"Crocheting acts as a mental and physical therapy and there are many beautiful things that are created in the process.” – Today’s Crochet World

Sunday, April 29, 2012

What have I been up to?

I've finished my 5th Mermaid Tears purse....It still needs some fine tuning and I think I'm going to redo the skull and crossbones applique because I'm just not happy with it, but all in all it turned out pretty good.
The fabric that's beside the purse is what i'm using for the lining.  This purse was my 17 year old daughters idea because she didn't like the flower that normally goes with the purse.  The applique patter is from Everlaughter.....www.everlaughter.com.

Last Saturday was Junior/Senior prom for my daughter and her boyfriend.  They both looked so cute.

I don't know if anyone has ever visited the blog Attic24, but this lady sure knows how to use color.  She has some of the most gorgeous designs on her blog, and a lot of free patterns.  That is where I came up with my next tote bag.  The pattern that is on her blog makes a huge bag which just isn't me so going from her pattern and cutting down the rounds this is what I came up with.
A small version of her extremely large tote.  Since my camera has a mind of it's own and doesn't cooperate sometimes the colors I used were a dark chocolate brown and a tan.  It's the perfect size tote for me, something I can throw my keys wallet and a few other things into and go.  If you haven't checked out the blog you really should head on over there.  She has her home beautifully and tastefully decorated with her crochet creation and it's a lot of fun to read.

We have some wild honeysuckle growing at the corner of our fence an it has been drawing in the butterflies like crazy, and it smells nice too.

I accidentally bumped into the bush earlier this afternoon and a butterfly tornado came out of the bush.  It was so pretty.

That pretty much sums up what I've been up to lately.  Hope everyone has a wonderful week and Happy Crocheting:)


  1. OMG, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the mermaid tears skull purse!! I just finished making my skulls last night for some beanies!!! What an awesome idea Allison had!!!! Totally awesome and GREAT job! Dominica would want this so bad!! Love the prom pictures also. She is so beautiful and they are a n adorable couple!

  2. Thank you:)....I'm redoing the skull that is on it because I just wasn't happy with it. Allison saw me looking at Everlaughter patterns one day and she said get the skull get the skull...lol. I'm hoping she comes out with a lion head because I have some ideas for those too...lol I've been so busy with the purses I haven't had a chance to do anything else. Getting orders lined up so hopefully I can knock them out quick.