Sunday, April 8, 2012

Latest bits and pieces

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted anything in here.  I’ve been crocheting and have done one beaded/embroidered piece. I work part time, garden, cook and do some ‘home caring’ in between. I’ve got dust that has settled, etc., etc.  I’m sure some of you know what I’m talking about.

I’ve not been keeping up with my TAST stitches.  Here’s the latest piece I did right around my birthday, combining several stitches.  I had a horrible time with two or three of them and got more depressed.  I did this a day or two before my 63rd birthday.

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Now it’s a couple of weeks later and I’m still NOT caught up.

I’ve still got to practice needle tatting.  Haven’t done anymore since the first couple of try pieces.

Here is the beaded/embroidered piece that I did.  I’ve still got to mount it and put it into the frame.

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Below are some more crocheted needle cases and some Irish crochet roses.

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Crocheted Irish roses in silver. I thought ladies who do crazy quilts might like these.  We’ll see.

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I enjoyed making all of these, but really enjoyed making this one. Even though these pieces are small, they are time consuming.

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These below are actually a copper color.  I’ve got to take better pictures.  The color of the piece that they are lying on is the color above, not the sickly color shown here. Sheesh.

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This picture below taken outside in screened porch.

Silver, light orchid/pink, dusty rose, river blue.

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Needle cases and babies on my workspace.

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Babies are right around 2” tall.  Teeny, tiny babys.  The hardest thing is stuffing them and tying the bow on their bonnets.

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Here are the babies stored in an empty egg carton, the plastic lid closes over them so that each one is in her own little compartment.

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Now, the hardest part is figuring out how to price everything. Creating is so much more fun.

I’ve really got to figure out what to do with all the pieces I have beaded but not done anything with yet either. Sigh.

Happy Creating, whatever your medium.

FlowerLady

14 comments:

Mary Ann said...

The needle cases are lovely and the little babies are so sweet:) I know what you mean about pricing what you make. It's very difficult.

Masha Novoselova said...

I love your embroidered heart! and that crocheted flowers are beautiful! very beautiful!!! :)
and - great idea for needlecase!!
hugs from Russia,
Masha

Suztats said...

Happy Belated Birthday!
Your little babies are so cute, and look what you've been doing! Love the crocheted flower. No wonder there's no time for TAST. I think it's always difficult to price one's own work.

Skeeter said...

Such small work for fingers with those little dolls! Pricing is a difficult thing for a crafter. When I was involved in the craft store while living in Germany, I mostly sold floral items but occasionally cross stitched items as well. I would take the amount of money for supplies, try to add in time spent on the item then double that amount. Some times that would work perfect for me and other times my manager said I was underselling and she insisted on me raising my prices.... Very difficult to price hand made items....

Debra Howard said...

Oh what beautiful things you make. I used to crochet when I was much younger but never seem to find the time anymore. Maybe one of these days I will pick it up again.
Debbie

tina said...

Those Irish roses are really pretty. Of course I love everything flowers. I like that header photo of you sitting in your craft room with the nice view out the window.

Francisca said...

How dainty you creations! I see you've been productive since I last visited (even if it doesn't feel like that to you). Happy belated birthday!

Becca said...

All of your crochet is so lovely. I have been trying to learn thread crochet too. I love the small pieces !

Lorraine said...

Thank you for your lovely comments on my blog. Your crocheted creations are just lovely and I agree, the small doilies will be great additions on crazy quilts.

James Missier said...

I like the one:
Keep learning - Don't Give up.

Thank you for dropping by my blog and sharing your thoughts on the matters of plants & Gardening.

bois-fleurie said...

I used to do alot of hand embroidery,and crochet .Seeing your lovely items I think i would like to do some again.

Gayle said...

I know, I know... I need to go to the "store" but I'm on limited time. Do the flowers you make come in a hair piece? I would love to purchase a couple for my daughters.

Jillayne said...

Oh my gosh - these are gorgeous! I love the flowers and yes, the crazy-quilting ladies must just love them - amazing!!

Deb said...

Oh my goodness everything is just lovely, the flowers are stunning and the needles cases are beautiful. I haven't worked with crochet cotton in a while but recently I bought some new balls but so far nothing near as lovely as your pieces, the babies are delightful.