I’m making Swatch Portraits this weekend! I went (slightly) nuts at Ben Franklin last night and picked up a bunch of fat quarters. Using this super easy tutorial from the Purl Bee as my guide, I’m about to fill my freaking house with these.
Fat quarters are about a dollar. Embroidery hoops are about the same (for the smaller ones).
Q.E.D. I’m about to make a trillion of these for my kitchen, my bedroom, my bathroom …
Ohhh yeaaaa. Also, for the record - my fabric is far more lovely than the weird “This Used to be my Grandmother’s Couch” stuff going on in the image above.
Granny Square Baby Blanket! Though, after this one, I’ll remember NOT to bring one to a baby shower, but instead gift it privately.
The PUFF! I love how this turned out. It reminds me of an agate. It’s still a bit lumpy, since I used a mix of old clothes scraps and such along with fiberfill, though I’m happy I did, since it’s much firmer and more pleasant to lay on. It’ll even out, I’m sure!
Plus, kitties love it too!
And on the heels of yet another blanket, here is yet another shawl/scarf/something I will wrap around my neck.
This pattern had me a wee bit confused, and honestly still does. Now that I’ve learned an extended crochet stitch though, I think it will work itself out just fine! I’m mostly worried about the edge.
Thanks to Lyz for sending me this pattern!!
So, maybe this isn’t a craft. But they use craft jars! And I’m going to make them at home! And maybe even put fancy bows around them!
Total craftiness, people.
Plus, I love yogurt. Not the sugary Dannon or Yoplait stuff. Plus, most of those have gelatin in them. I like the real stuff, with good, healthy live cultures. I need to eat more breakfast, but I know myself, and I know I’m not getting up any earlier to throw a pancake on the stove.
So, I’ll make these up on Sunday nights, and grab one as I’m running out the door, 5 minutes late, as usual.
Though this pattern confused me at first, I want to make one of these right now. As in, I will probably make two or three TONIGHT when I get home.
I’m a nerd like that.
Really though, once you digest what the pattern is instructing, this could be a fun little project.