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Saturday, February 20, 2021

This weekend's adventure

 This weekend's adventure is a throw back to the 1950's. 

In the works is a thread doily 'nut' bowl.

These were popular for nut bowls on tables or as candy dishes. This one is just the first I'm making and would be a great mothers day gift. Once completed I will stiffen it so it will function as a bowl.

Would look great as a candy dish on a table or even a potpourri holder for a vanity or dresser.

Stay tuned.

Take care.


#paintedfoxhandmade #threadcrochet #crochet #crochetdoily #vintagecrochet 

Monday, February 8, 2021

Wow what a year.... Glad it's over

 2020, I've got 2 words for you.....Bye Felicia....

Wow what a year we just lived through. I don't know about you, but I'm glad that we have crossed over to 2021 and hopefully it is way better than the last year.

I've got lots of projects planned for this year but, I will be curating them to more meaningful ones. This year I have started working on several more charitable causes and with the state of the world still, I think that my energy is best spent in helping others.

I will have products on my shop, my staple items: dish cloths, scrubbies and seasonal kitchen items. I will add to the listings with new things as time permits.

Blog wise, that is up in the air right now. I plan to continue cross posting my makes here along with my Instagram and Facebook page. Many of those posts are geared toward the project I am working on at the moment and charity activities that I am involved in.

I will do a focus of the season for seasonal gifts (spring dishcloths, Easter gifts, Mother's Day gifts, etc).

I still want gifts for yourself and others to be a big part of my blog. 

Take care, until next time.

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

WIP Wednesday

 Happy WIP Wednesday!

On my hook this week, another pocket shawl. 

This one is in this great variegated yarn in chocolate colorway from #caronyarns and #yarnspirations.

This is such a soft and squishy yarn and it pairs nicely with this pattern.

My pocket shawl design is one suitable for anyone, man or woman. No fringe, no frufru, just a great shawl with pockets for your hands. I made sure that it wasn't too wide, coming in at around 16 1/2 inches, you could easily fold in half as a regular scarf with pockets or have open for chilly arms and shoulders.

Stay tuned this week for Finished Friday and see all the pieces I have done so far since my last update.

Until next time, take care and remember that inspiration is everywhere. 


#paintedfoxhandmade #crochet #crochetpocketshawl #shawl #crochetshawl #ceochetpocketscarf

Monday, August 10, 2020

Making it Monday

 Making it Monday.....

Happy sunny Monday everyone. 

On the plan for making this week is a bernat blanket yarn blanket. 

Great super squishy yarn and works up super fast. Plan for today is to get 2 of these blankets done today. The first one in little royals a nice blue, cream and gray colorway.  Then the second will be a multi gray one. Will post updates.

What's everyone's plan for this week?

I'm still working on items for the craft show I am scheduled to be at in October at St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church .

If you are a maker or a craft vendor, and are in the southeastern Michigan area and want to be part of it. Let me know and I will forward your info to the coordinator. 

Until next time, take care and remember that inspiration is everywhere. 


#makingitmonday #bernatblanket #crochetblanket #crochet #paintedfoxhandmade

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

WIP Wednesday

WIP Wednesday
What's on my hook Wednesday

Hi everyone - on my hook this week...

First up, I hve a new hat design I'm toying with. This hat will fit an adult woman, but could be made larger for a man.
This is perfectt timing to be working on this hat since it has lots of "camel" stitches in it and today is "hump day".

2nd  thing on my hook is an example of what can happen when working with a stitch pattern you've never done before and making it up on your own. Since I had never worked with the 'call the mid-wife' blanket stitch before, I had no idea how much yarn it would take.

I started this previously with the skein of white super fine yarn and made up the size of the blanket on my own based on how wide I wanted it andd how many squares across I wanted. 
Well I'm runiing out of yarn before the blanket is long enough, so I'll have to figure out another pattern to make with it. 
We learn from our mistakes or as Bob Ross always said "happy little accidents". 
I really enjoyed this stitch pattern and can't wait to make a blanket with it once I have the right amout of yarn for it.

Last up is my ongoing Crochet Crowd / Yarnspirations crochet along the Better Together Afghan.

I just finised week 3 of it, so there is only 2 more weeks left and it will be done. 

Other things on tap this week is sparkle yarn items and a squishy bernat blanket yarn blanket.

Stay tuned - until next time 
Take care and remember that inspiration is everywhere

#crochet #crochethat #crochetbeanie #crochetbabyblanket #bettertogetherafghan #crochetcrowd #yarnspirations #paintedfoxhandmade #babyblanket #wipwednesday

Friday, July 24, 2020

Finished Friday

Finished Friday!
Here are what I've gotten done this week.

Hats and a headband for The Cathedral Church of St. Paul, Detroit Michigan cathedral crafters. 

My very first baby sweater. I think it turned out well. This one is a newborn to 3 month size. I can made it larger sizes too. The sleeves can be rolled up and down for babies with shorter arms.
Really proud of it and excited to add more items like it to my product line. 
Really want to be one stop shopping for crochet gifts whether they are for yourself or others.

Until next time, take care and remember that inspiration is everywhere. 


#paintedfoxhandmade #crochetitforward 

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Not throwback Thursday

Happy Thursday everyone. 
I know usually everyone does a 'throwback Thursday' but I want to do something different.  
I want to start a 'giving back Thursday '.
With the covid issues, I've not been able to be with the charities that I like working with Bag Ladies With A Cause making mats for the homeless and the cathedral crafters from The Cathedral Church of St. Paul, Detroit Michigan making hats and scarves for those in need.
So I plan to take Thursdays and not make items for my Etsy shop, but make items for these 2 charities.  Today I'm making beanies.

Until next time, take care and remember that inspiration is everywhere. 


#paintedfoxhandmade #crochetitforward #crochet