my studio, including apple cozies, alphabet letters, and Christmas ornaments.

How to Enter:

Want to win? Now through August 31, 2010 11:59pm EST you can enter to
win a $10 gift certificate to Laura’s Left Hook!

To enter this contest simply visit Laura’s Left Hook and pick out your favorite item. Then leave a comment with your favorite item to enter. Please remember to leave a way for me to contact you if you win. Your contact information will only be used for acquiring your address information should you win this contest.

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By random draw, I will choose an entry and notify the winner through email (or method given in entry to contact you.)  If winner does not respond within three days, a new winner will be chosen.

Be sure to check back since I expect to offer a consolation prize to all those who entered but do not win.

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Some of you may be crocheters yourself and be interested in patterns instead of finished items. If you are, there are many to choose from within the etsyhooker shops at etsy.

A few I would like to try out sometime include the following:

I have a few friends in the armed services, so I like the idea of making one of these for a special girl or boy (or even wife) who misses a loved one who is overseas. SherriCrochets came up with these cute dolls. You can also buy them already made.

Our family loves visiting aquariums of all kinds. We have been to the Georgia Aquarium and the aquarium in Baltimore to name a couple highlights. I can see myself crocheting this anemone, along with the cute fish that goes with it. Of course, with my dear husband the fish expert, I would have to look up and match the colors of the fish and anemones as found in their native habitat. With a pattern like this, you could make them in all kinds of fun colors. Check out theselovinghands for some more patterns as well as finished objects.

If you wish to try out some stuffed creatures, here is a great deal! What a bunch of cuties! You could whip up these for adding to the Easter baskets! SherriCrochets came up with some cute patterns and gives several examples in her photos of finished creations.

This hat is an adorable item that I am sure many children would love. Since you get to make it, you can choose the yarn to make it in your child’s favorite colors. Knot by Gran’ma also makes these hats if you would prefer to purchase one already completed.

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