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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

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

WIP Wednesday

Happy WIP Wednesday!

For this weeks Work In Progress, on my hook is a sparkle yarn hat and scarf. First time working with this yarn and I really like it.

I started with a love notes stitch scarf and made one of my everyday beanies to go with it.
Now the big decision, do I make a flower for the hat with a button center.....

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


#paintedfoxhandmade #marymaxim #starlettesparkle #crochetbeanie #crochetscarf #crochet

Monday, July 20, 2020

Motivated Monday

Hi everyone, here we are again a new Motivated Monday!

Starting off this week on a productive note.
Here is the 2nd week of The Crochet Crowd / Yarnspirations Better Together Afghan Summer Crochet Along.

If you saw last weeks post, you can see how much the blanket has grown.
I love doing crochet alongs with Mikey at The Crochet Crowd. I always learn something new. This week the new stitch was the Catherine Wheel. Oh my are my hands tired, but it really is a beautiful stitch.
This stitch I would not have touched with a 10ft pole normally, but I am sticking to my 2020 mantra of 'challenging myself' and I muscled through.
This stitch takes 2 rows to make the full wheel. When I first saw it on the picture this week and then realized what they were, I was a bit intimidated at first. I've read horror stories of doing this stitch and the wheels not coming out right. So I was a bit apprenhensive about this part. Well, after watching Mikey's great tutorial, understanding the counts and all the pieces of the stitch, I dove right in head first. I'm glad I didnit shy away from this like I wanted to at first. These stitches really aren't that hard to do.
As with most things that are challenging, it all comes down to having a good teacher.
Stay tunes for the next part.

Until next time, stay safe and remember the inspiration is everywhere.


#bettertogetherafghan #yarnspirations
#thecrochetcrowd #paintedfoxhandmade #crochetalong