Saturday, November 24, 2007

Sew Crafty... Saturday?

Sorry I was not able to find time to post this yesterday. It was a very busy day.

Even though I did a lot of crafting this past week, it was mostly on works in progress and finishing these crocheted snowflakes. I have had it in mind for some time that I wanted to crochet some snowflakes for family members, so this year I finally did it. I am not skilled or fast at crocheting with thread, nor do I enjoy it as I do crocheting with yarn. I am really disappointed with my efforts, but I did finish 12 snowflakes. Here are three of them.

I’m also disappointed with my photography efforts. I took 3 different pictures, but this one (which is not very good or clear -- and that may be a good thing!) is the best of the three. I do apologize for its poor quality.

I’m continuing to work on embroidering day-of-the-week flour sack dish towels. I have 3 left to go, but one of those is nearly finished.

And I’m also working on some family photo ornaments like those I shared last week. I now have all of the photos transferred to fabric. Someone suggested that I try doing the captions with the computer as well, and I think that’s a great idea and have begun the process of doing that.

What about your crafting efforts? Are you doing some crafty decorations or gifts for Christmas? Then join Shereen and her readers at Waiting for Him and share your projects. Shereen and others will be eager to see what you have to share. Happy Crafting!


  1. Anonymous4:42 PM

    Crocheted snowflakes are so beautiful! Do you starch them? I have added a light spray of silver glitter to them on occasion. It really makes them sparkle on the tree.


  2. Hi Momma,

    Yes, I did stiffen them with Aileen's fabric stiffener. I also dipped them in clear glitter right afterward, and they do sparkle so nicely!

  3. Those are so pretty! I bet they're even nicer in real life. My camera doesn't pick up little details like glitter very well, either.

    You know how else they'd look nice? If you crocheted a little, stuffed, ornament-sized 'pillow' (think I could get more adjectives in there?) and glued or sewed snowflakes to either side. White on white is really elegant!


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