I've always wanted to give a try, to crochet a granny square blanket. And since my etsy shop is loaded with almost 500 crochet items and I have some newly purchased yarn from Hancock Fabrics of Macon Georgia. I decided to give it a try. I'm in love with the outcome. I don't really like working with a big project. That's why if you've notice, most of my crochet projects can be done in an hour or a day. But with granny squares, it takes planning and patient. The biggest decision I made with this project is how to attach the squares together. and I think that steered the directions how this blanket was completed. I waited till all of my squares were completed and then attached them at the end. But there are a few techniques on how to attached your granny squares and youtube.com have plenty of tutorials.
the colors weren't planned. I just used what I had in stock, as per yarn.
I love this granny square so much that I've already started on two similar project with a slight variations. Will be posting them soon.
Finally! some apple cozzies! Yes, its been a long time coming. and here they are, Crochet Apple Cozzies. I decided to crochet some apple cozies for my friend's grand children to give to their teachers. I thought it was the perfect way to offer a teacher an apple. I also thought about getting a small piece of felt material and stitching the "A+" on it. But for now, these will suffice my knack of creating.
I just had to get it done. Here is a sneak preview of my catalog for my handmade goods. Although it's almost November of 2013, I went ahead and design a printed catalog of my crochet goods with a 2013 edition. It took about a week of figuring out the layout and design and uploaded it to www.magcloud.com and ordered just one copy because I wanted to go over it and edit then upload a new updated version with corrections. I am really happy with the outcome. Although it is suppose to be a catalog, I gave it a magazine layout here and there. What I wanted to use it for is when I return to Savannah Georgia, I would like to visit some boutiques and leave them a copy of my catalog for ordering. It truly take my craft to the next level.
As you can see, I incorporated some brief articles, to give it that magazine/catalog feel.
Included a free crochet pattern. which will be a steady section in my catalog
here is another article page
This is the back page. I gave it to a friend of mind and promoted her home-based business.
The catalog is 32 pages, full bleed, glossy and approximately 8.5x11 in size before trim.
It stapled for binding and it only cost 20 cents per page. So, it cost over $6 per each copy. Not bad. For more info visit them at www.magcloud.com