Valentine Wreath

I’m a bit behind in crafting with the holiday schedule.  I just took down my Christmas wreath last week.  I had plans to replace it with a Valentine Wreath and use up my last foam wreath from my crafting stash.  I was having a tough time getting inspiration for this one, but finally I bought some Lion Homespun yarn. Yes, sadly I did got purchase something and didn’t make this entirely from my stash.  Everything else did come from my stash though.  I had these packages of Valentine them buttons that I bought from a clearance bin at JoAnn’s probably 2 years ago. Look at the prices!  I can hardly ever pass up a 10 cent or 25 cent crafting purchase, this my large crafting stash!

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Anyway, to make the wreath I simply wrapped the foam wreath with the yarn I bought and then glued on the embellishments.  To create the hanger, I cut a small piece of white ribbon used a thumb tac with glue to secure it on the back side of the wreath.

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Now on to my other Valentine projects.  I’ll do my best to post them promptly!

Tweed Stitch Wrap

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Tweed Stitch Wrap, Crochet 1-2-3 magazine Issue #3

My Tweed Stitch Wrap design is in the January-February 2013 issue of Crochet 1-2-3 magazine, which is available in Walmart stores beginning January 8th.  This design was made using 2 different yarns- Lion Brand Tweed Stripes, which I LOVE, and Lion Brand Homespun, which I honestly haven’t really been that fond of.  BUT the result did really change my mind about the ladder.  I really like how the combination of these two totally different yarns worked together to create such a nice fabric with really pretty color changes.   If you want this pattern, you can look for Issue #3 of Crochet 1-2-3 at your local Walmart in January.

I really want to make a cowl for myself from the same Tweed Stripes that I used for this design, and luckily I have enough yarn left over from this project. With any luck, I’ll be working on that tonight as we all watch the ball drop and enter the year 2013!

I hope that everyone has a super New Year’s Eve and a great start to the New Year!!!!!!

Happy New Year!

Tweed Stripes Woodland

Lion Brand Tweed Stripes in Woodland

Homespun Wildfire

Lion Brand Homespun in Wildfire

Alternating rows of Tweed Stripes and Homespun

Alternating rows of Tweed Stripes and Homespun