Thursday, January 17, 2013

Feeling a little loopy?

 
I've been feeling a little loopy the past couple of days.  Yes!  Loopy, as in crocheting and knitting and making lots and lots of loopy-loops.  One thing I resolved to do this year is to teach myself to knit and crochet.  So I started with these very simple crocheted hair bows that take a matter of a few minutes to whip up.


I found these very detailed and easy to follow direction on Jess's blog, Craftiness is Not Optional and gathered up the only yarn I had on hand and old crochet hooks and began.


The instructions were really easy to follow for someone like me who has very little crochet knowledge.


Viola!  I did it.  I attached a hair bow clip on the back and it is set to clip on a little girl's hair.


So fast and easy, in fact, that I whipped out two.  And then decided to try a third one using a larger guage crochet hook and yarn.  The orange one was easier to do, but kind of chunky and bulky, I think.  Nevertheless, they are super fun, fast and easy to create.


At House Mouse and Friends Monday challenge blog this week's theme is "New Beginnings" and to create a card of something new...which can include a new skill.  This adorable Happy Hopper is busy getting loopy just like me!  *smiles*

Card Recipe:
Stamps:  Stampabilities "Will Knit for Friends" and Taylored Expressions "Knit Wit" sentiment
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black and Ancient Page Flannel Gray.  Image colored with Copic Markers and Prismacolor Pencils.
Design Paper: Recollections
Embellishments:  Ball of wool and knitting needles charm, Scorepal, Stickles glitter glue, Foam mounting tape.

I'm ready to tackle a little more challenging project now but these were a fun start.
 
Until next time,
Cheers!
 
Jennifer


12 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness.....these are adorable, and I am familiar with her blog. I got Cassidy's bapron pattern from her! I may actually be able to do these....I will need to go check it out, thanks!
    BTW, the card is CUTE TOO!

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  2. oh loving your crocheting and great card of course, hope your well
    Hugs Kate xx

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  3. You are really creative dear Jennifer, so adorable.
    hugs Dorte

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  4. Oh wow what great knitting just love what you have made the are so adorable x

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  5. Hi Jennifer - hope your'e will!!!
    Your card is gorgeous and I love those beautiful papers. Your image is adorable and such beautifully coloured.

    hugs
    Heather xx

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  6. Good Morning Jennifer:
    Oh my gosh - how cute. You are certainly very talented and I love your card.
    I worry about the mister - it seems he has been missing a LOT of Sundays "under the dome" treats. So look forward to what you are baking!
    Marcie

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  7. Gorgeous card Jennifer :-) I love how you incorporated your new hobby with the cute bunny,, one of my fave images ,, sooo cute :-)

    The hair bows are fab ! Well Done !! :-)

    thanks for joining us on the House Mouse and Friends Challenge :-)
    luv
    Lols x x x

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  8. Ahhh Jen, You have so many talents!

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  9. Jennifer this is totally adorable. And your little bows are awesome! You are very talented girlie! Beautiful work.

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  10. A great card Jennifer!
    Thanks for joining us on the House Mouse and Friends Challenge.
    Hugs
    ToM

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  11. Oh my goodness I just love those little chics with sweaters, darling coloring and such a neat project to start out with, look forward to seeing more projects you learn

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  12. Jennifer, so good to have you joining us for our challenge. Beautiful card, coloring is perfect and the image, so cute and approprient for the knitting. I can see bigger knitting projects in your future, you talented girl!
    Come back and see us often!

    Hugs
    Sue

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