Monday, March 3
I am such a naughty blogger. There really are many reasons I haven't been a good blogging buddy lately. Among them, a massive fire sale at Hilltop Queen Anne on Saturday, with all yarn at 50% I wanted to be a good community citizen and help them out after they were closed for 3 weeks due to an electrical fire (andgetmesomeyummycheapyarn). Then there are the multiple editing projects for some awesome crochet books and magazines heading our way soon. I'm also starting a beginning handwork class at my local elementary school and working on a class proposal for a community arts center. And *gasp* I'm crocheting again. It seems like it's been forever. I have a few garments in the works and a couple of bag patterns. Then to top it all off it's Science Fair season. The theme is Green Earth. My crafty brain came up with recycling experiments - crocheting/knit plastic bags, making crafty tin can containers, homemade paper from recycled paper. But, sigh, my 8 year old daughter wanted to do something with animal preservation. Unfortunately, live animal projects aren't allowed so instead we're discovering the effects of oil spills/leaks on water birds. Check out these nifty experiments to conduct on duck feathers.
While I finish up some projects worthy of show and tell I did want to spread the news about some great looking crafts books that I'm anxiously waiting for.
Creepy Cute Crochet, from blogger Needle Noodles
The Creative Family, from blogger SouleMama
Crochet Designs for Kids, by Lucinda Guy
and of course
Uncommon Crochet, (photo at top) by moi.