Mar 27, 2011

Crocheted Bunting

I have always thought that bunting -- those cute triangle garlands -- were extra cute! I've wanted to make one before but normally I see ones that are sewn together and I'm still learning the sewing stuff!  

But a few weeks ago I found a pattern for a crocheted bunting and I knew I wanted to try it out!! 

It turned out super cute! 

I used this bright colored yarn I had gotten on sale a few months ago.  I think the colors look great together.  

I'm thinking of adding it to my Etsy shop -- which I neglected for the past few months! What do you think? Is this something you would want for your home?

Mar 14, 2011

Wedding Present

Last week my sister got married!  It was such a great day and I was glad to see her on her big day! 
I of course had to make something special for her!

Last May she made me a quilt for my graduation present so I thought it would be appropriate for me to crochet a blanket for her and the new hubby.  I loved this blanket from Becky's Strumpet's Crumpets and was inspired to make one similar to it!

Here are some pics of the work in progress from my instagram pics.

It turned out so pretty!  
I want to make more blankets in the future.  It's so relaxing to sit in my big chair and crochet!

Mar 5, 2011

Knitted Wonderland!

Yesterday was the BIG Installation day for the Knitted Wonderland Project!  

It was so amazing to see so many people putting together their tree sweaters! 

My little girl even got in on the fun!

I loved all the variations from the other groups!

I personally think my group was the best ;)

You have the next 2 weeks to get down to the Blanton Museum to check out all 99 trees in person! 

Mar 2, 2011

First Thursday Preview

I can't believe it but TOMORROW is FIRST THURSDAY!  I'm joining my friends Marci & Maja with a booth for us to sell our different crafties.  I'm not as prepared as I would like to be, but I'm still pretty excited.

And to get you excited I thought I'd give you a preview of some of things that will be there!  

Everyone needs a Wild Thing to snuggle with.  He really likes to be read to at night.

For my punk rockers, I have a few more mohawk hats!

I added a new flower head band for my girlies.

And STARS! They can be coasters, decoration or even throwing stars for my knitting ninjas!

I'll have my other items from my Etsy store as well.  I know you want some of these awesome items! You can message me at twitter -- @velmametz and I can let you know where we are.  Anything I don't sell I'll be adding to my Etsy shop, so be on the look out my out of towners!