Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Some crafts I made

I just got back from a ladies night out at a restaurant in town that just re-opened today. The food was delicious, but the waiter was very nervous, as it was his first day on the job.

So now I'll show you some crafts I've finished in the last few weeks.

First would be this bag. It's crocheted from a pattern I found on Ravelry, and I sewed some wooden beads on around the ruffle. I'm not sure what I'll do with this bag yet, but it would be the perfect size for one of my daughters to take her bible along to sunday school:)

Second is this embroidered journal cover. I made some similar ones last year for my 2 best friends, and just finished mine last week. The embroidery is done with all six strands and is easy and fun to do.

This is the inside of the "padfolio".

Next is this crocheted duster/vest. I hate the way I'm posing for this picture, but I didn't have anyone close by to take my picture so I set the camera on timer. But you're supposed to look at the vest anyways:) It took me about a month of drinking maté with Marvin until this project was done.

This was a totally new project for me. I found the idea in a Country Woman magazine. Marvin helped me cut the barbed wire and I put together the dried/artificial flowers. We gave it to friends of ours who were celebrating their 10 th wedding anniversary this weekend.

One of the things I love to do while reading blogs, is enter blog-giveaways. The other day, Quilting Ranny send me a message that I had won a pillow in her giveaway. She even wanted to personalize it:) YAY! I love quilting too, but haven't done a lot of it in a while. Here I am opening my package:

Here is the pillow! Thank you again, Quilting Ranny! I really love it and I will always think of you when I see this pillow. I wish you a lot of happiness and wisdom in raising your grandchildren!

On the same day I received another package in the mail, all the way from France!!! I joined a web-group called Swap-bot. You can pick in which swap you would like to participate, and they asign you partners. Then you send something to them, and someone else sends something to you.

And this is what I got in my first ever swap. Two keychains, a pair of earrings and a nice card. I'd like to say: Merci and thank you to "City700" of France.


Thank you to all of you, who took the time to read my blog today. I appreciate the comments I get from around the world and love to visit your blogs in return!


  1. Too funny! I just sent you an email!

    Someday, I'll send you something from here...I don't know what or when, but I will. Money is tight right now, so hopefully some will come along when the inspiration does. Maybe when I learn to sew, a goal for my next decade, I will sew something for you.

    Beginner to master! Your crafts are beautiful!


  2. Sounds like a lot of fun! My craft making days are behind me - I think!!! You've made some very nice creations there! I think your crochet vest is stunning! The barbed wired wreath certainly goes well with a country theme decor!Great job!

  3. Brenda, glad you liked it and the gardening tools on the name fabric, just reminded me of your farm!

  4. I liked that pose! :) You are beautiful! And so talented! I got out the sewing machine yesterday and put it away again at night without doing a single thing...boo! Maybe today!
    Love ya!

  5. You've been busy! LOVE the bag! I can crochet a dish cloth if I have too, but would never tackle anything more difficult.

  6. Wow! You've been a busy lady. Everything looks wonderful, but I'm most impressed with that beautiful duster. It's so pretty. I knit, and have only crocheted a few times. The directions for both may as well be in Chinese for me. I'm fine if someone sits with me and says "do this, or do that."
    So funny- A friend sent me a barbed wire wreath a few years ago. Hubby insisted that someone could get hurt and we shouldn't hang it. It is in storage and I always said that when I had my pottery studio in one of the outbuildings on the farm, I would hang it there. No studio yet :(
    Have a good weekend.

  7. You are so talented! I love the vest you crocheted, it's beautiful!

  8. Love to read all these things you do! Whoever says the Chaco is boring is not making the most of what they've got down there! Way to put Paraguay on the map for more people! Hats off to you, sis!



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