Well, I was going to post a picture of the rest of the gang but even though I put all of my pictures on a SD card, this tablet is still telling me it has low memory! I may have to just write my blog from my roommate’s laptop. I bought this stupid thing so I didn’t have to use her computer! <sigh> stuff happens. Then it happens some more. Hopefully I will be able to share some pictures with you tomorrow.
Happy day! I have finally figured out how to get my pictures from my tablet on to an SD card! I am still getting messages that I have low memory when trying to insert more than one picture per post. But enough of that…
I would like you to meet Lily! She is one of the amigurumi animals I have made. She is also, one of the three, mascots for Cabin Crochet Creations! Sheldon, and TJ are the other two and (hopefully) I will be posting pictures of them next.
In the polyform clay medium, I will be attempting to make a butterfly necklace out of the lace cane I made the other day. I purchased some more colors and some necessary tools because this looks like it is going to be somethings else I enjoy. I have always loved squishing clay in my fingers. I took some art classes a LONG time ago where we worked with clay. This clay is something completely different. My friend said “You are really going to buy all this for play-dough?”. It is nothing like play-dough. Iit has more characteristics of white clay than play-dough. What I love is that you don’t have to bake it in a kiln. You just stick it in an oven at approximately 275 degrees (look on the package because different brands require different temperatures). Well, it is off to the kitchen to play with my clay!
I started this blog to showcase my crocheted creations but my tablet is not allowing me to upload my pictures for you! I discovered last night that I have 10 MGs of free storage on Propack Cloud storage so I thought my problem was solved! Nope. Now I am concerned that if I buy a micro SD card I am going to have the same problem! We shall see…
Meanwhile, I have just started amigurumi. Which is a Japanese art form where you crochet animals, dolls and some people even make crocheted food! You use a very small crochet hook and usually a thiner yarn, like dk which means a double knit strand of yarn. I found that using regular aluminum crochet hooks, my hand starts to hurt! I found a great solution courtesy of Janey at the Dabbles and Babbles blog. She used polymer clay to make custom handles on her crochet hooks. Well, I used her excellent instructions and made some custom handles of my own! I really wish I could upload pictures to show you, but I am not able to right now.
When I finished the crochet hook handles, I was thinking “what do I do with the rest of the polymer clay I bought?”. I did a few searches and found some great videos and picture tutorials of what people are creating out of polymer clay! I have discovered canes. Canes are a two dimensional picture in a three dimensional cylinder. Then you take slices of that cylinder to make beads and many other things. Thanks to Kelly Donavon at knittingandthings.com I made a beautiful lace cane that I am going to use to create a butterfly pendant! Uh-oh…I think I may have a new addiction on my hands! At least I can split my time between crochet and polymer clay. Blessings!
HI! I am a mom with grown children. I was a Registered Nurse for 14 years. I wanted to do something that wasn’t always life or death.
I discovered crochet and it turns out I have a talent for it. I started this blog to give others inspiration. If you a retired or can’t work anymore you might have a natural ability to do something artistic with your hands. It might not be knitting or crochet, but you might have a knack for polymer clay art or needlepoint. After so many years rushing about, I feel that we have to do something to give out life meaning. Mine just happens to be crochet. I wanted to share with people what I have made. Truthfully, I want you to buy my handmade crochet items. I am going to be opening an Etsy shop and you will be able to purchase what I showcase here. I will also take custom orders from you! Yes! You can contact me and we can discuss size and materials you would like your personalized item to be made from. My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org! Everyone have a blessed day!