Carrie, I'll be sending you an e-mail asap! Thank-you to everyone else who entered!
Finished a crocheted potholder from one of the patterns that you can find online at Crochet Today...
I used some of my new Stitch Nation yarn that I REALLY loved working with. The wool didn't bother me at all and it definitely has a different, more "fuzzy" look to it than cotton yarn does. I don't prefer one look over the other really. I do LOVE the super-saturated colors!
I want to make a group of these to hang up in our kitchen, but first I want to work on that blanket.
After I finished it, I started browsing flickr for potholder/hot-pad designs and stumbled onto this AMAZING potholder swap group. I didn't realize how ga-ga people are for crocheted potholders! I can understand the excitement! They are super fun to make and the best thing? They are a fast project that gives you instant gratification. I finished mine in like 2 days. I enjoy these fast projects because I'm impatient. Making a blanket is definitely going to test my patience. ;-)
Here are some pretty potholders I found from that group:
how cute are these all strung up on a clothes line?
Here's a very cool pattern that I'd like to make that I found via this group, and also this one that I actually re-found because I remembered seeing it many, many months ago.. before I was very confident with my crocheting abilities. Now I'm all psyched to make it! This is an awful photo from the pattern site, but it's such a groovy pattern. LOVE IT.
I love the idea of just using two colors.
And for the Blythe-lovers out there, how utterly GORGEOUS is this crocheted dress??? I wish this girl would sell them. I also think her doll is incredibly beautiful. She did her custom make-up. I don't normally go for the heavily customized Blythes (because I think it takes away what makes Blythe so cool to me - her kitschy goodness!)... BUT that said, this doll's makeup is just sooo pretty and subtle. I love all of the colors and textures in this photo:
I have a really cool home decor DIY coming up later this week that I'm super excited about! It's very practical and affordable too which is the best thing about this project to me. Second to the fact that (hopefully) it will look really darn cool. It's inspired by the Eames Era. Here's a sneak peek. I have all of the supplies, now I need Ethan's help with power tools.
That is my Miami Modern book I bought to research places we want to see in Miami this summer. Very excited! The Midcentury Modern theme goes well with my project.
Also, just a random, but I found this 20 Tips for Finding Routine with your Kids list via Ali Edwards' Twitter today. I've been struggling with the lack of routine around here with the boys, and I think that's a big reason why I'm so stressed out during the day. (Um, not to mention the constant bickering they do). Trying to find things to entertain them to lessen said bickering. Hoping to come up with some sort of schedule and chores list. These boys need to pull their weight around here! (haha, well as much as they know how to. ;-)