Bags, Bags, Bags – The Finishing Touch

Hello my lovely friends ๐Ÿ’•

My name is Tina…and I’m a procrastinator ๐Ÿ˜ aka ‘non-finisher’ of projects!

*I crochet everything to the point of fastening off, then set it aside, and start something new. Repeat from *

But last week, as I was eyeing the ever growing pile of (mostly) bags, I gave myself a mental kick in the bum.

The daunting task…weaving in ends ๐Ÿ˜ฃ

Oh well – it needs to be done.

And, as you can imagine, there were a lot of them!

This is just the final batch… I had thrown away quite a few already before I remembered to take a picture! ๐Ÿ˜Š

Eventually that was done…yay Party ๐ŸŽ‰… now the linings.

Out came the sewing machine

And now they’re done! ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป

I still have two that are a little further away from being finished…they’re next. ๐Ÿ˜

The bag-making process had to be put on the back burner, because I got a custom order for a feather headdress! Yes, you read that right…a lovely lady ordered a Native American inspired Headdress ๐Ÿ˜ณ She is so sweet, and already has quite a few of my creations (Jewelry, Ponchos, Dreamcatcher) so I really wanted to do this for her.

I did tell her up front that this was completely new to me, and I didn’t make any promises! But she had a lot of confidence in me, and cheered me on from the sidelines! ๐Ÿ™‚

Well, long story short – I did it! And she is over the moon happy! ๐Ÿ˜€ What more could I ask for?! ๐Ÿ˜

If you wanna see for yourself…here it is

The creative process was a lot of fun, and I really enjoyed the challenge! ๐Ÿ˜Š

Now back to the bags!

One more thing, then you can carry on ๐Ÿ˜˜

Spring is finally here! ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒท

The temperatures are climbing, the grass is green! ๐Ÿ˜Ž The trees are lagging behind a bit, but that’s understandable…we still had frost last weekend!

I spotted these beauties in the yard this morning ๐Ÿ˜

Now I may have to burn my winter clothes ๐Ÿ˜œ I’ve been wearing them for 6 months, so I’m reeeaaalllyyy tired of everything!

Oh, sorry, I have one more – as you could probably guess…my back is all better! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ Thank you all for the great tips to speed up the healing process. ๐Ÿ˜ My lower back is still a bit tight. When I bend forward at the waist my left knee comes up ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ But that’s not painful, and will get better with regular stretching. ๐Ÿ˜Š

Now back to the bags ๐Ÿ˜

I hope you have a wonderful, fabulous, sunny weekend! ๐Ÿ’•

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Yarn ~ Bomb Your Kitchen

Hello my lovely friendsย ย ย ๐Ÿ’• I don’t know about you, but with all the dreary weather outside my window, I’m in desperate need of something, anything, everything colorful inside! ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿ’

Let’s start in the kitchen!

~~~This Flower Power Valance makes looking out the window so much more pleasant

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~~~Did someone say Cupcakes? ๐Ÿ˜ These towels are adorable, and an absolutely guilt-free treat!

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~~~More Cupcakes! Doing dishes will be a little more fun with these delicious Cupcake Dishcloths

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~~~Or how about these Tunesian Circle Potholders/Dishcloths
I’ve made a few of these. They stitch up quick, and hold up very well – even with daily use ๐Ÿ˜Š

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~~~This ‘Granny-go-round Toaster Cover is so cute, it made it to the top of my ‘future projects’ list ๐Ÿ˜

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~~~Got tea? Well, than you definitely need a Teapot Cozy – preferably one sporting a cute Vintage Camper ๐Ÿ•

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~~~A Rag Rugย ย brightens up any room, and makes great use for otherwise ‘useless’ garments ๐Ÿ˜Ž

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Now…watch out…smooth segue way ahead ๐Ÿ˜†

With all this awesome new stuff in your kitchen you wanna make something for yourself, right?!

Vintage Pattern Wiki recently released over 83.000 free vintage patterns. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

With just one click you can admire fashions dating back to the 1920sย ย ๐Ÿ˜ Even if you don’t sew, it’s worth a peek. It is a fascinating look at the history of fashion.

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I hope you enjoyed this little collection! Now let’s wield the hook, and/or dust off the sewing machine. Have fun! ๐Ÿ˜˜

Thanks for stopping in! ๐Ÿ’• Let me know you were here ๐Ÿ˜Š

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WIP Wednesday….sorta ๐Ÿ˜Š

Hello my lovely friends ๐Ÿ’• I hope you’re all doing fabulous!

I am limping behind schedule…literally. I did something to my back (I’m thinking sciatic nerve) so I’m constantly reminded that I do have nerves and muscles (!!!) in my back.

I wish I had some sort of impressive story to go with this…like training for a marathon, or bench pressing 300 pounds ๐Ÿ˜ But nooooo – it happened while I was….sitting! ๐Ÿ˜ณ

Seriously – I was perfectly fine…did my laundry, the dishwasher thing, sat in my crochet chair, and 20 minutes later I couldn’t get up. How stupid is that? ๐Ÿ™„

So I try to stand and walk around and do stretches for most of my days…very tiring, I tell ya!

And all my favorite activities are done while sitting….reading, blogging, crocheting. Double Whammy ๐Ÿ˜‘

So I don’t have a whole lot to show you.

Let’s see…

Thankfully I was able to make a custom-order Dreamcatcher (I make those standing anyway)

It is loved, and now lives in a grey/red/white bedroom. ๐Ÿ˜Š

Walking around the house got boring fast, so on a good day I took a trip to Walmart, which is (thankfully) right around the corner, ’cause we really needed food! ๐Ÿ˜

There I fell in love with this fabric

Isn’t it adorable? ๐Ÿ˜

I had no idea what to do with it, but I bought 2 yards anyway.

Of course my thoughts went immediately to ‘purse-lining’ – for a Black, White, with a bit of Red and Green Purse ๐Ÿ˜‰

Since things can’t be too simple, I cut the black and white yarn in short lengths, knotted them together – not as much fun as you’d think ๐Ÿ˜œ but at least it can be done while standing! – and crocheted a row here and there. ‘Cause, as bad as getting from sitting to standing hurts…once in a while one has to sit ๐Ÿ˜

So, here’s what I have so far

And, yes…this is the outside. No weaving in ends! Yay! ๐Ÿ˜†

That’s all I got this week! I hope you’re doing better creative- and otherwise! I’m so behind in my blog-reading (see above) ๐Ÿ˜ข and therefore completely out of the loop.

I hope to be back regularly soon…I miss you all! ๐Ÿ’•

๐ŸŒทHappy ๐ŸŒผ Birthday ๐ŸŒบ April ๐ŸŒธ Babies ๐ŸŒท

Hello my lovely friends ๐Ÿ’•

Let me be among the first to wish you a happy, fabulous, wonderful Birthday! ๐Ÿ˜

Celebrate, treat yourself to ‘whatever-your-little-Heart-desires’, let them spoil ya, because you, my dear, are fabulous!

I told ya, didn’t I?! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

You’re sharing your birthday with some pretty nice people…

One of my best friends is an April Baby ๐Ÿ˜Š , then there is Leonardo daVinci, Michelle Pfeiffer, Clare Danes, Doris Day, Oleg Cassini to name a few.

And, since all Queens ๐Ÿ‘ธ๐Ÿป are born in April – Elizabeth II ๐Ÿ‘‘

๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒผ

How wonderful is this? ๐Ÿ˜

Now blow out the candles, eat the cake, enjoy the company of loved ones that came to celebrate the fabulous YOU ๐Ÿคฉ

Happy Birthday-Month! ๐Ÿ˜๐ŸŒผ๐Ÿฅ‚๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽ‰

With Love ๐Ÿ’• Hugs ๐Ÿค— and Smiles ๐Ÿ™‚