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Fall Patchwork Show - LOVE

I've now done a handful of craft shows and I've discovered the key to a great craft booth setup 

Music.

 

Seriously.   The night before setup I charged my iPod (yes, it's old, but it works), I even uploaded some new songs. I also realized that my set-up playlist is almost the same as my workout playlist. *shrug*

Then, the unthinkable happened.

Yup

Bowled Over

Do you see my bowl? It's in the second row, on the right :D

I love bowls.

Side note: I haven't done a post on some of the handmade awesomeness I've come across recently, so that'll be coming up later this week.

Crochet Mandalas

I've been in a new-meets-old kind of mood.  It all started with these great crocheted mandalas and granny circles I made but I wanted to do something different than make placemats or hot pads (does any one REALLY use placemats any more...anyone? really? Just wondering). 

 

Anyhow, I've had 6 or so embroidery hoops sitting around that I picked up at a local thrisft shop.  I'm not entirely sure why I bought them in the first place but I finally found something awesome to do with them.

Crochet Beaded Necklaces and Bracelets

Here's an arial view of a few things I'm working on right now. Care to go in close and take a look? Let's start with the big bowl of fun in the corner.

 

This bowl has the beginnings of my beaded strands restock over at Modern Mouse.  

Crochet Bowl Love

Contain yourself!

And anything else you want because the bowls have arrived – and there are, of course, more where they came from. Some greys, a few moody blues and some bright picnic colors will all be arriving in the coming weeks.

 

Where can you use a crocheted bowl? Anywhere!

New to the Shop - Crochet earrings

The earrings have landed!

This design is one of my oldest and continues to be one of my favorite.  I crochet them using cotton embroidery thread so they're super lightweight, but they come awesome colors and that gives them great personality.  They're perfect for brightening up an otherwise neutral  outfit or to coordinate with the colors you're already wearing

Butterflies for Birdie

For various reasons, my grandmother no longer travels.  

She is a woman, named Birdie who no longer flies (or takes any other transportation that will carry her outside of her about-town radius from her home).  Well, a little while back I made some butterfly earrings for a friend - if you follow me on instragram (kuumba60) you probably saw this photo:

Crochet Bowls

I am in the middle of some serious bowl making mojo right now.

 

First there were my little trinket holders - how could some thing so functional, be so adorable?

Then yesterday I just posted my new Memory Bowl in the shop.

Small Crochet Bowls

I've been working on a few things, here's a sneak peek:

 

small

 

 

small-ish

 

The fate of the i-cord

Early last month I posted a video tutorial demonstrating how to make a crochet i-cord. They're fun and easy to make but after you make one, then what? Well, there are plenty of options: purse handles, pilow edging, bracelet, necklace.....

 

but my favorite so far is one that my kids really love:

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