Sunday, October 3, 2010

Aleutia's dress

This picture didn't come out very well - nothing new about that!  But it's Aleutia's dress-to-be.  Believe it or not, the colors are red, white and blue.  It measures about 9" from top to bottom.  I will take it along the next time I see her and decide where on the T-shirt to attach it.  It lays fairly flat right now but will (I hope) ripple gently when attached.  I'm not too impressed with the outcome and will probably tweak the pattern a lot.  But this was my first try for this kind of a project so I'll consider it a successsful experiment and a learning opportunity.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

I see it's been a month since I was here last.  Times flies when you're having fun - or are just busy!  I continue to wonder how a retired couple can stay so busy.  I've finished up several crochet projects and am still working on getting them ready for Etsy.  (How I hate taking pictures!) 

Another project that has kept me busy is I found a shop in Lebanon where I now have things on consignment.  If you're in the neighborhood, check out Apron Strings.  It's on the east side of the square in Lebanon (Indiana).  I took several capes/stoles/shawls in in the middle of Sept.  The two women who run the shop each bought a stole and kept another one for the shop (which sold the first weekend there).  After talking over what they want, I made a scarf and stole and took them to the shop last week.  They also accepted some of the new things whose pictures I'd been agonizing over. I feel like I dodged a bullet by not having to list them on Etsy. Hopefully this will turn into another outlet for my crochet.

I finally got started on another project that's been patiently waiting for me.  I found a couple of T-shirts on sale and thought how cute they would look with ruffled skirts.  I'd been mulling over the project for a while and figuring out how I wanted to do it.  This weekend I started the actual crocheting.  The shirt will have 3 tiers and each will be a different color.  It's going slowly as I am having to figure out each step.  I'm also taking notes along the way so I can re-create it with another shirt later on.  Then there's the fact that I screwed it up and had to frog (rip it, rip it) it and start over when I was half done - bummer!  The first shirt is white and I'm using red, white and blue yarn.  I debated about the patriotic colors but tonight when I talked to Aleutia she was telling me about her new flag pin with an  American flag so I think I'm going to look real good when this is over ;0 ) 

If I get enough done, I'll add a picture of the dress/T-shirt so you can see what I'm talking about.