Saturday, February 17, 2018

Flamingo Feathers

I just wanted to catch you up on my progress on the Flamingo booties. I've been busy!

The feathers were so much fun to make and I was able to learn a new stitch at the same time! I was intimidated by the crocodile stitch before, but not anymore. I'm ready to make other projects with this stitch now!


The next step was to attach the feathers to the booties. That was a little difficult because you had to make sure that everything was lined up just right. You don’t want your flamingo to have crooked feathers! I would recommend pinning them on to the bootie before sewing them on. That way it stays in place and they don’t get crooked.













Next step, flamingo head!

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Flamingo Booties Part 2

Update on the flamingo booties!

For those of you following along with me, I've done the first two steps, the sole and the top of the bootie. My next step is the side feathers.

So far this pattern has been very easy to follow along with. No issues at all! I'm loving this pattern so far and can't wait to see the flamingo start to shape up!


Thursday, February 1, 2018

Flamingoes!

Being The Crafty Flamingo one would think that I would have made at least one flamingo. Nope! I have never made a flamingo! I thought it might be time for me to try it out so here it goes.

 Flamingo baby booties!

I am so excited to get this started. Here is the pattern:
https://yarnutopia.com/2017/07/20/flamingo-feet-baby-booties/

I will be using Red Hear Super Saver yarn in Bubble Gum, Black, and White. I'll start out using the size F-3.75mm hook, but sometimes I need to go up or down a size so we shall see how this project turns out.

I'll post an update early next week on my progress!


Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Happy New Year!


A new year has begun. How many of you don't know what to do now that Christmas is over? I surely do!

I do have a few things that I still want to make for my son. Unfortunately, what I wanted to make for him kind of got pushed aside so I could make everything else. I'm finishing them up now though and something a little extra for him since he was so understanding with having to wait.

Since it is the beginning of a new year, it's time to make our resolutions. Of course, I have the usual ones to exercise more and eat better. I also try to make crafting resolutions.

This year one of my resolutions is to make at least 1 thing for myself. I have had the supplies to make myself a sweater for about 2 years now and still haven't made it. My plan is that this is the year that I finally get to it.

Another thing that I would like to do is organize my supplies better. I did have a craft room, but my son has taken that over as a playroom. Now everything is in bags and boxes so it's not that easy to get to. I'm hoping that this year everything is organized in it's new place.

What are some of your resolutions? Do you have any crafty resolutions also?

Monday, October 16, 2017

Coping Through Crochet

I have been crocheting for over 10 years. Little did I know that what has become my favorite hobby would help me get through some difficult times.

In December 2009, I suddenly lost my mom. That was the most difficult time. It took me a little while
to pick up my crochet hook again, but when I did, crocheting really helped me get through that. I know that she would have wanted me to do what made me happy.

As many of you know, in 2014 I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. I had no idea what I was going to do. I felt like my body was punishing me in some way. I needed to figure out something to make me feel normal at least for part of my days again.

For me, that is crochet. I've found that crocheting is like a therapy for me. It is what makes me feel normal. It's probably why I always have so many projects going on at the same time. In fact, as I'm writing this blog, I'm thinking about which of those projects I'm going to work on when I'm done!

When I'm having a bad day, it really helps me get through it. Crocheting gets my mind off of my tingling feet, muscle spasms, or my eye bothering me. It might not make the pain go away completely, but it takes my mind off of it just for a little while.

Little did I know that the craft that I learned over 10 years ago would mean so much to me today.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Juggling

Admit it. You can't only have one project going at a time. I think right now I have at least 5 in progress. And then many more than that in my head that I want to do when I get one of these done!

The question is, how do you juggle working on so many projects at a time?



Well, here is how I do it.

First, if I have a project that someone is paying me to do, I try to get that done as quickly as I can. I want to make sure that person is taken care of as quickly as possible so that they come back in the future. Also, if I'm trying to make something for my son, I always seem to get that done first too. He loves when I make him something special!



Then, I work on gifts that I'm making for friends and family. Depending on when I need to give the gift is how I determine which one to work on. In fact, I have 2 blankets in progress right now that I need to finish off by this weekend for my nieces' birthday.

Last, I work on things for myself. Unfortunately, this rarely gets done because I just love making things for friends and family so much! I have yarn and patterns picked out to make myself multiple things, I just have never got around to it. One day I'll make the time and crochet myself that sweater or blanket :)



This is how I juggle my many crochet projects that I have going, because I can't ever only have one going at a time.

How do you juggle your projects?

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Happy Spring!

Happy Spring everyone!

With warmer weather, I know that us crocheters tend to start working on different types of projects. What projects have you been working on lately?

I've been busy making these adorable American Girl doll clothes.


I also like to make amigurumi. My son loves them!

Here are a few of my favorite ones to make.








You can also always use more dishcloths in the kitchen!





Small projects like these are perfect for the warmer weather. However, if you're like me, you will still be working on blankets!

If you would like the pattern for any of these projects please just let me know and I will share it with you!