Wednesday, January 25, 2012

getting crafty

I am not crafty.  I like to leave the craftiness to the professionals.  Two years ago, however, I bought this adorable puppy love cross stitch kit from ChezSucreChez on Etsy...and finally started working on it last week.  With a brief interruption to purchase more floss when I ran out, I managed to complete them over a period of about three days.

It was harder than I thought it would be to put the tiny Xs into their proper places.  Guess which one I did first?  I did enjoy the project, and I wish I had another kit on hand to work on.  However, my next thing to try is...crochet!  I mentioned to my mom back in November that I wanted to try and learn crochet, and she sent me yarn, needles, and a book about it for Christmas.  Now I suppose I have no excuse not to learn.

Would I like to learn how to crochet something like this?
photo from wondertrading's Flickr

Well, yes, but...I'm realistic.  I think my goal will be some throw pillows for the sofa!



  1. You did a great job. It's great to learn to new skills.

  2. so cute! i always want to make crafty things i see ... but then i end up with a lots of supplies and nothing finished. so i think i prefer to get crafty things from people who specialize in that craft, even if i keep telling myself, "I can do THAT!"

  3. Such cute cross stitching! I would love to learn to crochet 1930s patterns!
    From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

  4. I love them! I especially love them because they are doggies!

  5. I wish I was more crafty too. My mum tried to teach me to knit years ago but I was horrible at it. I really should try again and those vintage knitting patterns are a constant inspiration.

    You're cross-stitching is adorable! I used to do quite a bit of that when I was younger. I had a whole collection of 'Snugglepot and Cuddlepie' ones which I think my mum still has.

  6. Karen, how fun! My guess is that you did the one on the left first. ;)
    I wish I were more crafty! As a matter of fact it was on my resolutions for 2012 list.
    now to carve out some time to do so... *sigh*
    Good luck w/ crochet!


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