Sunday, December 25, 2016
Wednesday, December 21, 2016
I have been busy, crocheting hats. Here is a few that I recently finished.
This one is made with soft yarn, and the granny square!
I even made a few for the men.
This one is a free-form design. I call it the Rooster.
It was a fun piece to make, it started one way, and ended up going in a completely different direction. I have had a few brave men try it on, even.
Here is another fancy hat and collar. The dark gray with the lighter gray makes a nice contrast. The buttons have a military star on them. It gives the collar a more formal look.
Keeping warm is a priority around here.
Bundle Up! And, Smile On! Audrey
Monday, December 12, 2016
Brrrr! It's cold out there. We don't have the Kentucky Derby, we have "Cold and Snow". A woman needs a hat to declare it a good day.
I crocheted this Victorian inspired combo. And, the mannequin Sylvia, looks gorgeous in it...she looks good in anything. She is that kind of girl.
The hat is a free-form piece, and the collar is my own pattern, too. Sylvia even looks good from the back. Hmmmm...I wonder if I am brave enough to wear this to town? Maybe, to the big ski race in Hayward, Wisconsin. The famous, Birkebeiner? Oh, that's right, I can't ski!
It was a great deal of fun crocheting this hat and collar .. I love to do the free-form work!
Stay Warm My Friends! Smile On! Audrey
Thursday, December 8, 2016
This old ironing board served a general purpose for a long time. We found this in an antique shop looking old and bedraggled. It needed to sing. My music man Ed, built this into a banjo.
Ed stained the wood this pretty color, after he added these decorative pieces of wood we found at a local Menards.
It sounds fantastic! A real banjo twang, along with plenty of volume. It folds up, and displays nicely.
Happy Day To You!
Smile On! Audrey
Friday, December 2, 2016
I would like to share with you a small tree, my Granddaughter Hannah inspired. When she was a little girl, I taught her how to crochet a chain using some red, green and white variegated yarn. I kept the chain with my Christmas decorations in storage for several years.
Hannah is all grown up now, with an apartment of her own. I retrieved the crocheted chain, and wrapped it around this paper cone I bought at a craft store. I added the antique wooden spool, some beads, and some little red hearts, along with gold braid I found in some crafty things I inherited from my Mom and Sister.
With several helping hands, the tradition of crochet travels down through the generations!
I hope your day is filled with "contentment". Smile On! Audrey