April 13, 2017 at 2:19 pm (Crochet & Crafting)
Tags: Creative crafts, crochet, crocheted easter eggs, crocheted spring chick, diy craft, easter, free pattern, paint a vase, tree branch crafts
I made an Easter egg tree with a crocheted egg pattern and branches from the garden.
Picked up a glass vase from the dollar store and thought I’d glam it up with some stripes. All you need is some masking tape and spray paint. I used the masking tape to make stripes, then spray painted over it. Once dry, I peeled off the masking tape and was left with a really cute vase.Spray painted some branches the same colour as the vase.
Filled the vase with some Arborio rice that had been sitting at the back of my cupboard for the past two years, then set the branches in it.
Used Bernat Handicrafter yarn in different colours to crochet some easter eggs. Here’s a great free pattern at the wonderful Petals To Picots blog:
I altered the egg pattern a bit to make two spring chicks (see photos), just for fun. I pasted google eyes on them and cut beaks from some orange felt.
I attached thin ribbon to all the eggs and chicks, then tied them onto the branches. And there you have it. An Easter egg tree to brighten up the holiday weekend!
Otis is very curious!
June 22, 2016 at 3:40 pm (Crochet & Crafting)
Tags: Antonie Alexander, applique, book review, Creative crafts, F+W Media, Fons and Porter, quilting, sewing, the Red Boot Quilt Company
Although I’ve been hooked on crochet for ages, I also enjoy dabbling in other creative pursuits such as embroidery, fine arts, refashioning with fabric, and quilting.
It’s been a while since I’ve made a quilt, but thanks to a delicious book I got ahold of last week, I’ll be beating a path to my fabric stash the first chance I get. The book is called Happy Quilts by Antonie Alexander, and it’s chock-full of the most vibrant and fun projects to make for kids, accompanied by easy instructions and a CD that contains all the project templates.
Here’s a link to Antonie’s site: https://theredbootquiltcompany.com/ where you can order a copy of her book, find a link to her blog, and also discover some lovely free projects to make. You can also order her book from Amazon and other bookseller sites.
Honestly, there are so many awesome projects in there, I don’t know which one to try first!
Forget the kids—I’m going to make them for myself!! 🙂