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.