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Sunday, January 27, 2013

Baby its cold outside!

A few years ago I taught myself to crochet, and started out with a very optimistic project.  I started with a granny square, and decided to create my young daughter a pretty afghan (what a '70s word!).  I can't believe I didn't ever post (or photograph) the finished afghan!  Its really quite lovely and I should post a photo one day.
A MILLION squares which need to get pieced together!
After crocheting a million squares, it took me about a year to finally piece it together!  No joke! It was pretty slow tedious work!  But it turned out so nicely!
Do you see the afghan in this advertisement?  The commercial and posters were shot in my house, and  thats my daughters bedroom.  THAT is my afghan!  It was quite flattering that in this series of commercials the Art Director didn't change ANYTHING in my home!  She said her work was done for her! Those are even my daughters Holly Hobby plates, pink frames, and butterfly wings!  Anyway, enough bragging!

Needless to say after my year long crochet project, I've only picked up my crochet needle a few more times since.  I had a real amigurami stint!  That was quite fun.  However, not too much crocheting after that.

I wanted to make myself fingerless gloves, but just didn't get around to it, so when I saw these at our local mega bookstore on sale for half price I bought them:

They are knitted, not crocheted, but they are wool and quite pretty.  However when do we ever leave anything alone?

I selected a bunch of pastel buttons from my HUGE button collection.
And Voilá!
That green button was from a cape my mom had made for me when I was 7 years old...oh the '70s!

I had to beat off my 28 year old and my 9 year old daughters!  Mines all mines!  Precious says its mines!!! (That was my Gollum impersonation btw).

Have a great weekend!  Now, time to get back to Marple on Netflix!


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  1. Wow!! What a gorgeous (and ambitious) project for your first crochet attempt! It looks adorable... love the colours. And in a commercial? You go girl! I learned to crochet about 3 years ago and love it. There are so many great patterns out there now (and so many fun retro ones from our past). Great job with the buttons too! Love it!

  2. Wow - on a tv commercial - that must have been so exciting for you!!!
    And I love that you put buttons that mean something to you - great idea!!!

  3. Learning to crochet grannie squares is on my bucket list. I actually bought a how to book before the grandkids came along, but now I haven't had the time to teach myself! Your afghan is lovely, and so is your daughter's room. I wish I could watch the commercial!

    I love your use of old buttons! I've got a button post ready to publish, too! Great minds think alike, right?

  4. Oh, how cool these gloves are! YOUR gloves (I understand that aspect perfectly...haha).
    I want to see more about that afghan, can't you share it?
    Besos and it would be a pleasure visiting flea markets with you here!

  5. I love your buttoned gloves. How cool you crochet was featured! Pinned your lovely gloves. Stop over http://www.sewsweetvintage.com/2013/01/his-and-her-pillows.html

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  7. Congrats to YOU!!! These are really cute and thank you for sharing them at my party.


  8. I hope to learn to crochet one day! Your afghan is beautiful! No wonder it's in an advertisment! Thanks for the visit today! Blessings, Tammy

  9. Wow! Great job! I wish I could crochet? Thank you for stopping by yesterday.

  10. That is amazing!! You are so talented and creative. It makes my hand hurt to look at all of those squares. They are so beautiful. And they were in an advertisement! That makes it even more wonderful. Blessings, Angie

  11. It's cool that your daughter's room and your afghan were in a commercial! And those fingerless gloves are so cool! I love the buttons!!!

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