The Patriotic Owl and His Cute Friend!

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I don’t want to bore you with the same projects back to back,,, But,,, Yesterday after I dropped off the Owl Hat at Alpine Original,,, Debbie (My good friend and Owner) messaged me to let me know… It sold as soon as she put it up on the display… We had been talking about what else I should try to whip up for my display before Friday’s Artwalk,,, I had a few ideas of some easy, cute projects that would fill in the spaces… Maybe another pair of Skimmer Slippers,,, Some Patriotic Potholders,,,

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Well,,,With the news of the Owl Hat selling right off the bat,,, The answer was easy… So with my stash of yarn and my favorite hook,,, I whipped up two more Owl Hats last night!  I couldn’t resist making a patriotic one!  If you like this hat,,, The pattern is available at Repeat Crafter Me.  While your are there… Check out all of her patterns!

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I may try to make one more project tonight… The Artwalk is finally near… Tomorrow from 4pm-7pm on Mt Shasta Blvd… Check it out if you are in town… And make sure you stop in and see me at Alpine Originals!!.

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So here is to Patriotic, Owl Hats and Artwalks!.

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Elena

Mega Crochet

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It’s getting close!!! Only a few more days and the Artwalk will be here…This Friday our quaint little town has an Artwalk for all the Galleries and Stores to show off their stuff…  I am blessed to be able to sell my crochet items at Alpine Originals… They are featuring my “Art” for this months Artwalk…

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Wow… Crochet being featured as the “Main display”…  Who could imagine !!!  Not just your Grannies doilies anymore… Crochet is so popular, and I hope to show some of what can be done with a little yarn(or fabric) and a hook!!!.

So I thought I would share what I made this weekend to add to the display… Of course there are many more items that are already at Alpine Originals… And,,, I plan to add just a few more in the upcoming days…

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A Second Decorative Fabric Flag…

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Patriotic Potholders… Fabric Too!

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Another Set of Summer Skimmer Slippers…

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Denim Colored Market Bag…

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Finished True Colors Lap Size Afghan…

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Whew,,, I am worn out just adding all the pictures,,, But it was fun making all of these items and I think I have a good variety…

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So if your close by this Friday,,, Come see me at Alpine Originals between 4pm – 8pm… 304 N. Mt. Shasta Blvd… Mt Shasta!

So here is to The Art of Crochet and Tons of New Projects!

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Elena

Hats and Bags….

I have been working on a few new items to take to Alpine Originals for the upcoming Artwalk…  I am finally getting a good variety of different crochet items to share and sell… Since the Artwalk isn’t until the 21st, I have a couple more weeks to get a lot done!!! I have some really great things planned… But, for now I thought I would share what I just finished…

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Cotton Brimmed Hats…

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Large Square Bottom Tote Bags…

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These cute cotton hats are a pattern I found on Ravelry by Drops Designs and you can find the pattern here

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These awesome totes were also found on Ravelry by bobwilson123 and you can find the pattern here

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Both of these patterns are very easy and work up quickly… I was able to complete each one of these in just a few hours…  They would make great gifts or would be nice to keep for yourself too!!!

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Stay tuned for some really great 4th of July items I will be working on in the next couple weeks!

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So here is to Bags, Hats, Artwalks and Summertime! Enjoy!!

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Elena

Spirals and Baskets…

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I’m kicking off my summer stock up of crochet to sell with a bang.  With Memorial Day Weekend sneaking up quickly and my Ocean Waves Afghan completed, I am beginning to stock up and crochet as much as possible to have plenty to sell at Alpine Originals.  It is a true blessing to have an outlet to sell my items and the extra money will come in handy for our Annual Mother/daughter School Clothes and Mini Vacation  trip late summer!

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My head was full of ideas and things I wanted to make, so here is what I made last night…

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Small Door Handle Baskets…

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Spiral Dishcloths….

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These adorable baskets are just the right size  for storing the little things you need as you’re rushing out the door… I was inspired by several pattern I found online and each one took only 45 minutes to whip up using 2 strands of worsted weight yarn and an I hook!

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The spiral dish cloths are much cuter in person and were originally inspired by a pot holder pattern, but once I got going I thought they would make a unique dishcloth!  They were a little more work but only about 1 hour and done… These are made of cotton using a G Hook…

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Floral Face Cloths and a Sweet Twine Basket…. Thanks to Carlee at Alpine Originals for this cute picture!

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I added a few more Floral Face Cloths in Spring Green and Cream and a great Twine Basket with a Spring Green trim…  I made these last week and forgot to show them off : )

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Lots more on the way to share, and a couple new free patterns on the way!

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So here is to Baskets, Spirals and Summer Crochet!

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Elena

Day 7 Knit & Crochet Blog Week – 4KCBWDAY7

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Today is the last day of the Knit & Crochet Blog Week Challenge… I can’t believe I was able to post all 7 days!  It has been fun and I hope you enjoyed it too!  Our last assignment,,, Day 7,,, Is to talk about “Where we would like to be 1 year from now with our Crafting”…

I have already stretched myself this year by opening my blog and life up to all the world with my crochet… It has been a great experience so far…  But, my main goal in the next few months is to get my Etsy Store up and going… It isn’t so much the work it will take to get the store open,, Its more having enough crochet products  available…  Thanks to  my friends at our local store Alpine Originals, I sell many pieces each month there… So I will have to step up my game and get some things going for online sales… Who knows, all this crocheting could work into a full-time job at the rate I am going…

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Since my topic for the last day is asking about the future, I didn’t have any pictures to post to go with the subject,,,, So, I though I would show you a few pictures from my life… Hope you enjoy!

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Our 5 baby Kittens,,, They all have home to go to!!!           Charlie asking me to go for a walk,,,            The trees finally starting to bud out!

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The apple trees in bloom,,,                           Early bloomers in the yard…                              Daffodils Charlie and I found on our walk…

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Great Mt. Shasta View on the walk!                  And the rushing stream….                         And finally home, a much-needed drink of water!

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I cleaned out the first flowerbed…                  Planted my first spring planterbox…             The hubby mowed the lawn…

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Stopped to make some tea….                         And finally… Dinner!

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Also, this morning I attended a great sermon at church and an all church barbeque… It was so fun and great to have some time to visit with all my friends!  But, unfortunately I don’t have pictures to share…

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So here is to What is in the future, My daily life and hanging out with my friends at Church!  Now it’s off to Crochet,,, Can’t Wait!!!

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Elena

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