Barely Blogworthy

Another stone and an unhappy work in progress (the kind where you’re using the seam ripper as much as the sewing machine).


Sorry it’s been quiet here lately. I’m hoping to break out of my blogging funk soon.

Have a great Tuesday.


Crocheted stone

So, I’m pretty sure you’ve all seen these crocheted stones. They’re so lovely, right (unless you’re like my husband and don’t see any point in decorating rocks; sorry, this post is not for you)?

Well, I found a few doily patterns that I liked and that looked do-able, so I whipped up my very own crocheted stone.

I like it. It’s definitely not as refined as her stones,

especially the back, but it’s a start. And you know what, I’ve already started using it.¬†How, you might ask?

Well, that’s a story for another day…

Craft Fail…?

So, another pin-inspired project. I’ve had these little twine baskets pinned for a long time, and I’ve even had the material, we’ll call it jute (honestly, I can’t remember if this is jute or hemp cord, forgive my ignorance), since my craft shopping spree I mentioned previously, but it wasn’t until this week that I actually gave this project a try.

Hmm, well, let’s just say I didn’t have the lovely special twine that they used in the original project, so it went a little less smoothly than I would have liked. Let’s just say that this was my second basket.

The stuff I used (probably jute) was rather unwieldy, and very uneven. It took a couple tries to figure out how to work it. Even after I finished the big basket, I wasn’t sure that I liked it. It was a little lopsided.

After some steaming, I kind of forced it to be the shape I wanted it to be. But it’s still not quite what I was hoping.

I still had some jute (?) left when I was done, so I decided to make a couple of small baskets for odds and ends.

The smallest one was just the last little bit of the jute, I don’t know what I’ll use it for, but it sure is a little bit of loveliness.

So I guess it wasn’t a complete fail. I still think I’ll have to get some of that fun twine someday. For now, these will do.




ps. I’m linking this project at skip to my lou.