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,


  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!

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

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

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

  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.

    Heather xx

  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!

  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 :-)
    Lols x x x

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

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

  10. 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

  11. 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!



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