Nope, just had more pressing things to share with you, but here it is, the May Projects post!
First up, the counted cross stitch picture that I made for Don:
This was supposed to be for our anniversary, which was on Easter Sunday. For obvious reasons, I didn't finish on time, but this was the first project I worked on post Easter dresses. I haven't ironed or framed it yet, however.
After spending 3 months on Easter dresses, the month of May was all about instant gratification type projects. Here is a picture of almost everything finished:
These are all crocheted. The dark blue hex in the back came from Lion Brand website. The fish cloth came from here. The red heart dishcloth I made up to test a technique I read about. The red and white stripe "flag" sort of one came from another website, (and my apologies that I can't find it now), and the rest came from various booklets that I've picked up in the last few years.
Here are the knit cloths I did in May:
here. The cloth on the right is just a simple cloth, like the kind my mom taught me years ago. The one on the left is my favorite, though. Here is a picture of it by itself:
If you look at it from above, it looks like a striped cloth, but look at it from an angle and you see:
here. This is the vintage flowers cloth. By the way, all 12 dishcloths were made from stash yarn.
But, I did not stop at dishcloths. No, not me! I also made a handful of:
I also learned how to make market bags, but market bags with a twist. These, when turned inside out, can be tucked into themselves, and become just right for keeping in a purse (if your purse is large, like mine) or stowing under the seat in the car, just in case.
|Three marekt bags, folded up.|
|Three market bags, ready for shopping!|
I also made 3 pairs of children's ladybug slippers, which of course I forgot to take pictures of before I gave them to the person that requested them. I do have an order for 3 more pair, so I will be sure to take pictures of those to show you.
So it was a rather productive month, using mostly what I had in house. And I have a box full of goodies to show for it. Might be time to take on some larger projects again soon, though. I've already finished a couple of things this month...can't wait to show them to you!