Sunday, March 3, 2013

Yarn, Thread and Love Rocks

I have been doing a variety of crafts over the last few weeks and wanted to share some photos of them.

I love to crochet and have been doing small projects.  Here is a round coaster using this amazing multi colored yarn I bought last year.
This is a flower shaped coaster using that same yarn.  The colors change after long segments of certain combinations.  Only problem is that I can't find the paper tag that went with it.  That's ok, there are only a couple of places it could be from so I'll find it eventually, I would love to see if there is a blue version.  I will definitely be using the yarn to make a few more small projects I know I will love.  I really like coasters because they are quick and I have seen quite a few free patterns online that I can try. 

I used a tutorial on one of my favorite blogs Resurrection Fern to complete this little rock fish necklace.

 I made a few additional rock fish.

I had to try a few colored ones too.  They were very fun and easy to make.

I used a tutorial I found on the really nice blog Speckless to make this multi-media rock.  I first embroidered my message on a piece of muslin, then I crocheted the muslin to a stone to make a paperweight.  You can vary the pattern of the crochet using doily stitches.  

This is the back, pretty simple.  I wanted to make a token of love and it worked!  

Esteban liked his love rock.  I am working on rocks for Sebastian and Isabel.  

I used my Mark-B-Gone pen to write the message on my bit of muslin first, the bright blue ink disappears with a little water.  I embroidered Sebastian's already using his favorite color, you can see Isabel is still in Mark-B-Gone blue ink.  The grey thread is to crochet Sebastian's rock and the dark red for Isabel's.  I will show off the finished rocks soon.  
I am doing a few Swap-bot craft swaps that I am really excited about so I have a few deadlines.  I will post more about Swap-bot soon too.  At the very least I have to let you know that it has been so fun, I've had a great experience.  It is one of those things that is what you make of it.  

Chemo was fine last week and the week before.  It makes me feel a bit medicated and I tend to fall asleep in my chair pretty regularly.  Usually with a ball of thread or yarn in my lap.  My family is taking great care of me and Luci is a loving companion. I am looking forward to seeing spring in the trees along my walk. Soon.  

Have a great rest of the weekend.


  1. Very cute projects!! Prayers continue, Frances. It's great that you have your creative outlet to keep you occupied. Love & hugs.

  2. Hello. So nice to hear from you. A big fat huge kiss to you.

  3. I'm sure I don't have to remind you that Grimm is back tomorrow night. Whoo.

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