I’m gearing up for winter, starting with a crochet shawl. Currently it is 57 inches long and I hope to reach at least reach 60 inches. Nothing fancy, but I had this really thick wool yarn (3 skeins) just sitting around and I decided to make something with it. Alternating 2 rows of double crochet and 2 rows of single crochet worked just fine. The one unique thing about it is my handmade crochet hook, fashioned from a simple dowel. It works well with the extra thick yarn. I am sure to be warm and cozy when I wrap myself in this shawl. I can wear it inside or outside over a winter coat. It will be long enough to cover my head, neck, and shoulders.
I know it looks like Art By Faith has not posted any new creations of late, but I have been preoccupied with other things. I did make a scarf hanger out of shower curtain rings as a gift to a relative who has many scarves and no way to hang them. Check it out. I used hot glue, some pipe cleaners, and finished the inset of the hanger with some tiny flowers and resin. I haven’t heard anything more from her, but I hope she is using it. I think this type of hanger works best as it curves at the shoulder and the hanger part is metal, the rest is heavy plastic. Shower rings me $1.00!
I am looking forward to attending a few Open-Air Fair events this summer. I love to get out and mingle with people, especially other crafters, it’s great fun. To that end, I need to prepare something myself to show. I have a few ideas I am working on. One is an inexpensive item I’ve done before: Paperclip Earrings. I have some large and some small colorful, plastic-coated clips to work with. I pray to God that all the crafters out this year are safe and successful. Who doesn’t like homemade? See pics below.
I am also working on bags, totes, etc. My latest offering is a crocheted bag using a specialty yarn. I’ve had the crocheted panels around for a while, but just decided to crochet them together into a shoulder bag using waxed cording. I crocheted the entire bag around as one piece, including the strap. It is different and the pocketed lining makes it very usable.
I have always tried to put out on display one new project each year. A couple of years ago I started on sewing projects. One of those were making bags: purses, totes, wallets, etc. Here are pictures of some of them.