Friday, February 27, 2009

Handiwork

I have two hand-craft projects I'm working on right now.

I have big plans to crochet Tessa a doll before the baby comes...but I'm not a skilled crochet-er so I am starting small. Look at this excellent carrot I crocheted. Can anyone think of a use for a carrot made of yarn?



I am now in the middle of crocheting a mouse...then I'll move up to a cute pig.

But I am taking a break from that to work on some quilt blocks I'm supposed to have done months ago for a group of quilters from my church...I'm incredibly embarrassed it has taken me this long - but now that I've started I'm pretty excited about it.


I'm doing "English Paper Piecing" which I can do almost entirely whilst laying down. Super super fun.

6 comments:

Nate and Mandy Knoebel: said...

Wow! Now I really, really can't wait!

Tanya said...

I didn't even notice the carrot in the bowl until you mentioned it...you should make more food items and Tessa can play chef and make food for you guys, Chloe loves to do that.

CurtisandMindy said...

don't think for a minute that I didn't notice you slipping "starting small" into your blog. how clever you are!!! I love the crochet carrot. I didn't even KNOW you could crochet fruit, let alone mice and pigs.

I'm always impressed by your quilting. Perhaps I should tell you now that I plan to get pregnant in Mayish (you do the math, then subtract one month). Not that you have to make me a blanket (except that you do, because I want one ;) ).

i wish i could say i'm kidding. that would make me sound a lot better. but you know me.

Laura said...

I didn't know you could crochet either. The quilting is beautiful!

Sweet Em said...

Actually Mindy - the "starting small" was completely on accident. I was hoping you'd mention the clever use of "whilst" in conjunction with "English Paper Peicing" - oh well.

Katean said...

I think the carrot would make an excellent Easter decoration for years to come :)