I found THIS pattern over at RedHeart.com that I really liked, so I grabbed my hook and 2 skeins of yarn and streamed a documentary on Netflix. I wasn't done with the stocking when the documentary finished, so I put on another one. And then I watched a movie. 5 hours later, the stocking was done. It wasn't quick, but it was easy and it turned out really cute. I added a butterfly that I made with an I hook and worsted weight yarn.
That got me in a crafty Christmas mood. I saw THIS post over at Aunt Peaches (it's the Citizen Kane of craft blogs... Which I am so jealous of. I think I'm the Breakfast Club of crochet blogs... Milk WILL be made available...). It's a tinsel purse. It's sparkly and fabulous, and I desperately needed one. Mine cost $2, because I got clearance Target tinsel instead of dollar store tinsel, but it was worth the buck to me to not have to go to another busy store... I grabbed a purse that I hadn't used in almost 2 years (see, disorganization in action! A normal person would have donated/discarded it by now.) and my trusty hot glue gun and decorated away! I added a Holiday Gift Bow for extra beauty.
|This picture doesn't do the purse justice. It's so blindingly sparkly, one might call it Disco-Ball-esque!|
And last (and least, because alas, it didn't include crochet) I made some Reindeer bottles for the carolers that came to visit us this year. They appreciated not having to eat another giant plate of cookies, and I appreciated that I could get them done in less than an hour with materials I had in my craft stash! Win, win!
What kind of crafty fun are your guys up to today?