Sunday, December 25, 2016

Buster the Cat

                       
                                                      Buster has been waiting....


                                                                    .......and waiting.



                                        To wish you, and yours, Happy Holidays!

                                                            Smile On!        Audrey


Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Hats, Hats, and More Hats!


                          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

Free-Form Crocheted Hat and Collar



    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

Banjo Ironing Board



       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

Crocheted-Chain Christmas Tree.


    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