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Basketmaster's Weavings is about my passions, much of which revolves around basket weaving. I weave with reed and I love teaching others to weave. Many of the patterns and styles that I show in the blog are geared to the beginning weaver, or even the brand new weaver. If you have been thinking about wanting to learn to weave, then this blog is for you. Throughout the blog and videos I take you step by step through each and every process of weaving. I want you to be successful in weaving the very first time you try. For the intermediate and advanced weaver, my wish is that you take ideas that I show, mix them up a bit, and incorporate them into your own beautiful creations.

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Thursday, March 19, 2009

Some Crafty Goodness

Things have been crafty around the house lately. Guess I've just had the urge to create. One of the things I've been doing is teaching myself to crochet. At first I wasn't sure what possessed me to learn this new craft, but I've been watching Vicki's blog at My Creative Corner and I'm sure that has had an influence on me to learn crocheting. She does beautiful work. I've been learning to crochet by watching videos on youtube and Nexstitch. Here are my first two projects.
The green was done using a single crochet. I just grabbed the front loop while crocheting. I've learned I can change the pattern next time by grabbing just the back loop or the entire loop.
This was made with a double crochet stitch. Both dishcloths used 2 oz worsted 100% cotton yarn and I used an H hook. I have two other dishcloths well underway. I know my stitches aren't perfect, but for my first projects, I'm happy with the results!
This is an Easter Egg tree that I made. I saw something similar in a Pottery Barn advertisement and thought, "I could do that". I got a few spindly branched artificial plants and put them in a vase. I added glass marbles to the vase for stability. I took some extra plastic eggs and drilled a hole in them. Then I threaded some ribbon through the hole to make a hanger for the eggs and hung them on the branches.
Finally here is my daughter Emily with a dog cake she made using a pattern from Family Fun. The paws are cupcakes. The spots are mint patties and junior mints. The red collar is a fruit rollup. The eyes, tongue and tag are a wafer candy and the blue on the eyes are M&M's. The ears and mouth are chocolate licorice. Yum! There's just been a whole lot of crafting going on around here.
Have a wonderful day.
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Naomi said...

wow! I love all the craftiness...

the knitting looks great and way to go on the cake!!!

Tea said...

Congratulations on learning to crochet, Nancy! The cloths look perfect! Btw, I have several free crochet patterns on the sidebar of my blog. The tulip stitch cloth is quite popular. Also, do you know about Ravelry? It's a knit and crochet community..lots of free and $$ patterns available. I'm T4knit in Ravelry.

Your daughter's cake is very cute! Well done! Looks like you have a crafty gal to follow in your footsteps. :) My 11 yr. old granddaughter loves cake decorating, too.

Vicki said...

Good job on your first dish cloths!! They are well done. I find it so fun when you see something in a magazine or store and go home and create it for a fraction of the price. Happy first day of spring.

linda said...

Way to go on crocheting! They look great! Thanks for joining the Craftaholics Anonymous Support Group! I had fun stopping by and checking our your craftiness!
happy crafting,

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