Bags, Bags, Bags – The Finishing Touch

Hello my lovely friends πŸ’•

My name is Tina…and I’m a procrastinator 😁 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 😣

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! 😊

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

Out came the sewing machine

And now they’re done! πŸ’ͺ🏻

I still have two that are a little further away from being finished…they’re next. 😁

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 😳 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! πŸ™‚

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

If you wanna see for yourself…here it is

The creative process was a lot of fun, and I really enjoyed the challenge! 😊

Now back to the bags!

One more thing, then you can carry on 😘

Spring is finally here! 🌷🌷🌷

The temperatures are climbing, the grass is green! 😎 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 😍

Now I may have to burn my winter clothes 😜 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! πŸ˜ƒ Thank you all for the great tips to speed up the healing process. 😍 My lower back is still a bit tight. When I bend forward at the waist my left knee comes up πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ But that’s not painful, and will get better with regular stretching. 😊

Now back to the bags 😁

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

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Yarn ~ Bomb Your Kitchen

Hello my lovely friendsΒ Β Β πŸ’• 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! πŸŒ·πŸŒˆπŸ’

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? 😁 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 😊

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

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

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~~~A Rag RugΒ Β brightens up any room, and makes great use for otherwise ‘useless’ garments 😎

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Now…watch out…smooth segue way ahead πŸ˜†

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. πŸ˜ƒ

With just one click you can admire fashions dating back to the 1920s  😍 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! 😘

Thanks for stopping in! πŸ’• Let me know you were here 😊

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WIP Wednesday….sorta 😊

Hello my lovely friends πŸ’• 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 😁 But nooooo – it happened while I was….sitting! 😳

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? πŸ™„

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 πŸ˜‘

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. 😊

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! 😁

There I fell in love with this fabric

Isn’t it adorable? 😍

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 πŸ˜‰

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 😜 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 😁

So, here’s what I have so far

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

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) 😒 and therefore completely out of the loop.

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

🌷Happy 🌼 Birthday 🌺 April 🌸 Babies πŸŒ·

Hello my lovely friends πŸ’•

Let me be among the first to wish you a happy, fabulous, wonderful Birthday! 😍

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?! πŸ˜ƒ

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

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

And, since all Queens πŸ‘ΈπŸ» are born in April – Elizabeth II πŸ‘‘

🌼🌼🌼🌼🌼🌼🌼🌼🌼🌼🌼🌼🌼🌼🌼🌼🌼🌼🌼🌼🌼🌼🌼🌼🌼🌼🌼🌼🌼🌼🌼🌼

How wonderful is this? 😍

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

Happy Birthday-Month! 😍🌼πŸ₯‚πŸŽ‚πŸŽπŸŽˆπŸŽ‰

With Love πŸ’• Hugs πŸ€— and Smiles πŸ™‚