Wednesday, May 27, 2009

All done!

Here's all 20 hangers all crocheted up. I finished them during a road trip to CA and watching a Season of SuperNatural. I even used the brown variegated yarn on some for my hubby since I figured he probably didn't want to hang his coats on pink hangers. One skein did 7 hangers. Now off to my next project!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Pay It Forward!

I saw this on the super talented Pixie Megh's blog a while back and I'm just getting around to posting it now.

The deal is this: The first three people to post a comment here and post this on their respective blogs will get something crafty in the mail from me. At this moment I have no idea what it might be but hopefully you'll like it.

So leave a comment, post something like this on your blog and you'll be getting a little surprise from me in the mail. How cool is that?

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

How did you do that?

Six down Fourteen to go!

Sometimes people see things I've posted on my blog and they call me and ask me how I made it. I've wanted to do more tutorials but haven't taken the time and documented all the steps along the way.

The other day I was driving past the local thrift store and remembering that it was dollar day decided to make a quick stop and see if I came across anything interesting. I ended up buying 20 wooden clothes hangers for $1.50 which I felt was quite a steal. I'd been wanting some sturdier hangers for the coat closet so this was perfect.

When I got home I thought that I should try crocheting covers for them since they were quite old and some were a bit discolored. Having never done this before I searched on the internet for a pattern and ended up not being able to find one that I liked. So I decided to figure it out for myself. After a little trial and error, I came up with an easy pattern and even designed a flower motif to dress it up a bit.

I've posted my step by step instructions complete with pictures on ehow. I figure this is a good medium for sharing my creations so not only my friends can see them but hopefully others will benefit from me imparting my vast crafting knowledge as well. Take a peak and tell me what you think.