|Not a craft project, but a creative use of leaves by my 11-year old grandson.|
In the picture at top, Sam was on our porch roof the other Saturday and decided it would be fun to decorate the dormer windows by hanging leaves on them. I was busy preparing for a party at the time and did not get photos of his handiwork until the next day -- and not the best photos, at that. Creative idea, though!
Here's the crocheted hot mat:
here. It is called "Scalloped Potholder" but to my mind it is way too thick to make a good potholder, so I leave off the hanging loop. I'm nearly finished with another of these in a color called "Fruit Punch" with a lime green center and a "Blueberry" edge.
I've said it before, but I think this pattern may be slightly addictive. And cotton yarn is so inexpensive, and they keep coming out with more and more colors! I found one last night called "Blue Moon" and just had to pick it up as it will go with some solid colors which I already have. These make terrific gifts. I have yet to make any for myself, but I will!
And here is a partial shot of the blanket:
Personalized flannel baby blanket if you are interested in making some or seeing others I've made. It's such a fun project and seems to be appreciated a lot by the recipients. You can't really see the yellow print all that well, but it has whimsical little dogs, cats, bunnies and banners sprinkled all over it. The blue in the print is a great match for the solid color side of the blanket.
Much more crafting on the horizon, with Christmas approaching!