20 September 2010

Another new creation from the mind of miss chris!

So, I've been having a blast making things out of plastic bags lately - bracelets, dish scrubbies, wallets, and hair clips. Today I ventured into a new realm: art with plastic bags!

I had an idea to try making a big flower with lots of petals, and I think it turned out really well! It has 18 curly petals, and a big gold button in the middle.

I think it would look great on the lapel of a coat or jacket. What do y'all think?

I made some holiday dish doodads too. Stop by my etsy shop and give them all some love!



08 September 2010

Holiday Washcloths

Recently I won a bid to make a pumpkin washcloth for a customer's son. I created the pattern and completed the pumpkin fairly easily.  She was so happy with it that she asked if I could make some other holiday washcloths too!

I ended up creating patterns for a snowman and snowflake without too much difficulty. The snowflake is a modified version of a lace ornament. I adapted it, enlarged it, and put it on a wintery blue hexagon. 

She also wanted a turkey washcloth for thanksgiving! I thought about it and thought about it, and when I sat down with my crochet hook this morning it turned out really cute on the first try. Gotta love it when something in my head comes out my hands exactly the way I imagined it!

Here is a picture of all four washcloths. Aren't they cute together? Which one is your favorite?