On to crafts, I have had the opportunity to start and finish a few. I forgot to get my camera from the other room for the processes. The following are some of the things that I did.
This is a scarf I crocheted. It ended up being for Jeni even though Addie wants the attention for wearing it. I crocheted it with a random 5 or 6 hook and some yarn I had laying around from Walmart. Then, I took one of the extra buttons that come with your clothing in that little plastic baggy and sewed the ends together using it. It only lasted about 5 days and then Jeni started chewing on it.
We have learned that Addie has a penchant for crafting supplies and so we needed a quick solution to my scattered belongings in the living room. We found this old suitcase at a Salvation Army at a little over 3 dollars thanks to a half off sale (score!) and I decoupaged several paper doilies (10 for a little over $1) on both sides after cleaning it off. I am still working on finding fabric that I like well enough to replace the inside plain brown material.
This scarf was crocheted for Addie using a variation of the double stitch and secured in the same way as Jeni's, using an extra button from a purchased shirt.
Here's my first knitted piece, a washcloth, using the simple single stitch. The little flecks help to hide the imperfections that were caused by my inexperience.
This is my spring wreath that I meant to be hung up on my sheltered front stoop or somewhere in the house. I like having contrasts of the same things but not in equal portions. This is where my supplies fell on Addie's wrong side, as she seems to savor fake flowers. I bought several flower bunches from Michael's at $1.99 and one of the big pink flowers at $2.99. I also got a few sprigs of leaves that I affixed onto a wood wreath with super craft glue as well as wove them into the branches. They can also be hot glued in, but I don't like using hot glue over carpet (something about the guns burning the carpet, I know, crazy).
Right now, I'm crocheting a scarf as well as knitting another scarf on large needles (I) while I'm trying to figure out what next I should do with some new typewriter font stamps, pastel stamp pads, and decorative paper.
Last thought, who doesn't love craft shopping the clearance rack after a holiday? It's amazing!
And now, a few pictures of my prides and joys, one actually fitting in the other one's bed.