Friday, December 30, 2011

I Did That!

For the Christmas holiday I decided to provide all the children in my family with crochet hats to match the coats they had gotten as gifts. My most admired gift was a Cuffed Cutie hat I provided for the older girls. I was anxious to start the pattern because the hat looked so cute in the picture. I kept trying and starting over until finally I got it beautiful.

I think this hat is so pretty and all the girls in the family loved all their handmade presents. I plan to do this again for them next year.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Old to you...New to me

Recently I began to crochet without ever having done it before. I was sitting at home and one day it all hit me like a ton of bricks. I was thinking what can I learn to do while I'm out of work besides for baking. I was so set on baking and catering only. I would spend days on Facebook trying to promote my page and build clientele.Don't get me wrong I still love to bake because there's nothing more fulfilling than providing food that everyone loves.

I started out watching my aunt crochet as a kid. I would watch her sit there hours on end and create lovely items. She said that it made her relax when she was stressed. Years later I've begun a hobby/skill that she knew so much about. I love it and I'm so happy that it's something I enjoy.

Now all I know how to crochet are hats and some small accessories. I really would like to get into clothing but only for babies. It seems that baby clothing wouldn't take as long and seem to be a little more special. But that's my opinion now. The more I get into crochet I believe that I'm going to find pleasure in one form or another.

Never did I think I would find so much joy in anything other than baking. Now I have something to do while I'm waiting on my next cake order to come in.