Hello blog world!I am on the verge of something new. I have a dream. This blog will be the start of something new for me. What will that be exactly? I have no idea yet. Okay that's a lie I do have some idea of what I want this to be, but it might become something else. This blog is for me to share my ideas with you and my handmade products which will be available in my Etsy shop. I'm just getting started so I don't have that up and running yet. Before I delve into that I want to experiment with this. If you like something I post and would like it to be available in my shop, let me know and I'll put it up. Your votes count here and I would love to hear from you!
This past month I've been starting back up crocheting, after many years since I first learned the basics. It's got me hooked! I started out with a cowl. The pattern is free from Patons Yarns. (see it at www.patonsyarns.com -- it is the Lace Sequin - Cowl, you will have to register for a free account to see it) I like the pattern, but cowls are just not me. I had bought two balls of yarn when I started, in black and tan, so I decided to use the black one to make a scarf inspired by this pattern (since I used the tan for the cowl). I love the sequins in this yarn! (I used the yarn in the pattern but different colors). I love sparkle and shiny things which is what directed me toward this pattern in the first place. I just finished the scarf last night (pics and pattern/tutorial coming soon) and plan to finish the cowl today.
With my extra black yarn I tried making a rosette. Needless to say, I love it! It's super cute! I plan to make lots more to use on hats, hairpins, scarves, pins, and anything else I can think of (yes I do love the rosettes that much). These flowers are so easy and quick which might make them the first things I put in my shop.
Here are pics!
The lighting is really bad (sad face).
Here's with flash
and another angle, with bad lighting again :(
And that same one with flash.
Okay so the pics aren't that great. It's so much more adorable in real life (I promise!). And you can see the sequins so much better in person that in the photos. I'm pretty proud of myself for having it come out so well on my first try!