Monday, March 24, 2014

My First Ever Get Crafting Challenge!

One thing about living in a Northern climate is that spring can be pretty darn ugly.  Everywhere, there are great piles of snow that, as they melt, become increasingly black with street grit.  The melting snow reveals all sorts of garbage and oddities in the process.  Even the trees are dull from dirt and dust. 

We need some cheer.  We need some colour.

So I've decided on an experiment.

I have just put up another free pattern on my squidoo pages.  It's another photo how-to with a basic pattern for making crochet Easter Eggs.

My challenge is this.

Make lots and lots of these eggs.  Then, take them with you as you go out and about during your day.  Strew them here and there for others to find.  Hang them from trees or tuck them into planters.  Leave them on benches or at your favourite coffee shop.  If you wish, add a little tag to them, inviting whoever finds them to take part in the Get Crafting! Easter Egg Challenge.

After finding a place for your egg, feel free to take a photo.  If you wish, email photos to me at gottagetcrafting @ gmail.com (minus the spaces), along with the name I should credit it to and general location, I and will post them here.  Or, post them on my facebook page.  If you have a bunch of photos online, send me a link and I'll post that.  Or leave a link in the comments.

Not a crocheter?  No problem!  Make eggs with whatever materials or methods you wish (just make sure it's nothing that will harm anyone or anything when left outdoors).  Send me an email or leave a comment telling me about your crafting method.

I hope you have fun with this challenge!  Share this post, leave comments and otherwise let me know how it's going.  If you have any ideas for my next challenge, please let me know!

Happy Crafting!

Thursday, March 20, 2014

That was weird

I finally got around to doing a post, then checked my own page to make sure it showed all right.  It's been a while.

Imagine my surprise to find 3 posts I didn't make.  Google made them.  Apparently, some activities of mine got translated into posts automatically, basically adversiting stuff on their behalf.




I have removed them.

I am not impressed, Google.  I am not impressed.

Shhhh....

My blog may be quiet, but that's just a reflection of how not-quiet my offline life has been.
Crochet therapy is a wonderful thing.
Here is the result of trying a new cotton yarn I found, together with seeing how far I can take the perfect circle with it.
Rather pleased with the result.
Sent from Anna's phone